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Thursday, Jul 28, 2005

Projection Screen Without Darkened Room

Jul 28, 2005 | Category: News

Mirage ScreenScreen Innovations’ Mirage Screen Takes Projectors Out of the Dark

Screen Innovations introduced the latest convenience in home and commercial entertainment with the new Mirage Screen, a new front projection screen product that allows users to see clearly in high-brightness environments. This new technology represents a true breakthrough as it allows viewers to enjoy a realistic home theater experience in environments other than darkened rooms. Mirage revolutionizes screen technology, letting customers enjoy the benefits of big-screen entertainment in virtually any setting, transforming home theater into home entertainment.

Set for official launch at the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association EXPO (CEDIA) on September 9, 2005 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Mirage Screen offers 10 times greater contrast than standard front projection screens.

“We are pleased to introduce to the market a new product that offers consumers better technology, with a creative flair at an affordable price,” said Ryan Gustafson, president of Screen Innovations. “The key to quality home entertainment is always comfort. Now consumers will enjoy the best performance from a product that fits any lifestyle.”

How does it work?
The Screen Innovations Mirage Screen, with optics by DNP, features a patented high-contrast filter that covers 60% of the screen surface. This filter allows the projected image to be reflected by the screen and effectively absorbs incidental light from other angles from such sources as windows and room lighting. As a result, the screen is virtually unaffected by ambient light.

Screen Innovations Mirage Screen Specifications:
· Optical Front Projection
· Projection in Brightly-lit Rooms
· 10x higher contrast than standard front projection screens
· 2x brighter images
· Compatible with all LCD, DLP, and LCOS projectors
· Screen sizes available in 1” diagonal increments:
- 4:3 60”-100”
- 16:9 60”-120”

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Fujifilm Unveils World’s First 9-Megapixel Consumer Digital Cameras

Jul 28, 2005 | Category: News, Fujifilm

Fujifilm LogoFujifilm Boosts Digital Camera Lineup with the World’s First Nine Megapixel Consumer Models; New Models Combine Record Pixel Strength with Fujifilm’s Breakthrough Real Photo Technology for Sharper High-Resolution Pictures with Less Noise

Harnessing the technology excellence of Fujifilm’s superior Real Photo Technology and answering the advanced needs of today’s skilled digital camera user, Fujifilm today introduced three new models to its digital camera portfolio. Leaping ahead of the competition once again, Fujifilm unveiled the FinePix S9000 and FinePix E900 digital cameras - the world’s first consumer level cameras with nine MegaPixel sensors. In addition, Fujifilm’s popular S-series line now features the new FinePix S5200, offering five MegaPixels of shooting power, with a fully automatic point-and-shoot feature set.

These three new models will feature Fujifilm’s innovative Real Photo Technology, a synergy of the newly developed RP Processor, the 5th Generation Super CCD HR sensor and a super-sharp Fujinon lens that provides many benefits including reduced noise for sharper pictures, better low-light shooting, faster operation and higher shutter speeds that minimize blurriness in photos even at the high ISO setting, as achieved by the FinePix S9000 model. This novel technology arms users with a powerful photographic device that captures brilliant images just as the eye sees them.
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Wednesday, Jul 27, 2005

Digital Pen from Hitachi Maxell

Jul 27, 2005 | Category: News

Digital Pen from Hitachi Maxell
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. has launched DP-201, a new digital pen with Anoto functionality. The DP-201 is an interface device that can quickly digitize analog information such as handwritten characters, illustrations and drawings easily. The company succeeded in reducing the width by about 15% and the weight by about 20%, compared to the previous DP-101U/B by leveraging on the company’s expertise in optics and circuit technology to integrate optical components into a compact module and reduce the size of electronic components and the circuit board. The digital pen is equipped with both USB and Bluetooth interfaces for connection with PCs and mobile products. The battery charger which doubles up as the USB interface, is a cradle where users can insert the pen with ease as if it is a pen stand.

Specifications:
Weight: 30g
Dimensions: 157 x 21 x 18 mm (inclusive of cap).
Data Transmission: USB1.1 (2.0 is also available) and Bluetooth 1.2.
Operation Time: 2 hours (continuous writing mode), 10 hours (standby mode).
Battery: Li-ion secondary battery.

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RAZRWIRE - Sunglasses With Bluetooth Headset by Motorola and Oakley

Jul 27, 2005 | Category: News

RAZRWIREMotorola and Oakley announced the expected availability of RAZRWIRE Bluetooth eyewear in early August at select Cingular Wireless retail stores and online at www.cingular.com, www.hellomoto.com, and www.oakley.com. RAZRWIRE is the world’s first eyewear to combine patented Oakley optics with Bluetooth wireless technology.

“Seamless mobility is here, now with the availability of RAZRWIRE,” said Bruce Hawver, vice president of companion products, Motorola’s Mobile Device business. “Motorola and Oakley are bringing innovative wearable technology to life. With this one-of-a-kind Bluetooth-enabled mobile eyewear, active consumers can stay connected while moving from one environment to the next.”

“RAZRWIRE’s fully integrated design takes advantage of the world’s best eyewear and wireless technologies to give freedom of life, movement and communication anywhere and everywhere you want to be, so now seeing and hearing is believing,” said Cos Lykos, vice president of business development, Oakley. “Our partnership with Motorola expands the possibilities of Oakley’s new electronics category, offering our engineers an expanded arsenal to develop new and innovative electronics products.”

“RAZRWIRE is the essence of innovative mobile communications, offering a wearable Bluetooth solution that provides access to our ALLOVER(sm) network while allowing consumers to enjoy their active lifestyles with comfort and convenience,” said David Christopher, vice president of product management, Cingular Wireless. “We are excited to be the first wireless carrier to offer RAZRWIRE.”
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Apple iPod Lookalike MP3 Phone

Jul 27, 2005 | Category: News

Hop-On to Introduce its Latest MP3 Phone with a Touch Screen Menu

Hop-on 1886Hop-On, Inc. today announced that it will launch its latest GSM tri-band handset targeted for the United States and Latin America in October 2005. Hop-On’s Model 1886 is a tri-band (850/1800/1900 MHz) handset with a touch screen menu, MP3 player, 2.0M CMOS camera and Mpeg 4 video recorder. In addition, this handset includes such features as WAP/GPRS, 64 polyphonic ring tones, a 262K TFT main screen, predictive text input, SMS/MMS messaging, E-mail (WAP Push) and a 500 name address book.

Dan Gannon, Chief Executive Officer of Hop-On commented, “This latest phone is packed with features and will be a very compelling priced product. Our core business was on emerging markets and low-end handsets. This is our first handset targeted for the high-end and will retail for approximately $300 USD. Phones featuring similar features currently retail for approximately $600 to $700 USD. Our market research studies showed that this design will be extremely successful.”

Specifications:
- Size: 90 x 46 x 18 mm
- Weight: 80g
- Bands: Tri-band 850 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- Main Screen: 2.0″ 262K TFT
- Ring Tones: 64 polyphonic/ MP3
- Camera: 2.0 Megapixel CMOS
- MPEG4: 30 fps, Video Streaming
- GPRS, Wap 2.0
- JAVA 2.0
- MP3, MPEG 4
- Voice Recording
- USB, Mini-SD, IrDA, Pen-base
- Calculator, Calendar

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