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Hitachi CP-A52 3LCD Projector Completes Trio Of “Good/Better/Best” Ultra-Short Throw Projector Models

The CP-A52 joins the CP-A100 and ED-A100 as the three ultra-short throw projector models that provide distinct options based on customer’s needs and budgets

CHULA VISTA, Calif., February 9, 2009 — Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Business Group has introduced the CP-A52 3LCD projector offering ultra-short throw capability and easy maintenance. Hitachi now offers three ultra-short throw projectors with the introduction of the CP-A52 (including the CP-A100 and ED-A100), providing “Good/Better/Best” options for a growing number of end-users with varying needs and budgets. All three models can be used in combination with Hitachi Software StarBoard FXDUO interactive whiteboards.

The Hitachi CP-A52 3LCD short-throw projector has the ability to project an 80-inch image from a 25 inch distance, meaning presenters no longer have to worry about obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, there aren’t any shadows interfering with the image and there isn’t any light in the presenter’s face. The CP-A52 offers a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and XGA resolution. The CP-A52 also contains features that address convenience. For example, the projector’s hybrid filter only requires maintenance every 2,000 hours. In addition, the lamp door is located on the top of the model, making lamp replacement a simple process. This feature is beneficial even when the projector is ceiling mounted.

The CP-A52 offers Hitachi’s Perfect Fit functionality, allowing the user to adjust each corner of the image horizontally and vertically to fit any screen. Additionally, the Template Function projects lines onto the screen, making it easier to write on a whiteboard or blackboard.

The CP-A52 saves energy with functions such as Audio Pass Through. This allows the output of audio when the projector is in standby mode, saving lamp life when the presenter only needs sound. Also, the projector’s Saving Mode reduces power consumption to less than 5W by disabling RS-232C control except power-on command, monitor-out and audio capability.

The CP-A52 is easy to use, featuring advanced connectivity and proprietary Hitachi functions including My Buttons, Input Source Naming and My Text, while the projector’s Closed Captioning functionality enables even more effective communication. The CP-A52 also addresses security with functions such as multilevel PIN locks, a security bar and a Kensington slot.

“In this challenging economic climate, purchasing decision-makers face an even greater challenge of providing technology solutions while keeping an eye on their budget,” said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Inc., Business Group. “Hitachi’s line of ultra-short throw projectors addresses this challenge by offering a variety of feature sets corresponding with different price points. With the CP-A100, ED-A100, and now the CPA52, anyone can choose the right projector at the right cost.”

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