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ViewSonic Projectors Offer Portability, Practicality and Power to Professionals

Press Release  |  Jun 9, 2004

Micro-portable PJ255D, Versatile PJ520 and Ultra-bright PJ1165
Deliver More Features to Meet Customer Needs

ATLANTA --(Business Wire)-- June 9, 2004-- ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, today unveiled three front projection displays designed to meet the varying demands of business professionals. The additions of the PJ255D, PJ520 and PJ1165 demonstrate the company's in-depth understanding of end-user needs and enhance its robust projector lineup.

Available for an estimated street price (ESP) of $1999, the 2.1-pound micro-portable PJ255D is the ultimate projector for the "road warrior" traveling presenter. Driven by Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing (DLP(TM)) technology, the PJ255D delivers bright and crisp images with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1024x768 XGA native resolution and 1,100 lumens. A zoom lens allows users to change the screen size with the lens ring, rather than physically moving the display, while its whisper-quiet fan extends lamp life and supports distraction-free viewing.

Multiple connectivity options, the ability to support 720p and 1080i HDTV signals and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) capabilities extend the usage scenarios for the PJ255D, making it practical for viewing entertainment at home or presentations in the boardroom.

Weighing 5.9-pounds and loaded with features the professional presenter will appreciate, the PJ520 is light and bright enough to travel with and move around the office. The SVGA projector delivers 2,000 lumens of brightness and 800x600 native resolution for crisp images in varied lighting conditions.

The PJ520 offers the full functionality options typically associated with high-end projectors, including manual zoom and focus, horizontal and vertical keystone corrections, as well as dual RGB inputs that allow users to connect two PCs or add video for multimedia presentations and an RGB output for monitor pass through. At an ESP of $1499, the PJ520 is ideal for government organizations and educational institutions that require projection displays offering high brightness and low costs.

Designed for wall or ceiling installations, the PJ1165 provides customers with unparalleled presentation options for the largest of lecture halls or home theaters. At 3,500 lumens, it offers one of the highest brightness levels of any projector in the super performance class, bettering some similar competitive products by as much as 500 lumens.

Available for an ESP of $4299, the PJ1165 features a contrast ratio of 800:1, XGA native resolution of 1024x768 and remote management of projector controls and diagnostics, as well as PiP, progressive scan and whisper mode capabilities. An included remote with mouse control and laser pointer adds interactivity options to presentations.

"ViewSonic's newest projectors meet the specific needs of our customers through new features, performance levels and value that will significantly improve their presentation experiences," said Jeff Muto, product manager, ViewSonic. "From our lightest and brightest to everything in between, our line meets the diverse needs of all professional presenters."

All three projectors are available now through authorized ViewSonic distributors and solution providers. For more information or images of ViewSonic projectors, or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer near you, visit or call 800.888.8583.

Visitors to InfoComm at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. from June 9-11 can experience ViewSonic's PJ255D, PJ520 and PJ1165 first hand, along with a showcase of the company's full line of visual display products at booth 2155.

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic(R) Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, offers comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 1,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation.