Digital Projection International (DPI) officially introduced its latest 3-chip DLP™ Professional Series projector with 2048x1080 native resolution, the HIGHlite 14000HD. Along with the existing HIGHlite 10000HD and the company's flagship LIGHTNING 35HD-T and 40HD-T displays, DPI now offers four high-brightness Professional Series projectors that deliver 2048x1080 native resolution.

The HIGHlite 14000HD is built on the world's lightest and smallest 2Kx1K, 3-chip DLP platform, and strikes an impressive balance of high lumen output (14,000 ANSI lumens) and incredibly rich contrast greater than 2000:1. This combination makes the HIGHlite Professional series a popular solution for a diverse range of applications including wide format staging, medium-to-large-venue system installations, scientific visualization, simulation, and premier home entertainment. Equipped with liquid cooling - for the quietest operation in its class - the HIGHlite 14000HD can be installed in noise sensitive environments for the accurate display of any video, HD or computer source. Four-side soft-edge blend is standard, and the unit can be customized to include advanced options such as seamless cross-fade and user-definable geometric warp. Active stereo display (3D) at resolutions up to 1400 x 1050 at 96 Hz is also supported.

"The new HIGHlite 14000HD represents a natural evolution of our already powerful Pro series lineup," says Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "Demand for large-scale widescreen displays, capable of projecting native HD resolution, is poised for significant growth, as a number of techno-centric vertical markets begin to adopt the benefits of the format. The highly evolved 14000HD sets a new benchmark for image quality and features in this performance class."

The entire lineup of Digital Projection's Pro Series projectors, including the new 14000HD, share the same precise mechanical configuration and options, including DPI's exclusive rigging and stacking system with integrated pitch, roll and yaw adjustments. This design renders the projectors ready to rig or stack right out of the transit case, saving time and manpower during system integration and also simplifying critical alignment when edge-matching or overlaying multiple projectors. A wide selection of high quality optics, all with extensive lens shift capability, provides the flexibility to configure the 14000HD for use in nearly any venue.

The HIGHlite 14000HD will begin shipping in Q3, 2006. Pricing will be announced at INFOCOMM, June 7, 8 and 9 in Orlando, FL.