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New Full-Featured Portable Projectors from NEC Technologies: Superior Choice for Conference Rooms and Classrooms

Increased Brightness, Outstanding Data and Video Performance, Monitor and Audio Out Connections Allow Users to 'Rule The Room'

ITASCA, Ill., June 15 - NEC Technologies, Inc. has made conference room and classroom projection possibilities abundant with the introduction of the MultiSync(R) MT50(TM) Series projectors. A refined version of the company's award-winning line of portable projectors, the MT1050(TM) and MT1055(TM) provide big projector power in a portable package, thus carrying on their legacy as the "superior choice for conference room and classroom projectors."

"The MultiSync MT50 Series has been optimized to enable users to deliver dynamic, captivating presentations with exceptional data and video quality, while allowing practical application, such as the hook-up of an external monitor," said Don Fasick, Product Marketing Manager for the Visual Systems Division at NEC Technologies. "Whether it is for fixed or portable usage in a college lecture hall, corporate conference room, center for worship or government training facility, the MT50 Series projectors have all the power and versatility needed for presentation success. When combined with NEC Technologies' longstanding reputation for quality and top-notch service and support programs, the MT50 Series is the well-rounded, portable projector choice."

Full-Featured, Exclusive Technologies

The LCD-based MultiSync MT1050 and MT1055 projectors offer XGA native resolution and a powerful 2000 and 2500 ANSI lumens of brightness respectively, allowing for uncompromising use even in locations where the lights are on and the shades are up. Both projectors incorporate a host of exclusive features that "outshine" the competition:

Presenters will benefit from VORTEX Technology(TM), the industry's first complete four-part display enhancement system designed to change the way the world views projected images. The new technology provides data and graphic displays with superior uniformity, color and contrast, and video displays with greater depth, detail, brighter whites and more realistic colors. This translates to the exchange of information that is more eye-catching and memorable.

The MT50 Series projectors contain both monitor and audio out connectors, which are critical to users, such as professors and facilitators, who typically rely upon PCs instead of laptops. The projectors offer broad computer compatibility and are also DTV and HDTV capable so product obsolescence is not an issue.

The new projectors include many of the same advanced features that earned the MT projector line its award winning reputation. The built-in Presentation Viewer enables users to download a presentation directly from their laptop. Not only does this lighten the load by allowing the laptop to be left at home, but it saves time during set-up since it eliminates the need to wait for long computer boot times.

The projectors also make use of NEC Technologies' exclusive AutoSense(TM) technology, which automatically synchronizes and adjusts the projector to optimize incoming computer and video signals. By eliminating the need for time-consuming manual adjustments, AutoSense technology allows the MultiSync MT Series projectors to provide near perfect images while delivering maximum presentation effectiveness. Additionally, Advanced AccuBlend(TM) Intelligent Pixel Blending Technology provides detailed and focused non-native resolution source display.

Complete Service and Support Program

The MultiSync MT1050 and MT1055 are backed by NEC Technologies' complete InstaCare(R), InstaCare XpressSM and TravelCareSM warranty programs that exceed the level of service and support today's professionals have come to expect from their presentation solutions provider. Two years of InstaCare coverage comes standard with each projector, giving users the assurance of replacement in one business day with delivery to and from the customer in both the United States and Canada, or repair and return service in three business days. When time matters most, InstaCare Xpress provides customers with a "next available flight" replacement option (fee-based). Finally, TravelCare allows any MultiSync MT1050 and MT1055 customer to receive warranty service on their projector when traveling internationally, regardless of where the projector was originally purchased.

Availability

The MultiSync MT50 Series of projectors will ship in the fall of 2000 and will be available through the NEC Technologies nationwide network of both professional AV and PC channel partners. For more information about the MultiSync MT1050 and MT1055, please call 1-877-NEC-EDIT or visit the NEC Technologies website at www.nectech.com.

NEC Technologies, Inc.Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Technologies is a leading manufacturer of premium imaging peripherals and other technology products for the North American market. Product lines include MultiSync(R) CRT and LCD desktop monitors, AccuSync(R) CRT desktop monitors, MultiSync portable, fixed installation and large venue DLP and LCD projectors, PlasmaSync(R) plasma display panels, SuperScript(TM) printers, and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS). NEC Technologies, Inc. is an affiliate of NEC Corporation (Nasdaq: NIPNY).