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Mitsubishi Display Products Shipping 800 Lumen Ultra-Portable SVGA Projector

Press Release  |  Jun 7, 1999

Under $5,000, the S120 Provides Mobile Presenters the Lowest Cost, 800 Lumen Projector

CYPRESS, Calif--June 7, 1999--Mitsubishi Display Products, creator of the industry's broadest line of award-winning monitor and projection products, Monday announced availability of the newest and most affordable addition to its presentation product line, the S120 LCD projector.

Street priced at $4,995, the S120 is designed for the mobile professional who needs brightness and flexibility in the smallest package.

"At just about 10 pounds, the S120 offers mobile presenters the richest feature set in the smallest form factor available on any SVGA projector to-date," said James Chan, Mitsubishi's product manager for projectors.

"Mitsubishi has taken many of the capabilities previously available only on its larger, more high-end projectors and given them to the mobile presenter at a really small price and in a really small package."

Mobile Presenter Features

The S120 has been designed for any presenter who needs lightness and brightness and also wants to dazzle their audience with presentation flexibility.

PC Card Input Slot -- As in other Mitsubishi projectors, a built-in PCMCIA card slot allows for computer-free presentations and low-cost field force automation. No need to lug heavy laptops when a single credit-card sized device works instead. It is also easy to pocket several customized presentations on separate cards for that extended road trip calling for multiple presentations.

As the PC card eliminates the need for lengthy set-up, boot-up and testing of a computer, the S120 allows for true plug-and-play presentations with almost immediate display capabilities. This also helps eliminate the No. 1 fear of mobile presenters -- equipment failure. An automatic and continuous PC card playback system and built in speakers facilitate impressive, easy-to-build and easy-to-run multimedia tradeshow or conference programs. The PC card slot is also ideal for immediate display of images from today's new digital cameras equipped with PC cards.

Enhanced Lamp Technology -- The S120 shines with 800 ANSI lumens, as Mitsubishi again presents the brightest LCD projector in its class. With a life span of 2,000 hours, a user-changeable, 150-watt, short mercury-arc lamp supplies the brilliance equal to that of a 300-watt, metal halide lamp. This enhanced projection technology creates clear and crisp images ranging from 22 to 255 inches.

Digital Magnification/Manual Zoom -- The S120's brightness allows for presentations even in larger venues. Now, the person in the farthest corners of the room will not miss the smallest of presentation details. The digital magnification feature selects and enlarges image areas, such as spreadsheets, photographic images or intricate CAD/CAM schematics for full-screen, easy-to-see displays. The zoom feature enlarges the entire screen to seemingly whisk the viewing audience up close to the information.

Laser Pointer Remote -- A built-in laser pointer added to the remote allows the presenter to direct attention to the most significant content "points". With the S120's wireless remote all feature options are accessible from the remote, including color laser annotation. For the mobile presenter who misplaces or loses the remote while on the road? All controls are also accessible from the control panel on the projector.


The S120 uses three polysilicon active-matrix LCD panels to produce an SVGA resolution of 800x600, or a compressed XGA resolution of 1024x768. The S120 also has a horizontal scanning range from 15 to 82 kHz and vertical from 50 to 85 Hz. The S120 has been designed for quick and easy set-up and, although it comes with an optional carrying case, it can be packed into most of today's airline-approved, carry-on luggage. Additional mobile features include worldwide voltage sensing, image reversal, and an RS232C serial port.

The S120 provides imaging from a variety of video formats, including RGB, S-VHS, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, and SECAM, as well as Apple(R), IBM(R), and many workstation computer graphics standards. The new projector is also backed by a three-year Emergency Roadside Assistance (ERA) Program, providing a three-year parts and labor warranty, a 30-day warranty on the light source, and 7-day toll-free support.

About Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Electronics Display Products Division markets the industry's most extensive line of 14- to 50-inch (13.8- to 50.0-inch diagonal viewable image) award-winning color displays, including the Diamond Scan(R), Diamond Plus(R), Diamond Pro(R), and LCD lines of desktop monitors; PrecisePoint(TM) touchscreen monitors; SpectraView(TM) color calibrated display systems; MegaView(TM) presentation monitors; Leonardo(TM) plasma displays; and LCD projector systems through a selective network of authorized distributors, resellers and dealers throughout the United States and South America.

Mitsubishi Display Products is located at 5665 Plaza Drive, Cypress, Calif. 90630. Customers can call 800/843-2515 or visit for more information.


Mitsubishi Electronics Display Products Division
Susie Mitchell Cover, 714/236-6139

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