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ViewSonic Debuts New Ultra-Portable, LED-Based Projectors

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PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 Are Bright, Lightweight and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) Ready for Wireless Projection On-the-Go

London, UK - 3rd October 2014 - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solution products, introduces the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, its latest compact LED-based projectors. These new projectors are bright, lightweight, and come with an integrated MHL-enabled HDMI input for optional wireless capabilities, making them ideal for work, travel and entertainment on-the-go. With the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, ViewSonic expands its line of projectors to provide solutions for a wider range of projection applications. 

The PLED-W600 weighs 798 grams and has a brightness of up to 600 lumens; the PLED-W800 weighs 898 grams and has a brightness of up to 800 lumens providing superior brightness in an ultra-light form. The two projectors utilize the latest in solid state Eco-LED technology with more than 20,000 hours of operation time for reliable visual display. The PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 feature WXGA resolution compatible with 1080p content, a contrast of 3500:1, and SuperColorTM, a true colour enhancement technology that provides richer colour quality for amazing and vivid images. Both projectors have 2x digital zoom and automatically adjust video source content to match 4:3, 16:9 or 16:10 for the perfect picture. 

"ViewSonic continuously delivers the latest technology, and with the PLED-W600 and PLED-W800, we've added to our solid state, LED-based projector family," said Joss Kaldenberg, Product Manager for Projectors at ViewSonic Europe Ltd. "The PLED-W600 and PLED-W800 are packed with features that make them ready to be used with a diverse number of devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, gaming consoles, and digital cameras. The WXGA resolution offers widescreen compatibility for 720p/1080p-based content. Featuring built-in MHL-enabled HDMI port, users can wirelessly stream content from their mobile devices to the projector, and then view and share that content on a larger screen. This can be done with their own choice of wireless dongles for a convenient and flexible on-the-go visual solution."

ViewSonic's flagship PLED-W800 comes with a built-in media player that can project Microsoft® OfficeTM Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, as well as PDF files, photos and videos directly from a SD or USB flash drive. Connectivity options on the PLED-W800 include, USB, HDMI/MHL and VGA-In, and the optional WiFi dongle ensures wireless capability and compatibility with MiracastTM and DLNA® for true mobility.

The PLED-W600 supports a 120Hz frame rate and has a 1.4:1 throw ratio, allowing a 33-inch (diagonal) image from about three feet away with a maximum image size of 100-inches (diagonal) without losing image quality. With a maximum zoom of 2x for PC and 1.8x zoom for video applications, the PLED-W600 can easily power a presentation or other shared content from an external HD video source or device onto a screen.

Both projectors will be available from end of October 2014 for an estimated street price Inc. VAT of €449 / £399 for the PLED-W600 and €549 / £499 for the PLED-W800.

About ViewSonic

Founded in California in 1987, ViewSonic is a world leader and pioneer in desktop display technology. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic keeps the world connected with a diverse portfolio of display solutions, including smart displays, projectors, desktop displays, digital signage and touch devices. Continuing our heritage as a desktop technology leader, ViewSonic delivers the latest desktop virtualization and cloud computing products that change the way we compute, communicate and connect. To find out more about our products, visit ViewSonicEurope.com.