Formac introduces new LCD line and lowers prices.
Gallery Platinum features 8ms pixel response time to deliver superior
high-density graphics and video performance. Promotion starts at $459 for
19″, $659 for 20.1″.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 30th 2005 – Formac Electronic Inc., a leading
manufacturer of performance enhancing peripherals and advanced
visualization solutions, today announced its new Gallery Platinum LCD with
19.0″ or 20.1″ viewable screen. Taking advantage of the latest leap in TFT
technology, the new Gallery 1900 delivers industry-leading performance for
pixel response time (8ms gray-to-gray), contrast ratio (800:1) and
brightness (300 cd/m2). The improved specifications are reflected in the
Gallery’s superior visual performance, validated by multiple press awards
in Europe where the display was announced last week. For a limited time
Formac offers a direct pre-order discount of $40, lowering the price of the
19″ LCD to $459, and the 20″ LCD to $659.
“Since its first introduction in 2001 the Gallery line has been the display
of choice for professionals working in color critical applications.”, said
Robert Altmann, Director of Business Development at Formac Inc. “The
staggering boost in pixel response, combined with a truly digital video
controller, extends the Gallery’s playground to professional video and
In addition to its impressive visual performance, the new Gallery 1900 is a
true multi-talent. Featuring a SXGA resolution (1,280 by 1,024) the Gallery
1900 displays the identical digital information of a 17″ LCD, but on a
screen real estate that is comparable to a 20″ wide-screen LCD. The 25%
bigger picture benefits text intensive applications such as web-browsing,
spreadsheets, and word processing, but also is of advantage when working
with highly detailed graphics. The industry-leading pixel response time of
8ms (gray-to-gray) guarantees smooth full-motion digital video and
high-speed gaming. Besides its appeal to mainstream applications, the new
Gallery Platinum line primarily meets critical requirements of creative
professionals. Formac’s proprietary ColorProof VA TFT with AllRound conical
viewing technology produce perfect color purity (EBU 100%) and color
information at off-axis angles, required for accurate color calibration.
Like its predecessors the new Gallery line remains a reliable member in the
color-managed process of many of the world’s leading prepress, desktop
publishing, and digital imaging businesses.
The new Gallery line comes in an elegant Platinum color, perfectly matching
the metallic look of Apple’s Mac mini and G5 series. The display includes 2
USB ports on the backside for connection of mouse and keyboard. Formac’s
Gallery line is Mac and PC compatible and can be connected via DVI
Pricing and Availability
Formac’s Gallery Platinum line is available for preorder through Shop
Formac! (www.formac.us). The 19″ display has an estimated retail price of
U.S. $499, the 20.1″ version of U.S. $699. Customers who pre-order before
the delivery date of July 15, 2005 will receive a $40 direct rebate.
Both displays come with a Standard one year limited warranty. Optionally
Formac offers a warranty upgrade to three years and a zero-dead-pixel
guarantee for U.S. $99 each.
About Formac Electronic Inc.
Formac is a leading provider of performance enhancing peripherals and
advanced display solutions for the creative professional working in the
multimedia, desktop publishing, or digital imaging environment. The company
offers an award-winning line of products in the areas of video capture,
storage, and display technology for Macintosh and PC computers. Founded
1987 in Berlin, Germany, Formac has plants in the UK, France and the US.
The headquarter for US and Canada is located in San Francisco, California.
For more information visit Formac at www.formac.us