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InFocus ScreenPlay 7200 Wins 2002 CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best Video Product
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2002--InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection, today announced the InFocus ScreenPlay 7200 DLP(TM) home cinema projector has received The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) 2002 Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best Video Product.
"In order to be considered for 'Best Video Product of the Year' entries were judged on custom installation, performance, ease of use and value for money," said Matt Baker, Chairman of the CEDIA Awards committee. "The ScreenPlay 7200 is a great product and it is refreshing to see manufacturers pay attention to the custom installation industry. The features and benefits exhibited in the ScreenPlay 7200 make InFocus' attention and efforts to accommodate the custom installation industry evident."
The ScreenPlay 7200 is a true 720p high-definition projector optimized for home cinema use. It is ideal for home cinema owners and home cinema installers who value impeccable video performance and a true HD experience using the latest technology. Equipped with eight video inputs, uniquely-created optics from Carl Zeiss(TM) and new technology from innovators Texas Instruments and Faroudja(TM), the ScreenPlay 7200 sets the benchmark for the established home cinema market.
"Winning this award validates that our engineering and development teams have continued their high level of excellence, innovation and product leadership," said Scott Hix, vice president and general manager of Business Development at InFocus. "InFocus has successfully adapted and evolved its channel and product strategies to work in a consumer environment. It is a strong statement about our ability to compete in the home entertainment market."
The CEDIA Manufacturer's Excellence Award for Best Video Product of the Year honors the best in consumer home electronics. To determine winners, CEDIA judges examined hundreds of products including rear-projection televisions, plasma screens, switchers, scalers and projectors. In its first year at the show, InFocus beat out a number of finalists to claim the honor.
Along with the ScreenPlay 7200, the ScreenPlay 110 was recognized as a finalist in the Best Video Product category as well. This is the third award that the InFocus Home Entertainment division has won in 2002. Earlier this year the ScreenPlay 110 won both the PC World World Class Award and Audio Video Interiors Excellence in Design Award.
CEDIA was founded in 1989 and represents more than 2,000 member companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems -- typically media rooms, single- or multi-room entertainment systems, home networking, home automation and communication systems, and integrated whole-house subsystems providing control of lighting, security and HVAC systems. Members are established, insured businesses with bona-fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information about CEDIA, visit the association's website, www.cedia.org, or call 800/669-5329.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC) is the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, including designing, manufacturing and marketing award-winning products for business, government, education and home use. InFocus' digital projectors are essential business tools for collaboration, videoconferencing and visual support and offer the best solution for more effective meetings. The projection industry pioneer provides its global customers the ultimate in reliability with the industry's most comprehensive line of projectors and presentation. Solutions range from the smallest and lightest mobile projectors to feature-packed meeting room products and large audience installation and integration services. The company's products and services have been recognized for excellence by business and trade publications including BusinessWeek, 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.