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Plano School District adds more PLUS Vision Projectors

PLUS projectors chosen because of excellent customer service and warranties (June 08, 2005)

PLUS Vision Corporation of America, the leader in lightweight, mobile projector technology, announced that the Plano (Texas) Independent School District has extended its installation partnership with PLUS Vision. Over the next year, the Plano School District will add 500 projectors from PLUS Vision's U5 series to its secondary school classrooms bringing the total number at the district to 1600.

The district chose more PLUS Vision projectors because of the company's technical support program. "In 2001, we chose PLUS Vision from nine projector manufacturers' proposals because the company offered exceptional programs and outstanding projectors," said Jim Hirsch, associate superintendent for technology at the Plano Independent School District. "We came back to PLUS Vision because of the company's proven ability to provide excellent ongoing technical support and unbeatable five year warranties."

PLUS Vision projectors will now be integrated into the design of elective content area secondary classrooms. By June 2006, secondary classrooms in the district will be equipped with permanent projection systems including a PLUS Vision U5 miniature DLP digital projector, combined with a pull-down 84-in. diagonal screen and a separate stereo system designed to provide optimum audio performance in a 900-square-foot classroom. When the second installation is complete, 1,600 Plano classrooms will have their own permanent sophisticated AV system in place.

The PLUS Vision U5 projectors were the first-choice for this new installation project by a special steering committee of district teachers and administrators because PLUS had met stringent specifications stipulated by the district. The features of the U5 video projection system include XGA resolution, a light source made from DLP technology by Texas Instruments, keystone correction, a remote control and advanced features and a 5-year warranty.

"The additional Plano installation signals not only a strong partnership with this school district, but also highlights increased importance offering students a greater variety of educational resources," said PLUS Vision of America's President and CEO Tom Oishi. "We expect to see continued growth in AV equipment in school districts nationwide in the next several years."

PLUS Vision supplies other school districts with advanced presentation systems. The Mexican government started a Secretary of Education Project in 2004 that included the installation of projectors in 21,000 classrooms. PLUS Vision supplied 5,600 U5 series projectors, representing 25 percent of the total project.

Through this program, Mexican public schools, grades K-12, will have installed "Intelligent Classrooms" to help improve the education and facilitate learning. These installations will give students access to a PC, projector, interactive board and electronic text.

Product Lines from PLUS Vision
PLUS Vision Corporation of America has provided sophisticated, ultra-portable and affordable presentation technology for business, education, and government since inception. The recognized leader in projector miniaturization for mobile and conference room use, PLUS Vision has the largest selection of ultra-portable DLP projector families with a comprehensive range of features and functions to meet the varying needs of corporate executives, educators, traveling professionals and others. The company's focus on continuous performance boosts, lower total cost of ownership and excellent customer support is also evident in its line of full-featured electronic copyboards and real-time interactive whiteboards.

About the Plano Independent School District
The Plano Independent School District, located 20 miles north of Dallas and part of the Dallas Metroplex, serves a total of 53,000 students, and includes 43 elementary early childhood schools, 12 middle schools (grades 6 through 8), five high schools (grades 9 and 10), and three senior high schools (grades 11 and 12). All of the secondary schools, as well as two alternative education sites, have been equipped with new permanent AV systems.

About PLUS Vision Corp. of America
PLUS Vision is a wholly owned subsidiary of PLUS Group of Japan, a 50-year-old company with revenue of nearly $2 billion. Its U.S. corporate headquarters are located in Beaverton, Oregon.

More information about PLUS Vision Corp. of America is available by visiting or by calling 1-800-211-9001.


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