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PLUS Vision Introduces A New Brighter, Higher Contrast Projector To Its 2-Pound Line

With 2000:1 contrast, this new unit has the highest contrast ratio in its class

BEAVERTON, ORE. - January 28, 2003 - PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, announces the newest addition to its popular 2-pound line of projectors, the V-1100. The new XGA (1024x768) resolution V-1100 projector offers 1000 ANSI lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 2000:1, the highest ratio in the industry for a projector this size.

Approximately the size of a daily planner, the projector takes advantage of the latest generation of Texas Instrument's 0.7" DDR Digital Light Processing쳌 (DLP) technology.

"The PLUS V-1100 really takes advantage of the latest generation 0.7" DDR DLP쳌 technology," said Lars Yoder, Manager of Business Products at the DLP(tm) Products Division of Texas Instruments. "This, together with PLUS's expertise, allows the V-1100 to feature not only 1,000 lumens of brightness for attention-grabbing presentations but also an outstanding contrast ratio that will help the V-1100 to deliver video images of excellent quality - and all in a two pound package."

Designed to enable presentations anytime, anywhere, the PLUS V-1100 includes four-way digital keystone correction (both vertical and horizontal), and a short-focus lens. With it, users can project large-screen presentations, even in small spaces, with ease.

The upgraded 2000:1 contrast ratio will project life-like colors and images, with blacker blacks, whiter whites, and crisp clarity. The Digital Video Interface (DVI) allows for digital-to-digital image reproduction for vivid video and data image quality. The PLUS V-1100 also supports the latest video standards including 480p, 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging. Picture-in-picture functionality and digital zoom round out the many multimedia features.

"Our customers have been very pleased with the reliability and portability of the easy to use V-series," said Mark Hand, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at PLUS Vision. "The high 2000:1 contrast and 1000 lumen brightness makes the new V-1100 ready for any application. Our customers also like that it can easily fit into a briefcase or purse for travel to anywhere."

The V Series projectors ship with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function remote control and soft carrying case. The new V-1100 will be available to end-users for less than $3,000.

Product Lines from PLUS Vision:
PLUS Vision Corp. has the largest offering of 2-pound projectors, including the world's first V-807 and V-1080. PLUS Vision also offers five 3-pound and four 5-pound projectors with up to 2000 lumens of brightness. More information on its complete line is available at http://www.plus-america.com.

Based on the same technology, the PLUS Vision Home Theater Group's award-winning PLUS Piano video projectors have established a new benchmark for value in home theater projection. The affordable PLUS Avanti (HE-3200) includes HDTV compatibility, a zoom lens, and progressive signal support. More information about this projector and the HE-3100 is available at: http://www.plushometheater.com.

About PLUS Vision of America
With its corporate headquarters and the Home Entertainment Group in Allendale, N.J., and the Commercial Products Group in Beaverton, Ore., PLUS Vision Corporation of America manufactures and markets extremely sophisticated, ultraportable and affordable digital projectors and home theater products. PLUS Vision's presentation technology is designed to meet the needs of mobile professionals in business, education and government. PLUS Vision also offers full-featured electronic copyboards and real-time interactive whiteboards. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Group of Japan. The PLUS Group has a 50-year-old history and consolidated revenue of $1.7 billion from its presentation, office and communications products.

PLUS Vision projectors feature (DLP)' technology. DLP' is a trademark of Texas Instruments.