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Optoma Unveils Eight-Ounce, 100-Luman Pico PK320

Fremont, Calif. | January 8, 2012 | Optoma®, the world leader in Pico projectors, has introduced the all-new PK320, a palm-sized, 8 oz. Pico projector capable of delivering images up to 150” in size in widescreen WVGA format from its 100 ANSI lumen light engine. With 2 GB of internal memory, a microSD slot that supports up to 32 MB of additional storage, and Office Viewer software that allows for PC-free operation, the PK320 sets a new standard for personal projectors and is the perfect complement to business executives and consumers who thrive on the mobile lifestyle. Available now, the PK320 has an end-user price of $449.

“The PK320 is the most powerful and versatile pocket projector available,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing, “and it’s a shining example of Optoma’s commitment to provide the most complete selection of mobile projectors for business and personal use.” 

The PK320 is perfectly suited to meet the wants and needs of business users and others who are looking for maximum power in a minimal package. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the PK320 measures only 4.7” x 1.2” x 2.7”, yet it is packed full of features that place it at the top of its class. 

An easy-to-use user interface provides fast access to essential functions, which translates into shorter set-up processes and less waiting time. Instead of the usual “drill-down” menu design, the PK320 incorporates six function keys and a home key. Specific functions are assigned to each key and those functions change depending on the menu level, resulting in users having single-key access to often-used functions.

When plugged into an AC outlet, the PK320 delivers 100 lumens of brightness with a contrast ratio of 3000:1; when unplugged, it runs off its internal battery and the projector automatically switches to its 25 lumen mode for battery life of about one hour.  The multimedia and Office Viewer software, preloaded in the projector, enable users to enjoy PC-free operation and support the most popular Microsoft Office programs, including past and present versions of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, as well as Adobe PDF files, jpeg images, and most common video file formats: AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP, and WMV.

The PK320’s WVGA resolution (854 x 480 pixels) produces vivid images in 16:9 aspect ratio, making it a perfect match for computer and movie formats. It also provides a full complement of I/O ports, including mini HDMI, a port for VGA, an input for composite video and audio, micro USB, and 3.5 mm stereo out. This gives users the ability to connect to just about any device, including computers, tablets, smart phones, gaming consoles, or digital cameras and camcorders.  

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