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Press Release  |  Jun 15, 2000

Philips Creative Display Solutions extends its projector range with the feature packed XGA multimedia projector, the ProScreen PXG10

Anaheim, CA-INFOCOMM International, June 15, 2000 - Following the success of the award winning Hopper series, Philips Consumer Electronics is introducing the ProScreen PXG10. This top-of-the-line multimedia projector offers the "power-user" pinpoint XGA resolution, providing more than twice the brightness of its predecessor and containing some very exciting features, including advanced compatibility, digital image correction and enhancement, as well as motorized zoom/focus via keyboard or remote control.

The ProScreen PXG10's super-high brightness of 2,200 ANSI Lumens is due to an innovative poly-silicon active matrix display and a Philips 150W UHP™ lamp. The images produced stay very sharp and crystal-clear, even when the projection distance is exceptionally long. Daylight interference is a thing of the past with this kind of brightness and performance. Even glaring sunlight poses no problem for viewers. This addition to the Creative Display Solution's line is another step in Philips quest to provide a full line of projectors to cover all market segments this year.

Designed to Meet All Requirements

"The ProScreen PXG10 is the flagship in our line of projectors and we're confident that it will meet the most demanding requirements of our customers," said Marjon de Groot, product marketing manager, Philips Creative Display Systems. "Its extra-bright projection, superior picture performance, compatibility with the most advanced systems, and ease-of-use ensures that this projector will make a very big impression wherever it's used, in the boardroom, lecture hall or auditorium".

The ProScreen PXG10 is the ideal replacement for heavier, bulkier CRT projectors. For a projector of this class, it is quite compact. At just under 16 lbs., it's still portable and can easily be ceiling mounted.

Also available, as an option for use with this projector are two easy snap-off lenses, which are unique to Philips. The wide-angled model and a tele-lens cater for almost every size boardroom, allowing the user to customize this versatile projector for any need.

Offers Advanced Compatibility

This projector can be connected to the most advanced data or video devices. The compatibility spectrum is wider than ever before. It can automatically detect signals up to CAD/CAM workstation resolution - and convert these signals without any loss of information. Video systems like interlaced/progressive scan can be selected. What's even more interesting is that DVD, Digital Television (DTV) and High-Definition Television (HDTV) - both in 4:3 and the widescreen 16:9 modes - also can be easily used with this accomplished projector.

Boasts Multiple Added-Value Features

Professional users will appreciate the many added-value features that make the ProScreen PXG10 so easy to use. The Auto Image (Auto Sync) feature ensures that the horizontal size, phase and position of the projected image are automatically and optimally positioned on the screen. A Digital Optical Keystone Correction feature compensates for any image distortion, especially when projecting at extreme upward or downward angles. The Digital Zoom, Pan and Freeze functions enable users to 'freeze' an image, enlarge segments of it and pan and examine these in great detail. The Digital Video Effects feature provides optimum detailing in the image's dark/white scenes.

A key benefit to professional presenters is the ProScreen PXG10's ability to have an additional monitor connected to it. This allows the presenter to maintain contact with the audience and view the projected image without having to turn around to see the projected image at any time. Finally, the Motorized Zoom/Focus enables projected images to easily be adjusted using the ProScreen PXG10's remote control or a local keyboard. This feature is particularly handy if the projector is ceiling mounted.

Standard Accessories

The ProScreen PXG10 is supplied with a standard Universal Serial Bus (USB) mouse receiver. With this mouse receiver, users can control the mouse cursor of the computer via the ProScreen's remote control without having to install complex mouse software, and without having to connect additional cables. The ProScreen PXG10's remote control is a stylish, backlit model that's ergonomically designed for comfort and features an integrated track-ball for ease-of-use.

Warranty, Pricing and Availability

The Philips name stands for quality and reliability. A warranty that's backed up with support service which includes the First Choice 24/48-hour Swap Service™ and a toll-free helpline.

The ProScreen PXG10 will be available in the Spring of 2000 for an estimated $10,499. It can be purchased through Philips' Premium Partners and value-added resellers in the US and in over 120 countries around the globe.

About Philips

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is one of the world's biggest electronics companies and Europe's largest, with sales of $33.5 billion (EUR 31.5 billion) in 1999. It is a global leader in color television sets, lighting, electric shavers, color picture tubes for televisions and monitors, and one-chip TV products. Its 226,900 employees in more than 60 countries are active in the areas of lighting, consumer electronics, domestic appliances, components, semiconductors, medical systems, and IT services (Origin). Philips is quoted on the NYSE (symbol: PHG), London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and other stock exchanges.

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