News Releases

6/08/1999

Hitachi Broadens LCD Projector Line with Two New SVGA Units

Jun 8, 1999 10:46 AM

CP-S840W and CP-S860W to Debut at InfoComm '99

BRISBANE, Calif. June 8, 1999 -- Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi. Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced two new SVGA LCD projectors, the CP-S840W and CP-S860W, that give the company one of the industry's broadest lines of LCD projectors.

Weighing under ten pounds, the super-portable CP-S840W offers users an 800 lumen, lightweight and portable projector that is ideal for the mobile presenter.

The CP-S860W features superior brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens. The unit also incorporates electronic keystone correction, picture in picture and freeze frame capability.

The CP-S860W features superior brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens. The unit also incorporates electronic keystone correction, picture in picture and freeze frame capability.

The CP-S840W is priced at $7,495.00 and the CP-S860W is priced at $8,995.00. Both products will be available in August 1999.

"Hitachi can now meet the diverse needs of our customer base, depending on their need for either portability or increased brightness," said Pete Denes, National Sales Manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Products. "Both projectors offer exceptional image quality with a wide range of features."

The projectors incorporate remote controls with built-in laser pointers, two data inputs and universal power supplies. These LCD projectors are simple to setup and use, and are easily transported from the office to presentation site. The CP-S840W and CP-S860W will debut at InfoComm '99, Booth #0530.

Key Features:

CP-S840W

• Weight -9.8 pounds

• Brightness- 800 ANSI Lumens

• True SVGA Resolution - 800 x 600 resolution

• Automatic Setup - Simple plug and play

• Manual Zoom and Focus

• 2 RGB Inputs and Video Input (S-video and composite)

• Universal Power Supply

• Remote Control with Built-in Laser Pointer

• Full Warranty - Two-year parts and labor warranty, 90-day lamp warranty

CP-S860W

• Ultra Bright - 2000 ANSI Lumens

• True SVGA Resolution - 800 x 600 resolution

• Electronic Keystone Correction - (+/-) 10%

• Picture in Picture - Full motion video positioned anywhere on screen

• Freeze Frame Capability

• Automatic Setup - Simple plug and play

• Power Zoom and Focus

• 2 Data Inputs and Video Input (S-video and Composite)

• Remote Control with Mouse Function and Laser Pointer

• RFull Warranty - Two-year parts and labor warranty, 90-day lamp warranty

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and optical drives, digital multimedia recorders, hand-held computers, LCD projectors, color laser beam printers and flat panel displays.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan, markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems, consumer electronics and semiconductor products, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout the U.S. Additional information is available at Hitachi America's web site at http://www.hitachi.us/.

Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1998 (ended March 31, 1999) consolidated sales of 7,977 billion yen ($65.9 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.

*At an exchange rate of 121 yen to the dollar.

For Media/Investor Inquiries, please contact:

Gerard F. Corbett
Hitachi America, Ltd.
Vice President
Corp. Communications Group
Tel:(650) 244-7900
Fax: (650) 244-7920
gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

Kerstin Barr
The Weber Group
Tel: (650) 532-4033
kbarr@webergroup.com

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1-800-HITACHI

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