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Toshiba Announces New Projectors That Deliver DLP Technology And Wireless Capabilities From $999The TDP-S20U/SW20U Projector Series Offer Users New Presentation Choices That Fit into Any Sized Budget
IRVINE, Calif., May 25, 2004 - Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) today introduced the TDP-S20U and TDP-SW20U projectors that deliver DLP technology and wireless functionality to mobile users, educators and small-to-medium business owners at aggressive prices. Priced at $999 ESP*, the TDP-S20U projector offers users high-quality projection images with minimal impact on their wallets. At $1,199, the TDP-SW20U is the industry's first wireless projector available at this price point - providing budget-conscious users with a presentation choice that was not previously available.
"With the economic demands put on today's small and medium-sized businesses as well as educators, price is a key factor in their purchasing decision," said Alex Ijuin, assistant general manager for Toshiba DPD's Projector Business Unit. "With the S20 Series, Toshiba provides its customers with a cost-effective projection solution that not only fits into their budget, but provides them with the latest DLP technology and wireless connectivity options to meet their application needs."
The lightweight TDP-S20U and TDP-SW20U projectors boast 1,400 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio and native SVGA 800 x 600 resolution, providing users with high-quality images in a small form factor. With the integrated wireless capabilities, TDP-SW20U users can enjoy faster set-up time and presentation flexibility without the hassle of additional cables. The TDP-SW20U also offers on-the-go professionals the option of delivering a "PC-free" presentation by switching a type II storage card with the wireless card, to create an all-in-one projection device.
"There's growing demand for wireless technology in the SMB and education markets," said Sanju Khatri, senior analyst at iSuppli/Stanford Resources. "After the consumer segment, the education and SMB markets are the fastest-growing sectors for projection technology. iSuppli/Stanford Resources forecasts compound annual growth rates of 40 and 24 percent for the education and SMB projection markets respectively over the next four years."
Equipped with a host of multimedia capabilities and connectivity options, the TDP-S20U/SW20U projector series offers three video input sources for users to improve presentations by adding video clips, or to enjoy bigger-than-life action on weekends by hooking up a gaming console or watching a sporting event. In addition, the projector series includes audio in/out capabilities for an enhanced sound experience, and a special monitor output connector that allows users to view presentations from an external display in addition to what is projected on the screen. This capability is especially valuable for educators who need to keep an eye on the class while presenting.
With inclusive one-touch auto set-up, keystone correction and pocket-sized remote, Toshiba's new projectors include the features and functionality needed to deliver professional presentations with minimal set up time. Additionally, the TDP-S20U and TDP-SW20U come with a soft carrying case, so users can quickly and easily pack their projector up and take it anywhere they need to go.
Pricing and Availability
The Toshiba TDP-S20U and TDP-SW20U projectors will be available in June for $999 and $1,199 ESP* respectively, and come standard with a two-year warranty. All Toshiba projectors are available through Toshiba's enterprise sales team and authorized distributors, dealers, VARs, retailers, mail-order outlets, and at www.sell.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of three divisions: Digital Products Division, Digital Solutions Division and the Storage Device Division. Together, the three divisions provide mobile products and solutions, communications, storage and imaging products and services. Products include industry leading portable computers, PDAs, projectors, DVD/CD recordable products and hard disk drives for computers, telephony products, digital imaging systems, wireless solutions and services.
TAIS provides sales, marketing and services 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 $47 billion and more than 300 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. For more information visit the company's website at www.toshiba.com.