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InFocus Announces ProjectorNet 2.0 to Establish Industry Standard for PC-based Projection Asset Management

Press Release  |  May 28, 2003

New Standard Will Increase ROI by Enabling Management of Projectors Across Heterogeneous Environments

WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2003-- InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, announced today the release of ProjectorNet 2.0, which delivers another innovative advancement aimed at maximizing projector return on investment (ROI) by enabling customers to remotely monitor, control and troubleshoot a larger selection of models and brands "out of the box" than any other solution.

ProjectorNet 2.0 is the result of co-development efforts between InFocus and Spinoza Technology and is based on Spinoza's platform, which is the industry's developing defacto standard for Windows-based asset management over the network.

ProjectorNet 2.0 empowers corporations, universities and other organizations to remotely monitor, maintain and control their projectors just as they manage assets such as PCs and printers. With support for more than thirty models of InFocus, Proxima and ASK projectors, in addition to hundreds of other branded projectors, ProjectorNet 2.0 offers the most complete management solution for businesses and institutions.

"We continue to provide our customers with innovative solutions that will maximize the ROI of their digital projection investment," said Kyle Ranson, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing of InFocus Corporation. "Developing products that support emerging standards will drive the deployment of network-based asset management and the overall market for projector installation."

Created to help minimize theft, maximize utilization and coordinate proactive maintenance, ProjectorNet 2.0 is ideally suited for sites such as corporate office parks, government facilities and universities with multiple installed projectors distributed across various rooms, floors or buildings.

ProjectorNet 2.0 reduces the total cost of ownership of projectors by enabling IT and AV organizations to extend the life of their projectors, avoid projector downtime and stay ahead of maintenance issues with proactive alerts. ProjectorNet 2.0 is also compatible with existing network management applications, so it is easily integrated into most enterprise environments.

"With ProjectorNet 2.0, InFocus is demonstrating its industry leadership and spirit of innovation by advancing the standard for comprehensive PC-based asset management," said Randy Massengale, President, Spinoza Technology. "ProjectorNet enables IT professionals to proactively diagnose a problem, which minimizes the resources required to maintain and troubleshoot projectors on several floors or buildings across a campus."

In addition to power on/off scheduling, remote management and e-mail event notifications, ProjectorNet 2.0 now includes these key enhancements:
-- Expanded projector controls including keystone, brightness, volume and other settings
-- SNMP and DHCP support for seamless network integration
-- Compatibility with nearly 300 projector models from InFocus, Proxima, ASK and other manufacturers

Pricing and warranty information will be announced upon product availability. For more information visit

About InFocus Corporation
InFocus(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:INFS) (OSE:IFC), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, enhances thinking, learning and creativity in boardrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms and delivers superior home entertainment experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images from multiple sources including computers, DVD players, and PDAs. A recognized projection pioneer and innovator, InFocus provides the most comprehensive line of business and home projectors, projector management tools, wireless technology and projection engines. From the smallest and lightest mobile projectors and feature-packed meeting room products to the finest and most compact home entertainment projection solutions, InFocus has garnered industry acclaim for design, functionality and intuitive solutions. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, with regional offices in EMEA and Asia. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at or contact the company toll-free at 800/294-6400 (U.S. and Canada) or 503/685-8888 worldwide.

InFocus, Proxima, LiteShow and LP are registered trademarks and ASK and ScreenPlay are trademarks of InFocus Corporation, and "Digital Light Processing" and "DLP" are trademarks of Texas Instruments.