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Press Release  |  Jun 5, 2000

700-Lumen System Breaks Price Barriers without Skimping on Features

BEAVERTON, Ore., June 5, 2000 – Once again, Lightware is redefining performance and value standards in the projector industry with the launch of Scout XL. The leader in portable, affordable projection technology, Lightware brings its new 5.3-pound, 700-lumen, ultraportable unit directly to mobile executives, traveling presenters and general consumers for just $2,495 – almost half the price of the nearest competitive product.

Designed for even the brightest lighting conditions, Scout XL provides VGA through XGA (native SVGA) resolution to project video, data and graphics with sharp contrast and dramatic image quality. One touch of the new Auto Setup button automatically configures the picture. The magnesium-colored Scout XL utilizes a single panel, full color, 1.6-inch polysilicon LCD light engine and 2000 hour 150-watt UHP lamp to generate 700 lumens, yet remains smaller than a telephone book for ultimate portability.

"Lightware strives to bring the highest quality feature-rich ultraportable projectors possible to the buyer at record-setting prices," Fred Engstrom, vice president, engineering, Lightware, said. "Scout XL represents the embodiment of every bit of our technological know-how combined with subtle design enhancements to reflect what our customers want in an ultraportable projector."

Two video ports and automatic sensing electronics allow Scout XL to connect to and immediately recognize virtually any video source. Two 2-watt speakers emulate stereo sound, enhancing Scout XL's multimedia functionality.

Scout XL rounds out Lightware's complete menu of projectors, including the ultraportable multimedia Scout ($2,195) and data-only Scout 2000 ($1,995); top-selling portable VP800Plus (recently reduced to $1,495); and HDTV-compatible L-1020Plus ($3,995).

"Lightware offers a projector for everyone, regardless of budget or technical needs," Jim Searles, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Lightware, said. "Our $99-per-day ‘Try Before You Buy' program and direct Web store ensure that people get the right projector at the right price and without any hassles."

Scout XL and the full line of Lightware projectors are available directly from Lightware at or by calling 1-800-211-9001, as well as at select audio visual resellers.

About Lightware
Lightware's LCD projectors are used for computer and video presentations in business, training and educational applications. The veteran management and product development teams have more than 50 years of projection industry experience and hold numerous patents.

For product information, contact Lightware, Inc., 9875 SW Sunshine Court, Suite 200, Beaverton, Ore., 97005. Telephone: (800) 211-9001. E-mail:

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