IRVINE, Calif. – December 11, 2006 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of professional LCD and plasma display products, today announced its new 42-inch PPM42M6H and 50-inch PPM50M6H high definition plasma displays.

Designed for a variety of professional applications, the PPM42M6H and PPM50M6H are appropriate solutions for education, conference room, and retail installations. A built-in RS-232C interface allows a single computer to control multiple displays with the included Multi Display Control software, increasing ease-of-use and application possibilities.

These displays also utilize Samsung’s proprietary DNIeT (Digital Natural Image enhancement) technology to enhance detail, contrast, 3D motion quality, and natural colors, making them ideal for video-centric applications. Advanced 6-way burn-in protection and an extra long life of over 60,000 hours, help to ensure years of reliable use. Both displays are available with a black bezel.
The displays feature a number of outstanding specifications, including an amazing 549.8 billion colors (13-bits processing), 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 1024×768 (PPM42M6H) and 1366×768 (PPM50M6H) resolution, and 180-degree viewing angles (horizontal / vertical) which allows for multiple viewers with virtually no degeneration from any angle.

“Our professional plasma display line continues to evolve and lead the industry in product innovation and technology,”said Mark Pickard, senior product marketing manager, display products, for Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “We understand our channel partners’ needs for competitive, flexible and high quality products, and these next generation of high definition displays deliver just that.”

Other features of the PPM42M6H and PPM50M6H include picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture capabilities, and VESA wall-mount support. In addition, low power consumption rates mean both displays are Energy Star compliant and both have been FCC Class B certified.
Estimated street price for the PPM42M6H is $1,699, and the PPM50M6H is $2,499. The displays are backed by a two-year limited warranty on labor and parts, with extended service plans available out to a maximum of five years.

Both plasma displays are currently available through Samsung resellers and distribution channels, which can be located by calling 1-800-SAMSUNG or by visiting www.samsung.com.
Samsung’s award-winning Power Partners Program (P3) gives solution-providers access to special promotions, lead referrals, training and technical support, as well as collateral and marketing materials. To find out more about becoming a Samsung Power Partner visit www.samsungpartner.com.

About Samsung’s Information Technology Division

Samsung’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Irvine, Calif., is a division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). ITD markets a complete line of award-winning LCD and PDP display products, color and monochrome laser printers, fax machines and multifunction devices for professional, corporate and SOHO users. ITD also markets large-screen plasma displays designed specifically for the professional and commercial markets. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 120 offices in 57 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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