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Press Release  |  Jun 15, 2000

New UGO™ Features Smallest Weight in its Class, High Contrast Ratio and Functional Design

Anaheim, CA-INFOCOMM International, June 15, 2000 - Ideal for presenters on the go, Philips new personal projectors, UGO™ Series, are smaller than a notebook yet boast a high contrast ratio, stellar design and more. With an extremely low weight of 2.9 lbs., making it the smallest projector in it class, the projector is designed for the road warrior that needs to have his or her own presentation tools without a compromise in quality.

The series features the UGO X-Lite (XGA) and the UGO S-Lite (SVGA); both models have 800 ANSI Lumens. In addition, the high contrast ratio of 800:1 gives these projectors a sharp image with high picture performance.

"We really thought about the challenges business travelers face when tasked to give a professional quality presentation without the flexibility of using their own projectors," said Marjon De Groot, director, product marketing for Philips Creative Display Solutions, Philips Electronics. "With this in mind, the UGO gives presenters the flexibility to deliver top-notch multimedia presentations with a product that is not only small in size but also packed with features."

Durable Design and Flexibility Makes it Ultimate Tool for Roadwarriors

The new projectors feature a protective lens that is embedded in the design, making it safe to transport and carry through airports, cabs, train stations and more. The sturdy design features a magnesium cabinet that is 20 times stronger than a similar product made of plastic.

As presenters often have to work in changing environments, UGO has a short focus wide angle lens to deliver a big picture even in smaller rooms where the projection distance is short. It also is compatible with voltages that work around the world, local video systems and main video formats from around the world making the perfect travel companion for both local and international trips.

Features that Enhance Any Presentation

The UGO series boasts Auto Image, a feature that ensures that the projected image is automatically optimized for the best picture quality. With features like digital freeze and digital zoom, portions of the image can be examined more closely. In addition, digital keystone correction compensates for any image distortion, especially when projecting at extreme angles. The projectors also have an integrated USB mouse that enables the presenter to control the mouse cursor of the PC using the remote control of the projector.

Warranty, Pricing and Availability

The UGO S-Lite's suggested retail price is $4,999, and the X-Lite is $6,999. The Philips First Choice™ warranty includes 48-hour swap service, toll-free customer support and worldwide sales support. The projectors will be available soon at Philips CDS resellers.

Projectors Designed to Fit the Boardroom to the Living Room

With UGO, Philips has covers the complete market for projectors covering the personal, meeting and boardroom spaces. The UGO's light weight allows presenters to take it on the road. The Hopper Impact series is ideal for meeting rooms or even home theaters. The Proscreen brings presentations alive in larger conference rooms.

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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Jennifer Haslip
Philips Electronics