Brillian HDTVs will be the first liquid-crystal-on-silicon (LCoS)-based HDTVs offered by Electrograph
TEMPE, ARIZ., March 22, 2005 — In another move to build its base of distributors, Brillian Corporation (NASDAQ: BRLC) announced today that Electrograph Systems, Inc., a leading display technology distributor, will begin distributing Brillian’s 720p and 1080p Gen II LCoS-based HDTVs to its base of more than 5,000 CEDIA home theater and specialty A/V resellers. Brillian’s UltraContrast HDTVs will be the first LCOS-based HDTVs in Electrograph’s extensive video product line up.
“We’ve evaluated LCOS-based HDTVs and have been very impressed with the picture quality and extensive high-performance features of Brillian’s offering,” said Sam Taylor, President, Electrograph Systems, Inc. “This is an ideal offering for our CEDIA home theater resellers. With customizable color temperature and gamma settings, precision grayscale, a solid-state, multi-megapixel light engine, artifact-free image delivery, plus RS232 control, Brillian offers a compelling HDTV solution for our discerning video consumers.”
Beginning in March, Electrograph will leverage its eight regional sales offices and three regional warehouses to distribute the Brillian Gen II LCoS-based HDTVs to resellers in the United States and Canada.
Electrograph, which has more than 20 years of experience serving the audio/visual markets, offers a complete line of video products and display technology solutions. Electrograph is one of the world’s leading distributors of plasma displays for the professional and commercial markets, including such brands as Pioneer, Hitachi, Panasonic, NEC and Samsung. The company also distributes a full line of audio products and other display technology solutions.
The HDTV monitors, based on Brillian’s proprietary Gen II LCoS microdisplay technology, feature a three- or six-megapixel light engine and offer the highest commercially available LCOS contrast ratio — up to 2000:1 — in a rear-projection HDTV. The Brillian HDTVs feature exceptional grayscale performance, deep black levels, high brightness, a 170-degree viewing angle, an ultra-fine-pitch 16:9 widescreen, artifact-free full-motion video, and outstanding audio performance. Brillian HDTV products also provide software upgradeability.
The Electrograph agreement for CEDIA home theater distribution complements Brillian’s recently announced relationship with Starin Marketing for the ProA/V market.
“Building our distribution channel is a critical next step and the agreement with Electrograph gives us tremendous coverage in North America as well as added momentum as we ramp production in-house and continue working to secure volume production of light engines in the second half of 2005,” said Bill Fox, Brillian senior vice president of sales.
About Brillian Corporation
Brillian Corporation designs and develops rear-projection HDTVs targeted at high-end video/audio OEMs, high-end video/audio retailers, ProAV/CEDIA distributors, and their base of dealers and custom installers looking for breakthrough performance and image quality. The company is the first and only provider of Gen II LCoS technology used in these products. In addition to its high-definition televisions, Brillian also offers a broad line of LCoS microdisplay products and subsystems that OEMs integrate into proprietary HDTV products, multimedia projectors, and near-to-eye products such as monocular and binocular headsets. Brillian’s LCoS microdisplay technologies address the market demand for a high-performance display solution with high image fidelity, high-resolution scalability, and high contrast ratios. The company’s website is http://www.brilliancorp.com.
Brillian, UltraContrast, and LCoS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Brillian Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Electrograph Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982, Electrograph Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manchester Technologies, Inc., is a national value-added wholesale distributor of display technology solutions, and the largest wholesale distributor of plasma display monitors in the United States. Electrograph offers a complete selection of display technology solutions for retailers, dealers, resellers and system integrators in the US. Electrograph’s products include LCD flat panel, CRT and plasma display monitors, portable and fixed installation projectors, DVD players, touch screen monitors, custom integrated solutions and factory authorized service and repair. In addition to the company’s worldwide distribution of display technology solutions, Electrograph also manufacturers a complete line of LCD flat panel, CRT and plasma display monitors. Electrograph is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York with branch offices throughout the US. For more information call 800-776-5768 or visit Electrograph’s Web site at www.electrograph.com.
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