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CTX Opto Delivers New Weapon for Presentation Road Warriors

Leading Provider of Advanced Display Products Unveils Latest Lightweight, Affordable Member of EzPro Portable Projector Line

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 22, 1999 -- CTX Opto, Sunnyvale, Calif., has announced its latest addition to the EzPro family of portable projectors with the EzPro 585, a sub-10 pound single-panel SVGA LCD projector ideal for sales meetings, conferences, and training. The EzPro 585 continues the tradition of innovative products from CTX Opto, which delivered the industry's first sub-10 pound projector and the first projector to break the $3,000 price barrier.

"Portable projectors weighing under 10 pounds are rapidly becoming the mobile professional's standard tool for quality presentations," said Barry Young, vice president and senior analyst at DisplaySearch, Austin, Texas. "CTX Opto gives corporations a wide choice of products ranging from single panel polysilicon solutions to DLP products."

CTX Opto is the only manufacturer to offer all three types of portable projector technologies, including single-panel, polysilicon and digital light processing (DLP), to deliver the flexibility to match the individual needs of mobile professionals.

"Industry sales of portable projectors flourished in 1998, illustrating how these devices have become a standard business tool alongside the laptop computer," said Wilson Chan, managing director for CTX Opto. "CTX Opto is committed to meeting this demand by continuing to provide cutting-edge portable projectors like the EzPro 585 that are bright, lightweight and affordable."

CTX Opto's EzPro 585's metal halide bulb illuminates a conference room with 500 ANSI lumens, yet weighs only 9.9 pounds. A contrast ratio of 200:1, the ability to project 16.7 million colors and two built-in 3 watt stereo speakers allow users to maximize presentation graphics applications for a full audience. On-screen display menus allow easy set up and use with the PC, Macintosh and video sources. The projector runs at a true 800 x 600 SVGA resolution and supports compression capabilities to handle 1024 x 768 XGA resolution, with only a 320 watt power consumption.

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The EzPro 585 is available now through authorized audio/video dealers and VARs. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is $2,995, and includes a standard two-year warranty, soft-sided carrying case (which fits both the projector and a laptop computer), remote mouse and all necessary interface cables.

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 herein 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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