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Formac Introduces New LCD Line And Lowers Prices

Gallery Platinum delivers superior graphics and video starting at $459 for 19", $659 for 20.1" (June 30, 2005)

Formac's Gallery Platinum LCD

Formac's Gallery Platinum LCD

Formac Electronic Inc., a leading manufacturer of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced visualization solutions, today announced its new Gallery Platinum LCD with 19.0" or 20.1" viewable screen.

Taking advantage of the latest leap in TFT technology, the new Gallery 1900 delivers industry-leading performance for pixel response time (8ms gray-to-gray), contrast ratio (800:1) and brightness (300 cd/m2). The improved specifications are reflected in the Gallery's superior visual performance, validated by multiple press awards in Europe where the display was announced last week.

For a limited time Formac offers a direct pre-order discount of $40, lowering the price of the 19" LCD to $459, and the 20" LCD to $659.

"Since its first introduction in 2001 the Gallery line has been the display of choice for professionals working in color critical applications," said Robert Altmann, Director of Business Development at Formac Inc. "The staggering boost in pixel response, combined with a truly digital video controller, extends the Gallery's playground to professional video and animation applications."

In addition to its impressive visual performance, the new Gallery 1900 is a true multi-talent. Featuring a SXGA resolution (1,280 by 1,024) the Gallery 1900 displays the identical digital information of a 17" LCD, but on a screen real estate that is comparable to a 20" wide-screen LCD. The 25% bigger picture benefits text intensive applications such as web-browsing, spreadsheets, and word processing, but also is of advantage when working with highly detailed graphics. The industry-leading pixel response time of 8ms (gray-to-gray) guarantees smooth full-motion digital video and high-speed gaming.

Besides its appeal to mainstream applications, the new Gallery Platinum line primarily meets critical requirements of creative professionals. Formac's proprietary ColorProof VA TFT with AllRound conical viewing technology produce perfect color purity and color information at off-axis angles, required for accurate color calibration. Like its predecessors the new Gallery line remains a reliable member in the color-managed process of many of the worlds leading prepress, desktop publishing, and digital imaging businesses.

The new Gallery line comes in an elegant Platinum color, perfectly matching the metallic look of Apples Mac mini and G5 series. The display includes 2 USB ports on the backside for connection of mouse and keyboard. Formacs Gallery line is Mac and PC compatible and can be connected via DVI connector.

Pricing and Availability
Formacs Gallery Platinum line is available for preorder through Shop Formac ( The 19 display has an estimated retail price of U.S. $499, the 20.1 version of U.S. $699. Customers who pre-order before the delivery date of July 15, 2005 will receive a $40 direct rebate.

Both displays come with a Standard one-year limited warranty. Optionally Formac offers a warranty upgrade to three years and a zero-dead-pixel guarantee for U.S. $99 each.

About Formac Electronic Inc.
Formac is a leading provider of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced display solutions for the creative professional working in the multimedia, desktop publishing, or digital imaging environment. The company offers an award-winning line of products in the areas of video capture, storage, and display technology for Macintosh and PC computers. Founded 1987 in Berlin, Germany, Formac has plants in the UK, France and the US. The headquarter for US and Canada is located in San Francisco, California.

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