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Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Continues Anti-Theft Protection With XL8 ColorView Projector

Press Release  |  Sep 9, 2003

XL8 ColorView Offers Programmable Theft Alarm, New Cover Color

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2003 — Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America's Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality presentation and display products, announced today that its lightest ultra-portable projector boasts the newest in product security features. Requested by the AV community, these added security protection elements are proving necessary in today's open and high-theft AV equipment environments.

Mitsubishi Digital's XL8 ColorView has an on-screen numeric keypad that is programmed with a PIN known only to the projector's operator. This security feature is initiated through the remote control upon start-up of the projector, and allows users to completely block operation of the projector and/or edit its splash screen or menu settings.

"If someone steals an XL8 ColorView, and doesn't have the password, the projector can be useless," said James Chan, director, projector product marketing for Mitsubishi Digital. "So what would be the point in stealing something you can't use?"

With an attractive, metallic ocean-blue color matching the most advanced computer product lines, the XL8 ColorView is also the first projector perfect for a presenter who has style and flair.

"The XL8 is designed as a personalized choice for a presenter," added Chan. "The distinctive new color and security-specific features make our new little projector a great addition to our solution-oriented product line."

Mitsubishi Digital's XL8 ColorView projector offers XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels), weighs in at just 5.9 pounds, provides 2000 ANSI lumens, abundantly bright for any conference or board room, and boasts a 350:1 contrast ratio, which makes whites very bright and blacks very dark. The lamp lasts for 2500 hours, 25 percent longer than most projectors.

The XL8 ColorView comes with a card-type standard remote control, with the option to upgrade to a Learning Remote, capable of switching inputs from various sources simultaneously, such as a computer, VCR, DVD player or television. It is also the only projector of its class to provide automatic vertical and manual horizontal lens shift, offering extreme set-up flexibility; once the XL8 ColorView is in place, the picture can be readjusted digitally, regardless of the screen or surface used, without moving the projector. It is fully compatible with Mitsubishi Digital's exclusive ProjectorView™ networking system, which connects its projectors via an external serial-to-Ethernet translator.

"Our customers tell us that security is fast-becoming one of their major issues, particularly for smaller, easily-carried projectors," said Aki Ninomiya, director, Mitsubishi Digital. "We're happy to bring the XL8 ColorView to market with innovative, effective and desirable features that protect such an important equipment investment."

Pricing, Availability, Warranty
MRSP on Mitsubishi's new XL8 ColorView is $3495 and is currently available through authorized Mitsubishi dealers. It comes with Mitsubishi's exclusive full three-year warranty on parts and labor plus a 90-day warranty on the lamp. And, like all Mitsubishi XGA ColorView projectors, the XL8 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.

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