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Interlink Electronics and SANYO to Show World's First Bluetooth-Enabled Wireless LCD Projector and Remote Control
CAMARILLO, Calif., June 14, 2000 - Interlink Electronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:LINK), the world's leading developer of wireless interface solutions and technologies for business communications and home entertainment applications, and SANYO Fisher Company, a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), today announced the world's first completely cordless LCD projector with remote control to utilize Bluetooth(TM) wireless communications technology.
Created as a prototype to drive development of future cordless Sanyo LCD projection products, the new system integrates Sanyo's PLC-EF10NZ large venue projector with Interlink Electronics' Bluetooth-enabled Interactive Remote Control(TM) (model IRC(TM)-RF). The resulting wireless LCD projector system will be displayed by Interlink Electronics (Booth 0429) and demonstrated by SANYO (Booth 1401) this week at InfoComm International 2000 in Anaheim, CA, June 15-17.
"As the world's largest manufacturer of LCD projectors, it made a lot of sense to partner with Interlink Electronics to develop a Bluetooth-enabled projector system," said Rob Pearlman, marketing manager, computer peripheral products at Sanyo's Presentation Technologies Division. "Bluetooth is clearly a compelling technology, and now that a completely cordless LCD projector is possible, it is only fitting that Sanyo and Interlink help bring this to market for the benefit of our customers worldwide."
"This partnership further strengthens Interlink Electronics' position as the world's leading supplier of wireless technologies and devices for business communications applications," said Mike Ambrose, vice president of engineering, Interlink Electronics, Inc. "We remain committed to developing and deploying technologies that drive the world's most intuitive interface solutions. In this spirit, we have developed expertise with many wireless communications technologies including traditional infrared (IR), radio frequency (RF), our own patented optical RemoteLink(TM) Technology, and most recently Bluetooth wireless technology.
"We are pleased to have been selected by Sanyo to lead the Bluetooth implementation of the world's first wireless LCD projector and remote control," Ambrose continued. "Sanyo's depth and breadth in both consumer and business communications electronics makes them an excellent partner in the development of advanced wireless applications."
About Interlink Electronics
Interlink Electronics, Inc. is a leading developer of intuitive interface technologies and solutions for business communications, home entertainment, e-transaction and specialty computing applications. Innovative products include interactive remote controls for business communications and home entertainment markets, electronic signature solutions for network and e-commerce applications, and integrated computer pointing devices. OEM partners include SANYO, Sony, Microsoft, NEC, Sharp, Toshiba, Pioneer, Mitsubishi and InFocus Systems. The Company maintains offices in Camarillo, California and Tokyo, Japan, and is available online at www.interlinkelectronics.com, or in Japan at www.interlinkelec.co.jp.
About SANYO Fisher
Based in Chatsworth, CA, SANYO Fisher Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality multimedia, consumer audio and video, communication, security video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products. Its Presentation Technologies Division is one of the world's largest producers of LCD projectors and digital cameras. The company is a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers.
About Bluetooth Technology
Bluetooth wireless technology provides a means for communication and networking between mobile phones and other portable devices, all in a very small form factor. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, is driving development of the technology. The Bluetooth SIG includes promoter companies: 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba, and over 1800 adopter companies. More information is available at www.bluetooth.com.
From time to time the Company may issue forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The following are among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements: business conditions and growth in the electronics Industry and general economies, both domestic and international; lower than expected customer orders; delays in receipt of orders or cancellation of orders; competitive factors, including increased competition, new product offerings by competitors and price pressures; the availability of third party parts and supplies at reasonable prices; changes in product mix; significant quarterly performance fluctuations due to the receipt of a significant portion of customer orders and product shipments in the last month of each quarter; and product shipment interruptions due to manufacturing problems. The forward-looking statements contained in this document regarding industry and revenue trends, new markets, new products, and future business activities should be considered in light of these factors.
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