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Nextar Projects Big Image with New Micro Projector and Screen

Press Release  |  Jan 5, 2009

Affordable Duo Puts Professional Quality Presentations into the Hands of Scores More

1/5/2009 – La Verne, CA – Nextar, a designer and marketer of bold and new consumer electronic products with mass appeal, is ready to introduce a LCOS micro projector (Z10), that is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, and a 20” (diagonal) screen (PS-001). The duo makes it easier and more economical for more people to make quality, professional presentations. Nextar will feature the units at the upcoming 2009 CES in booth South 3 31753.

“With AC/DC operation, the new Nextar micro projector and screen weigh in with a combined weight of under 2.5 pounds and can be used virtually anywhere,” said Eddy Zheng, Nextar founder. “They are perfect for small classroom instruction, projecting images at social functions, or in meeting applications – any of which can be indoors or out. With a combined SRP of under $350, they are very economically priced and will fit practically any budget.”

The Nextar Z10 LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) front-projecting micro projector will display images with a resolution up to 640x480. LCOS technology produces much higher resolution images than many other technologies. The unit has a brightness level of between 7 and 12 lumens, a 360-degree lens shift capability with manual adjust, and displays images in 4:3 aspect ratio format.

This fit-in-the-hand projector uses an LED light source with a life expectancy of 30,000 hours. It accepts Micro SD cards and comes equipped with a built-in speaker. Projected image size is up to 20”.

I/O connectors include Micro SD, TF card, L/R audio, USB, and ear jack. Video compatibility is provided for AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, RM/RMVB, ASF, FLV, and WMV9/VC1. Audio compatibility includes MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, APE, ALAC, and MPEG1/2/2.5. Picture compatibility is for images in BMP, JPEG, or GIF formats.

Other features include MP4 functionality, software support for English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, and either AC or DC low-power-consumption operation. A mini-tripod stand is included to provide stable projecting.

Provided accessories are: AC power adaptor, battery, audio cable, S-video and USB cables. It meets FCC and UL approval.

The ultra-lightweight PS-001 screen is easy-to-set up and measures 20” diagonally.

The palm-size Nextar Z10 projector measures 4.13” x 2.32” x 1.0” and weighs approximately one pound. The PS-001 screen measures 18.89” x 1.57” x 15.7” opened and 18.9” x 1.57” x 1.2” folded. It weighs approximately 1.3 pounds.

Pricing and Availability
The two new Nextar presentation units will be available in Spring 2009 at leading retailers across the country. The Z10 micro projector has an SRP of $299.99, The PS-001 portable screen has an SRP of $39.99.

See Nextar at 2009 CES
Nextar will be displaying, demonstrating, and taking orders for a variety of new, exciting products during 2009 CES including: portable navigation units, MP3/MP4 Players, Solar Powered Bluetooth In-Car Speakers Kits and Digital Photo Frames. Dates are Thursday, January 8 through Sunday, January 11. Nextar products can be seen in the South 3 31753 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

About Nextar
Nextar, headquartered in Southern California, is a global designer and marketer of consumer electronics. From the categories it enters to the products it develops and the manner in which it goes to market, Nextar’s decisions are based on its unique ‘bold and new’ philosophy. It currently offers products in the following categories: portable personal audio and video; digital photo frames; portable navigation devices; and Bluetooth®. In addition to tried-and-true consumer electronic retail outlets, Nextar products also are boldly marketed through non-traditional avenues such as department stores, automotive, mass merchants, food and drug, and do-it-yourself.

Nextar is an affiliate of Tofasco(SM), a rapidly growing company that sells products worldwide in a variety of industries. For further information regarding Nextar, visit its website at or call toll free 888-849-0846.