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PLUS Vision Adds Two XGA Projectors to its Value Priced U5 SeriesTwo latest models in PLUS Vision's U5 Series add brightness and introduce an innovative new Short-Focus Zoom Lens
BEAVERTON, ORE. - Dec. 15, 2003 - PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, expands its U5 Series of feature packed, value priced projectors. PLUS is introducing the U5-132 and the U5-232, 2000 lumen XGA (1024x768) projectors.
Both the U5-132 and the U5-232 are equipped with a short-focus manual zoom lens. The new short-focus zoom lens allows users to project images in virtually any space.
While both projectors offer much of the same features, the U5-232 is additionally equipped with PLUS Vision's Bright Mode solution. When in "bright mode," the projector illumination is boosted to 3000 lumens, while projecting spreadsheets and text documents.
"With the addition of these two 'value-based' projectors to our new U5 series, users can select the projector that best fits their presentation style and environment," said S. Mark Hand, vice president, sales and marketing. "The U5-232 provides executives, educators and government officials the best projection versatility in the market today."
Compact and weighing a light four pounds, the PLUS U5 Series offers a 2000:1 contrast ratio and displays crisp clear images with life-like colors. All U5 models offer a 2000-hour lamp life, with an "Eco-Mode" option to extend lamp life to 3000 hours. In addition to whisper-quiet performance, the U5 employs Digital Light ProcessingT technology from Texas Instruments. This ensures that every user will be able to enjoy a lifetime of superior image quality.
From presenters-on-the-go to educators to boardroom planning sessions, presenters today require security features to deter theft. The U5 series features password security protection that disables the use of the projector if a valid password cannot be produced. The U5 series also features a keylock slot for anti-theft wire lock devices that keep a projector at its intended location.
The U5 series offers support for the latest video standards including 480p, 576p 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging and also features a built-in line doubler. This improves and enhances the video performance from any of the projectors video inputs, including component (YCbCr, YPbPr), S-video and composite video inputs.
The U5 series offers many features presenters demand including, auto setup, 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 displays the remaining time for the presentation on screen.
Pricing & Accessories
The U5-132 will be introduced with a street price of $2,895 and the U5-232 at $3,095. The U5 series ships with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function remote control and soft carrying case, fulfilling every requirement for effective presentations. The U5 series comes standard with PLUS's safe and secure 3-year warranty.
Product Lines from PLUS
PLUS Vision Corporation of America provides sophisticated, ultra-portable 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, traveling 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 ProcessingT technology. DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments.