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Hitachi Introduces CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N Ultra Short Throw Projectors With Upgraded Features and Flexibility

CHULA VISTA, California, January 27, 2012 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N ultra short throw 3LCD projectors, three new models that offer upgraded features for enhanced flexibility and ease of use. All three can project an 80-inch image at just nine inches from the front of the projector, making them ideal for use in classrooms, conference rooms and applications where space is limited yet where bright, clear image quality is required.

The CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N all combine compact size, light weight (8.6 lbs) and versatile features with total ease of use. Their ultra-short-throw lens design enables them to be mounted close to a projection screen or whiteboard, which prevents obstructed images and shadows and avoids light shining in the presenter’s eyes. Adding to their value, the new projectors offer extended 5,000-hour lamp life (in Eco mode).

All three models can also be used with an optional tabletop stand that enables images to be projected directly onto a tabletop—ideal for small group presentations or rooms where space is at a premium. The projectors’ Perfect Fit 2 image adjustment system corrects for any geometric image distortion and precisely fits the images to the screen or tabletop.

All three projectors feature network connectivity. All include an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), allowing content to be sent directly from a computer to the projector via the network, and facilitating monitoring and maintenance via the LAN. Hitachi’s PJMessenger function allows text messages and audio alerts to be sent on all networked projectors, an effective way to send announcements throughout an entire campus or facility.

The projectors provide XGA and WXGA resolution with up to 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness (depending on model), and include a host of inputs and outputs including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, USB and RGB computer connections, RCA, stereo mini-jack and microphone audio inputs, and audio and video monitor outputs. In addition, an RS-232 port enables integrated system control when used with control systems including Crestron® and AMX®.

The CP-A301N, CP-AW251N and CP-A221N provide a host of convenience features. All include a built-in 10-watt audio amplifier that eliminates the need to connect external speakers, and the mic input operates even if the projector is in standby mode. Hitachi’s exclusive Template function projects four types of line templates, making it easier to write on a whiteboard. In addition, the optional TB-1 wireless drawing tablet and pen enable users to write over the projected image for more engaging presentations.

Hitachi’s unique Input Source Naming feature lets the user customize the names of input sources instead of using the factory default settings, and the supplied remote controls have customizable MyButton and MySource and Document Camera keys to create shortcuts to frequently used functions and sources. The operating frequency of the projector’s remote can be changed to avoid conflict with fluorescent lights or IrDA IR signals from notebook computers. Additional useful features include a security sensor that disables the projector if it is moved without authorization, a power saving Eco standby mode, an improved hybrid filter that provides up to 4,000 hours between maintenance, two optional wall-mount arms and more.

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ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEMs.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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