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July 02 2004

Pleasanton, California, USA - Portrait Displays, Inc., a global leader in visual enhancement software products for computer displays, today announced Theft Deterrence control for LCD Displays. Designed as a new Plug-In application for Portrait Displays’ Display Tune On-Screen Display (OSD) software, Theft Deterrence will debut on LCD displays equipped with STMicroelectronics display controllers. This solution, jointly developed between Portrait Displays and STMicroelectronics, will provide users with an effective software lock mechanism to deter unauthorized removal of their LCD displays.

Theft Deterrence is enabled by inserting a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that locks the LCD display to the host computer. If the display is moved to a different location or if there is unauthorized removal, Theft Deterrence triggers an “unfavorable view” mode that renders an inverted color ramp or gray scale on the display and makes it impractical to view. The user must enter in the correct PIN on the new host to disable theft. An authorized user can easily disable this view mode and restore the normal display settings by entering the correct PIN. This technology effectively allows the user and/or I.T. Manager to protect valuable LCD display assets deployed across a large enterprise, public institution or even a small office and home.

Portrait Displays’ Theft Deterrence is the latest in a series of Plug-In applications designed for the company’s Display Tune software technology, a powerful tool that provides display manufacturers OSD control features such as monitor settings and color calibration.

“Portrait Displays is very pleased to extend our Display Tune software technology in the area of LCD display asset protection. Working in cooperation with STMicroelectronics has helped enable this functionality,” stated J. Michael James, CEO and President of Portrait Displays, Inc. “This technology will allow all display manufacturers to provide an elegant solution for adjusting, optimizing and managing their displays, as well as protecting their customers’ investment.”

To see a live demonstration of Theft Deterrence at Computex, see us in our Suite at the Grand Hyatt, Suite #1248, June 1-5, 2004.

About Portrait Displays, Inc.
Portrait Displays, Inc., since 1986, is a leading software developer for display technologies including PCs and Consumer Electronics Televisions platforms. With its world-leading Display Tune® and Pivot® software, Portrait Displays has been pioneering On-Screen Display (OSD) management of PC displays as well as software display rotation solutions that provide visual improvement and productivity enhancement applications to display companies globally. Portrait Displays' software is bundled with displays from leading manufacturers throughout the world. Portrait Displays, Inc., is a private corporation with headquarters in Pleasanton, California, USA; representatives in Europe, Taiwan, China, and Korea.

Contact Information:
Sales Department
Portrait Displays, Inc.
6663 Owens Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94588 USA
Phone: +1(925)227-2700
Fax: +1(925)227-2705
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Web: www.portrait.com

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