ATLANTA, GA – October 20, 2009 – The 2009 winners of the recent AV awards were announced at a gala dinner attended by more than 500 people on October 9th, 2009, at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London, England. Digital Projection International won the first award of the evening, taking home the prestigious “Digital Signage Product of the Year” Award for its innovative fireproof, dustproof and waterproof XTP HD-300 projector.
The fully IP65 certificated XTP projector was originally designed to meet London Underground’s rigorous safety and quality requirements for a cross-track digital signage projection system. Conceptually, the XTP was designed to replace the existing paper advertising posters by creating a flexible and more attractive digital content delivery system.
The XTP HD-300 is the world’s first purpose-designed and built digital signage system to offer world leading DLP® performance yet comply with the stringent London Underground safety requirements. Numerous construction restrictions, including an absolute ban on the use of plastics in the projector chassis, were accommodated by the XTP. The projector also had to be fireproof, waterproof and dustproof, ensuring an exceedingly low-maintenance yet high-performance display regardless of difficult conditions and poor air quality in the Tube.
Over 150 XTP displays are currently projecting bright digital images onto mounted screens on the curved tunnel wall opposite the London Underground platforms. The XTP HD-300 provides enough light output for a 6m wide image, keystone correction and geometrical warp control to cope with the irregular shaped screen surfaces, offering HD resolution and an extremely long-life lamp system. Additionally, the XTP receives and distributes content by way of an integrated media server, plus a built-in IP camera for real time feedback. More than 150 XTP projectors have been installed across the network, supplying vibrant graphics to the 3.5 million people who use the underground system daily.
Frank Sheehan, AV Awards panellist and lead consultant/director at Visual Acuity, commented, “Digital Projection developed a class leading product (with the XTP).”
Now in its eleventh year, the AV Awards is organized by the UK based AV Magazine and independently judged by 15 panelists from a wide range of disciplines. It is considered to be one of the most esteemed AV Industry awards ceremonies in the United Kingdom.
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About Digital Projection International
Founded in 1989, Digital Projection International (DPI) has been instrumental in the development and application of Digital Light Processing™ technology by Texas Instruments for projection systems. DPI introduced the world’s first 3-chip DLP® projector in 1997, and has since delivered expert system engineering and world-class customer services, thus maintaining its position as a digital imaging pioneer.
DPI’s groundbreaking projection research and development has garnered the admiration of industry professionals around the world. This has earned the company 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, education, medical and scientific research, command and control, digital cinema, commercial entertainment, worship and elite home cinema.