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Hitachi Offers Network Connectivity With Introduction of CP-x205 And CP-x305 Projectors

– The CP-X205 and CP-X305 feature advanced networking through an RJ-45 port, allowing for control and management of multiple projectors from a remote location. —

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, www.hitachi.us, August 24, 2007 — Building on the proven success of its line of networkable projectors, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division has introduced the CP-X205 and CP-X305 3LCD projectors. Both models share identical chassis to their respective predecessors, the CP-X200 and CP-X300, with the added benefit of networking connectivity through an RJ-45 port.

The CP-X205 3LCD projector offers a brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens and a light weight of 8.8 pounds. The CP-X305 features a brightness of 2,600 ANSI lumens at a weight of 8.8 pounds. Both models offers advanced networking connectivity through an RJ-45 port, allowing for control and management of multiple projectors from a remote location.

The CP-X205 and CP-X305 also offer unmatched clarity, with XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. They feature two RGB inputs, MyScreen/MyMemory preset options, and a remote control with Hitachi‘s “MyButtons” function. Both offer a low 29dB noise rating (in Whisper Mode), 1:1.2 manual zoom, and digital keystone correction.

Both projectors offer a side mounted filter for easy maintenance, as well as a top door lamp. Additional features such as Input Source Naming, component/composite/S-Video inputs, and digital gamma correction add to the versatility of both models. Additionally, the CP-X205 and CP-X305 address the issue of equipment theft in schools, as they are equipped with a security bar, Kensington security slot and transition detector (a sensor located inside the projector that recognizes when the projector has been moved). A 7-watt audio output in both models enables a complete audio/video presentation.

“We have seen an increasing demand for networked presentation systems in all fixed-install applications, from schools to corporate environments to houses of worship,” said Pete Denes, vice president of sales, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Business Platform Systems Division, Business Group. “The Hitachi CP-X205 and CP-X305 3LCD projectors address this need while providing the unmatched versatility and performance characteristic of Hitachi‘s complete projector line.”

About Hitachi
Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, produces and markets a wide variety of digital products for business and consumers. The division‘s Consumer Group markets high-definition plasma televisions and monitors, LCD projection and flat panel HDTVs, LCD projectors, and DVD camcorders and DVD players. The division‘s Business Group markets LCD projectors, professional plasma monitors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. develops advanced interactive communications tools for education, training and boardroom applications including interactive whiteboards, plasma displays and tablets all powered by the company‘s category-leading StarBoard software. For more information about Hitachi Software, visit www.hitachi-soft.com.

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi’s product categories. For consumer products, please visit www.hitachi.us/tv. For business products, please visit www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia. For more information about electronic whiteboards and Starboard software, please visit Hitachi Software at www.hitachi-soft.com. Hitachi brand business products are connected through Hitachi‘s OneVision program, which makes it possible for any Hitachi business unit dealer to sell Hitachi products from other Hitachi business units.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

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