Texas Instruments has bared plans for next generation electronics platform for DLP Cinema projectors will be deployed by its three OEM licensees, Christie, Barco and NEC at commercial theatres around the world starting in 2010. DLP Cinema projectors are installed in nearly 10,000 screens with over 97 percent of the digital cinema market share worldwide.
DLP Cinema’s highly anticipated next generation electronics platform is compliant with a newly adopted set of Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) standards. The next generation electronics platform utilizes the same highly reliable DLP Cinema chipset but integrates high security requirements and specification architecture defined by the DCI while providing a cost reduction to OEM partners.
The next generation DLP Cinema electronics platform delivers value by combining the three boards needed to produce images into a single board while retaining the necessary functionary required for use. In addition, the next generation DLP Cinema electronics platform features increased bandwidth to integrate alternative content to incorporate live 3-D broadcasting.