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Optoma Pico Wins 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering Award for Top Video Displays

World's Smallest DLP Projector Is The Perfect Companion for iPods, Smartphones, and other Personal Media Devices

Optoma Corporation (Nov.10, 2008)- the award-winning manufacturer of digital projection and display devices, announced today that its new Pico PK-101, the world's smallest and lightest micro-portable DLP® projector, has been honored with the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) 2009 Innovations Design and Engineering award in the category of Video Displays. Weighing only 80g (without battery) and measuring a sleek 2'' x 4.1'' x 0.7'', the Pico represents the forefront of new era in digital projector technology, and gives users of personal media devices, such as iPods and smartphones, the ability to project pictures and videos onto a screen or wall at sizes up to 100 times larger than the small screen of the source device. 

'' Winning this prestigious award is extremely gratifying,'' said Jon Grodem, Optoma's director of product and marketing. '' It demonstrates the industry's understanding of the importance of new solutions in helping people share content in an increasingly portable world.''

The Pico employs Texas Instruments' latest DLP Pico Digital Micro-mirror device (the reflective chip that creates the image), and combines that with the latest in LED technology to produce an image with high contrast (1000:1) and enough brightness for users to project images under lighting conditions that would normally wash them out. Its 480 x 320 native resolution is a perfect companion for portable media devices.

The Pico's internal battery will power the unit for up to 2 hours on a single charge and can be recharged using the included mini USB cable. Signal input is through a 2.5 mm A/V composite mini-jack, which can be adapted to most iPods and other personal media devices. 


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