Epson creates mini-protector

Epson has announced that it has succeeded in developing a prototype postcard-sized mini-projector using an LED light source.

With a footprint of 13.8 by 10.3 centimeters, the 500-gram prototype can fit into the palm of a hand. The mini-projector can be viewed first hand by visitors to the IFA trade show to be held in Berlin, Germany, from September 2 to 7, 2005.

Koichi Kubota, general manager - projector marketing, Epson, said, "Projectors using 3LCD technology already have advantages in terms of bright, natural images that are easy on the eyes."

LED light sources provide several advantages over conventional lamps including immediate projection readiness, a long running time, and swift switch-off. The use of an LED light source in a projector is a first for 3LCD, the AP reports.

Tushad Talati, head - brand and communication, Epson India, said, "The current development is the latest in a long series of technical breakthroughs for Epson. One of the very first companies to enter the projector market, Epson has stayed ahead of its competition by continually providing features and technologies that offer users real benefits."

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