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NEC INTRODUCES ITS HIGHEST-PERFORMING SUB-FIVE POUND PROJECTOR TO DATE

New LT170 Offers Fresh, Rugged Design, A Powerful 1500 ANSI Lumens at Only 3.9 Pounds, and Ease of Use with Automatic Keystone Correction and One-Touch Operation

Itasca, Ill., October 1, 2003 - NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today introduced its highest-performance sub-five pound projector to date, the LT170. With a rugged new design and a weight of only 3.9 pounds, the new projector offers the durable portability mobile professionals need. At a bright 1500 ANSI lumens and XGA-native resolution, it provides the performance everyday meeting room users demand.

NEC's LT170 offers a resilient housing with a fresh design optimized for professional, on-the-go use. Its rubberized grip and narrow profile allow for more secure handling and enable the projector to be placed on its side for portrait display.

The LT170 is the easiest product in its class to use. The only product in its category to feature automatic keystone correction for instantly square images, it also features AutoSenseT one-touch setup and operation, color-coded inputs, and a user-friendly menu system that users can navigate quickly using the projector's unique rotary dial. The projector offers outstanding image quality for both computer and video sources, with a high contrast ratio of 1000:1 and VORTEX Technology PlusT for accurate colors, excellent black levels and uniform images.

The LT170 incorporates a host of security features to deter theft, including a password protection option, a control panel lock function, and a security slot. The new projector's sealed optical unit reduces its vulnerability to smoke and dust. A recessed lens with built-in shutter enables greater lens protection during transportation and a recessed input panel protects the connectors from damage.

Complete Service and Support Program
NEC's LT170 is backed by a three-year limited parts and labor warranty including one year of coverage by the company's industry-leading InstaCare program providing three business day repair and return or next business day replacement. According to Pacific Media Associates' 2002 Large-Screen Displays Reseller Survey, NEC ranked highest among all display manufacturers for product quality/reliability and warranty repair/return programs. In the survey, resellers rated product quality/reliability as the most important single attribute of a large-screen display manufacturer.

Pricing and Availability
The LT170 is available now through NEC's nationwide network of channel partners. Its estimated street price is $1,795. For more information about NEC's projector products, please call 1-800-NEC-INFO or visit http://www.necvisualsystems.com.

NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division
NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division markets, sells and supports unlimited visual display solutions that enable users to live up to the power of their ideas. Technologies include DLP- and LCD-based mobile, installed and large venue projection systems, as well as PlasmaSync® plasma displays designed specifically for the unique needs of the public display and multimedia presentation environments. The Visual Systems Division is a business group of NEC Solutions America, Inc. To learn more about NEC Solutions, go to www.necsolutions-am.com

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