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Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc. Announces the `'Mini Mits'' the World's Smallest and Brightest XGA Projector Powered by DLP TechnologySub-Three-Pound, Micro-Portable Device for All Venues and Mobile Applications
CYPRESS, Calif., June 15, 2000 - Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division, creator of the industry's broadest line of award-winning projection and conference room display products, is bringing true "portability" to the mobile computing market with the introduction of the X30 micro-portable projector powered by Texas Instruments latest DLP(TM) Technology.
Nicknamed "Mini Mits", for its size and company, the tiny projector weighs in at just under three pounds but blasts clear, brilliant images at 800 ANSI lumens. Mini Mits is effectively changing the presenting and packing requirements for today's mobile presenters.
"Mini Mits brings the capability of top-flight presentation quality to a previously disgruntled and much over-loaded mobile presenting crowd," said James Chan, Mitsubishi's senior product manager for projectors. "We have just taken the load off all road warrior presenters and yet still provided them with the world's best display technology from Mitsubishi. We expect this announcement to create quite a stir with the presentation community attending INFOCOMM this week."
DLP(TM) technology by Texas Instruments, already embraced by the display industry, combines with Mitsubishi's 20-years of expertise and pioneering efforts in presentation devices allows Mini Mits to take the high road in features, quality, reliability and durability.
"As an innovator of presentation products, Mitsubishi creates technology to meet application demands," said Aki Ninomiya, director of Mitsubishi's Presentation Products Division. "This announcement of our sub three-pound unit, coupled with that of the X400, our 3000 ANSI lumen, desktop projector, now gives us a solution for every end-user's request and needs."
Mitsubishi Mini Mits Advantages
Digital Light Processing (TM) (DLP) Technology -- Developed by Texas Instruments, provides clear, high-definition processing for the Mini Mits to give the same presentation capabilities as larger, bulkier projectors. A single, 0.7-inch Digital Micromirror Device (DMD(TM)) Chip provides state-of-the-art resolution, clarity, and high reliability for even the most demanding presentation programs.
Digital Zoom -- For the frequent and tough assignments of presenting spreadsheets, charts and color-coded graphs, Mini Mits is equipped with an easy-to-operate, 10x digital zoom that enables the presenter to magnify any portion of the projected image.
Automatic Mute and Freeze Functions -- To facilitate interactive presenting and Q & A discussions during sessions, the new little projector can be silenced and/or stopped by just a touch of the remote control.
Remote Control -- A fully functional, light-weight remote control comes standard with the Mini Mits allowing greater flexibility and freedom with presenting implementation. The built-in mouse support also operates the computer's cursor for true hands-free mobile computing.
Presentation Standards -- Mitsubishi has designed the Mini Mits to comply with accepted industry standards and formats including 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio requirements. The new Mitsubishi Mini Mits is capable of 1,024 x 768 XGA resolution. Mini Mits has a horizontal scanning range of 15 to 92 kHz, and vertical frequency of 50 to 85 Hz to make it compatible with most PC or Macintosh(R) computers, desktop or laptop.
As with all other Mitsubishi projectors, the Mini Mits X30 supports worldwide video standards including NTSC, PAL, and SECAM, it accepts these signals from regular RCA composite inputs, or S-VHS video inputs.
Although specifically designed to take the abuse dished out by today's busy traveling professionals, the rugged Mini Mits is backed by the industry's most comprehensive worry-free warranty. The Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA) provides coverage not only for parts and labor, but also for 24-48 hour replacement of defective units.
Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division (PPD), is part of the Information Technology business unit of Mitsubishi electronics America Inc. A pioneer in the presentation industry with its MegaView(R) large screen data monitors, PPD markets the industry's most comprehensive line of high-end presentation displays and offers a line of display innovations ranging from DLP(TM) powered video walls and large screen monitors to high-brightness desktop and ultra-portable LCD projectors. All these exciting products are made available to customers through a network of carefully selected authorized dealers and distributors throughout the United States and South America.
For more than a decade, Mitsubishi has focused on bringing various types of presentation displays intended to impress audiences from all walks of life. Its vision has always been to help communicate its customer's vision more clearly and with impact. To obtain more information about Mitsubishi and its line of presentation products, call 800/843-2515 or visit the company at www.mitsubishi-presentations.com.
With headquarters in Cypress, Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc. (MELA) markets an extensive line of consumer, commercial and industrial electronics products, including color monitors and printers, pen computers, semiconductor devices, Diamond Vision(TM) stadium display screens, elevators and escalators, radiation oncology products, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and other items. For additional information, visit http://www.mitsubishielectric-usa.com.
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Mitsubishi Electronics America Inc.
James Chan, 714/229-3811