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Lightware and Plus Corporation Unveil 2-Pound Personal Projectors

HDTV Compatibility, Four-way Keystone Correction and  Picture-in-Picture (PIP) included in these projectors (December 19, 2001)
HDTV Compatibility, Four-way Keystone Correction and  Picture-in-Picture (PIP) included in these projectors

Lightware and PLUS Corporation of America announce the PLUS Lightware Series V-1080 (XGA 1024x768 Resolution) and the PLUS Lightware Series V-807 (SVGA 800x600 Resolution) personal projectors.

The PLUS Lightware Series V-1080 and V-807 are available directly from Lightware ( and through the PLUS Dealer network ( at a MSRP of $3,195 and $2,295 respectively.

Featuring Texas Instrument's Digital Light Processing technology, the 800-lumen, personal PLUS Lightware Series V-1080 and V-807 incorporate a host of features to provide mobile presenters with a powerful tool for all occasions. Four-way digital keystone correction (both vertical and horizontal) and a short-focus lens allow users to project large-screen presentations anywhere, even in cramped spaces, with ease.

The PLUS Lightware Series V-1080 and V-807 support the latest video standards with 480p, 780p and 1080i High Definition imaging. The Digital Video Interface (DVI) allows for digital-to-digital image reproduction, while the progressive scan converter provides vivid video image quality. Picture-in-picture functionality, digital zoom and a 600:1 contrast ratio round out multimedia features.

"Lightware pioneered the ultraportable projector category while PLUS took the industry lead in projection technology innovation. Together, we're creating next generation presentation solutions," S. Mark Hand, president, Lightware, said. "Our goal is to make these solutions attainable for everyone -- to provide our customers with their own personal projectors."

Incorporating proprietary optical technology developed and engineered by PLUS, both the V-1080 and V-807 will be marketed and sold under the new PLUS Lightware Series brand.

"PLUS Corp. has chosen this opportunity to introduce our new PLUS Lightware Series brand projectors with this groundbreaking projection technology," Tom Oishi, president, PLUS Corp. of America, said. "The Lightware brand is synonymous with portability and for delivering superb value. PLUS Corporation sees this as the ideal product to extend this market position and a great opportunity to expand our own market share through the Lightware brand name."

The V-1080 and V-807 ship with all necessary data, video and audio cables, a full-function remote control and soft carrying case.

About Lightware

Founded in 1995, Lightware Inc. delivers affordable, portable projection technology for large and small businesses, mobile professionals and the education and government markets. In December 2000, Lightware was acquired by Plus Corp. of America. For more information, visit Lightware at

About PLUS Corporation of America

Headquartered in Allendale, New Jersey, PLUS Corporation of America is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of sophisticated, ultra-lightweight, and ultra-portable digital projectors, full featured electronic copyboards, and real-time interactive whiteboards. PLUS presentation products are designed to provide end-users with an unprecedented degree of high performance value. For more information, visit PLUS Corporation of America at

Both Lightware and PLUS Corporation of America are wholly owned subsidiaries of PLUS Corporation of Japan. The PLUS Group has a 50 year history and consolidated revenue of $1.5 billion from its presentation, office and communication products.

Lightware and PLUS Corporation of America's projectors feature Digital Light Processing(TM) technology. DLP(TM) is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

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