PORTLAND, Ore. — To simplify visual desk-to-desk communication worldwide, InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com) is expanding its lineup of collaboration products and services to include the MVP100 Video Phone and 121 (one-to-one) Video Calling service.

“When you can see someone’s face during a meeting, it’s infinitely simpler to understand the meaning behind their words; it reduces confusion and additional explanation which saves the organization time and money,” said Raymond Yu, InFocus CEO. “Distributed workforces and the high costs of travel have led us to become an e-mail and voice calling dependent culture. But face-to-face business communication is as important as ever, so we’re bringing it back with the easy-to-use MVP100 and 121 Video Calling.”

The InFocus MVP100 IP video phone is designed to complement expensive organizational travel with a simple device that maintains the in-person experience when frequent travelling isn’t an option. It features an adjustable 10.1-inch HD display and 720p camera that delivers a clear, smooth image. In addition to enabling video calls, the MVP100 can display digital whiteboard sessions from the InFocus Mondopad and files other video calling devices may share. The device can make calls to, and receive calls from, audio-only telephones – with optional public switched telephone network (PTSN) service. Like most of today’s audio-only telephones, MVP100 users simply dial a keypad to connect and can easily transfer, forward and hold calls. The phone works out of the box once connected to the Internet, without any configuration and, once registered with InFocus.net has optional additional services like sharable contact lists. It also has an optional headset to facilitate private conversations.

“The way the MVP100 enables our agency to connect with one another face-to-face from our six different locations throughout the world helps us to be more cohesive and builds more trusting teammate relationships, resulting in better work,” said Gabe Winslow, partner at digital agency Sq1. “The dedicated device doesn’t require us to hook up additional devices or download any software; we just dial and it makes our collaboration more effective.”

The same way a mobile or land-line telephone requires a service provider to connect calls, InFocus is now offering its new, cloud-based 121 Video Calling service for use with the MVP100. InFocus 121 connects video phones, Mondopads or any other Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) or H.323 standardized video conferencing devices. The subscription service enables video collaboration without the overhead of managing premises-based systems and is included at no-cost for one year with the purchase of an MVP100 or Mondopad.

The InFocus MVP100 and 121 Video Calling service can be purchased through InFocus or InFocus authorized resellers. For more details visit www.infocus.com.

About InFocus Corp.
InFocus leads with creative solutions for successful visual collaboration in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. The company’s flagship product Mondopad, a giant touch PC/tablet hybrid, makes content more immersive, audiences more involved and every interaction more engaging, as it brings together all of the collaboration tools people need to visually present, capture and share ideas. For more information or to purchase InFocus products and services, visit www.infocus.com or www.infocusstore.com. Follow InFocus on Facebook at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/InFocus or Twitter at @InFocusCorp and @InFocusEDU.

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Andrea Jones

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