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InFocus Joins Microsoft Consumer Experience Program

  • 20 January, 2004 09:07

<p>Good Morning,</p>
<p>InFocus Corporation has joined Microsoft's Consumer Experience (MCX) Program as one of a select group of 30 industry leaders. The program's focus is to educate consumers about the benefits of technology in their everyday lives.</p>
<p>For more information or to arrange an interview with Brent Reed, InFocus Corporation, Country Manager, Australia &amp; New Zealand, please contact:</p>
<p>Michelle Zahra | Porter Novelli Australia
Phone +61 2 9463 7600 | Mobile: 0412 375 101</p>
<p>InFocus Joins Microsoft Consumer Experience Program</p>
<p>Microsoft Initiative to Bring Positive Technology Experiences to Consumers</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia - January 20th, 2004 - InFocus® Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, announced that it has joined the Microsoft Consumer Experience (MCX) program as one of a select group of 30 industry leaders dedicated to educating consumers about the benefits of technology in their everyday lives. Together with Microsoft, InFocus will highlight the benefits to consumers of the evolving digital home, and drive the standardisation and adoption of innovative and easy-to-use multimedia and wireless solutions.</p>
<p>InFocus was the first manufacturer to demonstrate a wireless digital display solution, leveraging a beta release of future Microsoft Windows CE technology, last week at CES 2004 in the Microsoft Partner Pavilion. InFocus LiteShow™, the secure wireless connectivity solution, was on display to showcase how the technology enables users to wirelessly project data as securely and reliably as cabled projection.</p>
<p>InFocus was selected for the MCX program based on the company’s industry leadership and broad portfolio of solutions and services designed to enhance users’ lifestyles and multimedia experiences with projection technology.</p>
<p>The Microsoft Consumer Experience was created to educate individual consumers on end-to-end technology experiences. Microsoft is partnering with a select group of industry leaders to collectively define and evangelize a positive end-user technology experience for the evolving digital home, and drive the standardisation and adoption of relevant, dynamic and easy-to-use multimedia solutions. The MCX Program marks the first Microsoft cross-divisional initiative to communicate directly to consumers about these benefits.</p>
<p>“We’ve enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Microsoft that dates back to our earliest presentation solutions and we continue to work closely with Microsoft’s product development teams to develop quality solutions for our joint customers. We are very pleased to be a part of the Microsoft Consumer Experience program and highlight the benefits technology brings to the home and to all consumers,” said Brent Reed, Country Manager, Australia &amp; New Zealand, InFocus. “With our consumer projectors and wireless solutions, we are increasingly seeing our technology expand beyond traditional business settings and look forward to continuing to provide innovations that benefit consumers in their everyday lives.”</p>
<p>“We look forward to working with industry leaders including InFocus on the MCX program to create new ways to engage consumers about technology experiences,” said Kate Carcelen, Product Manager, Microsoft’s Consumer Strategy Team. “Our goal for the MCX program is to educate consumers about how Microsoft software in conjunction with industry leading solutions, such as those from InFocus, combines to create useful, powerful technology for consumers.”</p>
<p>About InFocus Corporation
InFocus® Corporation (Nasdaq: INFS), the worldwide leader in digital projection technology and services, enhances thinking, learning and creativity in boardrooms, meeting rooms and classrooms and delivers superior home entertainment experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images from multiple sources including computers, DVD players, and PDAs. A recognized projection pioneer and innovator, InFocus provides the most comprehensive line of business and home projectors, projector management tools, wireless technology and projection engines. From the smallest and lightest mobile projectors and feature-packed meeting room products to the finest and most compact home entertainment projection solutions, InFocus has garnered industry acclaim for design, functionality and intuitive solutions. InFocus Corporation's global headquarters are located in Wilsonville, Oregon, USA, with regional offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit the InFocus Corporation web site at www.au.infocus.com <http:> or contact the company on +1 (503) 685-8888 worldwide.</http:></p>
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<p>InFocus, Proxima, LiteShow and LP are registered trademarks and ASK and ScreenPlay are trademarks of InFocus Corporation, and “Digital Light Processing” and “DLP” are trademarks of Texas Instruments.</p>

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