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Toshiba's new projector delivers ultra-bright, crisp images to large venues and auditoriums

The TLP-X4500U Offers Corporations, Universities and Conference Facilities a High Performance Multimedia Projector with Advanced Features, Input Flexibility and Convenient Management Features

IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2004 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) today announced the high-performance TLP-X4500U projector. Designed for the unique demands of large scale presentation venues, Toshiba's new projector provides an advanced feature set and input flexibility that allows the user to configure the TLP-X4500U to suit the specific venue size or projection need, and management capabilities including a convenient top panel, providing easy access to the lamp.

"Toshiba designed the TLP-X4500U to provide our customers with a high performance projection option that they can use for large venues or permanent installations," said Alex Ijuin, assistant general manager of the Projector Business Unit of Toshiba DPD, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "This projector complements our current line up of quality portable projectors by offering the same rich multimedia and connectivity features in a larger format."

The TLP-X4500U boasts an impressive 4,500 ANSI lumens coupled with native XGA resolution and 750:1 contrast ratio to deliver an exceptionally high level of brightness and crisp, vivid images. In addition, the TLP-X4500U includes multimedia capabilities including integrated data, video and auto features to enhance any high-end multimedia presentations.

Packaged in a sleek high-tech casing, the TLP-X4500U includes two 1Watt stereo speakers and DVI, S-video Component and Composite video inputs to provide users with a range of connectivity options for a complete multimedia experience. Other features unique to the TLP-X4500U include picture in picture mode, allowing users to view another display source within their presentations, and a convenient top panel, providing easy access to the lamp when it needs to be replaced. The unit's lens shift and progressive scan capabilities allow users to adjust the projected image vertically on the screen, and provides additional lines of resolution and higher definition to produce a crisp, clear display.

Also included with the TLP-X4500U are horizontal and vertical digital keystone correction ensuring distortion-free images in a wide range of room sizes, and quiet "whisper - mode" performance, which keeps the unit's audible noise to a minimum to help ensure that the focus of the presentation is where it should be - on what's being projected.

Pricing and Availability

The Toshiba TLP-X4500U is currently available for $6,499* ESP, and comes standard with a two-year warranty for parts and labor. All Toshiba projectors are available through Toshiba's enterprise sales team and authorized distributors, dealers, VARs, retailers or mail-order outlets.

* ESP = Estimated Street Price.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $52 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.