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6/15/2000

Hitachi Showcases Technology Built For Fast Times At INFOCOMM 2000

Jun 15, 2000 14:53 PM

-- Dynamic Booth Lineup to Include Newest Ultra-Portable LCD Projector, Plasma Display Technology, Rear LCD Projection TVs, Whiteboards and Broadcast Systems --

ANAHEIM, Calif., http://www.hitachi.us/, June 15, 2000 - Bridging the technology gap in today's fast-paced economy, Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE:HIT), today announced that Hitachi will feature a wide range of superior presentation technology products and solutions at Infocomm 2000, held at the Anaheim Convention Center June 15-17.

Hitachi will unveil its newest LCD Projectors, including the ultra-portable CP-S220W and ultra-bright CP-X970W. Additionally, Hitachi will showcase its full line of Plasma Display monitors, Interactive Rear Projection Units and Digital Broadcast Cameras and equipment. Hitachi's exhibit and demonstration of world-class multimedia solutions can be viewed at Booth 745.

"In the age of digital media, Hitachi remains committed to pioneering advanced presentation technologies for today's fast-paced market," said Motomitsu Sadayasu, general manager, computer division, of Hitachi America, Ltd., the North American arm of Hitachi, Ltd. "Our belief is that regardless of the speed at which we travel in today's business world, the technology we depend on must remain 100 percent reliable and effective. All of Hitachi's products, from the office to the boardroom to the home, represent our dedication to providing the highest in quality, affordability and service."

LCD Multimedia Projectors

Hitachi America, Ltd.'s Computer Division will debut its newest LCD Projector, the ultra-portable CP-S220W, 800 ANSI lumens at five pounds with a 60-inch throw distance. Hitachi will give its first-time demonstration of the 2200 ANSI CP-X970W, and also showcase the new CP-X320W and CP-X325W, delivering remarkable affordable brightness and portability at an affordable price. Also on display will be Hitachi's brightest XGA and SVGA projectors, the CP-X960W, CP-S860W, CP-X940W and CP-S840W. Hitachi's full line of LCD multimedia projectors produce crisp images, excellent video performance and high color saturation for exceptional presentation displays in boardrooms, conference rooms and lecture halls. Lightweight and ultra-portable, Hitachi's LCD Projectors offer a total mobile presentation solution on the cutting edge of digital technology.

Plasma - Display Technology for the 21st Century

Hitachi will also highlight its XGA-Compatible 25-, 37- and 42-inch Color Plasma Display panels (PDPs), next-generation imaging monitors providing maximum image resolution through a flat, lightweight design. PDPs are an ideal display solution, bringing big-screen performance to the desktop, boardroom, storefront, industrial plant control facility or mobile vehicle, among other applications. Featuring leading-edge plasma display technology, Hitachi's panels offer rich and stunning high-resolution pictures, multiscan capability, video inputs, full immunity to magnetic fields and a 160-degree viewing angle for easy viewing from any position.

Interactive Rear Projection Unit

Hitachi proudly presents its 52-inch Rear Projection LDX unit. Featuring Liquid Crystal Display technology and PC capabilities, Hitachi's 52LDX99B accepts XGA signals and displays images up to SVGA resolution. The set utilizes a lightweight 1.6-inch Liquid Crystal Display panel that replaces traditional picture tubes and guns producing bright, clear pictures unmarred by "flickering" or other obstructions common to conventional TVs. The 52LDX99B is also capable of displaying excellent quality full motion video, including digital television signals. With Hitachi's unique Picture-in-PC function users can display the output from their PC in full screen, while viewing video sources as a sub-picture.

Hitachi Denshi

Hitachi Denshi America, Ltd. will showcase several products from its line of high-quality video cameras and equipment. Among the display will be Hitachi's HV-D15 three-CCD color camera, featuring a single-chip digital VLSI (very large scale integration) which provides both video processing and encoding and can be remotely controlled from a PC. With its high-resolution, low-light imaging and remote control capability, the HV-D15 can handle many challenging applications, such as broadcasting, teleconferencing, remote observation, medical and microscopy. The HV-D3 will also be demonstrated, featuring a sensitivity range of .001 to 100,000 lux, making it well suited for light-sensitive applications. The HV-D3's built-in frame memory stores the preceding image and updates the camera with the new image, ensuring a constant output from the HV-D3 for use in integration mode.

Also featured will be Hitachi's Eagle Pan Tilt system which is fully integrated for easy "plug and play" hook-up with a wide variety of Hitachi cameras. The cost-efficient Z-3000W, 2/3" format Portable/Studio camera featuring 16:9/4:3 switchability will also be displayed. The Z-3000 series cameras offer broadcast quality and broadcast features at an industrial price.

About Hitachi

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 www.hitachi.co.jp.

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

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit http://www.hitachi.us/.

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 DVD-ROM and -RAM drives, digital multimedia recorders, hand-held computers, LCD projectors, CRT monitors, color laser beam printers and flat panel and plasma displays.

The Hitachi America, Ltd., Home Electronics Division, markets a variety of consumer electronics including high-definition TVs (HDTV), projection TVs (PTV), color TVs, DVD players, VCRs and camcorders, as well as security and observation system products. The company's premium products are sold under the Hitachi UltraVision and UltraVision Digital brand names.

Hitachi Denshi America, Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets video cameras for the broadcast television, cable, video production, and industrial markets. For more information, please call (516) 921-7200 or contact Hitachi's web site at www.hdal.com. Full versions of all press releases are posted on the web site.

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