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Digital Projection Focuses On Laser In Latest Trio Of Projectors

Digital Projection Inc. is expanding its laser front-projector lineup with two budget-series models at a suggested $9,995 and $12,995 and a model in the high-end Highlite series at $32,995.

With the rollout of the $9,995 6500 and $12,995 7500, the company is expanding its budget E-Vision laser series to three 1080p SKUs, joining the $14,995 8500. All prices are without lenses. The 6500 ships this month, and the 7500 is due in the third quarter.

At the high end, the company’s Highlite Laser II ships in July to join the first-gen $27,995 Highlite Laser, launched two years ago. The newest version of the Highlite Laser offers upgraded processing and electronics as well as higher brightness at 13,000 ANSI lumens, up from 11,000.

The new models feature WUXGA 1920 by 1200 resolution and will join the company’s flagship laser projector, the Insight 4K Laser at $120,000, with 4K projection.

All of the new projectors also deliver 20,000 hours of illumination from a laser-phosphor source to eliminate the need for regular lamp replacement. As a result, the laser projectors deliver “a lower cost of ownership over the lifespan of the display than many lamp-illuminated projector solutions,” the company said.

Other key features of the Highlite Laser II include a full 120Hz processing path, HDBaseT, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI.

As for the E-Vision Laser 6500, it delivers 6,500 lumens, a contrast of 5,000:1, quiet operation, and DVI, HDMI and an HDBaseT ports, the company said.

The E-Vision Laser 7500 steps up to 7,500 lumens, geometry correction and edge blending, and lens memory presets. For applications needing an ultra-short-throw solution, the E-Vision Laser 7500 can be paired with DPI’s new 0.38:1 Ultra Short Throw (UST) lens. The combination creates an image width from 6.9 feet to about 24 feet. It also offers Displayport, DVI, HDMI and an HDBaseT interfaces.

Both E Vision models incorporate built-in compatibility with Crestron RoomView Connected, PJLink – AMX SSDP and LAN.

The projectors use DLP, or digital light processing, technology, which uses micro mirrors that tilt toward and away from the light source to create a light or dark pixel.