Friday, March 6, 2009

InFocus Partners with Icron to Enhance USB Connectivity of its Digital Projectors

Digital Projection Market Leader Leverages Icron’s USB Extension Technology to Enhance Ease of Use and Connectivity Options

InFocus® Corporation (NASDAQ: INFS), the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, recently announced that it has partnered with Icron Technologies (TSX Venture: IT), the leading provider of USB extension solutions, to enhance consumers connectivity options for InFocus’ DisplayLink™-enabled projectors. DisplayLink™ is a key ease-of-use feature for InFocus projectors, allowing users to “plug and project” from their PC or MAC via a single USB cable in seconds, eliminating the need for toggling, bulky VGA cables or adaptors. The new InFocus DisplayLink™ Extender modules allow InFocus’ DisplayLink™-enabled projectors to be installed up to 330 feet (100 meters) away from the PC or MAC computer source—making it a perfect solution for any application that requires lengthy cable solutions such as large meeting rooms, classrooms, or auditoriums.

The partnership enables InFocus to leverage Icron’s long-standing experience in USB extension to bring a proven, reliable product to market quickly. The InFocus and Icron engineering teams collaborated to support the unique requirements of the DisplayLink™ projectors, including meeting the bandwidth intensive requirements of transmitting content via USB 2.0 over long distances using standard Cat 5 cabling. The DisplayLink™ Extender requires no additional software drivers or external power adapters, making installation and set up easy. InFocus’ IN3100 projector series with DisplayLink™ can be connected up to 330 feet (100 meters) away from the host computer, with no degradation in image quality or performance.

Sold as an accessory, InFocus’ DisplayLink™ Extenders will be available for purchase in March 2009 through authorized InFocus dealers. Pricing information is available upon request.

For more information about InFocus series of projectors with DisplayLink™ USB connectivity and the DisplayLink™ Extenders, please visit

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