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Lightware Drives Sub-5 Pound Projector
Prices Below $2,000 for the First Time

Ultraportable Projection Technology Now
Fits Budgets of Consumers, Small Business

Beaverton, Ore. – March 20, 2000 – Lightware, the leader in portable, affordable projection technology, is breaking price barriers again with its sub-five pound Scout 2000 projector. To bring presentation technology in line with consumer budgets, Lightware's ultraportable projector will be offered at 1,995 – less than half the price of any other sub-five pound projector on the market.

"We feel the time is right to offer ultraportable projectors directly to the consumer at our Web site, www.lightware.com, at a price they can afford," Jim Searles, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Lightware, said. "Lightware was the first ever to offer a projector under $2,000, the VP800, and now we're the first to bring consumers a sub-five pound projector below the $2,000 mark."

Weighing just 4.9 pounds, the Lightware Scout 2000 takes up less space than a telephone book, slipping neatly alongside a laptop for the business presenter on the go. The Scout 2000 provides road warriors with high resolution, VGA through XGA, and plug-and-play setup. Business professionals can equip any boardroom or meeting space for vivid, graphic-rich presentations in minutes.

"Lightware has the largest volume of e-commerce projector shipments and was the first projector manufacturer to sell direct over the Web, giving consumers a choice in how they buy," said Bob O'Donnell, Research Manager, IDC. "Direct e-commerce is growing rapidly in this industry, and Lightware has led the charge."

For traveling executives and small businesses without multimedia equipped laptops, Lightware offers the original multimedia Scout, featuring NTSC, PAL and SECAM video compatibility, as well as two 2-watt stereo speakers. Lightware's Scout is available for $2,995 direct through Lightware, www.lightware.com, and select audio visual resellers.

About Lightware

Lightware, the leader in portable, affordable multimedia projectors, distributes its products through leading resellers of electronics and presentation systems in the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Lightware products can also be purchased directly at www.lightware.com or by calling (800) 211-9001. For product information, contact Lightware, Inc., 9875 SW Sunshine Court, Suite 200, Beaverton, Ore., 97005. Telephone: (800) 211-9001. E-mail: marketing@lightware.com.

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Contact:

Trip Thomas/Duane Bates
The Bohle Company
(310) 785-0515, ext. 219/245
trip@bohle.com duane@bohle.com

Heidi Schuman
Lightware, Inc.
(503) 748-8700 x720
heidis@lightware.com