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Proxima's Highly Regarded UltraLight LS1 Captures Coveted PC World 1999 World Class Award

This 8.4-Pound LCD Projector Packs Big-Projector Features, Added Durability, and Added Value Into a Lightweight, Compact, Affordable Package

SAN DIEGO -- June 24, 1999 -- Proxima(R) Corp., a global leader in the multimedia projection industry, captured the coveted PC World 1999 World Class Award for its well-received UltraLight LS1 in the Projection Systems category. Voted the best of class among dozens of entries by PC World's editors, the UltraLight LS1 received the highest possible rating in performance, compatibility, and reliability.

"To be recognized from among a group of such quality competitors is truly an honor," said Stuart Schaffer, vice president of marketing for Proxima. "It reinforces the fact that Proxima's world class presentation solutions--the UltraLight LS1 primary among them--continue to dominate as the mobile professionals' choice."

The UltraLight LS1: Powered to Go Places

Designed for use by mobile professionals, the LS1 is "powered to go places," offering lightweight, easy set-up and use, and superb image quality. The LS1's compact design and rugged magnesium alloy housing provide a light and durable package that holds up to frequent travels. In addition, the LS1 comes with everything the mobile professional needs for presentations on the road -- a padded carrying case with room enough for a projector and a portable PC, cables for PC and Mac connections, and Proxima's Laser/FX remote with laser pointer, for projector and PC mouse control.

Its long lamp life of 2,000 hours adds durability and means lower maintenance cost and less worry about burn outs. In addition, the LS1 incorporates Fit-to-View(R) technology, supporting full-screen images from any computer with VGA (640 x 480), SVGA (800 x 600), or XGA (1024 x 768) resolution.

The UltraLight LS1's power zoom and focus, a feature usually found only in larger, higher-priced projectors, provides a broad range of projection distances and image sizes, enabling flexibility in positioning of the projector while maintaining a full screen image. Specs include a 1.6:1 motorized zoom lens for maximum adaptability in adjusting to any size room, and support for an image size of up to 25 feet. Once in place, the presenter uses the Laser F/X remote for easy projector and PC mouse control from any point in the room. In addition, the built-in laser pointer allows the presenter to highlight important points at the touch of a button.

Proxima's UltraLight line meets presenters' needs

The UltraLight LS1 is part of Proxima's outstanding UltraLight line of projectors. The UltraLight line offers outstanding portability, image quality and the ability to project from a wide range of media sources -- computer, VCR and DVD. The UltraLight line showcases lightweight, highly functional projectors, each of which fills a specific need for mobile professionals, trainers and business travelers who regularly carry their presentation equipment with them or presenters that want their own personal projector.

In addition to the UltraLight LS1, the UltraLight line includes:

  • The UltraLight LX1, an 800-lumen, 8.1-pound, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution ultraportable projector, that combines portability and low price with unmatched computer compatibility.
  • The Proxima UltraLight SV1, feature-rich, 700 ANSI lumen, native SVGA (800 x 600) projector is intended for the value-conscious mobile presenter.
  • The LB30 is functional and reliable; it projects presentations clearly and helps the user get his or her ideas across with ease.

About the PC World World Class Awards

Launched in 1983, the PC World World Class Awards are the Best Products of 1999 as selected by PC World editors in hardware, software and Internet-related product categories. The eligible products must be PC compatible and commercially available. PC World is the publication of choice among the managers who use and buy PC products for business.

About Proxima

Proxima's reputation as a leader in the multimedia projector industry is due as much to the company's high-level customer commitment as to its outstanding projectors and accessories. Proxima offers the unsurpassed "Customer Care" program, which includes free technical support, hours that work with customers' schedules, personalized assistance and online tech support. Additionally, Proxima's intuitive Web site features the Projector Selector, which enables users to choose the projector that is right for their specific situation. The Web site also includes testimonials and case studies from Proxima customers, as well as application stories that offer unique and unusual ways presenters have used their Proxima multimedia projectors to add impact to their presentations.

Proxima Corp.

Founded in 1982, Proxima is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ask Proxima ASA of Norway (Oslo: ASK). Proxima is committed to delivering the right product to satisfy customer needs, at the right price. Proxima develops, markets and sells world-class presentation solutions to benefit corporate enterprises, work groups, mobile professionals, trainers, and professional public speakers. Proxima's award-winning multimedia projectors include ultraportable, desktop and fixed-installation professional projectors, which increase the efficiency and productivity of business meetings, on-the-road electronic presentations, training and interactive work group sessions. Proxima's Web site is located at www.proxima.com.

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