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INFOCUS ANNOUNCES HIGH PERFORMANCE VERSATILE PROJECTOR FOR THE COST-CONSCIOUS IT BUYERThe Affordable LP500 Perfect for Collaborative Meetings and Video Conference Applications
WILSONVILLE, Ore., September 19, 2001 - InFocus(r) Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS) (OSE: IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection, today introduced the InFocus LP(r)500, an affordable, upgradeable meeting room projector. Based on the same DLP(tm) technology platform as the recently announced LP(r)530, the LP500 is a lower-cost option, featuring native SVGA resolution and delivering 2000 lumens of brightness. Perfect for applications such as e-learning, Web and video conferencing, the LP500 offers IT buyers the unique opportunity to purchase a single high-performance projector to meet the needs of multiple users in super-bright conference rooms. In addition, the modular and upgradeable design provides long-term investment protection.
Thanks to its extreme versatility, the LP500 delivers excellent price/performance as a shared meeting-room resource. In addition to the LP500's standard computer, video and audio inputs, an optional module offers additional connectivity options for advanced multimedia functionality. As new technology advancements become available, IT buyers can purchase additional modules and upgrade the LP500 at a fraction of the cost of buying a new projector, improving ROI and protecting technology investments.
In addition to standard business presentations and distance communication, the LP500 can be used for a wide array of media applications, including viewing DVDs, HDTV, video games and digital photos. The LP500 offers outstanding video quality with video-processing technology from Faroudja. Faroudja (a division of Sage Inc.) technology enables smooth and natural images and provides the industry's clearest video. Additionally, in settings where the light conditions allow, the projector can be adjusted to project at 1600 lumens in conservation mode. The conservation mode setting extends the life of the lamp and reduces the audible fan sound by up to 2 decibels.
"The feature-packed LP500 satisfies the needs of customers looking for a versatile, lower-cost projector that is packed with features for conference rooms around the globe," says Benjamin Joy, InFocus business line manager, Conference Room Solutions. "At an estimated street price less than $3,500, the LP500 is one of the most affordable, high-performance conference-room solutions, with more lumens per dollar than any other projector on the market."
Warranties and Availability
The LP500 is now available at an estimated street price of US $3,499. This projector comes with a two-year standard product warranty and one year of ProXchange service.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(r) Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS) (OSE: IFC) is the worldwide leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning digital projectors, technologies and services. The company provides its global 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 three-pound mobile projectors to feature-packed conference room products to large audience fixed installation solutions. InFocus products and services have been recognized for excellence by business and trade publications including CIO Magazine, Smart Business and Mobile Computing & Communications. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at www.infocus.com or contact the company toll-free at 800.294.6400 (U.S and Canada) or 503.685.8888 worldwide
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