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ViewSonic® Corporation Announces PJ1200 Office Theater™ Projector

New Projector Offers High Brightness, Three-Year Warranty At An Affordable Price

WALNUT, Calif. - April 7, 1999 - ViewSonic Corporation, a leading provider of display technology, today announced the launch of the PJ1200 Office Theater XGA projector. This bright LCD projector displays sharp text, rich colors in true 1,024 x 768 XGA resolution. From boardroom to classroom, the PJ1200 boasts 1100 ANSI lumens of peak brightness, a contrast ratio of 200:1 and has an MSRP of $6,995.

The PJ1200 projects uniform images ranging from 30 to 300 inches diagonally without dark corners or edges. The projector's 150-watt UHP lamp lasts up to 2,000 hours delivering sharp, crisp video images with true 16.7 million colors.

"Within the PC channel, 1998 sales in the projector market increased 141 percent. This fact demonstrates an increased awareness by companies and business professionals of the power of multimedia presentations," said Lawren Markle, Product Line Manager for ViewSonic Corporation. "ViewSonic is looking to capitalize on that awareness with the PJ1200. The projector's multimedia capabilities and bright images are suited for a range of users, including graphics companies helping clients visualize their work, and sales and training professionals who need to communicate effectively."

Bezel-integrated two-watt speakers offer impressive multimedia performance. The fully integrated back-lit wireless remote control with built-in mouse also comes with a laser pointer for user convenience. Other features include the ability to adjust on-screen, the volume, brightness, contrast, sharpness and color with the convenient menu-driven control system.

This new LCD projector is Plug & Play+ certified for installation with Windows® 95 and Windows 98. It features two computer and one video connection, to accommodate three simultaneous input sources from video, PC or Mac® systems. The video loop-through connectors are versatile and allow presenters to run monitors for the benefit of their presentation. The projector also supports a variety of popular display and video standards including NTSC, PAL, SECAM and S-Video.

And for convenient transportability, there are both soft and hard optional carrying cases. The projector also features ceiling mount capabilities for permanent installation. The ViewSonic PJ1200 Office Theater LCD projector weighs 17.8 pounds and is backed by a three-year limited warranty on labor and non-consumable parts, plus a 90-day protection for the lamp.

Since 1991, ViewSonic display technology products have won more than 500 awards from independent publications throughout the world. ViewSonic's leadership position is further supported by new industry reports from Display Research, ranking ViewSonic No. 1 in market share for Q4 '98 in several display categories.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic Corporation offers comprehensive display solutions for today's education, entertainment, business and professional markets. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at Tel: (800) 888-8583 or (909) 869-7976; Fax: (909) 468-3756; Internet: www.viewsonic.com.

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