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German term or phrase:Beamer
English translation:projector/beamer
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09:34 Aug 23, 2001
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Tech/Engineering - Media / Multimedia
German term or phrase: Beamer
In a press release:

"Bereits im nächsten Jahr soll diese leistungsfähige Energieversorgung für Notebooks, mobile Drucker oder **Beamer** zur Verfügung stehen."

Am I right in thinking this is some kind of projector?

Thanks in advance!
Fiona Busfield
United Kingdom
beamer
Explanation:
Apparently, technically, it's the sort of projector you can connect to a computer system, see definition below:

http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?beamer

So you could leave it as a beamer. But they may also be using it in a more general context (because it sounds English and cool!) so you may be happier with projector.

A couple more links below for good measure!


Computer Projector
Computer Projector (Beamer): Introduction. A high-brightness
high-resolution projector used to beam ...
hepweb.rl.ac.uk/PPEP/exhibits/Projector/description.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages

beamer
... beamer. <hardware, jargon> A video projector that can be connected to a computer
instead of, or as well as, a monitor, and used for making presentations. ...
burks.brighton.ac.uk/burks/foldoc/86/10.htm - 1k - Cached - Similar pages

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:31
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Thanks Mary! Because my text was otherwise very general, I've opted for projector as this will be more easily understood by the average reader.
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na +1beamer
Mary Worby
nabeamer / projector
Roland Grefer
naYes. Following you have some advertising copy that's
Parrot


  

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7 mins
Yes. Following you have some advertising copy that's


Explanation:
quite clear on this point:
"Beamer für Datenprojektion :
Sie suchen einen Projektor, einen Beamer?
Da sind Sie bei uns genau richtig! Ob einen Beamer für`s Heimkino oder einen Beamer für Ihre professionelle Präsentation: Wir haben die Lösung! Zahlreiche Projektoren vorführbereit im Hause, so daß wir wissen, wovon wir reden! Wir können Ihnen genau sagen, welcher Projektor für Ihre Anwendung der optimale ist!"



Parrot
Spain
Local time: 07:31
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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23 mins peer agreement (net): +1
beamer


Explanation:
Apparently, technically, it's the sort of projector you can connect to a computer system, see definition below:

http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?beamer

So you could leave it as a beamer. But they may also be using it in a more general context (because it sounds English and cool!) so you may be happier with projector.

A couple more links below for good measure!


Computer Projector
Computer Projector (Beamer): Introduction. A high-brightness
high-resolution projector used to beam ...
hepweb.rl.ac.uk/PPEP/exhibits/Projector/description.html - 7k - Cached - Similar pages

beamer
... beamer. <hardware, jargon> A video projector that can be connected to a computer
instead of, or as well as, a monitor, and used for making presentations. ...
burks.brighton.ac.uk/burks/foldoc/86/10.htm - 1k - Cached - Similar pages

HTH

Mary


    as above
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thanks Mary! Because my text was otherwise very general, I've opted for projector as this will be more easily understood by the average reader.

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agree  Alison Schwitzgebel
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5 hrs
beamer / projector


Explanation:
Quite often the traditional (German)distinguishing line between these is made at

beamer: has a separate large lenses for each of the RGB signals; quite often installed stationary, i.e. mounted under the ceiling

projector: internal makeup similar to a projector for daylight pictures; single lamp, shining through a tiny LCD, projecting the LCD's image; commonly used as mobile projection devices.

Given your portable power supply context, the latter one seems to be the case for you.

Roland Grefer
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Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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