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Luminus Announces New Aiptek Pocket Cinema V50 Pico Projector - Press Release

Aiptek Pocket Cinema V50

Comments by Projector Reviews staff: The new Aiptek PocketCinema V50 offers a change to 16:9, WVGA (848x480) from 4:3, VGA in last year's model.  More importantly it offers up to 50 lumens of light output on AC, and 20 on battery.  The battery is supposed to last 2 hours, we presume, at the 20 lumen level.  The Aiptek V50 has a selling price of under $350. We wonder if there's an external battery pack that can maintain the 50 lumens brightness.

Luminus Devices’ Big-Chip LEDs Power New Aiptek PocketCinema V50 Projector

LAS VEGAS (January 07, 2011) – Luminus Devices, Inc., developer and manufacturer of high light output, “big-chip” LEDs, today announced that it is powering Aiptek’s new PocketCinema V50 Projector, one of the world’s smallest projectors enabling instant projection anywhere for business presentations, photo sharing with family and friends and gaming. The PocketCinema V50 Projector combines DLP Optical Technology with Luminus’ SBT-16 LED pico-projection chipset for sharp and rich image quality. The SBT-16 chipset is designed specifically for hand-held projectors that use micro-displays ranging from “0.2 to 0.45″ with individual red, green and blue LEDs. The V50′s 848 x 480 (WVGA) resolution enables image projection up to 85 inches from iPods, digital cameras, camcorders, mobile phones, PCs or notebooks and gaming consoles. The built-in reader is compatible with an extensive list of business and multimedia file formats, including 720p high-definition video, allowing immediate projection of presentations or movies without having to convert files. In addition, the V50 offers a battery life of up to 2 hours. “The new V50 PocketCinema Projector featuring big-chip Luminus LEDs is the industry’s perfect solution for instant imaging and projection for business and consumer environments,” said Julie Lin, senior manager, marketing and sales, Aiptek. “The improved image resolution and built-in functionality to make the projector compatible with wireless devices improves the viewing experience because they are easy-to-use by consumers and affordable.” “The V50 is one the world’s most versatile pocket projection systems, making it ideal for business presentations and on-the-go gaming and picture and video sharing,” said Stephane Bellosguardo, director of product marketing, display business group, Luminus Devices. “Luminus’ SBT-16 LEDs are ideally suited for palm-size projectors such as Aiptek’s V50, providing a high brightness level as well as high efficiency to maximize battery life.” Luminus will be demonstrating the new Aiptek PocketCinema V50 at CES, January 6-9 in the Central Tower, Suite #450 at the Las Vegas Hilton. To schedule a meeting with a Luminus spokesperson or for more information contact Bill Keeler or Nicole Bosgraaf of Schwartz Communications at (781) 684-0770 or luminus@schwartzcomm.com. About Aiptek Aiptek, Inc was founded in 1997 and has been a World leader in Pocket DV technology for more than 10 years. In 2000, when Aiptek launched the World’s first ever pen type digital camera, it quickly gained worldwide notoriety and a reputation for innovation. In the 10 years since, Aiptek has built-upon that reputation by working tirelessly to enhance its technology, while simultaneously proliferating its brand awareness and establishing global distribution channels. In accordance with Aiptek’s long-standing commitment to innovation, the company introduced the World’s first commercially available Pico Projector in 2009, and the first consumer based 3D-HD Camcorder in 2010. For more information, visit http://www.aiptek.com/.

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