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Plus Vision Corp of America Introduces Best-in-Class Three Pound2000 lumen projector with wireless network and PC-free functionality
BEAVERTON, ORE. - November 9, 2004 - PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in projector miniaturization technology, today announced the new PLUS U4-237; a 2000 lumen, XGA Projector. The feature packed model offers the best performance with the strongest brightness in the 3.5 pound class.
"Reaching our goal of providing mobile professionals with projectors that are as capable and versatile as larger conference room projectors is a milestone for PLUS Vision," said S. Mark Hand, vice president, sales and marketing for PLUS Vision Corporation. "With the U4-237's bright color-rich images and the best projector features, presenters need not sacrifice functionality for weight."
Featuring Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing™ technology and additional proprietary technology from PLUS Vision, the U4-237 is equipped with industry leading 2000 lumens of brightness and 2000:1 contrast levels. The high contrast levels produce ebony blacks and alabaster whites that allow the eye to perceive even greater brightness.
This new projector has new wireless network capabilities including a CompactFlash (CF) card wireless LAN module that can connect multiple PCs without the hassle of switching cords. The new CF card allows for basic projector operations (e.g. power on and off or switch input signals) from a web browser and the option to save PowerPoint™ presentations directly onto the CF card. Presentations can be delivered directly from the projector; freeing a presenter from connecting to a laptop.
PLUS has also built in WEP standard wireless LAN encryption for safe, secure data transmission.
Leveraging technology and product synergies, PLUS Vision has also included technology that allows images to be projected directly from a PLUS M-10 electronic whiteboard to the U4-237. Presenters can now place images directly onto the built-in memory card of the U4-237.
Other key features that are standard with the PLUS U4-237 are the manual and 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 U4-237 also has "EcoMode", which extends lamp life by more than 30 percent; providing a lower total cost of ownership.
The PLUS U4-237 supports the latest in video standards, including 480p or 576p for progressive DVD, and 780p or 1080i for HDTV. Its DVI (pure digital signaling), RGB (data), component and composite inputs (video), enable the presenter to manage any multi-media presentation or video viewing.
Pricing & Accessories
The U4-237 will be introduced with a street price of $2,495. The U4 ships with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function remote control and soft carrying case. The U4-237 series comes standard with PLUS's 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. PLUS Vision offers the most projectors in the two-pound category. 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 whiteboards.
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 by calling 1-800-211-9001.
PLUS Vision projectors feature Digital Light Processing™ technology. DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments.