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ViewSonic Powerhouse Projector Brightens Boardrooms; Versatile Multimedia PJ1172 Offers Premium Video Performance and Price

WALNUT, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- April 5, 2005 ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, today added the PJ1172, its brightest PC/video projector, to its robust lineup. The versatile and powerful front LCD projection display delivers bright, clear presentations and high-definition video entertainment in large venues, such as boardrooms, lecture halls and religious sanctuaries.

Boasting 4,500 lumens, an 800:1 (typ) contrast ratio and a native XGA resolution of 1024x768, the PJ1172 presents crisp, sharp images in any setting. Easy-to-install short and long throw bayonet lens options offer the ability to project images in any size room, while digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction, power focus, power zoom and lens shift functions ensure the desired image size. Additional advanced features, including progressive scan and video noise reduction combine to provide smooth video performance.

"As our brightest projector, the PJ1172 is an unsurpassed presentation option for business users and presenters utilizing large rooms," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic. "ViewSonic is committed to satisfying diverse presentation demands through its complete PC/video projector line by continuing to deliver the superior visual performance and brighter picture quality customers have grown to expect."

The PJ1172 provides presenters with maximum versatility at an estimated street price of $5,499. Capable of displaying 720p and 1080i high-definition signals, the projector offers sharp focus and comes complete with a one-touch setup button for fast, easy sync. Users can also take advantage of multiple inputs and monitor outputs, as well as network connectivity options to run diagnostics and access projector controls remotely. The projector's whisper-mode reduces noise and extends lamp life up to 4,000 hours.

The PJ1172 is sold with ViewSonic's industry leading customer support program, which includes a one-year limited projector lamp warranty, a three-year limited product warranty and one-year Express Exchange(R) service, along with 24/7 technical support, excluding major U.S. holidays. Available now, the projector can be purchased through authorized ViewSonic resellers, distributors and solution providers, as well as the professional audio-visual channel and mail order. For more information on ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer near you, visit viewsonic.com or call 800.888.8583.

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or ViewSonic.com.