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Toshiba's New Ultra-Bright DLP Projector Offers Mobile Professionals Excellent Quality and Performance In A Small Form Factor

Press Release  |  Feb 18, 2003

Toshiba Designed DLP Projector Provides a Presentation Solution to Suit Power and Portability Needs

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2003 - Toshiba's Computer Systems Group (CSG) today announced the new TDP-D1, an ultra-bright projector designed for presenters who demand versatility, power and portability. Weighing in at 5.3 pounds, the TDP-D1 provides mobile professionals and small to medium businesses with a presentation tool that delivers the quality and performance they demand for any conference room setting. Toshiba's new DLP projector also complements the company's full line-up of ultra-portable projectors by offering a full range of features at a competitive price. Delivering bright, crisp images, the TDP-D1 boasts an impressive 2,000 ANSI lumens, 800:1 contrast ratio, XGA (1024 x 768) resolution and automatic keystone correction. The product also includes a special monitor output connector allowing connectivity to a monitor in addition to the projection on the screen. Additionally, the TDP-D1 features passive loop through capabilities that enables the external monitor to function even though the projector is not turned on.

"Toshiba designed the TDP-D1 to offer a combination of power and portability at a very competitive price point," said Oscar Koenders, vice president of worldwide product planning and product marketing, Toshiba CSG. "The new D1 projector nicely complements Toshiba's notebooks and Pocket PCs, allowing mobile executives to literally run an office-quality operation from their briefcase."

Toshiba's projectors are easy-to-use with "plug and project" functionality to ensure worry-free, professional presentations with Toshiba reliability, compatibility and versatility. Packaged in a sleek magnesium casing, Toshiba's TDP-D1 projector includes integrated data, video and audio capabilities and a 1-watt speaker for enhancing multimedia effects. Toshiba's new product has minimal noise at a whisper-quiet 37dBA, ensuring the projector will not interfere with the presentation.

Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba TDP-D1 projector with XGA resolution is available immediately for $2,699 ESP. Toshiba's new projector is available at or through Toshiba enterprise sales team and authorized Toshiba distributors, dealers, retailers or mail-order partners. It comes standard with a two-year limited warranty, remote control with laser pointer and soft carry case. Toshiba offers a full line up of projectors ranging from the micro-portable TDP-P5, weighing at a super light 2.4 pounds to the powerful TLP-X4100, a high-end projector featuring extreme brightness for large conference facilities and auditoriums. Toshiba also has projectors with wireless networking capabilities that enable multiple users to easily give presentations sequentially without the hassle of cords and cables. Toshiba is also the only manufacturer to offer integrated document cameras on some models. These cameras allow users to display 3-D objects, fine print text, transparency or photograph samples to enhance the impact of their presentations.

About Toshiba Computer Systems Group
Toshiba Computer Systems Group is a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. ("TAIS"), a leading vendor for portable computers. In addition to notebooks, the company offers portable and wireless accessories, Pocket PCs, projectors and mobile server computing solutions for business customers under the Toshiba brand name. For more information call 1-800-TOSHIBA or visit the company's website at in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of multiple divisions that provide computer, communications and imaging products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers, PDAs, mobile computing accessories, servers, including communications and portable servers, storage subsystems, cable modems, digital business telephone systems, voice-mail, digital cameras, security systems, and projectors. TAIS provides sales, marketing, services and manufacturing for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a world leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems. Toshiba has global sales of over $40 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

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