Launch of High-Performance Sampo Professional Flat-Panel Digital Displays at CES 2005 Marks Reintroduction of Brand Into Market

Targeted at the Demanding Requirements of Commercial, Education, Government, and Home Theater Applications, Value-Priced Sampo Professional Digital Displays Incorporate a Robust Feature Set, Outstanding Video Quality and Industry-Best Two-Year Warranty

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sampo, a leading provider of high-end, value-packed flat-panel display solutions for the commercial, education and government sectors, and home theater environments, officially reintroduces the Sampo brand into the digital display market with the launch of the 2005 Sampo Professional line of high-performance, feature-rich flat panel digital displays. Designed to support demanding applications in the commercial, government and education (CEG) sectors, and home theater applications, Sampo Professional displays deliver best-of-class versatility, performance and value.

The 2005 Sampo Professional product line incorporates MotionDSC(r) video processing, which supports 3:2 and 2:2 pull-down, digital noise reduction, and IIS(tm) (Intelligent Image Scaling) Engine for outstanding video quality. In addition to an industry-leading two year warranty, the 16:9 aspect ratio LCDs and plasma displays feature standard NTSC tuners, RS-232 and RJ-45 remote control ports, advanced audio processing, and a wide variety of connectivity options including RF, DVI, RGB input and loop-out, composite/S-video inputs, SD/HD component video inputs, discrete audio inputs, and audio and subwoofer outputs.

The Sampo Professional product line for 2005 includes:

 -- Sampo Professional 26" WXGA LCD (LME-26X8)
 -- Sampo Professional 32" WXGA LCD (LME-32X8)
 -- Sampo Professional 40" WXGA LCD (LME-40X8)
 -- Sampo Professional 42" SVGA Plasma Display (PME-42V8)

"There is a great deal of excitement from both the industry and our reseller partners surrounding the return of the Sampo brand to the market," explained Brian Ballard, Vice President of Regent USA. "Sampo Professional digital display solutions deliver unparalleled value and versatility to users in the commercial, education and government sectors. Standard business-class features such as the Sampo Remote Management Console, integrated television tuners and advanced video processing set the Sampo solutions apart, not only for our value pricing, but for unique functionality that makes our products some of the most versatile video display solutions available."

Distributed wholly through the reseller channels, Sampo's high-performance plasma and LCD digital displays are designed for high-end digital video applications, are ideal for a wide variety of implementations with an extensive set of advanced features that includes: standard television tuners, DVI interface with HDCP Digital Content Protection System, high definition (HD) component video inputs, RGB loop-out connectors, subwoofer outputs, HD picture-in-picture and side-by-side picture, ATSC signal compatibility, built-in audio amplifiers, RS232 and RJ-45 control interfaces.

For additional information about Sampo's professional digital display products or two-year warranty program, call (888) 373-4368 or visit

About Sampo

The Sampo brand is the professional line of high-end, technologically-advanced, value-packed plasma and LCD digital displays offered by Regent USA.

Headquartered in City of Industry, Calif, Regent USA is a supplier of affordable advanced consumer electronics solutions including LCD and plasma displays, and high-end, high-performance, technologically advanced LCD and plasma monitors for the commercial, education and government sectors, and home theater environments.

For additional information about the Sampo product lines, visit the company's Web site at

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