DisplayLink technology powers new InFocus multimedia projectors


12-06-2008

Transforming the way people use and enjoy multimedia projectors, InFocus Corporation (NASDAQ: INFS) has developed two new projector series that incorporate DisplayLink's USB graphics connection technology.

The next-generation projection systems – the InFocus® IN3100 series and IN1100 series – are the first multimedia projectors to embed DisplayLink innovations, which allow people to easily project videos, PowerPoints and pictures with the simple snap of a USB connection.

Convenient "connect and display" capabilities ensure that educators, financial analysts, advertisers, sales staff and other business professionals can stop worrying about laptop-to-projector setup issues and start their meetings and presentations stress-free. The technology makes life simpler and more productive for both professionals and commercial AV experts.

"Together, we've tapped the power of USB to simplify the digital projection experience – delivering both flawless image transmission and practically instant connection," said Hamid Farzaneh, DisplayLink president and CEO. "The new InFocus projectors are an exceptional addition to the lineup of monitors, docks and USB graphics adapters that use our connection technology too."

"By combining InFocus's expertise in projection with DisplayLink's skills in USB-connectivity, we've developed industry-leading products that make projection more user-friendly," said Bob O'Malley, InFocus CEO. "Our intent is to eliminate the frustration users associate with projector set-up."

All of the new projector models include DisplayLink's Auto Install feature, which automatically puts the right software directly onto laptops when they are plugged into the projector. No fiddling with "function keys" is ever required to make a presentation work properly. And, with the multi-display capabilities of DisplayLink's technology, people can operate multiple projectors and show multiple presentations from just a single USB connection and single computer – bringing a whole new level of productivity and simplicity to busy multimedia professionals.

In addition to easy USB connectivity, the InFocus IN3100 series of multimedia projectors provides the high performance of 3000 to 3500 lumens with a 2000:1 contrast ratio and high resolution. The InFocus IN1100 series of digital projectors provides 2000 Max ANSI lumens with an 1800:1 contrast ratio for bright, crisp images. Weighing just 2.7 pounds, the IN1100 series is designed for portability and mobility.

The InFocus IN3100 series starts at $1,499 and is available June 30. Starting at $1,099, the IN1100 series will be available Aug. 8. Both products will be sold through systems integrators, resellers and other channel partners.

About InFocus
InFocus Corporation is the industry pioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market. More than 20 years of experience and engineering breakthroughs ensure continuous improvements in the marketplace, and an immersive audio visual impact in business, education and home environments. InFocus elevates the presentation of ideas, information and entertainment to a vivid, unforgettable experience. With over 1.5 million projectors sold, InFocus sets the industry standard for product innovation and the big picture experience. More information is at http://www.infocus.com.

About DisplayLink
DisplayLink Corp. is a network display chip and software company that helps people create simple connections between computers and displays – via USB, making the benefits of expanded visual workspace available to everyone. Using universally accepted wired or wireless networking protocols and proprietary software compression techniques, graphically rich content can be transmitted easily between a single device and multiple displays over a network. Leading global manufacturers have integrated network display technology into an array of consumer electronics including USB-enabled monitors, projectors, video docking stations and display adapters. More information is at http://www.displaylink.com.

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DisplayLink Media Contact
Kim Stowe
Stowe Consulting
408-839-8750
kim@stoweconsulting.com

InFocus Media Contact
Lauren Pokras
The Lavidge Company
480-998-2600 x542
lpokras@lavidge.com

 

DisplayLink is a fabless network graphics semiconductor and software company, formed in 2003 to develop and exploit methods of delivering content to multiple flat panel displays from a single computer with the view that this technology could lower the costs of computing and thus make information technology much more widely available in developing countries.

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