SEATTLE, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ViewSonic(R) Corp. today fueled its
projector market share momentum with five new DLP projectors that meet the
diverse presentation and entertainment needs of classrooms, boardrooms and
road warriors. This launch comes on the heels of tremendous growth for the
company, as ViewSonic became the fastest growing projector brand in the
market in the first half of 2007(1).
The new, affordable projectors - the PJ557D, PJ559D, PJ560D, PJ551D and
PJ260D - all include Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor(TM) Technology,
giving users the best display performance available to the mainstream
market. BrilliantColor(TM) Technology provides richer, more lifelike images
by using a wider range of the color spectrum, making presentations brighter
and more dynamic than ever before.
"Extending beyond the desktop, ViewSonic understands that educators and
busy professionals require easy-to-use projectors with outstanding image
quality that fit within their budget," said Jeff Volpe, vice president of
marketing, ViewSonic Americas. "These new feature-rich projectors
demonstrate how ViewSonic is leveraging its leadership in desktop displays
to deliver a complete portfolio of products with superior visual
performance and quality that surpass customer expectations."
PJ557D, PJ559D and PJ560D - Educational Value
For schools and universities that require A+ performance on a tight
budget, the PJ557D, PJ559D and PJ560D combine ease of use and reliability
with estimated street prices of $799, $899 and $1,099 respectively. These
plug-and- play projectors feature an extended lamp life of up to 4,000
hours to reduce the total cost of ownership, while an integrated RS232 port
provides PC remote access and integrated third party control systems for
easy system administration and decreased downtime. Two five-watt built-in
speakers bring multimedia presentations to life, while multiple screen
modes such as Blackboard, Whiteboard and Greenboard reduce the glare on
each of these specific surfaces. The projectors deliver clear video with a
1024x768 XGA native resolution, and provide bright images with 2,200 lumens
for the PJ557D, 2,700 lumens for the PJ559D and 3,200 lumens for the
PJ551D - Budget-Friendly Projections
The PJ551D projector is available for an ESP of $649 and boasts 2,200
lumens of brightness. The projector includes several image quality
features, such as a 2000:1 contrast ratio and a 1024x768 XGA native
resolution to display crisp, detailed presentations and video. In addition,
vertical auto keystone correction and manual lens shift ensure sharp
images, as well as whisper mode to extend bulb life and reduce fan noise
during important presentations.
PJ260D - Road Warrior Portability
With an ESP of $999, the PJ260D offers compatibility, ease of use and
excellent image quality in a lightweight, mobile form factor that can be
transported effortlessly. The PJ260D's quick and easy set up automatically
synchronizes the input source, making the projector ideal for business
travelers or teachers that move from room to room between periods. The
projector boasts a high 1024x768 XGA resolution, 2,000 lumens and 2000:1
contrast ratio for clear, crisp images, while a remote control with
built-in mouse capabilities and laser pointer allows presenters to
highlight key points without interruption.
The PJ557D, PJ559D, PJ560D, PJ551D and PJ260D are available in November
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(R) 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 www.ViewSonic.com/projectors or call 800.888.8583.
ViewSonic(R) Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display
products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of
innovative products including LCD monitors, LCD TVs, projectors, digital
signage displays and other display products. For further information,
please contact ViewSonic Corp. at 800.888.8583, 909.444.8888 or visit
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(1) Decision Tree Consulting Worldwide
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