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Formac Unveils New LCD Line

19” Gallery Xtreme for $599, 20” for $899 (October 19, 2004)

Formac's Gallery 2010 Xtreme

Formac's Gallery 2010 Xtreme

Formac Electronic Inc., a leading manufacturer of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced visualization solutions, today announced its new Gallery Xtreme LCD line. The new display comes with 19.0” or 20.1” viewable screen, and incorporates Formac’s 4th generation ColorProof VA TFT. Key benefits of the new TFT technology are considerable performance increases in brightness (300 cd/m2), contrast ratio (700:1) and pixel response (15ms). In combination with Formac’s proprietary digital graphics and conical viewing angle technology the new displays can be calibrated accurately for use in color-critical applications. Formac’s Gallery Xtreme also sets new standards for pricing in the professional LCD market. Selling at $599 (19”) and $899 (20.1”), the new display line closes the price gap in the Apple display market, evident through the discontinuation of the Apple Studio 17” display. Both displays are strictly digital and come with DVI or Apple Display Connector (ADC).

"The pricing of the new Gallery Xtreme will create some sensation in the Macintosh market," said Robert Altmann, Director of Business Development at Formac Inc. "However, when developing the next generation of Gallery displays, it was Formac’s main goal to ensure the technological lead over its competitors. The new generation of TFTs and Formac’s digital graphics technology ensure this objective.”

Like its predecessor the new Gallery Xtreme is targeted at the creative professional working in color-critical applications. Both display versions incorporate the 4th generation of Formac’s ColorProof VA TFT with industry-leading values for brightness (300 cd/m2 for the 20.1”, 280 cd/m2 for the 19”) and contrast ratio (700:1), the key specification determining a display’s color gamut. To ensure accurate color calibration the Gallery Xtreme features Formac’s AllRound conical viewing technology that delivers consistent color information to the calibration device from any angle. AllRound solves the common problem of gray scale inversion or color distortion at off-axis angles, apparent with standard horizontal & vertical viewing angle technologies. In conjunction with Formac’s proprietary digital graphics technology the display achieves an unrivaled color purity of EBU 100% (European Broadcast Union), Video professionals will benefit from the industry’s fastest pixel response (15ms), delivering smooth full-motion digital video playback without ghosting and distortions.

Formac’s Gallery 1900 Xtreme features a SXGA resolution of 1,280 by 1,024, and a physical screen size that is comparable to a 20” wide-screen LCD. The Gallery 2010 Xtreme comes with a native UXGA resolution of 1,600 by 1,200. It’s higher pixel count and 4:3 screen ratio provides 10% more workspace than a 20” wide-screen LCD.

The design of the Gallery Xtreme implements a new color language, focusing on requirements in the creative professional market. Bezel and feet are now in an elegant black color, perfect for viewing and referencing colors. The award-winning design also features two USB-ports on the back of the display for connection of keyboard and mouse. The patented Formac Display Connector (FDC) combines power, USB and graphics signal in one cable to the display, reducing cable clutter on the desktop to a minimum. Formac’s Gallery Xtreme is Mac and PC compatible and can be connected via DVI or ADC connector.

Pricing and Availability
Formac’s Gallery Xtreme line is available now through Shop Formac! ( The 19” display has an estimated retail price of U.S. $599, the 20.1” version of U.S. $899. Both displays come with a Standard 1 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 Berkeley, California.

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