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Old 07-01-2009
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3M reveals second-gen pocket projector tech

Expand Your Image.

That video of friends from the trip last summer. The movie you downloaded to your phone an hour ago. The game-winning goal, live, on your mobile. That presentation for the meeting tomorrow. Imagine all that content, trapped in your phone, beneath a tiny screen.

Imagine being able to let it out.

Now, thanks to 3M, you can. 3M scientists developed a breakthrough mobile projection engine designed for integration into virtually any personal mobile device or mini projector. Roughly the size of a wireless earpiece, and less than half an inch thick, the 3M mobile projection engine lets you expand your image, share your world.

Product Features
  • LCOS Imager
  • LED Illumination
  • Ultra-compact Design
  • VGA 640x480 Resolution
  • Excellent Image Quality
  • Projects sizes 5" to 50" or more
  • High efficiency for maximum battery life
  • Weighs ~ 21 grams

Where will I see this technology?
Everywhere. Expect to see the 3M mobile projection engine as a feature on your mobile phone, laptop computer, digital camera, camcorder, smartphone, media player, gaming device, ultra-mobile PC (UMPC), handheld projector and more.

Why do I want it?
From practical to just plain fun, the possibilities for this breakthrough technology are endless. Share funny video clips with a group of friends. Show a business presentation in a last-minute meeting. Connect with anyone, anywhere. With images available anytime at your fingertips, it?s easy to share your world.

When can I get it?
3M is working with major consumer electronics companies to get this technology in your hands this year.

How large is the projected image?

3M?s advanced optical technology enables the mobile projector to create images from 5 to 50 inches or more, with resolution similar to DVD quality.
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Old 07-01-2009
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Re: 3M reveals second-gen pocket projector tech

3M today based its CES unveilings around an update to its MPro pocket projector hardware. The MM200 is a new variant built to be integrated into other devices rather than operating separately. While it can be used in a dedicated projector, the new liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) unit can be built into a cellphone, camera or other handheld and generates a 640x480 image at up to 50 feet away. Using LEDs helps keep power consumption down to one watt.
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Re: 3M reveals second-gen pocket projector tech

The technology firm is eager to stress that the display techniques of MM200 should translate to shipping products sometime in 2009, though outside firms using the projector haven't been named; at present, the power use is significantly more than for typical cellphones.
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