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Hitachi America, Ltd., Unveils LCD Projector

CP-X955W LCD Multimedia Projector's Advanced Features and
BRISBANE, Calif.--Feb. 10, 1999 - Hitachi America, Ltd., today announced the introduction of its next-generation LCD Projector, the CP-X955W.

Employing the latest in LCD technology to achieve superior brightness, resolution and lightness for its class, the CP-X955W comes equipped with the tools necessary to achieve professional, high-performance presentations.

The CPX-955W allows mobile professionals to accurately display images from diverse information sources -- from desktop systems to handheld PCs. Reproduction of both video and data images provides exceptional resolution; additionally, the projector compensates for data loss automatically in order to ensure more natural XGA reproduction.

The CP-X955W is priced at $11,995 and is available for immediate delivery. "The advanced features, reliability and ease-of-use of the CP-X955W LCD Projector has made this product an essential presentation device for an array of businesses," said Motomitsu Sadayasu, vice president and general manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division.

"The technology gives users the tools and confidence they need to present information in a clear, professional manner. Additionally, this LCD projector is fully compatible with many other Hitachi business products including the M2 Multimedia Recorder and Handheld PC, providing a comprehensive multimedia solution for mobile business professionals."

One of the most versatile LCD projectors available today, the unit comes equipped with a remote control unit with a mouse function and laser pointer. Weighing 17.8 pounds, the CP-X955W is easily transported from personal offices to conference rooms to lecture halls. The unit also comes with built in speakers, a lens shutter and front air discharge system.

Key Features

--   Bright -- 1,100 ANSI Lumens
--   True XGA -- 1024 x 768 resolution shows the finest full-screen
     detail
--   Light for its class -- 17.8 pounds
--   Versatile and easy to connect -- 2 RGB data and audio/video
     inputs allows users up to four sources at the same time
--   Clear sound -- front air discharge system minimizes noise for
     audience members, built in speakers; 200:1 contrast radio
--   Remote control -- intuitive remote and laser pointer that
     controls mouse movement and has full projector functionality
--   Full Warranty -- two-year parts and labor warranty; 90-day lamp
     warranty
--   Power Zoom Lens -- 1:1.5 power focus

 

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, systems integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and optical drives, digital multimedia recorders, handheld computers and LCD projectors.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, semiconductors and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi in North America, visit http://www.hitachi.com.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1997 (ending March 31, 1998) consolidated sales of 8,417 billion yen ($63.8 billion)(1). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.

(1) At an exchange rate of 132 yen to the dollar.

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