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Press Release  |  Jan 8, 2007

Starting at Price Points of $399, Latest Offerings Support Diverse Applications, from Presentations to Movies and Gaming

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2007 – After more than doubling its projector market share in 2006 (1), ViewSonic ® Corp. today delivered on its aggressive commitment to bring more projector options to users in the office, on the road or at home with five projectors—the PJ503D, PJ506D, PJ556D, PJ588D and PJ358. In addition to providing mobility and versatility, the projectors provide affordability and value with estimated street prices (ESP) as low as $399. The PJ503D, PJ506D, PJ556D, and PJ588D also incorporate Texas Instrument's DLP ® technology—the industry's leading display capabilities—with other ViewSonic features, to meet the diverse presentation and entertainment needs of offices, classrooms, homes and religious sanctuaries.

"As ViewSonic rolls out new offerings for the home entertainment market, we're also maintaining our focus on business and education applications," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of marketing, ViewSonic Americas. "From fully featured, ceiling-mounted projectors for university lecture halls, to portable powerhouses for corporate road warriors, ViewSonic is continuing to deliver innovative display products for any application."

PJ503D, PJ506D and PJ556D - Enterprise Power and Value for Education
For organizations that require outstanding performance on a budget, the PJ503D, PJ506D and PJ556D include display features scaled to fit their needs for breakthrough ESPs of $399, $699 and $899, respectively. With plug-n-play designs that are easy to install and use, the 1500 lumen PJ503D and the 2000 lumen PJ506D feature an 800x600 SVGA native resolution, while the 2000 lumen PJ556D offers a native resolution of 1024x768 XGA. The projectors deliver bright images and clear video, along with a whisper mode to extend bulb life and reduce fan noise during important presentations.

PJ588D - DLP Workhorse
The powerful PJ588D, sold for an ESP of $1,199, boasts 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio to display crisp, detailed animated presentations or video conference calls at a 1024x768 XGA native resolution. The projector supports multiple inputs, including RBG, composite and S-Video, and also can display video sources on a remote monitor to allow presenters to see what is being projected on the screen behind them. For added convenience, users can unplug the PJ588D at the conclusion of a presentation, saving valuable "cool down" time without risking damage to the bulb. Its feature set also includes a Daylight mode; an integrated ambient light sensor that detects lighting conditions and automatically corrects picture settings to deliver optimum image quality in any setting; an Eco mode that can extend the life of the bulb up to 4,000 hours; and enhanced security features to prevent unauthorized usage and theft.

PJ358 – Portable and Professional
For mobile workers or businesses seeking a versatile, portable projector, the PJ358 LCD projector packs 2,000 lumens of brightness and a 1024x768 XGA resolution into a sleek, compact device weighing less than 4 pounds. Featuring exceptional versatility, the PJ358 has a USB port that allows users to present images including JPG and M-JPG directly from a USB flash drive, eliminating the need to travel with a PC. It can also project a 60-inch screen image from less than five feet away, allowing users to present big ideas in small rooms. With a remote control, whisper mode, security features and auto-keystone correction for easy set-up, the PJ358 offers features that fit a variety of business needs. The PJ358 is available for an ESP of $899.

The PJ588D, PJ506D, PJ556D and PJ358 are available now through authorized ViewSonic professional audio-visual resellers, distributors and solution providers. The projectors will be sold with ViewSonic's superior customer support program that includes a three-year limited product warranty, 24/7 technical support and one year of Express Exchange ® service at no additional charge. ViewSonic also provides a one-year lamp warranty.

For more information on ViewSonic projectors or to locate an authorized ViewSonic dealer, visit or call 800.888.8583.

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic ® Corp., a worldwide leader in visual display products, allows users to "See the Difference™" by offering comprehensive display solutions for today's business, education and consumer electronics markets. The company's products have won more than 2,000 awards globally from independent publications and organizations.

Headquartered in Walnut, Calif., ViewSonic was founded in 1987 and is a privately held corporation. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corp. at tel: 800.888.8583 or 909.869.7976; fax: 909.468.3736; or

(1) Decision Tree Consulting Worldwide