Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced a new mobile phone accessory, the award-winning MBP200 Pico Projector. The Samsung MBP200 is the ultimate wireless accessory, offering advanced features designed to enhance the mobile experience. Compact and lightweight, the portable Samsung MBP200 can connect to mobile phones and laptops and by utilizing the DLP pico chip from Texas Instruments it allows users to transform their traditional two inch screen to a 50-inch viewing screen allowing others to share in the video experience. In addition, users can easily transfer files and project content independent of an attached source via the microSD card slot.
Kodak introduced the new Zx1 Digital Video Camera, a compact and rugged digital device that enables “go-anywhere” High Definition recording. The Kodak Zx1 video camera allows users to shoot and share high-quality video quickly and simply, with 720p HD video capture - at 60 or 30 frames per second - a vibrant 2.0-inch LCD screen, and built-in software for easy editing and sharing of content to YouTube and other social media and networking websites. The kodak Zx1 video camera is designed to meet these needs at the touch of a button - no lens cap, dials to turn or settings to adjust.
Casio announced the release of two new ultra-bright models in the Super Slim Projector series. The new XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 feature a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens in a very slim piece of equipment with a height of just 1.69” (1.26” at the thinnest point). The new projectors will be on display at Casio’s Booth # 9808. The XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 enhance the Super Slim Data Projector family that includes the XJ-S41 and XJ-S46, which feature a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens. The Superslim line is known for its compact size and portability. This series of projectors has won rave reviews from both businesses and schools, and are used for a broad range of applications.
SanDisk Corporation, the second largest seller of MP3 players in the United States, announced capacity increases for two of its most popular flash-based digital media players: the tiny Sansa Clip moves to a top capacity of 4 gigabytes (GB) from 2 GB, while the powerful Sansa View jumps to 32 GB from a previous top capacity of 16 GB. The new capacities were announced during a press conference at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show, where SanDisk is demonstrating products at Booth 30768, South Hall 3, in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Pinnacle Systems, Inc., the consumer division of Avid Technology, Inc., announced Pinnacle Video Transfer, an innovative device that records analog video onto any USB 2.0 storage device without using a PC. At the touch of a button, users with little or no technical expertise can immediately begin recording from a TV, DVD player, PVR, camcorder or set-top box directly to their Apple iPod Video, iPod nano (3rd generation), iPod classic, Sony PSP, Sony PSP slim, USB flash drive or USB hard drive. For each connected device, the user can select three different recording levels, depending on their preference for video quality or the actual size of the video files.
Xias will provide consumers a new option to acquire and enjoy global multimedia content. The company will be demonstrating its player and XiasLive online library of purchasable audio content at CES January 7-10, 2008, in the Central Hall, booth 15023. The distinctive Xias MP3 players with video capability will be available for purchase in Q1 2008. “Xias products combine the convergence of content and consumer electronic devices with the retailer’s need to reach new markets and generate additional revenue streams,” commented Rick Stans, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Norcent Technology, Inc., an authorized licensee of Xias products.
Offering a new level of versatility and performance to the education and corporate markets, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division is unveiling the Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD projector. This revolutionary new model features a very short throw distance, eliminating the problem of presenters obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, the CP-A100 offers networking capability, allowing multiple projectors to be controlled and monitored from a single location.
CNet Technology, a Silicon Valley net-working and communi-cations company established in 1987, announced the release of its third IP camera, the CIC-920W. Similar to its other cameras, the CIC-920W wireless camera offers many features, including 640x480 image resolution, motion detection, alarm notification, and WPA wireless security. “The surveillance camera market is shifting from closed-circuit TV to IP cameras. In addition, the industry is migrating from motion JPEG to MPEG-4. We’re happy to say that the CNet CIC-920W comes with a MPEG-4 video compression feature that provides high-resolution images with less storage and bandwidth constraints,” said Bryan Chan, EVP of CNet.