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PLUS Vision Expands Three-Pound Line Of Projectors; Models Offer Zoom Lens And Compact Flash Card Support

Two newest models in PLUS Vision's U4 series continue line of high contrast, feature-rich projectors offering superior performance at low cost

BEAVERTON, ORE. - May 22, 2003 - PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, announced today the new U4-136, a 1500 lumen XGA projector, and the U4-112, a 1300 lumen, SVGA projector. Both models feature zoom lenses; the U4-136 also features CompactFlash card support, an important laptop-free feature for mobile professionals. With the introduction of these two models, PLUS Vision is expanding its U4 series of projectors in the three-pound category. Versatile, feature-packed, DLP projectors, the U4 series is ideal for boardroom, classroom, or mobile presentations.

Based on Texas Instruments' next generation Digital Light Processing쳌 chip technology and coupled with additional proprietary technology from PLUS, the U4-136 and the U4-112 feature high-contrast, life-like colors and images. Both projectors offer a 1500 hour lamp and an "EcoMode" option to extend lamp life more than 30 percent (up to 2000 hours). The two projectors further offer whisper-quiet performance.

"Our development team has done a tremendous job of significantly expanding functionality in these new U4 projectors , while maintaining our signature small size," said S. Mark Hand, vice president, sales and marketing for PLUS Vision Corporation. "CompactFlash card support enables the user to make presentations without hooking into a computer. The zoom lens feature is another example of the expanded versatility of these new projectors, making them great installation solutions for the boardroom or classroom."

To meet the needs of the mobile presenter, the U4 series offers digital zoom, digital keystone correction, and a presentation timer. The timer can be set for presentation times of 10 to 60 minutes in 10-minute increments. It features an indicator that displays the remaining time for the presentation on screen. The PLUS U4 projectors also support the latest in video standards, including 480p, 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging. Additionally, they allow for DVI (pure digital signaling), RGB (data), component and composite inputs (video), thereby enabling any multi-media presentation or video viewing.

The addition of the CompactFlash card support to the U4-136 allows mobile professionals to pre-record PowerPoint쳌 presentations onto a CompactFlash card, enabling quality, "laptop-free" presentations.

Both new projectors come standard with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function credit-card-styled remote control and a soft carrying case, fulfilling every requirement for effective presentations.

The U4-112 will be introduced with a street price of $1,995 and the U4-136 at $2,695.

Product Lines from PLUS Vision
PLUS Vision Corporation of America provides sophisticated, ultraportable and affordable presentation technology for business, education, government and home use. The recognized leader in projector miniaturization, PLUS Vision has the largest selection of ultra-portable DLP projectors with a comprehensive range of features to meet the varying needs of corporate executives, educators, travelling professionals and others. In home theater projection, its award-winning video projectors have established a new benchmark for value. The company's focus on continuous performance boosts, lower total cost of ownership and excellent customer support is also evident in its line of full-featured electronic copyboards and real-time interactive white boards.

About PLUS Vision Corp. of America
PLUS Vision is a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Group of Japan, a 50-year-old company with revenue of nearly $2 billion. Its U.S. corporate headquarters are located in Beaverton, Oregon. More information about PLUS Vision Corp. of America is available by visiting www.plus-america.com or www.plushometheater.com, or by calling 1-800-211-9001.

PLUS Vision projectors feature Digital Light Processing쳌 technology. DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. PowerPoint is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.