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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Introduces the First Built-in, Anti-theft Alarm for Installation Projectors

XL5950 ColorView - Only Projector to Offer Motion-Sensitive Theft Alarm

IRVINE, Calif., May 13, 2003 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, today announced its XL5950 ColorView LCD projector—the first conference or board room installation projector available in the market with a built-in motion-sensitive anti-theft alarm. The alarm is designed to deter projector theft from classrooms or other easy-access conference room settings.

The motion detector, built into the connector panel cover, is set manually by a key. Once the cover is installed and the safety key removed, the projector is automatically armed. If someone moves the projector, a loud and annoying beep will sound a 120-decibel high pitch alarm, attracting attention and foiling a potential theft.

"Because conference rooms and school rooms are often left empty, projectors, in particular, are temptingly easy to steal," said James Chan, director, projector product marketing for Mitsubishi Digital. "Our customers have been asking for this feature, as protecting their investment becomes an increasing concern. For that reason, our new XL5950 now includes an anti-theft device to help safeguard their assets from theft or vandalism"

The XL5950 ColorView offers 4700 ANSI lumens, and is the only projector of its class to provide both horizontal and vertical lens shift, offering extreme flexibility for most installations. Once the XL5950 ColorView is in place, the picture can be readjusted optically or digitally, regardless of the screen used, without taking the projector out of its mount.

"Our goal is to bring better projectors that meet our customers' needs to market," said Aki Ninomiya, director, Mitsubishi Digital. "And once again, we've outdone the market with the XL5950 ColorView."

"Mitsubishi wants to be the projector-of-choice in all major installations for board rooms, classrooms, auditoriums and churches," added Ninomiya. "The XL5950 provides high-end features typically found in bigger projectors, offered at a better price and in a smaller form factor. The XL5950 gives customers maximum return on their investment."

Other features of the XL5950 include a high contrast ratio, 600:1, and one of Mitsubishi Digital's latest innovations, 3D CineView™, a proprietary video technology based on Mitsubishi Digital's television expertise. Flickering, artifacts, crawling or blinking are significantly reduced with 3D Cineview, 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, allowing users greater flexibility in creating their presentations.

The XL5950 ColorView is fully compatible with Mitsubishi Digital's exclusive ProjectorView™ networking system, which connects its projectors via an external serial-to-Ethernet translator. With ProjectorView, the projectors are instantly connected to a local area network (LAN) through an assigned IP address, and controlled and monitored with a web browser from a node in the LAN or through the Internet.

MRSP on Mitsubishi's new XL5950 ColorView is $11,995, and the projector comes with Mitsubishi's full three-year warranty on parts and labor plus a 90-day warranty on the lamp. And, like all Mitsubishi XGA ColorView projectors, the XL5950 ColorView comes with the Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a nationwide comprehensive service provided for units under warranty that offers next business-day replacement for down units when or where available. Optional lenses are also available.

About Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America 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 in its line of ColorView(r) projectors. 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.