World's brightest ultra-compact, ultra-thin DLP projector
New PLUS U2-1080 XGA and PLUS U2-870 SVGA projectors are expected
to set an entirely new performance standard for ultra-compact digital
projectors when they are introduced to the world at the 1999 Infocomm
conference and trade show;
Weighing 5.7 pounds and featuring an ultra-thin 2.28" profile, the
PLUS U2-1080 XGA Digital Projector delivers an eye-popping 800 ANSI
Lumens of brightness while the 5.6-pound PLUS U2-870 SVGA model
delivers an equally stunning 700 ANSI lumens - while achieving superior
image quality with high uniformity and contrast ratio.
the growing capabilities of its advanced R&D laboratories and product
development programs, PLUS Corporation today announced the market
introduction of a new generation of ultra-compact and ultra-thin
DLP_ Projectors designed to clearly establish a bold new benchmark
for mobile presentation performance and value. The PLUS U2 Series
of Digital Projectors - the world's brightest ultra-compact digital
projectors weighing less than six pounds- will be unveiled next
month at the 1999 Infocomm Show in Orlando, Florida at Booth #2321.
The new PLUS U2-1080 XGA and PLUS U2-870 SVGA Digital Projectors,
which feature Digital Light Processing_ (DLP_) technology by Texas
Instruments and the newly enhanced PLUS Optical Engine, weigh, respectively,
5.7 pounds (XGA model) and 5.6 pounds (SVGA model), measure 2.28"
in "thinness," and deliver, respectively, 800 and 700 ANSI lumens
of brightness. What's more, they both feature a 500:1 contrast ratio
(full on/off), digital keystone correction, automatic adjustment
set-up, manual and digital image zooming, new advanced compression
technology, direct mouse control, freeze function, pick-mute function,
quick-release adjustable feet, on-screen pointer, full function
remote control with laser pointer - and a host of other features.
In addition, both new PLUS U2 Series Digital Projectors deliver
a spectacularly clear, sharp image quality, due to the fact that
they incorporate a fly-eye lens and the enhanced PLUS Optical Engine.
What's more, both the PLUS U2-1080 XGA and PLUS U2-870 SVGA Digital
Projectors set a new standard for compactness, measuring an incredibly
small 2.28" (H) X 9.25" (W) X 11.69" (L).
"Until today, the decision to purchase an ultra-compact digital
projector has presented inherent trade offs in performance quality
for mobile presenters," today stated Tom Oishi, President of PLUS
Corporation of America. "In exchange for enjoying the benefits of
compactness, users were forced to accept lower levels of performance
in the areas of brightness, image clarity and uniformity, and user
"Those days are now in the past. With the market introduction of
the new PLUS U2 Series of ultra-compact, ultra-thin and ultra-light
digital projectors, mobile presenters can have it all - truly heavyweight performance features
and quality in the extremely compact case they increasingly require,"
According to Oishi, the new U2-1080 XGA and U2-870 SVGA projectors
will astound Infocomm show attendees with their image quality, clarity
and uniformity. "We believe the PLUS U2 Series is in a class by
itself when it comes to image superiority," he emphasized. "No other
comparable projector can come close to matching the quality, clarity
and uniformity of image these new projectors deliver. In every measurable
respect, the new U2 Series makes superior performance quality a
practical reality for quality conscious mobile computing and communications
Dennis Fritsche, Manager of Business Product Solutions at the Texas
Instruments Digital Imaging Division -the group responsible for
the development, manufacturing and marketing of DLP technology-
today commented, "This is a very significant announcement by PLUS
Corporation. It demonstrates once again the leadership that products
using DLP technology have in the market for very small, very light
"Particularly noteworthy is the 'no compromise' approach PLUS has
taken to the issue of image quality," he emphasized. "The combination
of the PLUS Optical Engine and the inherent advantages of DLP technology
has resulted in a new projector series that we expect will see substantial
success in a rapidly growing market."
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