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Kodak Announces New Digital Projector: Brighter, Better, Ultraportable

Notebook Projector Offers Increased Brightness, Clarity and Connectivity

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 18--Eastman Kodak Company today announced the newest member of its family of digital projectors, the Kodak DP2900 digital projector. This new product combines excellent brightness with increased picture clarity and enhanced video in a lightweight, compact package.

With 1000 lumens, presentations can be shown clearly in virtually any environment, from a dimly lit room to a lights-on location. The DP2900 offers excellent visual quality with color settings controlled through Kodak's exclusive Image Manager technology. The Kodak Image Manager software lets the user adjust settings such as color, contrast and brightness to best display every type of image projected.

"Executive presentations increasingly rely on bright, colorful pictures and graphics to make important points and impressions," said Salim Sunderji, general manager, Presentation Technologies, and vice president, Digital and Applied Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company. "The DP2900 is the brightest, most fully-featured projector we offer, and is Kodak's newest entry in the growing market for ultraportable, under-five-pound projectors demanded by today's mobile presenter."

About the Kodak DP2900 Projector The DP2900 packs 1000 ANSI lumens and true XGA resolution into a sleek package, weighing just 4.8 pounds (2.2 kgs.) Using advanced Digital Light Processing™ (DLP) technology from Texas Instruments, the projector delivers brilliant colors, crisp text and smooth, film-like video playback even in a well-lit room.

Several other features also contribute to the projector's exceptional video quality and resolution. The new M1-DA DVI (Digital Video Interface) offers users the benefits of digital, analog and USB connectivity through one connector. Digital connectivity eliminates the need for resizing and offers superb image quality without noise or artifacts. The DP2900 is also HDTV-compatible, which can further enhance the resolution.

"These innovations are driven by the sheer size of this market: Stanford Resources estimates the number of digital projectors to grow by 30 to 40% this year alone," notes Sunderji. "The DP 2900 answers this demand by giving business presenters the performance and control they need to deliver powerful and effective presentations."

Adding to this ability is Kodak's Image Manager, which allows users to choose easily among five preset options for maximum presentation quality. These settings make complex color management and projection mathematics accessible to even novice users: With the touch of a button, the projector automatically adjusts the color, contrast and brightness to best match the presentation, thus displaying high quality graphics, crisp spreadsheets, rich color charts and striking pictures.

In addition, the DP2900 features auto-sensing electronics that instantly identify the computer's video signal and automatically sets up the picture. A manual zoom lens and one-touch elevator foot provide perfect image placement and focus. The Kodak remote control enables users to operate the projector from anywhere in the room.

Availability

The DP2900 Digital Projector will be available in May through Kodak's established A/V dealer channel; the company will also provide the opportunity for customers to buy on the Internet.

Additional information is available on the Kodak Web site at www.kodak.com/go/projectors; or in the US 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.