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In Focus® Unveils LP1200, an Executive Class Conference Room Projector

Press Release  |  Feb 1, 1999

Industry leader InFocus® blends auditorium-class and premium performance features with conference room convenience

WILSONVILLE, Ore. - February 1, 1999 - In Focus® the worldwide market leader in data/video projection systems, today introduced the In Focus LP1200, a feature-rich, 1200-lumen, native XGA (1024 x 768) projector for the conference room. Packed with a wide variety of unique and differentiated features designed to help presenters deliver clear and compelling messages, the InFocus LP1200 delivers premium projection performance for effective presentations collaborative meetings, training seminars, boardroom sessions and more. Features such as picture-in-picture display, digital zoom and electronic keystone correction combined with built-in PC card slots and four inputs (two computer, two video) connectivity make this a "state of the art" product.

"The LP1200's combination of high brightness and set of advanced features, such as picture-in-picture and PCMCIA slots, are rarely found on projectors in this price range," according to Bill Coggshall, president of Pacific Media Associates, the Mountain View, CA-based large-screen displays market research firm. "Furthermore, our monthly Reseller Tracking Service shows that the above-1000 lumen category has grown seven-fold during the last six months, and we expect substantial continued growth in this high-brightness category."

Dual source display, one of the leading innovations in the InFocus LP1200, provides instant-on, picture-in-picture capabilities. This feature gives presenters the unique option to view a second spreadsheet on top of the first, add a video clip to play alongside displayed data or switch between two simultaneous presentations at once. With the touch of a button, sharing complex drawings, schematics or spreadsheets is easy with the LP1200. Place it on a cart, table or cabinet - the LP1200 offers electronic zoom and electronic focus allowing the versatility to present from anywhere in the room - no matter what the size.

Featuring a color palette of 16.7 million colors, the native XGA-resolution, 20-pound LP1200 handles high-resolution business graphics with ease, while 250:1 contrast and advanced polysilicon LCDs ensure saturated colors and crisp detail in graphics, spreadsheets, video and data. Ideal for financial, engineering, architectural and higher education training and interactive meetings - the full-featured InFocus LP1200 is the total solution for today's conference room needs.

"The LP1200 enhanced feature set provides the exceptional quality and performance previously found in projection systems costing twice as much," says Bill Yavorsky, InFocus vice president of worldwide sales. "The addition of this new Executive Class projector to our suite of products provides another premium tool for those striving to achieve success in meetings."

In Focus Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing award-winning data/video projection products and services. All projectors provided by In Focus are backed by a comprehensive two-year service warranty, an exclusive "24-hour seven days per week" customer support hotline (800) 799-9911 and our Priority Care program. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 1998 In Focus revenue was $306.7M. The company's headquarters are located at 27700B SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9215. Call (800) 294-6400 or (503) 685-8888. In Focus' fax number is (503) 685-8631.


NOTE: This press release includes forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and several factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to anticipated revenues, gross margins, earnings, and availability of products manufactured on behalf of the Company, backlog and new product introductions. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements: 1) in regard to revenues, gross margins and earnings uncertainties associated with market acceptance of and demand for the Company's products, impact of competitive products and pricing and dependence on third party suppliers; 2) in regard to product availability and backlog, uncertainties associated with manufacturing capabilities and dependence on third party suppliers; and 3) in regard to new product introductions, uncertainties associated with the development of technology and the establishment of full manufacturing capabilities, dependence on third-party suppliers and intellectual property rights. Investors are directed to the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's 1997 Form 10-K, which are available from the Company without charge, for a more complete description of the risks and uncertainties relating to forward looking statements made by the Company as well as to other aspects of the Company's business.

In Focus is a registered trademark of In Focus Systems, Inc. and LP, CableWizard and PriorityCare are trademarks of In Focus Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are for identification purposes only and are the property of their respective companies.

For editorial information contact:

Rich Williams
In Focus
(503) 570-8302

For investor information contact:
Jeff Bouchard
In Focus
(503) 685-8609