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Hitachi Introduces New Classroom and Conference Room 3LCD Projectors

New models offer networking capability, two USB ports and new ImageCare functionality.

CHULA VISTA, California, May 16, 2012 — Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the next generation of its Classroom and Conference Room 3LCD projectors: the CP-X2015WN, CP-WX2515WN, CP-X2515WN, CP-X3015WN, CP-X4015WN and CP-WX3015WN. These new models offer networking capability, two USB ports and new ImageCare functionality. The CP-X2015WN, CP-WX2515WN, CP-X2515WN, CP-X3015WN, CP-X4015WN and CP-WX3015WN all provide networking capability, allowing them to be remotely controlled via a LAN network connection. Hitachi’s exclusive PJMan Projector Management software gives users the ability to operate and monitor the projectors from a remote location, and receive diagnostic information (such as remaining lamp life), making these models ideal for installations where multiple projectors are used, such as an entire building or campus.

Two USB Type A inputs make it possible to use the optional USB wireless adapter and the Hitachi Wireless Pen Tablet (TB-1) USB receiver at the same time. In addition, projector settings can be transferred to other projectors via a USB memory stick. This makes it easy to use other projectors without having to take the time to configure the settings.

The CP-X2015WN, CP-WX2515WN, CP-X2515WN, CP-X3015WN, CP-X4015WN and CP-WX3015WN all feature ImageCare, which is a lamp power control function developed by Philips that will lower the total cost of ownership of the projector. ImageCare decreases energy usage, improves contrast ratio and can lengthen lamp life. Using Image Care technology, Intelligent Eco Mode automatically changes the brightness of the lamp according to the brightness level of the image. This feature gives optimal picture performance with maximum energy savings and can increase lamp life.

The Saver mode, based on ImageCare, reduces lamp power by 70 percent compared to the normal mode, resulting in considerable energy savings. Users can set the time for the Saver mode from one to 30 minutes. If the projected image does not change by the set time, the Saver mode is activated, reducing lamp brightness and lowering power consumption.

With Hitachi’s new Multi Projector function, users can project the same image to up to 12 projectors simultaneously, making it idea for presentations in large venues where a single screen would not be sufficient. In addition, Hitachi’s Moderator Control Mode lets users network 50 computers to the projector, with one computer acting as the moderator. This allows an instructor to use the moderator computer to select and project images from the students’ computers. Each model includes Hitachi’s Campus Notification System and Network Messenger features for sending campus-wide announcements and important messages. Hitachi’s Projector Control (PJCtrl) application allows users to control the functions of their projector via a toolbar on their PC. Since all the functions for controlling the projector are on the PC, PJCtrl can help reduce costs associated with lost remote controls and battery replacement.

Brightness for each model is as follows:

- CP-X2015WN: 2,400 ANSI Lumens (XGA Resolution)

- CP-WX2515WN: 2,700 ANSI Lumens (WXGA Resolution)

- CP-X2515WN: 2,700 ANSI Lumens (XGA Resolution)

- CP-X3015WN: 3,200 ANSI Lumens (XGA Resolution)

- CP-X4015WN: 4,000 ANSI Lumens (XGA Resolution)

- CP-WX3015WN: 3,000 ANSI Lumens (WXGA Resolution)

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

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., 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.