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Press Release  |  Oct 25, 2000

InFocus also enhances the best selling conference room favorite with the Proxima DP6850+

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - October 25, 2000 - InFocus Corporation(r) (NASDAQ: INFS; OSE: IFC), the worldwide leader in data/video projection, has launched a new Proxima XGA projector, the DP6150, as the latest addition to its range of conference room projectors. The first fully digital desktop LCD projector on the market, the Proxima DP6150 features a new standard in presentation solutions with Digital Visual Interface (DVI) connectivity, light weight and low operating noise. Proxima has also enhanced its DP6850+ projector - a favorite for business, education and government - with added performance features and brighter lumens.

The DP6150, with DVI, adheres to the new standard for data connectivity while supporting current analog computers. DVI, pioneered by the Digital Display Working Group, is the key enabling interface standard accelerating the computer industry move toward completely digital image solutions. DVI eliminates the need to convert an analog-only video signal from desktop and portable computers, allowing the DP6150 projector to provide an all-digital image solution to enhance image quality and making it even easier to use.

Featuring 1400 lumens of brightness, XGA resolution and a high contrast ratio of 450:1, the DP6150 ensures bright, sharp images and colors to be used in any mid-sized conference room or classroom, even with the lights on. Digital keystone correction provides a square image whatever the angle of the projector, and the built-in zoom and focus capabilities allow for easy installation in a variety of environments. At just 7.9 pounds, this Proxima projector offers easy mobility from room to room. The ability to connect to five different sources simultaneously for smooth transitions between presentation mediums makes the DP6150 one of the most versatile projectors on the market.

"The DP6150 marks the first in a range of performance-packed conference room projectors to be produced by the new InFocus Corporation," said Werner Heid, executive vice president of InFocus Corporation. "With bright XGA resolution, superb digital connectivity and multiple inputs, the Proxima DP6150 offers an ideal communications solution for corporate and classroom applications."

State-of-the-Art Features

The Proxima DP6150, one of the quietest projectors in its class with an operating noise level of less than 34dB, is designed with features to make any presentation professional and interactive. The BatMouse III remote gives the presenter full control over the projector from anywhere in the room. For added connectivity, the DP6150 includes RS232 support, which allows management of the projector from a computer or a third party control system. Features also include PS/2 and USB mouse support, and digital zoom x7 (up to seven times magnification). The projector's icon and text based menu system, available in 11 languages, allows for easy navigation. The monitor loop-through permits the user to view his presentation, even if standing with his back to the screen.

Proxima has also enhanced one of its best selling projectors for business, education and government - the DP6850 - to include an increase of 300 lumens, optional lenses and connectivity with Proxima's new ProjectionLink(tm) networking solution. At 1800 ANSI lumens, the new DP6850+ is a perfect projector for medium-size venues such as classrooms and conference rooms. The DP6850+ features advanced capabilities such as auto-sync, digital keystone correction and USB mouse support to make setup quick and easy, as well as new optional short- and long-throw lenses for a wide range of projector placement options.

Warranties and Availability

The Proxima DP6150 and DP6850+ both come with the security of a 90-day (or 500-hour) limited lamp warranty, plus a full two years projector warranty on parts and labor.

Both new projectors are now available in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia through Proxima's worldwide network of resellers including audio visual resellers, PC distributors and others. The MSRP for the DP6150 is US$7,999; the MSRP for the DP6850+ is US$8,799. As one of the world's leading data/video projector brands, Proxima offers a wide range of multimedia projectors, audio and video conferencing solutions and presentation tools to increase the efficiency and productivity of its customers. For information about Proxima products, visit or call 1.888.PROXIMA.

About InFocus Corporation

InFocus Corporation (NASDAQ: INFS; OSE: IFC) is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning data/video projectors, technologies and services. The company provides its worldwide customers with the industry's most comprehensive line of projectors and presentation products marketed under its three brands: InFocus, Proxima and ASK. Solutions range from the three-pound class of mobile projectors to feature-packed conference room projectors, super bright fixed installation systems along with audio- and video-conferencing equipment. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at or contact the company toll-free at 800.294.6400 (U.S. only) or 503.685.8888.

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InFocus, Proxima, and ASK are registered trademarks, and ProjectionLink is a trademark, of InFocus Corporation

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