Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy* Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, recently announced the launch of its second 'Professional Series' HIGHlite projector, the HIGHlite 8000Dsx+. Its predecessor, the higher-brightness HIGHlite 12000Dsx+, was introduced in May 2004.

The SXGA+ native resolution HIGHlite 8000Dsx+ provides an excellent combination of lumen output (8,000 ANSI lumens) and ultra-rich contrast (1800:1 full-field). The combination makes the projector an extraordinary solution for many different applications, ranging from visualization and command and control to elite staging and medium-to-large venue system installations.

The feature-rich HIGHlite 8000Dsx+ can support any video or computer source, includes four-side soft-edge blend capabilities and can be configured to incorporate advanced options such as seamless cross-fade and user-definable geometric warp.

DPI's HIGHlite 8000Dsx+ can be equipped to include the mechanical design elements shared by all of its Professional Series projectors, including an exclusive rigging/stacking system with integrated pitch and roll adjustments. This ingenious configuration renders the 8000Dsx+ "ready to rig or stack" right out of its transit case. The system's three integrated chassis-leveling "jack" points enable users to quickly optimize projector pitch and roll to the exact application requirements. "The new HIGHlite 8000Dsx+ is a great complement to our other new HIGHlite and LIGHTNING Professional Series projectors," said Mike Levi, president of Digital Projection, Inc. "As a whole, our lineup of highly-capable and easy-to-use 'Pro' Series projectors can serve any staged application or permanent installation requiring at least 8,000 ANSI lumens, ultra-rich contrast, precise geometry and high resolution."

The new HIGHlite 8000Dsx+ will begin shipping in August 2004.

About Digital Projection International:

Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing(tm) technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world's first 3-chip DLP(tm) projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services and maintained its position as the digital imaging pioneer.

DPI's groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has included many awards, including two Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

DPI remains the first and only projector manufacturer to win the coveted award. Today, DPI manufactures and distributes an extensive line of ultra high-performance 3-chip and single-chip DLP* projection systems. These projectors are the reference standard for demanding applications such as large-venue, live-event staging, Fortune 5000, Homeland Security, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, religious venues and elite home cinema. A UK-based company, DPI's worldwide headquarters is located in Manchester, England, and its North American headquarters is located in Kennesaw, Georgia.

For more information: www.digitalprojection.com or www.digitalprojection.co.uk.