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New Kodak Digital Projector Delivers Brilliant Pictures In Ultra Compact PackageNotebook Projector Can Share Carrying Space With Laptop
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- Sept. 22, 1999--Expanding its line of high-performance personal digital projectors, Eastman Kodak Company today announced the Kodak DP2000 Digital Projector, its most compact, portable package for business people on the move.
The new model delivers excellent image quality thanks to Kodak's exclusive Image Manager firmware, which combines Kodak's dual expertise in color and image projection. Image Manager lets the presenter quickly and easily set the optimum balance of brightness, color and contrast so that every type of image they project will look its best.
The new projector directly links to one of Kodak's main growth initiatives by expanding the category through new digital capture and output products--specifically, increasing the applications for pictures as business users will be able to easily use images in presentations.
"Three things are important to today's highly mobile business person when giving presentations--great image quality; compact, lightweight equipment; and reliability," said George Wright, general manager, Presentation Technologies, and vice president, Digital and Applied Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company. "The DP2000 delivers all three at a great price--just what you'd expect from Kodak."
About the Kodak DP2000 Projector
The DP2000 projector provides 650 brilliant ANSI lumens and XGA resolution in an ultra compact, 4.8-pound package for maximum portability. Using advanced Digital Light Processing(TM) (DLP) display technology from Texas Instruments, the projector delivers extra rich colors, crisp text and smooth film-like video playback, even in a well-lit room. Its plug-and-project setup provides automatic synchronization, image positioning and video source detection so presentations are running instantly.
Kodak's innovative Image Manager, which allows users to choose easily among five preset options, including photographs (PC), photographs (Macintosh), spreadsheets, rich colors and graphics. These top-level controls make complex color management and projection mathematics accessible to even novice users.
To ensure perfect image-size, focus and position in virtually any venue, the DP2000 includes a built-in zoom lens and elevator foot. It also features precision optics, a powerful metal halide lamp, and a built-in speaker.
The projector is equipped with remote control, a soft carrying case, lens cap, cables and user documentation. The DP2000 resource pack includes the popular Pictures in Presentations Toolkit developed by Kodak, including royalty-free sample images, borders and texture backgrounds to help people start putting pictures into their presentations. Users can also easily access the Kodak Presenter's Forum for tips and techniques on creating powerful presentations.
The DP2000 digital projector will be available for a suggested retail price of $6,999 in October through Kodak's established A/V dealer channel; the company will also provide the opportunity for customers to buy on the Internet.
For additional information, customers can visit the Kodak Web site at www.kodak.com/go/projectors or in the U.S. call 1-800-235-6325; in Canada call 1-800-465-6325, ext. 36100.
(Digital Light Processing is a trademark of Texas Instruments.)
(Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company.)
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