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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Continues Innovation With Dynamic New High Performance Projectors

Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, announces technological innovations in its new XL30 ColorView™ family of projectors. The product family, which includes the XL30 ColorView, XL25 ColorView and SL25 ColorView, now offers increased brightness, improved video, and extremely quiet operation in concert with Mitsubishi Digital's exclusive six-axis color control system called ColorView Natural Color Matrix and sRGB, Microsoft's color standard.

The XL30 ColorView, an XGA LCD projector, produces 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness; the XL25, 2300 ANSI lumens; and the SL25, 2600 ANSI lumens. Each projector is housed in a similar form factor weighing 13.0 pounds, which is perfect for desktop or installed applications in corporate boardrooms, schools, auditoriums, churches and hotels. The XL30 ColorView projectors also are super-quiet, operating at 27 decibels during lamp conservation mode.

"The XL30 ColorView family of projectors are some of the quietest projectors in the industry today, and are particularly effective in schoolrooms and auditoriums where ambient sound can often pose a problem," says James Chan, director, Projector Product Marketing, Presentation Products Division. "Presenters, teachers and clergy can speak in normal tones, and their audiences can hear them more easily."

One of Mitsubishi Digital's latest innovations is 3D CineView™, a proprietary video technology based on Mitsubishi television expertise. "When transforming film to electronic display, the resulting video is often compromised," offers Chan. "With 3D CineView, flickering, artifacts, crawling or blinking is significantly reduced, producing an image as sharp and smooth as its native film format.

The upgraded Picture-in-Picture feature now offers two live images rather than just one. Unlike other projectors, each picture contains a simultaneous live feed from a computer and a video source.

The universal remote control unit that ships with the XL30 ColorView is the first of its kind offered by a projector manufacturer. It can be easily programmed to operate two additional video sources, such as a DVD or VCR, allowing presenters to switch easily between devices, and eliminating the need for expensive control systems typical with other projectors.

The XL30 ColorView family is fully compatible with Mitsubishi Digital's new ProjectorView™ networking system, which connects its LCD projectors via an external serial-to-Ethernet translator. With ProjectorView, these projectors are instantly connected to a local area network (LAN) through an assigned IP address, and can be controlled and monitored with a web browser from a node in the LAN or through the Internet. Authorized users can remotely monitor lamp life, internal projector temperature and other critical parameters, making projector tracking and technical support easy and efficient. ProjectorView also enables the projector to be operated without a remote. In the classroom, where remotes can be easily lost or stolen, teachers can simply launch ProjectorView through a web browser for full operation and control.

Mitsubishi Digital's projectors also have one of the best warranty programs in the presentation industry for LCD projectors. Unlike other manufacturers, the warranty lasts three years, including Express Replacement Assistance (ERA), which covers next business-day replacement for units when and where available, delivered through leading express couriers. ERA is included for three years on all its XGA models, and two years for SVGA models.

The XL2 and SL2 also offer users ultimate color control and reproduction with ColorView Natural Color Matrix, its 6-axis color control function. Unlike any other projector, both display (RGB) and print (CMY) color palettes can be independently adjusted like a graphic equalizer, offering presenters ultimate flexibility in creating more accurate colors and realistic images.

Each projector is designed with three state-of-the-art 0.99" polysilicon LCD panels with a 350:1 contrast ratio. Video sources include NTSC/NTSC4.43; PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, PAL-60: SECAM; DVD; HDTV; and SCART. Dimensions are 15.0" width x 6.2" height x 15.0" depth. The XL30 ColorView family of projectors will be available in September, 2002. Long and short throw lenses are optional. The XL30 ColorView will carry an MSRP of $8995; XL25 ColorView for $8295; and the SL25 ColorView for $6495.

About Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division
Mitsubishi Presentation Products Division, a division of Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Inc., markets an extensive line of presentation and display products and is known for its award-winning, high-quality, accurate color reproduction technology. Products are sold through authorized distributors, resellers and dealers throughout the United States. Mitsubishi Presentation Products is located at 9351 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, Calif., 92618. For more information, please call 888-880-6351 or visit www.mitsubishi-presentations.com