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Optoma Adds LED Projector Pair

5/02/2012 12:28:36 PM Eastern

Fremont, Calif. -
On the heels of its new HD23
1080p DLP home-theater projector, Optoma introduced Tuesday two EcoBright
lamp-free LED-based projectors targeting the mobile professional sector.

 Optoma's TL50W ($649 suggested retail) portable DLP projector uses an LED light source.

Optoma's new LED models include the 300-lumen
TL30W ($549 suggested retail) and the 500-lumen TL50W ($649).

Both units are
shipping now and offer compact body designs and built-in wireless connectivity
to any Wi-Fi-capable PC, smartphone or tablet. They also come with a built-in
MS Office Viewer for PC-free operation. 

Both models are
available now and carry a three-year Optoma Express premium replacement service
warranty package or 10,000 hours on light source, whichever comes first.

"Traveling
professionals want great performance as well as convenience, and these two
projectors offer the best of both," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's product and
marketing senior director.  "And with
business travelers relying more on tablets and smartphones, the added
convenience of being able to work PC-free, either through wireless connectivity
with their portable devices or by preloading their content directly into the
projector's onboard memory, USB or SD card, is a tremendous advantage."

Both the TL30W and
TL50W feature WXGA resolution.

The TL30W weighs
1.4 pounds and fits into a briefcase or handbag. The TL50W weighs 2.5 pounds and
is also suitable to be carried in a briefcase.

The LED light
source replaces the conventional lamp and eliminates the need for frequent bulb
replacements.

Both units provide
contrast ratios of 3,000:1 and offer a wide color palette.

Optoma said the
life of an LED light source typical lasts past 20,000 hours.

Features in both
models include: instant On/Off, auto keystone correction, an included wireless Wi-Fi
dongle for connectivity to PCs and Android-based smartphones and tablets.

The built-in MS
Office Viewer, which accesses most MS office files for on-screen presentation
without a PC, is supported by 2GB of onboard storage capacity and has the
ability to be expanded through a MicroSD/SD card slot or USB slot.

Instead of a
traditional "drill-down" menu design, Optoma incorporates six intelligent
function keys and a home key. Specific functions are assigned to each key and
those functions change depending on the menu level, resulting in users having
single-key access to often-used functions.

Inputs include MiniHDMI,
VGA-in, MicroUSB, USB for flash drives, a 2.5mm A/V input jack (for composite
video and stereo audio-in) and a 3.5mm audio-out jack.

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