News Releases

11/08/2000

Hitachi Introduces Industry's Brightest Ultra-Portable LCD Projector

Nov 8, 2000 09:25 AM

-- New CP-X325W Projector Delivers the Perfect Combination of Features, Functionality and Image Quality in a Small Footprint --

BRISBANE, Calif., http://www.hitachi.us/, November 8, 2000 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today announced the newest addition to its world-class LCD multimedia projector family, the CP-X325W. This new projector delivers the brightest display at 1,600 lumens and offers true XGA resolution for unmatched image quality, sharpness and color contrast. The CP-X325W weighs seven pounds and is easy for professionals to transport to and from the home, office or presentation site. This full-featured ultra-portable projector offers a rich feature set in a small footprint making it an ideal solution for any presentation need.

The CP-X325W is priced at $7,995 and is available for immediate delivery through Hitachi's network of authorized dealers.

"Hitachi's CP-X325W takes presentation technology to the next level by offering the highest level of brightness and feature options available in today's portable projector market," said Pete Denes, national sales manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Multimedia Presentation Products. "The ultra-portable projector market is rapidly growing and through product milestones like the CP-X325W, Hitachi is poised to meet customer demands and continue to pioneer products that set industry standards."

In addition to a small footprint, the CP-X325W offers a suite of features such as digital keystone correction, manual zoom and focus and auto-configuration. The two RGB / video inputs, RGB output, coupled with total connectivity make this unit the most fully featured projector in it's class.

Key Features

• Bright - 1,600 ANSI Lumens

• True XGA resolution - 1024 x 768 native

• Lightweight - 7 pounds

• Versatile and easy to connect - All the features of an installation projector in a small footprint

• Clear sound - 1W Speaker x 2

• Remote control - Full function wireless remote

• Full warranty - 2 years parts and labor, 90 days on the lamp

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 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.

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, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated sales of 8,001 billion yen ($75.5 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://hitachi.com.

*At an exchange rate of 106 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) 463-8631
kbarr@ca.webergroup.com

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