CES 2002: Nexian, better known for their GPS add-ons for Visor PDA's has announced a new NexiCam "sleeve" for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC which adds SVGA (800 x 600) digital camera capability to the iPAQ. "The NexiCam digital camera offers exciting new options for our iPAQ customers, such as its video conferencing and digital video capturing capabilities," said Roger Frizzell, Director of Global Communications with Compaq. "With this new product, we continue to expand the exciting capabilities iPAQ Pocket PC's." List price is $199.
Nexian Introduces the Digital Camera for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC
Lightweight, Plug-in Module For Digital Stills, Digital Video and Video Conferencing Capabilities
Las Vegas, Nevada January 8, 2002 - Nexian, Inc., the innovative leader in mobile communications, today introduced its newest handheld computing accessory - the NexiCam digital camera developed exclusively for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC. With direct connectivity to the iPAQ, the NexiCam instantly turns the best selling Pocket PC into a digital and video camera.
The new NexiCam features 800x600 SVGA color resolution and is adaptable for the demands of mobile business computing with its 180-degree articulating lens for video conferencing and image capture from varying angles. The view finder is integrated into the iPAQ display, providing users with the ability to view in landscape mode, and options to view, edit, save, delete, file and organize images, as well as user friendly information such as number of pictures taken, resolution, battery level. The camera also includes a 2X zoom lens, automatic color balance, exposure, focus and white balance features.
A critical part of the digital photography process is the software interface for uploading, manipulating and distributing images in either still or video format. The NexiCam is uniquely equipped with image processing software that provides robust features such as filtering and the option of taking photos in color or black and white. Pictures can be saved, manipulated and emailed instantly in BMP, AVI or JPEG files.
Nexian Introduces the NexiCam for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC
"An exponentially growing number of business professionals are embracing multimedia formats like digital photography and streaming video so as to instantly share images, said Sang Ho Son, Chairman of Nexian. "We partnered with Compaq in developing this product exclusively for its leading portable PC, the iPAQ, in a joint commitment to make mobile computing easier, faster and more enjoyable.
"The NexiCam digital camera offers exciting new options for our iPAQ customers, such as its video conferencing and digital video capturing capabilities," said Roger Frizzell, Director of Global Communications with Compaq. "With this new product, we continue to expand the exciting capabilities iPAQ Pocket PC's."
The NexiCam is a self-standing accessory, providing up to 45-seconds of digital video recording that is useful for business meetings and presentations. Additional features include a CF (Compact Flash) expansion slot, a user-configurable self-timer and the ability to store pictures to the iPAQs main memory or a separate CF memory card. The NexiCam is manufactured in the same durable material as the Compaq iPAQ for an integrated look and to withstand the demands of mobile computing.
The NexiCam for the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC will be available beginning February 2002 for a manufacturers suggested retail price of $199.99 through www.nexian.com as well as major retailers and e-tailers nationwide including www.mobileplanet.com