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Clarity Visual Systems Signs Contract With InFocusTo build ultra-thin digital displays which will carry the InFocus brand (August 25, 2004)
Clarity Visual Systems, Inc. announced today a contract with InFocus Corporation to manufacture their TD-61 product recently introduced at the InfoComm tradeshow in Atlanta. The 61-inch displays will be part of the ultra-thin rear projection category, which the companies are pioneering to reach new markets and customers.
The agreement underscores the relationship between the two companies announced in March 2004 that Clarity would build a new generation of co-branded displays based on the InFocus engine which integrates proprietary, patent-pending engine and screen technology with a micro-display device currently using Texas Instruments' DLP technology. The InFocus engine that will be used by Clarity is also the foundation for the InFocus ScreenPlay micro-display television introduced by InFocus in early 2004.
"This new contract further solidifies our working relationship and ensures a method of quickly reaching and satisfying the demands of the growing market for large format thin display," said Paul Gulick, Clarity's president and chief executive officer.
In addition to designing and manufacturing the rear-projection display system for InFocus, Clarity will design and build its own branded ultra-thin rear-projection system, Bengal, using the InFocus light engine.
Bengal, announced earlier this year, is a 61-inch rear projection display, only 6.5-inches deep, is designed to meet the needs of Clarity's digital signage and retail customers.
"Clearly this new relationship underscores the commitment and synergies of both organizations, and helps us fulfill the demands for large format thin displays in our core markets," said Scott Hix, senior vice president and general manager, Americas Business Unit at InFocus.
The displays carrying both brands are expected to begin shipping in the latter half of 2004.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS,), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, enhances thinking, learning and creativity in boardrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms and delivers superior home entertainment experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images from multiple sources including computers, DVD players, and PDAs. A recognized projection pioneer and innovator, InFocus provides the most comprehensive line of business and home projectors, projector management tools, wireless technology and projection engines. From the smallest and lightest mobile projectors and feature-packed meeting room products to the finest and most compact home entertainment projection solutions, InFocus has garnered industry acclaim for design, functionality and intuitive solutions. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, with regional offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at www.infocus.com or contact the company toll-free at 800.294.6400 (U.S. and Canada) or 503.685.8888 worldwide.
About Clarity Visual Systems
Clarity Visual Systems provides large scale display systems to support the digital messaging application needs of business, government and other institutions worldwide. The privately held company, established in 1995 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Ore., sells through selected value added reseller partners. It holds numerous display technology development patents. For additional information, please call (503) 570-0700 or go to: www.clarityvisual.com
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