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Press Release  |  Mar 4, 2002

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.

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).

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.

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.

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 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

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.


Daniel O¹Connell
O¹Connell Communications

Cynthia Schell
Toshiba Imaging Systems