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PHILIPS NEW BEST-OF-BREED PROJECTOR DELIVERS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN BRIGHTNESS AND RESOLUTION

The ProScreen 4750 Impact delivers 1000 ANSI Lumens for bright, detailed, crystal-clear images even in daylight conditions
ATLANTA, February 1, 1999 - Philips Creative Display Solutions today announced the Philips 4750 Impact, a powerful multimedia projector which features the highest top-of-the-range brightness of 1000 ANSI Lumens combined with three high resolution XGA panels. Intended for presenters who need to show pin-sharp detail for applications in industries such as graphic design, engineering (CAD/CAM) and financial services; the projector enables audiences to view images in any type of lighting conditions without loss of picture quality.

Exceptional picture performance results from the 120W Philips UHP lamp that provides true, bright and natural colors. Light output is virtually constant, with no perceptible loss of brightness over time and an average life of approximately 4,000 hours per lamp. This performance is enhanced by the Philips LIMESCO chip which uses a full bitmapping picture process to prevent picture distortion regardless of signal source. Compatibility with a wide range of signal formats and resolutions is guaranteed due to fully automatic MultiScan data input handling, from VGA (640 x 480) to SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolutions, PAL, SECAM and NSTC. The 4750 Impact offers full connectivity to virtually any device including PCs and Macs, VCRs, DVD and laser disc players, and digital and video conferencing cameras.

"Philips has again demonstrated its global leadership in a rapidly developing market. Aesthetically pleasing, the Philips 4750 Impact stands out from the crowd in appearance as well as performance," said Hans Webbink, Philips Creative Display Solutions global marketing and sales manager.

Building on the history of Philips award winning design, this robust, compact projector offers low fan noise, a built-in loudspeaker for multimedia presentations, an intuitive graphic user interface and a backlit remote control with an integrated track ball. The Philips 4750 Impact is also ceiling-mountable to ensure maximum flexibility in meeting rooms and other locations where it may be used in a fixed position.

Warranty, Pricing and Availability

For maximum customer assurance, all Philips projectors are backed by Philips unbeatable First Choice service. This provides toll-free customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is designed to handle any situation that customers may face. Free roadside assistance enables users to call for a temporary replacement should they experience any trouble with a projector, and all orders benefit from a free delivery service.

The new ProScreen 4750 Impact is available now through Philips Premium Partners and dealers worldwide with a suggested street price of $7,699.

About the Company

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world’s biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of over US $39 billion in 1997. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, color picture tubes for televisions and monitors, and one-chip TV products. Its 256,000 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors, medical systems, business electronics, and IT services (Origin). Philips is quoted on the NYSE, London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges. News from Philips is located at www.philipsusa.com.

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For more information contact:

Maria Juan-Senabre
Philips Electronics
770-821-3007
Maria.Juansenabre@knox.pcec.philips.com

 

Cara Broglia
Brodeur Porter Novelli
408-324-4848
cbroglia@brodeur.com

 

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