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Toshiba Announces 1 lb Palm-Sized Mobile Projector

by October 16, 2006

IRVINE, Calif - Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the one-pound TDP-FF1AU DLP palm-sized multimedia projector. About the size of a paperback book, the TDP-FF1AU is one of the lightest and smallest projectors on the market and Toshiba's first battery powered highly portable projection solution for mobile professionals, trainers, gamers, small-to-medium businesses and digital entertainment with an estimated single unit price of $699.

Fitting literally in the palm of your hand, the TDP-FF1AU projector is ideal for mobile presenters demanding top performance without sacrificing portability. The TDP-FF1AU can be used for small group presentations, movie nights, video games, as well as classroom and business presentations. The TDP-FF1AU can project an 11- to 68-inch diagonal image and comes with a foldable 23-inch diagonal display screen, rechargeable battery, battery charger and carrying case.

[TDPFF1AU2] The TDP-FF1AU delivers an incredible 400 Lux (~25 lumens) of brightness with a native SVGA 800 x 600 resolution and a razor sharp contrast ratio of 1500:1. Toshiba's TDP-FF1AU projector is designed with DLP technology for quality and consistency on the screen. This proven technology combined with the unique features of the TDP-FF1AU provides impressive visual impact, brilliant color, brightness, and unparalleled clarity and color fidelity.

In addition to the convenience of the projector's size, the extremely portable Toshiba TDP-FF1AU is built with an energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) light source that can last for up to 10,000 hours of use, much longer than a conventional projector lamp. The LED light source does not heat up the projector, eliminating powering up or cool down time, and increases battery life. A fan isn't required either, enabling quiet operation.

[TDPFF1AU3] Free from the dependency of electrical outlets, the battery-operated TDP-FF1AU can be used anywhere, anytime. The projector's ability to operate on low power consumption enables approximately two hours of battery life.

The TDP-FF1AU projector is versatile and compatible with many mobile devices, such as mobile phones, portable DVD players, digital cameras, laptops, game consoles and USB memory sticks.

Providing a total mobile solution, the TDP-FF1AU includes computer, video and audio inputs, headphone output and a convenient USB port for digital photo viewing or PC-free presentations. For home entertainment use, the projector can also be hooked up to a cable or satellite set-top box.

"The TDP-FF1AU 'palm-sized' mobile projector is a complete solution for today's mobile professionals and those looking for portable entertainment," said Sam Malik, director of projector sales and marketing, Toshiba Digital Products Division. "The projector can be used for small meeting presentations, family functions, or gaming at a friend's house. No longer tethered to a power source, the presentation and entertainment possibilities are limitless."

[TDPFF1AU4] The projector comes packaged in a sleek, white pearlescent finish. All input and output connectors are conveniently located on the side of the projector and the projector includes a 0.5 watt speaker for enhanced presentations.

The Toshiba TDP-FF1AU is currently available to order through Toshiba's authorized distributors, VARs, mail-order outlets and www.ToshibaDirect.com.

Toshiba TDP-FF1AU Projector

Model TDP-FF1AU ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Shape 0.55" DMD DLP(R) Display Technology ----------- --------------------------------- No. of Pixels 480,000 (800 x 600) ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Projection Lens Lens F = 2.6 with fixed zoom ratio ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Light Source LED (Light Emitting Diodes) ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Brightness 400 Lux ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Native Resolution SVGA 800 x 600 ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Color Reproduction Full 16.7 Million Colors ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Contrast Ratio 1500:1 ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Projection Screen Size (Diagonal) 11 - 68-inch ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Projection Distance 1.3 ft - 8.2 ft ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- RGB 1 x D-sub 15-pin (dual use for analog RGB/component video) ----------- --------------------------------- Input Terminal Video 1 x RCA for composite video ----------- --------------------------------- USB 1 x USB (type A) ----------- --------------------------------- Audio 1x stereo mini-jack ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Video NTSC, PAL, SECAM ----------- --------------------------------- Input Signal Format Color HDTV/DTV Difference (480p/480i/576i/576p/720p/1080i) ----------- --------------------------------- VGA, SVGA (native), XGA (compressed), SXGA (compressed), RGB UXGA (compressed) ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Output Terminal Headphone (stereo) ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Other Terminal Kensington lock hole for security lock ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Digital Keystone Correction Manual Vertical +/- 16 degrees ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Internal Speaker 0.5 Watt Monaural ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- External Dimensions (W x Projector H x D) Unit 5.5" x 2.2" x 4.0" ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Battery Pack 5.5" x 2.2" x 0.8" ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Weight 1.1 lbs. (1.7 lbs. including the battery) ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Battery Life Approximately 2 hours ----------- --------------------------------- Battery Pack (included) Battery Recharge Approximately 3.5 hours Time ----------- --------------------------------- Battery Type Lithium-Ion ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Power Consumption 35W ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Power Source DC15V, AC100-240V, 50/60Hz ------------------------ ----------- --------------------------------- Remote control ----------- --------------------------------- Battery Pack ----------- --------------------------------- 23-inch Folding screen (diagonal image size) ----------- --------------------------------- Power cord ----------- --------------------------------- RGB cable Box Contents ----------- --------------------------------- AC Adapter ----------- --------------------------------- CD-ROM ----------- --------------------------------- User's Manual ----------- --------------------------------- Soft Carrying Bag ------------------------ ----------- ---------------------------------

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

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Clint Deboer was terminated from Audioholics for misconduct on April 4th, 2014. He no longer represents Audioholics in any fashion.

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