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InFocus Announces New Programs to Enhance Shared Learning Environments for Educators and Students.

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2004

New Programs Include Teacher Mentor and Student Consultant Networks,

New Reseller Programs, and Membership in Top Organizations

InFocus(R) (Nasdaq:INFS), the worldwide leader in digital projection and services, today announced comprehensive and multi-faceted programs to enhance and empower educators with presentation systems that facilitate shared learning environments. Projection technology stimulates thinking and creativity in classrooms, media centers and auditoriums, and delivers superior learning experiences by vividly projecting larger-than-life images of multiple sources including computers, DVD/VCR players and PDAs.

As an industry leader that has been providing solutions for educators for over 15 years, InFocus continues to innovate with enhanced programs and product features to make multimedia instruction easier and more cost effective. Complementing InFocus' attention to product quality, the company is introducing several new programs to assist educators with purchasing complete solutions and providing on-going support and assistance.

The enhanced A+ Education Program makes it easier and more convenient for educators to purchase products and solutions with its new education-focused reseller network. This program offers special pricing, rebates and extended warranties on projection technologies designed for the education market. Participating resellers are qualified by InFocus as an expert resource for educators to make the purchase process easier than ever before. A dedicated InFocus team and a Web site are available for resellers and educators to find product information and pricing, reseller listings, online training and other resources.

"InFocus is committed to providing presentation solutions that meet the needs of educators and inspire creativity igniting curiosity in students," said Kyle Ranson, President and Chief Operating Officer at InFocus. "We are excited about these new programs and look forward to teaming with our partners to provide valuable solutions for today's classrooms."

To help educators get the most out of their use of InFocus presentation solutions, and to enable direct feedback to product development, InFocus is creating a network of educators including teacher mentors and student consultants to provide product demonstrations, product training and support for fellow educators looking for hands-on instruction on how best to utilize projection in their classrooms.

InFocus has also joined the Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI) and Higher Education Research & Development Institute (HERDI) to gain a deeper understanding of the needs of educators and how to best serve them with products and solutions. ERDI and HERDI meet regularly for in-depth panel discussions to discuss the current trends in education technology and how current solutions address specific needs in both the K-12 and Higher Education markets.

In addition to InFocus' comprehensive programs are a complete portfolio of digital projectors and solutions to fit the needs of various education situations. For the institution that uses projectors as a shared resource, the LP540 and LP640 were designed to work in environments where the projector can be checked out by multiple users who are not AV experts. For the educator on the go, the InFocus LP70 and LP120 projectors are easily carried and shared between classrooms or school districts. With multi-use projectors such as the X1, educators get the lowest cost of ownership with a sub-$1,000 price and 4,000 hour lamp life, twice the life of most other competitive projector products in this price category thereby significantly reducing the total cost of ownership. Additionally, for rooms that need a brighter picture or an installed projector, InFocus offers the powerful LP820 and LP840, with easy setup, optional lenses and network control.

For customers who currently own InFocus projectors, InFocus also offers a technology upgrade program that enables educators to upgrade to the latest projection technology including wireless and networking solutions.

For more information about InFocus' education program or to register to be a member of the Teacher Mentor or Student Consultant Networks, please visit

About InFocus Corporation

InFocus(R) 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 or contact the company toll-free at 800-294-6400 (U.S. and Canada) or 503-685-8888 worldwide.

InFocus, ASK, Proxima, ASK Proxima, LiteShow, ScreenPlay and LP are trademarks or registered trademarks of InFocus Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Digital Light Processing and DLP are trademarks of Texas Instruments.
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