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First Baptist Church Of Woodstock Chooses DPI Projectors

Installs two LIGHTNING 28sx projectors in main sanctuary of brand-new campus (October 26, 2004)

Digital Projection International (DPI), an Emmy Award-winning manufacturer of high-performance projection systems, announced First Baptist Church of Woodstock (Georgia) has installed two of its LIGHTNING 28sx projectors in the main sanctuary of its brand-new campus located in the Northwest suburb of Atlanta.

DPI's 3-chip DLP LIGHTNING 28sx projectors are utilized in a rear-projection configuration onto two 15-foot by 38-foot screens located above and behind the Church's pulpit. The 14,000 member Church utilizes the LIGHTNING projectors to provide colorful visuals for its multiple Worship services, special events and other activities such as High School graduation ceremonies.

For its Sunday worship services, First Baptist Woodstock projects live digital camera feeds, hymn text and computer graphics support. Additionally, the services are streamed live on their Web site to an average of 7,000 viewers per week.

DPI's projectors were selected for many reasons, according to the Church staff. Adequate brightness was critical, because the 7,000-plus-seat sanctuary has a great deal of uncontrollable ambient light. Also, the projectors had to be proven and reliable, since they will be used for long periods on many occasions. The 16,000 ANSI lumen LIGHTNING 28sx, the projector of choice for some of the world's most widely-viewed televised events such as the 2004 Oscars, Grammy's and Democratic and Republican National Conventions, fit the bill on both fronts for First Baptist of Woodstock.

The most important reason the Church chose DPI's projectors, according to Doug Whitney, First Baptist of Woodstock's Video Director, was the way they could help Senior Pastor Johnny M. Hunt and other staff members deliver the Church's message to its congregation in a more dynamic way. This was especially important during the Church's very first Sunday services in its new sanctuary in early October, which drew more than 14,000 people.

"We could not be more pleased with DPI's LIGHTNING projectors," said Whitney. "With these projectors, the sky's the limit. Their imaging quality and versatility make them an exceptional support element and communications tool for our growing congregation."

"It's certainly been a pleasure to work with First Baptist of Woodstock and Bill Thrasher, their A/V Consultant," said Chuck Collins, senior market development manager, Digital Projection, Inc. "We knew how important the audio-visual element in their new building's sanctuary was to them, so their positive feedback has been especially gratifying."

DPI's high-performance projectors are the choice of many Worship facilities, including Fellowship Baptist Church in Dallas Texas, Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Southland Christian Church in Lexington, Kentucky and West Los Angeles Church in Los Angeles, California.

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, 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 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(tm) 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, Worship and elite home cinema.

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