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CTX Opto Delivers EzPro 540 Sub-10 Pound Video Projector

Leading Provider of Advanced Display Products Introduces Lightweight, Affordable Solution for Presentation, Point-of-Sale and Training Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 22, 1999 -- CTX Opto has announced its latest addition to the EzPro family of portable projectors with the EzPro 540, a sub-10 pound LCD video projector ideal for training, sales presentations, retail point-of-sale demonstrations and all video-based applications. With its high-quality image circuit design yielding vivid and colorful images, the EzPro 540 continues the tradition of innovative products from CTX Opto, an industry leader in presentation solutions for the mobile professional.

Video has fast become the medium of choice to rapidly relay information to an audience. A videotaped message is now an integral part of most business presentations, employee training sessions and retail point-of-sale displays. The EzPro 540 easily and inexpensively answers the need for quality video projection by those trainers, sales professionals and retail employees who want to use video as an information delivery vehicle.

"This machine does a nice job covering both corporate meeting needs and applications on the showroom floor," remarked Jon Pepper, executive editor of DigitalFocus. "The combination of bright images and a lightweight package allow it to work well as a presentation tool for business or an attention getter for dealers and retail stores."

The immense popularity of video cameras has enabled many consumers to archive special moments like weddings and graduation ceremonies. The EzPro 540 is particularly attractive for consumers who also wish to own an affordable, lightweight, home theater video projector that can be easily taken on the road to share those important memories with family and friends.

"The use of video as an informational tool is now a common occurrence in a variety of environments and for a variety of applications, from remote learning classrooms to safety briefings for employees, to sales and product tutorials for a company's remote field sales force," said Wilson Chan, managing director for CTX Opto. "CTX Opto is meeting a broad range of needs of mobile professionals, instructors and others by providing an affordable, high-performance video projector that can easily be used anywhere, even at an informational kiosk or as an affordable mobile home theater solution."

The CTX Opto EzPro 540's metal halide bulb illuminates a meeting room with 500 ANSI lumens, far greater than the 300 ANSI lumen output of the average competing projector, yet weighs less than 10 pounds. A contrast ratio of 200:1, the ability to project 16.7 million colors and two on-board 3 watt stereo speakers allow users to maximize video presentations with a minimum of additional equipment. An on-screen multi-lingual display menu and accompanying interface cables allow easy set up and use for NTSC, PAL and SECAM video environments.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The EzPro 540 is available now through authorized audio/video dealers and VARs. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $1,995, and includes a standard two-year warranty.

ABOUT CTX OPTO

CTX Opto was founded in 1991 to provide cutting-edge LCD products, which deliver crisp, clear, distortion-free images to consumers, OEMs and vertical markets. Through the use of leading-edge technologies such as Digital Light Processing (DLP) and plasma displays, CTX Opto produces a full range of Advanced Display Products including LCD monitors and projectors. The CTX Opto EzPro line of portable LCD projectors provides a powerful, mobile presentation solution for use in meetings, seminars and classroom settings. CTX Opto also manufactures flat panel displays ideal for use in hospitals, banks and for those individuals who desire the latest in leading-edge technology. The company's advanced display platforms are sold extensively through retailers and distributors, as well as the OEM, VAR, industrial and manufacturing channels. For more information, call 888/942-2929, or visit the CTX Opto Website at www.ctxopto.com.

CTX Opto and EzPro are registered trademarks of CTX Opto, Inc. All other names mentioned here-in are the rightful property of their respective owners. Any and all claims to pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.

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