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PLUS Vision Introduces Brightest Mobile Projector Under Three and a Half Pounds
ATLANTA & BEAVERTON, Ore. --(Business Wire)-- June 9, 2004 From feature packed miniature projectors, to one-touch-print-and-go electronic whiteboards, PLUS demonstrates its leadership in digital meeting technologies at INFOCOMM 2004.
PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, today at InfoComm 2004, unveiled its newest projector, the U4-232, an 1800 lumen, 3.3 pound, XGA Projector. The debut of the U4-232 marks yet another milestone in PLUS Vision's history of offering best-in-class performance tools for presenters with the brightest projector less than 3.5 pounds.
"PLUS Vision's goal is to provide mobile professionals with the most versatile projectors that also have the same capabilities of conference room projectors such as ample brightness. The U4-232 also has the added advantage of being light to carry," said S. Mark Hand, vice president, sales and marketing for PLUS Vision Corporation. "In the fourth quarter of this year we will expand the capabilities of our portable projectors even further by introducing sophisticated features like network support and wireless communications, making a PLUS projector perfect for any meeting, anywhere."
Featuring Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing(TM) technology and coupled with additional proprietary technology from PLUS Vision, the U4-232 features industry leading contrast levels that produce life-like colors and images. With "EcoMode", the U4-232 allows you to extend lamp life by more than 30 percent, providing the end-user with a lower total cost of ownership.
Additionally, the U4-232 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. The PLUS Vision U4-232 supports the latest in video standards, including 480p, 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging. Its DVI (pure digital signaling), RGB (data), component and composite inputs (video), enable the presenter to manage any multi-media presentation or video viewing.
Additional Infocomm Highlights:
At InfoComm, PLUS Vision will exhibit the world's thinnest digital projector, the V3-131, perfect for the mobile presenter. Thin enough to fit into any bag, and weighing only 2 lbs., the V3-131 includes advanced features and functions found with larger projectors, including auto-sensing setup for quick and easy presentations, digital keystone correction, and built-in password security protection.
The U5 Series of projectors will also be displayed. The U5 Series features four projector models that weigh 4 lbs. and have brightness ranging from 1600 lumens to 3000 lumens. All U5 models offer a 2000-hour lamp life, with an "Eco-Mode" option to extend lamp life up to 3000 hours. In addition to whisper-quiet performance, the U5 employs Digital Light Processing(TM) technology from Texas Instruments ensuring that every user will be able to enjoy a lifetime of superior image quality.
PLUS Vision will also exhibit the M5 "personal" electronic whiteboard. Featuring a unique design that measures only 46 inches by 28 inches and offers two writing surfaces, the new PLUS Vision M-5 whiteboard allows the user to save all notes directly to a computer. The board can also be mounted on any surface including any office wall, cubicle wall or on a traditional stand.
PLUS Vision electronic whiteboards allow users to capture information written on the writing surface by either storing the information into its internal memory or optional CF memory card or printing it out by a thermal or plain paper printer,. Notes stored in the whiteboard's internal memory or on a CF memory card can be easily retrieved at a later time, printed out, stored on networks or emailed to employees and business partners.
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. 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 whiteboards 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 http://www.plus-america.com or by calling 1-800-211-9001.