Tagline: The Big Picture
An American company that produces projection equipment - digital projectors and accessories for them. The company's products include portable models, business and home theater projectors. Equipment is produced for users of different levels.
The company was founded in 1986 by former Marine and engineer Steve Hix and his partner Paul Gulick. Prior to that, both worked in Planar Systems Inc.. Together they developed a successful projector model, the success of which at the exhibition inspired the partners to try to start their own business. Initial capital was collected through all possible channels.
In March 1987, the fledgling company introduced the first commercial model of a projector with the unpretentious name PC Viewer. Its success was largely influenced by the rapid development of the company Apple , whose computers (legendary Apple II) became more and more popular. Initially, PC Viewer began to be distributed in educational institutions, later businessmen also paid attention to them. By 1988, the company's projectors were already sold in many stores in the country. Their cost ranges from 900 to 2750 US dollars. And in 1989, the first color model appeared, costing almost $ 5,000.
|InFocus XS1 (image from the official site)
But despite the apparent success, things are InFocus those years were not going very well. More eminent companies are starting to join the production of digital projectors. for example Kodak. But the company persevered. Moreover, the rapid development of the projector market ended up in her favor. The 90s were marked not only by economic growth, but also by the emergence of new technologies, new models and new ideas.
The beginning of the 21st century was marked by European expansion. InFocus strengthens its positions by pursuing an aggressive policy of buying up competitors in various countries. The lineup continues to expand. To date InFocus is one of the leading manufacturers of projection equipment in the world.
The company's headquarters is located in Tigard, Oregon, USA (Tigard, Oregon, United States). Its representations are scattered all over the world.