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LIGHTWARE 5-POUND PROJECTORS APPROACH $1,000 PRICE BARRIER

Company Brings Portability, Affordability to the Masses

BEAVERTON, Ore., Aug. 15, 2001 - Lightware, the leader in portable, affordable projection technology, is dropping the price of the Scout and Scout XL by $600 each, making the 5-pound units the most affordable, ultraportable projectors on the market.

The Scout and Scout XL are now just $1,095 and $1,395 respectively, making it possible for almost anyone who needs to do professional presentations on the road to own a LCD projector.

"With Lightware, our vision is to equip every mobile professional with their own personal projector," Mark Hand, president, Lightware, said. "With this price change, Lightware has positioned itself to be the first to cross the $1,000 barrier."

The 5-pound, 700-lumen Scout XL has full multimedia capabilities and includes a one-touch auto setup button, allowing users to effortlessly switch between PCs, DVDs, digital camcorders and TVs. The projector provides VGA through XGA resolution.

The Scout features native SVGA resolution to project video, data and graphics with sharp contrast and vivid image quality. This 5-pound, 500-lumen projector has controls for image sharpness, brightness, positioning and volume, as well as adjustments for room lighting.

Both the Scout and Scout XL come bundled with all necessary cables, remote control and a soft carrying case.

Lightware offers consumers compelling options in how they purchase. All Lightware products can be purchased direct from the manufacturer at www.lightware.com or (800) 211-9001 and delivered the next day.

About Lightware

Founded in 1995, Lightware Inc. delivers affordable, portable projection technology for large and small businesses, mobile professionals and the education and government markets. In December 2000, Lightware was acquired by Plus Corp. of America. Both organizations are owned by the $1.5 billion PLUS Group of Japan.

The Lightware Scout family of projectors is powered by the company's patented Optimum Projection Technology (OPT) single-panel polysilicon LCD light engine. The Traveler and Legend families feature Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology. All Lightware projectors are sold at industry-setting prices. For more information, visit Lightware at www.lightware.com.

CONTACT:
Trip Thomas/Laura Weir
The Bohle Company
(310) 785-0515, Ext. 219/262
trip@bohle.com/lauraw@bohle.com

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