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Kodak Chooses InFocus Platform for Digital Projectors
WILSONVILLE, Ore -- March 25, 1999 -- InFocus(R), (Nasdaq:INFS) the worldwide technology and market leader in data/video projection, today announced an OEM relationship with Kodak. This relationship will leverage the InFocus popular line of personal projectors and enable Kodak to provide industry-proven digital projectors, based on digital light processing(TM) (DLP(TM)), a Texas Instruments technology.
Sonera Technologies, producer of the industry's standard imaging testing suite, credited InFocus with finally making a projector that delivered on the promise of single-chip DLP and elevated it to a top-tier projection technology.
"InFocus projectors offer a great combination of resolution and brightness with a lightweight design," said George Wright, general manager, Presentation Technologies, and vice president, Digital and Applied Imaging, Eastman Kodak Company. "It's an excellent platform to host our Image Manager software and provide accurate color to make presentations even more compelling."
"Kodak has always been known for exceptional imaging technology. With the DLP-based projectors manufactured by InFocus, they can combine Kodak color with the industry's most popular personal projectors in their line of digital imaging products," said Bill Yavorsky, vice president of worldwide sales for InFocus.
The InFocus line of personal projectors consistently have won the industries highest awards including the PC Magazine Award for Technical Excellence, PC Computing's MVP Award and recently, a 1999 Mobility Award from Mobile Insights, an independent PC analyst firm. InFocus Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing award-winning data/video projection products and services. All projectors provided by InFocus are backed by a comprehensive two-year service warranty, an exclusive "24-hour seven-days-per-week" customer support hotline (800) 799-9911 and our Priority Care program. For the fiscal year ending December 31, 1998, InFocus revenue were $306.7M. The company's headquarters are located at 27700B SW Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9215. Call (800) 294-6400 or (503) 685-8888. InFocus' fax number is (503) 685-8631. Visit the InFocus web site at http://www.infocus.com.
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InFocus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:INFS) is the worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing multimedia projection products and services to present video, audio, graphics and data from personal computers and other electronic devices. The Company's headquarters are located at 27700B S.W. Parkway Avenue, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-9215. The InFocus Systems web site is located at http://www.infocus.com.
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