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DLP Cinema Projectors Meet DCI Standards

Texas Instruments, manufacturer of DLP Cinema subcomponents for DLP Cinema 2K and upcoming Enhanced 4K platforms recently completed testing for Digital Cinema Initiative standards by passing the procedural test administered by CineCert, a third-party authorized test facility.

Texas Instruments (TI), manufacturer of DLP Cinema subcomponents for DLP Cinema 2K and upcoming Enhanced 4K platforms recently completed testing for Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) standards by passing the procedural test administered by CineCert, a third-party authorized test facility.

According to TI, this is the most significant step in achieving full compliance of the DCI standards and DLP Cinema is the first projector technology to achieve this status. This enables DLP Cinema's OEM licensees Barco, Christie Digital, and NEC to complete final testing of their new DLP Cinema next-generation electronics platform models and ship in the coming months, TI adds.

"Having reached this major milestone, we are confident that our OEMs will be able to ship compliant DLP Cinema 2K projectors in the very near future," said Nancy Fares, business manager for Texas Instruments DLP Cinema products, in a statement. "These latest projector models will have a seal of security while upholding the advantages of the DLP Cinema platform."

DLP Cinema's next-generation electronics platform integrates the high security requirements, quality control, and specification architecture defined by DCI.

"We are pleased to confirm that the DLP Cinema next-generation platform is the first device to clear procedural testing in our lab," said John Hurst, chief technology officer of CineCert, in a statement. "Our goal is to facilitate and guide manufacturers, integrators, and exhibitors on the technical details and testing required for compliance. DLP Cinema-based projectors are expected to meet each requirement to ensure the highest quality motion picture experience."

According to TI, DLP Cinema projection technology is installed in nearly 19,000 screens worldwide. Today, there are more than 10,000 worldwide screens that offer DLP Cinema digital 3D technology, the company adds. Since last year's introduction, IMAX digital projection systems powered by DLP Cinema have reached a total of 155 locations worldwide, says the company.



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