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DepthQ® Stereoscopic HD 3D Projector Donated to ETC at USC

LOS ANGELES, CA – June 1, 2009: Lightspeed Design, Inc., a worldwide leader in stereoscopic 3D technology, and InFocus® Corporation, the industry pioneer in digital projection, today announced their participation in the Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) at USC, with the donation of a DepthQ® HD 3D Projector to the Center’s Consumer 3D Experience Lab.

Chris Ward, President of Lightspeed Design, Inc. said “The ETC is a well designed facility and we appreciate the opportunity to participate with the donation of our projector. We hope this will assist in creating 3D standards and accelerating industry-wide discussions so that in the coming years, industry suppliers can support the consumer 3D experience with sustainable business models. We see this effort as a key element in the development of a thriving 3D ecosystem and look forward to supporting it in the future.”

David Woolf, Vice President of InFocus’ Global Marketing said “InFocus has a long standing relationship with the DepthQ brand. We believe that 3D is taking projection and the digital display industry to new heights, and we are pleased to partner with the likeminded innovators at Lightspeed Design.”

David Wertheimer, Executive Director of the ETC said “”The ETC Consumer 3D Experience Lab works to have the most cutting edge equipment on hand for our demonstrations and discussions with senior executives and key industry players. Lightspeed and InFocus’s DepthQ® HD 3D Projector is a valued addition to our collection.”

DepthQ® HD 3D projectors offer rock-solid, 120Hz stereo 3D at 1280×720 resolution. These bright, professional-level 3D projectors can easily display 9ft (2.7m) wide 3D high-definition images powered by the latest Texas Instruments DLP® and BrilliantColor™ technologies for stunning colors and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. For ETC, the DepthQ® HD 3D projector is paired with NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D Vision™ and a Da-Lite high-gain front projection screen. NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D Vision™ is a combination of high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software that automatically transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D. Da-Lite develops front projection screens exclusively for feature film studio 3D postproduction and ultra high-end home theater systems, and represents the state-of-the-art in 3D front projection screen technology.

To see photos of the ETC Center please go to: http://www.depthq.com/news.cgi

About the Entertainment Technology Center at USC (ETC) The ETC was founded with the help of George Lucas in 1993 with the goal of bringing technology and entertainment visionaries together to collaborate on the future of entertainment technology. The Consumer 3D Experience Project (http://www.etcenter.org/3d-experience) is a neutral forum for learning about and discussing the latest research and resources available for delivering a 3D viewing experience to consumers in the home, on personal devices, and in public spaces. Their goal is to collect data that can be passed on to standards bodies and to accelerate the convergence of ideas, so that consumers looking for 3D content, products, and services will have a consistent, enjoyable purchasing and viewing experience.

About Lightspeed Design, Inc. Lightspeed is one of the world’s premiere designers of stereoscopic 3D (s3d) presentations, projection, and image-processing software technologies, and is a trusted technology provider to the most discerning clientele, assisting in a wide range of disciplines – from screening rooms…to pharmaceutical visualization…to surgical systems…to 3D film production. DepthQ® is Lightspeed’s stereoscopic 3D technology brand, encompassing a range of products and support services – from custom 3D systems engineering and integration, to the world’s first portable single-lens stereoscopic HD DLP® projector, to our high-end s3D HD capture and playback software, to s3D IP video streaming technology. Clients include Pfizer, Intuitive Surgical, Microsoft, Harvard & Munich Universities, US Army, NASA, JPL, DreamWorks SKG, IMAX, and Walt Disney Animation. Lightspeed’s headquarters is in Bellevue, Washington, USA. For more information, visit us at http://www.lightspeeddesign.com or contact the company directly at sales@lightspeeddesign.com or +1-425-637-2818.

About InFocus Corporation
InFocus is the industry pioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market. The company’s digital projectors make bright ideas brilliant everywhere people gather to communicate and be entertained – in meetings, presentations, classrooms and living rooms around the world. Backed by more than 20 years of experience and innovation in digital projection, as well as 245 patents, InFocus is dedicated to setting the industry standard for large format visual display. The company is based in Wilsonville, Oregon with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. InFocus is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol INFS. For more information, visit the company’s website at http://www.infocus.com.

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.

About Da-Lite
Founded in 1909, Da-Lite Screen Company is the leading producer of high quality commercial and residential projection screens worldwide. With headquarters in Warsaw, Indiana and additional operations in the U.S. and Europe, Da-Lite manufactures projection screens and accessories for Fortune 500 companies, entertainment and major broadcast networks, education systems and governments around the globe. Today Da-Lite’s proprietary screen technologies are specified for the most demanding installations from military training simulators to boardrooms and classrooms to home theaters. Da-Lite has become the “First Name in Projection Screens.” For more information, visit http://www.Da-Lite.com.

DepthQ® is a registered trademark of Lightspeed Design, Inc. InFocus® is a registered trademark of the InFocus Corporation. NVIDIA® GeForce® 3D Vision™ is a registered trademark of the NVIDIA Corporation. Digital Light Processing, DLP®, the DLP Medallion®, and BrilliantColor™ are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments, Da- Lite® is a registered trademark of the Da-Lite Screen Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

Press contact:
Chris Ward
Lightspeed Design, Inc.
+1-425-637-2818

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Verizon Joins the Executive Board of the Entertainment Technology Center at USC

Verizon Enterprise Solutions will lend its technology expertise to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) through a seat on ETC@USC’s executive board. Verizon’s global cloud, IP and wireless networks, managed security services, end-to-end digital content solutions and technology-related professional services are used by media and entertainment companies to create, transport, manage and deliver digital content around the world, on any platform,  anytime.

ETC@USC is a nonprofit, member-funded entertainment technology think tank and research center, affiliated with the USC School of Cinematic Arts. It brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders and catalysts in a neutral setting to explore issues related to the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Verizon’s participation on the executive board will provide media and entertainment companies with opportunities to learn how Verizon’s media-focused solutions, network and technology expertise can help the industry transform its future.

“The goal of the ETC@USC is to bring industry and technology experts together to develop the solutions that will propel us through the next 20 years,” said Kenneth Williams, CEO and executive director of the ETC@USC. “Verizon’s broad set of technologies and deep industry experience will provide a unique voice on the executive board. We look forward to their active participation.”

Scott Spector, global head of Verizon’s media and entertainment vertical, added: “Verizon is committed to the media and entertainment industry, and our participation with ETC@USC will allow us to support and potentially drive innovation in the industry. There’s a vast range of opportunities to integrate technology and improve everything from digital content production through digital distribution, creating an optimal experience for the industry.”

Verizon Enterprise Solutions creates global connections that generate growth, drive business innovation and help shape tomorrow’s biggest ideas. With industry-specific solutions provided over Verizon’s secure mobility, cloud, strategic networking and advanced communications platforms, Verizon helps open new opportunities around the world for innovation, investment and business transformation. Visit www.verizonenterprise.com to learn more.

The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (ETC@USC) is a think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content.  ETC@USC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends. (www.etcenter.org)

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq:  VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 108 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America’s most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Dow 30 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 177,300. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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