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Projection Perfection: Viewsonic Introduces Its Brightest Projector


Full-Featured PJ1173 Brings High Performance and 1080p Support to Large Venues

LAS VEGAS, June 2008 – ViewSonic® Corp. launches its brightest projector, the PJ1173, to fill large venues with eye-catching presentations and entertainment. The powerhouse projector brings true high-definition picture quality and 5,000 lumens to ensure clear, crisp visuals in auditoriums, religious sanctuaries, lecture halls and conference sites.

The PJ1173’s extreme brightness, combined with a 1024x768 native resolution and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, guarantees razor sharp images and natural color, even in well-lit rooms. Four-watt, built-in speakers and multiple input capabilities, including HDMI 1.3 to support up to a 1080p signal, bring presentations to life with video sound, optimum connectivity and versatility. The projector also includes advanced features such as progressive scan and video noise reduction for smooth motion performance when viewing video, animation or interactive Web pages.

“With its picture quality and added features, the PJ1173 was developed to create an ‘experience’ for the user and audience at a competitive price,” said Jeff Volpe , vice president of Global Brand and Emerging Technologies, ViewSonic. “ViewSonic is committed to satisfying a diverse range of presentation demands through our industry-leading product line for any application – from ultra-portable and entertainment to workhorse projectors.”

Optimal for installation or AV cart use, the 15.8-pound PJ1173 features manual zoom, horizontal and vertical keystone correction, and a full-function remote with mouse control and laser pointer that allows presenters to highlight key points without interruption. Seven screen modes such as Blackboard, Whiteboard and Greenboard reduce surface glare and give presenters added flexibility depending on their environment. ViewSonic has also included enhanced security features – PIN lock protection and transition detector – to prevent unauthorized usage, theft and repositioning. Easy to install lens options allow users to adapt the PJ1173 to project in rooms of virtually any size.

The PJ1173 is a low-maintenance choice for any environment, saving time and money with the inclusion of a built-in RJ-45 jack that provides network connectivity. Technical support can manage controls and monitor diagnostics remotely, which is ideal for businesses or school districts with multiple locations. This capability lets presenters focus on delivering their content, not managing the projector. The Whisper Mode function provides additional efficiency by reducing fan noise output, which in-turn extends lamp life up to 3,000 hours.

The PJ1173 is available now through authorized ViewSonic professional audio-visual resellers, distributors and solution providers for an estimated street price of $3,799. It is backed by ViewSonic’s superior customer support program that includes a three-year limited product warranty, 24/7 technical support and one year of Express Exchange® service at no additional charge. ViewSonic also offers a one-year warranty on the lamp.
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