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SNAP-ON EXPANSION MODULE TRANSFORMS TOSHIBA DIGITAL PROJECTOR FROM LIGHTWEIGHT ROAD WARRIOR TO CONFERENCE ROOM POWERHOUSE

IRVINE, CA, March 4, 2002 ­ Imagine a digital projector that can transform itself from an ultra-portable, lightweight model to a connectivity-rich, conference room dynamo ­ instantly, easily and with total reliability.

Science fiction? Hardly.

This revolutionary new capability -- which literally gives the buyer two projectors for the price of one -- is made possible by an expansion module from Toshiba that snaps neatly onto the rear of the company¹s new TDP-S3 and TDP-T3 digital projectors, providing the added connectivity needed to create electrifying multimedia presentations that captivate audiences, whether they¹re in a grade school classroom or a Fortune 500 board room.

³By using our new expansion module with our TDP-S3 or TDP-T3, presenters are instantly given a gateway to explore a wider spectrum of data, video and control options, including dual computer input and RS-232 for integration systems,² noted Doug Freck, Vice President/General Manager of Toshiba Imaging Systems, Irvine, California. ³The module allows an IT department to upgrade its presentation technology for far less than purchasing a new projector, a benefit that translates into a longer service life for the Toshiba projector as well as a higher return on the technology investment.²

Cost of the new expansion module is $449 (U.S). It is designed exclusively for use with the new Toshiba TDP-T3 and TDP-S3, and offers the following connectivity: computer I-M1, computer 2-VESA, two computer audio in ports, two audio in ports, component video, wired remote input, RS-232, composite video, S-video and monitor. The standard connections without the module include: composite video for standard connections from VCR, television tuners, satellite tuners and digital video disc players, video-1, video-2 and audio input to utilize the built-in speaker, RS-232 interface for external controls and connectivity and external monitor loop-through.

A NEW GENERATION OF DIGITAL PROJECTORS
With or without the expansion module, the TDP-T3 and the TDP-S3 offer a suite of cutting-edge features that make them important additions to the digital projection marketplace. These include: Texas Instruments® Digital Light Processing technology for astonishing brightness and color clarity in a small footprint; variable brightness settings to accommodate a variety of lighting environments; super-high resolution; 400:1 contrast ratio; a built-in 3-Watt audio system; wireless remote; and Faroudja® DCDi technology for smooth, home-theater quality video with excellent color saturation.

The projectors differ only in resolution, with the top-of-the-line TDP-T3 delivering blazing 2000-lumen brightness and true XGA (1024 x 768), while the entry-level priced TDP-S3 offers 2000 lumens with native SVGA resolution (800 x 600).

PORTABLE POWERHOUSES
Toshiba, the world leader in portable technology solutions, engineered both projectors for the frequent traveler to take along in an overnight tote or notebook computer bag. The dimensions (10.25 inches (W) x 11 inches (L) x 3.34 inches (H)) will also be appreciated in crowded conference rooms, offices and classrooms where space is at a premium and versatility is a must. For greater versatility, there are also front/rear and ceiling/desktop projection methods.

PLUG & PROJECT EASE
The projectors boast an intuitive design, multiple inputs for computer, video and audio, along with an array of user-friendly features. The M1-DA analog connector with USB assures compatibility with Windows® and Macintosh® PCs, while the manual zoom lens, digital keystone correction (+/- 20 degrees) and secure elevator foot makes it easy the get the best image size, focus and position every time.

WARRANTY AND PRICING
Toshiba backs the TDP-T3 and TDP-S3 projectors with an exclusive two-year warranty on parts and labor, as well as a 90-day warranty on the 270-Watt SHP, 2000-hour lamp. They ship standard with the following accessories: analog cable; video cables, remote control; power cord; and carrying case, and are available through the www.shoptoshiba.com web site or by calling 1-800-316-0920. Pricing for the TDP-T3 is $4,599 (U.S.), and $2,999 for the TDP-S3.

For more information, U.S. customers call 1-800-288-1354. Fax, 1-800-470-9390. Or visit Toshiba on the Web at http://www.projectors.toshiba.com.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Toshiba Imaging Systems is a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., and part of the $48 billion Toshiba Corporation, a global leader in high technology products with 307 major consolidated subsidiaries worldwide.

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Daniel O¹Connell
O¹Connell Communications
708/482-0972
oconnellcom@earthlink.net

Cynthia Schell
Toshiba Imaging Systems
949-583-3568
cynthia.schell@tais.toshiba.com