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New PK-20 PocketProjector Phenomenon from MitsubishiNew Pocket-Size Projector with SD Card Reader Builds on Excitement
Mitsubishi's new PK-20 expands its portability by offering an SD card reader for on-the-fly photo sharing or presentations. The projector uses Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing(TM) technology combined with LED technology, for a brightness increase of over 100 percent compared to its predecessor. Its contrast ratio is also raised to 500:1 for greater detail and increased clarity.
"The PocketProjector generated so much excitement that we've had overwhelming demand from our resellers and end users," said Frank Anzures, product manager, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "We reviewed all the feedback and developed a better and brighter PocketProjector."
Like Mitsubishi's original PocketProjector, the new PK-20 offers instant on/off control, virtually noiseless operation, and no replacement bulb is necessary. An available battery pack at a suggested retail price of $199 makes the PK-20 even more portable for use as a personal micro-sized presentation tool for business settings or for mobile family fun. Virtually any device with a video-out can be connected, such as a laptop, cell phone, digital camera, gaming gadget and video-MP3 or DVD player.
Due to its ultra-wide lens, the PK-20 has one of the shortest image throw distances of mobile projectors on the market today; users can easily create a 20-inch diagonal screen with just over a foot of projection distance.
"Along with a host of other uses, the PK-20 PocketProjector makes a great gift for all occasions," said James Chan, director, product marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division. "And there are many applications still to be discovered that can use a truly small, battery-operated projector, such as in club and movie theater setting where typical video signage monitors may be too clunky and expensive. Mitsubishi continues to pave the way for this category."
Pricing, Availability, Warranty
The manufacturer's suggested price of Mitsubishi's new PK-20 is $899; it will be available in the third quarter of 2006 through authorized Mitsubishi dealers, with a three-year limited warranty on parts and labor.
About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division markets an extensive line of professional presentation, front-projection home entertainment display systems and monitors, and is known for its award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers, retailers and system integrators throughout the United States. Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America is located at 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618. For more information, please call 888-307-0312 or visit http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.
PocketProjector is a trademark of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America; Digital Light Processing is a trademark of Texas Instruments.