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Press Release  |  Feb 1, 2000

Designed for business travelers on the go

WALNUT, Calif. — February 1, 2000 — ViewSonic® Corporation today announced a new addition to its ever expanding Office Theater Projector series, the PJL1005 LITEBIRD. Specifically designed for traveling business executives, the LITEBIRD is a 5.6-pound DLP™ XGA projector. Perfectly suited for video and PowerPoint presentations, the LITEBIRD creates a large, bright image in small spaces due to its excellent focal length and design.

"The LITEBIRD is the culmination of work by ViewSonic labs and our field staff who listened to what traveling business executives and sales professionals needed," noted Lawren Markle, ViewSonic senior product manager. "Traveling executives today need a reliable, bright projector that can produce an impressive picture even in small conference rooms. Presenters want the projector to contribute to the overall impression of the presentation, not detract from it, and they need to be able to carry it along with their laptops without fatigue."

Features of the LITEBIRD include 900 ANSI lumens, support for 16.7 million colors and native resolution of 1024x768. The LITEBIRD takes advantage of Texas Instruments' cutting edge DLP™ (digital light processing) chip in combination with high performance Carl Zeiss optic engine for superior picture quality and brightness in an elegant and easily portable projector.

"Couple the best chip technology available with the highest quality lenses in an elegant and stylish package and you get the LITEBIRD," continued Markle.

The LITEBIRD features a remote control that permits on-screen, instant drawing, which is extremely useful when a presenter wants to emphasize a particular point or show movement from point to point for emphasis. The remote also features the ability to black-out the screen, freeze, mute, magnify, standby, select PC or video input, perform mouse functions and more. Also included on the projector, an "auto-tune" button for perfect image sync with your computer in one touch.

Two connection options are available — a simple lightweight 15-pin video cable for use with most notebook computers and a full-featured hub for multiple inputs and outputs including VCR and DVD videos and looping signals for secondary displays. Additional features include front/rear projection and upside down/right side up compatibility. A sleek black carrying case accompanies the projector.

The LITEBIRD™ is fully backed by ViewSonic's three-year warranty on non-consumable parts and labor, plus 90-day protection for the 2000-hour replaceable lamp. Toll free support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Scheduled to ship in mid February the LITEBIRD is available for MSRP $6,495, wherever ViewSonic® products are sold. For more information, contact Ray Neria in the ViewSonic advanced product group at 909.444.8644 or 800.888.8583.

About ViewSonic

ViewSonic Display Technology™ products have won more than 600 awards from independent publications and organizations. ViewSonic's leadership position is further supported by being ranked as the United States' No. 1 best selling flat panel display provider by Display Search (Q2 '99) and the No. 1 best selling independent monitor brand by Stanford Resources (Monitrak Q3 '99).

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic Corporation offers comprehensive display solutions for today's education, entertainment, business, Internet and professional markets. As of September 1999, ViewSonic is one of only 330 North American companies to receive the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification. Additionally, the British Standards Institution certified ViewSonic to ISO 9001 in June 1998 and ISO 14001 in October 1998. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736. Internet:

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Trademark footnote: DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

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Company Contact: Jill Balsamo
ViewSonic Corporation

Editorial Contact: Bruce Freeman
ProLine Communications, Inc.