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SHARP'S NEW PROFESSIONAL PROJECTOR FEATURES A RJ-45 NETWORK CONNECTION AND DLP TECHNOLOGY FOR CORPORATE AND EDUCATIONAL MARKETS

ORLANDO, June 7, 2006 – Combining high brightness with outstanding performance and a full feature set, Sharp's new Conference / Classroom XG-MB67X projector is ideal for corporate and educational customers. It has a built-in network connection with a RJ-45 LAN Connector for remote control and access by a Web browser for diagnostics and automatic e-mail of product status. Additionally, it has RS-232C connectivity for remote control. This portable projector features Texas Instruments' DDR* DLP® technology for high image quality (2000:1 contrast ratio), as well as XGA native resolution for detailed images.

"The XG-MB67X offers features like ease-of-use, affordability, desktop control and Web access, that are important to users in educational and collaborative work environments," said Bruce Pollack, associate director of marketing, Professional Display Products, Sharp Commercial Markets Sales and Solutions Group. "Sharp's new DLP projector has the latest in imaging technology, including high brightness and robust contrast so business professionals, educators and corporate presenters can deliver unforgettable presentations."

Remote Access and Control Software
The XG-MB67X has a built-in RJ-45 LAN connection and is DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) compatible. A built-in Web server allows direct Internet access and control from the desktop to the projector without special software. Sharp's Display Manager Software -- available as a free download -- connects one or more LAN-enabled Sharp projectors to a network for remote control, asset management and diagnostics. The software helps minimize downtime and expedites maintenance by self-diagnosing system errors, instantly alerting the control PC or e-mailing an error message to a predetermined list. The projector also has an RS-232C port and includes a RS-232C control adapter in the box.

Sophisticated Image Quality
The new DLP XG-MB67X projector features high brightness of 3000 ANSI Lumens for a clear picture in virtually any lighting condition. For superior color accuracy, the projector incorporates a Condenser Lens Optical System that creates rich black tones and sharp on-screen images. A 3x speed 4-segment color wheel with an enhanced white color segment optimizes white level and brightness to ensure that all projected images are uniform.

Easy to Use and Portable
The XG-MB67X has advanced features that make it easy to use in virtually any business or education application. The on-screen guide and "help" function ensures simple setup and operation. An advanced picture mode pre-sets the projector to recall preferred settings for multiple users automatically. A wireless remote with built-in forward/back PC control, when used with Sharp's optional AN-MR2 Remote IR Receiver, allows the user to advance slides in a presentation from virtually anywhere in the room. The projector weighs less than nine pounds and can be ceiling-mounted (for permanent installations) or operated from a table-top or AV cart. For portable use, it can be moved easily from classroom to lecture hall or boardroom to home office.

The projector offers HDTV/DTV compatibility for use with current and next-generation video technologies as well as extensive connectivity. Inputs are provided for two RGB or component sources, S-video, composite video and stereo audio. Outputs include stereo variable audio line-out ("VAO") and RGB monitor loop-through.

Low Total Cost of Ownership
This conference/classroom projector maintains an advanced feature set at an affordable price point. A low power "eco" mode extends the projectors' lamp life up to approximately 3000 hours and reduces fan noise (30dB) for quiet, economical operation. Theft prevention has also been addressed, with "key code activation" to prevent unauthorized operation and the availability of an ultra-heavy-duty security cable kit for use with Sharp's ceiling-mounting systems. The XG-MB67X is also compatible with control systems from third-party suppliers (control programming is required).

The XG-MB67X is backed by a two-year parts and labor limited warranty including two years of Sharp's industry-leading 24-hour turnaround "ER" Express Repair support. The warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamp is 90 days.

Availability and Pricing
The XG-MB67X will be available in August at a Manufacturer's Suggested List Price of $3,195.

For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430-2135, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail ProLCD@SharpUSA.com. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at SharpLCD.com or SharpUSA.com.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions, solar energy and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.

*DDR (Dual Data Rate) Technology is the semiconductor chip developed by Texas Instruments, which improves the projector's contrast ratio through microscopic mirrors that recreate a video or graphic source by reflecting or not reflecting light onto a projection surface.

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