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NEC TECHNOLOGIES MAKES DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY AFFORDABLE TO BROADER MARKET WITH HIGH-PERFORMANCE, EASY-TO-USE NEW PROJECTOR

$1,998 Street Price Enables More Users To Give Dynamic Presentations Using Multimedia

Itasca, Ill., September 20, 2001 -- NEC Technologies today opened high-performance display technology up to a broader range of users with the introduction of the VT45, the latest addition to its popular VT Series of ultraportable projectors. The VT45 is bright enough at 1000 ANSI lumens for use in small to large meeting rooms, classrooms and conference rooms and is light enough at 5.6 lbs. for mobile presenters. With AutoSense™ Technology for automatic setup and one-touch adjustments, it is easy for first-time users to operate. NEC's new projector offers users this versatility at an affordable street price of $1,998. As part of the SMARTer Kids Foundation program, which awards sizeable money-saving grants to educational institutions purchasing NEC display products, the VT45 is an even greater value for educators.

With the introduction of the VT45, NEC empowers education, business and government users who could never before afford display technology to make their presentations and lectures more effective and dynamic by using multimedia," said Bob Guentner, product manager for Visual Systems at NEC Technologies. "The VT45 also offers users performance unmatched by any product in its class by offering features not usually seen in this price category. This includes NEC's exclusive VORTEX Technology Plus image enhancement system for incredible image quality as well as features to ensure ease of use and flexibility, such as manual lens shift, a projector/PC remote, and a monitor output for teachers who project while looking at an external monitor." The VT45 is the first projector to incorporate NEC Technologies' exclusive VORTEX Technology Plus(TM). This technology gives users enhanced abilities to easily fine-tune image coloring to their liking for the most natural, realistic colors and versatile image production available today.

The VT45 was designed to be versatile enough for a variety of applications. Compatible with most computers and laptops, and with a broad range of signals, including S-video, video, component video and HDTV, the VT45 also features AccuBlend(TM) Intelligent Pixel Blending Technology for excellent native and non-native resolution display up to SXGA. The VT45 comes equipped with manual lens shift, which simplifies setup by enabling users to adjust the location of the projected image horizontally and vertically without moving the projector. It additionally ships with a convenient carrying case.

Complete Service and Support Program

The VT Series is backed by NEC Technologies' complete InstaCare®, InstaCare Xpress(SM) and TravelCare(SM) warranty programs. Two years of InstaCare coverage comes standard with each projector, giving users the assurance of no-cost one business day replacement or three business day repair and return in both the United States and Canada. When time matters most, InstaCare Xpress provides customers with a "next available flight" replacement option. Finally, TravelCare allows customers to receive warranty service on their projector when traveling internationally, regardless of where the projector was originally purchased.

Availability

The VT45 is shipping now through NEC Technologies' nationwide network of channel partners. For more information on the VT45, please call 1-877-NEC-EDIT or visit http://www.nectech.com. Visit http://www.smarterkids.org for information on obtaining a SMARTer Kids Foundation grant.

NEC Technologies, Inc.

NEC Technologies, Inc. is the only manufacturer with the vision to provide a solution for virtually any display need by offering a wide array of premium imaging peripherals and other technology products to the North American market. NEC Technologies Visual Systems markets, sells and supports unlimited large screen presentation solutions from a single source. The company offers a complete lineup of application-focused products, exclusive technologies, market-driven programs and leading service and support. Products include DLP- and LCD-based field, facility and large venue projection systems as well as the only family of PlasmaSync® plasma monitors designed specifically for the unique needs of the public display and multimedia presentation environments. NEC Technologies, Inc. is an affiliate of NEC Corporation.