Following on from Optoma and BenQ's announcements of their projector highlights at the Amsterdam ISE trade fair this week, Samsung has used the occasion to showcase the HO3 30 ANSI lumen pico projector and the SP-F10M 1,000 ANSI lumen LED-based data projector, which are both aimed at the business and education ends of the market.
Visitors at CES 2010 in Las Vegas were previously treated to the H03's palm-sized design, said to give both professional and personal users a highly portable means of projecting images whether for family photo shows or corporate presentations. Weighing under 200 grams, the pico projector is capable of running for up to two hours without recharge, according to the manufacturer – that's enough to watch a full-length movie or for use during a meeting.
The H03 also supports Microsoft Office and PDF formats for display without accessories, meaning users can open such files without hiccups, while brightness of 30 ANSI lumens lets presenters deliver information in environments of varying brightness. It supports connectivity to USB, PC and composites and its LED lamp does not require replacement, consuming as it does less power and guaranteeing a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours.
Meanwhile the SP-F10M – the industry's first 1,000 ANSI lumen LED-based data projector – boasts a brighter-than-normal display that supports easier reading conditions and reduces eye-strain. Efficiency is boosted with the device's PC-free File Viewer, which lets users present Microsoft Office and PDF files in their native format via a USB port.
"At Samsung we pride ourselves on a leadership position in the LED marketplace, and that technology is a driving force in the development of this product which offers considerable brightness and colour intensity advantages, in addition to reduced environmental impact and total cost of ownership," remarked Samsung's JinHwan Kim.
LED light sources are known to maintain their brightness instead of losing up to half of it – as conventional halogen bulbs do – over their lifetime, cutting out the negative environmental effects associated with traditional bulb disposal.