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Press Release  |  Aug 17, 2009
MILPITAS, Calif. | August 17, 2009 | Continuing to offer consumers best-in-class performance and value in DLP® digital projectors, Optoma® Technology, Inc. has introduced its first two models in a new series of data-grade portable projectors to be sold through general retail channels. The new PRO250X and PRO150S both feature a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens and deliver a high 3000:1 contrast ratio, allowing projection of vivid images and sharp text onto large screens in well-lit rooms. The PRO250X and PRO150S are now shipping and carry end-user pricing of $649.00 and $549.00, respectively.

“It’s important that consumers be offered a selection of projectors that give them flexibility to meet their resolution requirements and their budget,” said Jon Grodem, director of product and marketing for Optoma. “These powerful new projectors offer tremendous value and are extremely well suited for lighted rooms, including classrooms or meeting rooms, with 30 or more seated people. Buyers of other projection technologies will now receive the many benefits offered by DLP at comparable prices.”

According to Grodem, the PRO250X operates at a native XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) while the PRO150S operates at native SVGA resolution (800 x 600 pixels). Both projectors are PC, MAC & LINUX compatible, and support computer resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels (HD), and can also accept common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p (HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, SECAM).

The PRO250X and PRO150S’s advanced power-conserving green technology uses less than 1-watt of power during standby mode. The projection lamp in both models lasts up to 3000 hours in bright mode or up to 4000 hours in standard mode. VGA pass-through of computer signal in standby mode provides additional user convenience by displaying the image onto a computer monitor without turning on the projector or spending money on additional VGA splitters. Power consumption is rated at 255 watts in bright mode or 230 watts in standard mode, providing energy savings compared to similar projectors.

The versatile units can be used for front or rear projection, can be ceiling mounted, or can be used as portable tabletop projectors. User-friendly controls allow selection of operating menus in 23 languages. Electronic controls allow fast picture sizing.

For security, the projectors have password protection, a Kensington® Lock port, and a security bar to keep the projectors locked in place.

Each projector weighs five pounds and is equipped with a remote control, a padded carrying case, interconnect cables, and other accessories. Additional product details and specifications are available at

About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, as well as HD displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company’s global network of ProAV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. For more information, visit

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