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Samsung shows Pocket Imager at infoCOMM 2007

Minuscule projector uses LEDs instead of lamps By John Virata

While infoCOMM is the place to showcase the latest big model projectors, oftentimes it is the smaller models that generate some show buzz. How about small as in 5 inches wide, 2 inches tall and 3.7 inches deep? Samsung had one with its own special dark room for viewing. Called the Samsung Pocket Imager SP-P310MEMX, and using LED technology versus a traditional lamp, the Pocket Imager was generating quite an interest at the annual show known more for its big projector shootout. The device, an update to the 300ME, and targeted for mobile business presentations, entertainment applications, digital signage, just about anywhere a small form factor projector could be used, outputs an 800x600 native resolution (1024x768 compressed) image with a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and 1300 lux. DMN spoke with Jason Redmond of Samsung, who gave us the details on this truly portable projector.

 



 

 

Other features to the Pocket Imager include:

Light Source- LED (20,000 hours)
Dimensions- 5-inches x 3.7 inches x 2 inches
Weight- (without battery) 1.5lbs
Native Resolution- (800 x 600)
Contrast Ratio - 1000:1
Brightness- 1300 lux
Projection Distance- 1.3 ft to 8.2 ft.
Image size- (diagonal) 12.5 inches-63 inches
input terminals- composite in, D-sub
Accessory- Li-ion battery (up to 2.5 hours)

What is notable about Samsung's Pocket Imager is that it bucks the trend for going bigger that manufacturers are pushing. It really is that minuscule yet it still outputs a very good image. Redmond stated that Samsung built it and will let the market decide how it will be used, which should be interesting to see how it fares. The Samsung Pocket Imager is priced at $799.


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John Virata is senior editor of Digital Media Online. You can email him at jvirata@digitalmedianet.com
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