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PROJECTORCENTRAL ANNOUNCES NEW SCHOOL DONATION CENTER ON THE INTERNET


Projector industry portal Web site will host new charitable donation center to funnel previously-owned LCD and DLP projectors into the world's classrooms.

SAN JOSE, CA – September 29, 1999 – Supplying donated projectors to the world's classrooms is the goal of the new School Donation Center, hosted by ProjectorCentral (www.projectorcentral.com). The Internet-based donation center will enable any school to post its needs for projection systems in its classrooms. Businesses with used projectors to donate can access the listings and donate equipment directly to the schools of their choice. Schools that may have older LCD projection panels which are being upgraded to projectors can also use the donation center to find homes for those panels in other schools that have fewer resources. The service is free to all participants.

ProjectorCentral believes that with the corporate rush to adopt the latest technologies in projectors, a flood of used equipment is being created in its wake. "Meanwhile, schools are desperate to put projectors in the classrooms, but they can't afford them," said Evan Powell, ProjectorCentral's General Manager, "Schools don't need the latest and greatest—they just need something to put a good picture on the wall. The best thing any business can do with a used projector is put it in a classroom. Donors get a tax credit, the schools get projectors, and ultimately the kids win."

The ProjectorCentral website was launched in June, 1999 as a complete industry resource for buyers and sellers of projection equipment. Visitors to the site can find in-depth information on virtually any LCD or DLP projector, including prices, specifications, reviews, and links to manufacturers' and dealers' websites. The site also offers competitive bidding, allowing buyers to get quotations from dealers online.

"We have thousands of projector industry people coming to this site each week from over 70 countries around the world," said Powell, "Our goal with the School Donation Center is to heighten awareness of the serious need for projection technology in the classroom, and to provide a practical avenue for the industry to begin filling that need."

The School Donation Center is global in scope. Any official representative of any school (public or private, K-12 or higher ed) in any country can post a request for donations and specify the type of equipment needed. Donors can access all listings and make donations either to schools in their home town or state, or optionally they may donate to schools anywhere around the world.

ProjectorCentral is a division of Chisholm, which has served the projection industry for 15 years. In 1998, Chisholm announced a new strategic direction which incorporates a move away from the manufacture and distribution of projection products under its own label and toward information and consulting services. Chisholm will continue to offer customer service and technical support to its installed based of projection products. For more information concerning ProjectorCentral email info@projectorcentral.com.

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