Digital Projection Flips for Portrait AppsDigital Projection International demonstrated one of five new Titan Professional Series II projectors . 6/18/2008 9:08 PM Eastern
Digital Projection Flips for Portrait Apps
Digital Projection International demonstrated one of five new Titan Professional Series II projectors .
In a dim theater behind its InfoComm exhibit booth, Digital Projection International demonstrated one of five new Titan Professional Series II projectors it announced at the show. The new models are the Titan sx+ 600M, Titan 1080p-600M, Titan sx+ 700, Titan 1080p-700 and the Titan 1080p Ultra Contrast.
Company officials said the 700 models are an evolution of the Titan 600s and as such have more advanced technology, including upgraded, longer life HID lamps; improved contrast above 2,000:1; a newly designed optional Rapid Rig frame with easy to adjust pitch, roll and yaw adjustments; HDCP compliance; and standard HD-SDI input connectivity.
One cool feature of the 700 series is its ability to rotate horizontally or vertically when in single lamp mode. At InfoComm, Digital Projection used this feature to turn a Titan 700 series projector into a large digital signage system, with the image projected in portrait mode. The image, despite the projector using just one lamp, was still extremely bright under the controlled, dark room conditions compared to a Titan running at full power.
Officials said starting with InfoComm, the Titan sx+ 700 and 1080p-700 would take the place of the Titan sx+ and 1080p 600 models. They share the same footprint, lenses, control protocol and price as the Titan 600 series projectors.
Separately, Digital Projection announced the Lightning 1080p Ultra Contrast, a new product in its Lightning Professional Series II platform. It shares the same footprint, lenses, and control protocol as the Lightning 30 and 40-1080p displays, but was designed to deliver 10,000 lumens and a 4,000:1 contrast ratio (both the Lightning 30 and 40 offer more lumens, but just a 2,000:1 contrast ratio). The Lightning Ultra Contrast also now has an HD-SDI input.
All the Digital Projection systems use the company's CoolTek engineering technologies to reduce energy consumption. The Lightning 45HD-3D Pro Series II display, for example, uses a 3.6 Kilowatt (kW) lamp to produce 30,000 lumens. In the Titan family of projectors, the company uses DC-controlled "smart fans" that take advantage of thermal sensors throughout the chassis. The fans run only at the speed required to produce optimum cooling, reducing overall power consumption and noise, according to the company.
The Xenon lamp-based Lightning series features Digital Projection's Hyper-cooled Lamp Module to improve illumination system cooling as well as extend lamp and reflector life. Instead of increasing fan speed, which leads to a direct increase in audible noise and power consumption, the Hyper-cooled Lamp Module enlists a directional flow reflector mask and radial heat exchanger to increase airflow turbulence and contact with the reflectors and bulb.