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Optoma Debuts Ultra-Portable, Micro Digital Projector

Press Release  |  Jun 8, 2005
INFOCOMM 2005, LAS VEGAS (June 8, 2005) – Optoma Technology, Inc. today debuted one of the industry's lightest and brightest projectors in the micro-portable category. The new EP729 XGA digital projector weighs-in at a mere 2.2-pounds and features Texas Instruments' DDR DLP™ technology that allows for higher brightness and deeper black levels. Optoma will showcase its full line of projection and digital display products at InfoComm 2005 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 8-10 in booth # 3700.

The EP729 is super bright with 1,600 lumens and offers a high contrast ratio of 2200:1 for a greater range of color light intensity. Designed for the mobile professional, the fully featured, ultra-portable EP729, features a 16.7 million colors palette, true 1,024 x 768 XGA resolution with SXGA+ resize, and is HDTV compatible (720p, 1080i). It offers an incredible 4,000 hour lamp life, plug-and-play connectivity with auto-image function and an auto-sync function for quick and easy set-up.

"Optoma has introduced some of the industry's most innovative digital projectors such as the EP729," said Ralph Merrem, director of Product Development at Optoma. "The EP729 packs an incredible feature-set in a micro portable design. It is a perfect travel companion for mobile professionals looking for a presentation solution that can go anywhere at anytime."

The Optoma EP729 offers advanced electronic keystone correction and adjustable cooling fan speed settings for higher altitudes. The EP729 ships with a two year, limited parts and labor warranty (90 days on the lamp).

The EP729 is currently available at an MSRP of $2,595. and includes a unique remote mouse with built-in laser pointer.

EP729 Specifications:
Brightness: 1,600 lumens
Resolution: 1024 x 768 XGA
Contrast Ratio: 2200:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Lamp Life/Type: 156 W P-VIP Lamp: 4,000 (ECO) / 3,000 (STD) Hours
Display Type: 0.7" DDR DLP
Color Palette: 16.7 Million Colors
Throw Ratio: 2.0 - 2.3:1
Image Size: 31.87 to 300 inches (diagonal)
Projection Distance: 3.94 to 32.8 feet
Projection Lens: F/2.7 ~ 2.88, f= 28.43 ~ 32.75 mm, 1.15x Manual Zoom and Focus
Noise Level: 33 dB
Dimensions: 6 x 2.46 x 7.87 inches (WxHxD)
Horizontal Scan Rate: 31.5 to 80 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate: 56 to 85 Hz
Compatibility: XGA, SVGA, VGA, VESA, Mac, SXGA+ Resized, NTSC/PAL/SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i)
I/O Connectors: D-sub15, VGA for monitor loop through, S-Video, composite video, USB

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, HDTVs, LCD flat panel monitors and plasma 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 pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. Optoma's worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, California. For more information, please call 888-942-2929 or visit

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