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-- Drivers give projector users remote monitoring and control capabilities --

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, June 6, 2005 – In an effort to bring additional remote monitoring and control capabilities to Hitachi America’s line of LCD projectors, Extron has released a complete library of serial control drivers for Hitachi LCD projectors that support serial communication. These new drivers are designed for use with Extron MediaLink™ controllers and IP Link® Ethernet Control Interfaces.

"The results of our collaboration with Extron have made it even easier for our dealers to integrate high-quality Hitachi LCD projectors into today's most advanced A/V applications," says Pete Denes, Hitachi America’s Director of Sales. "Users can now experience exceptional image quality and state-of-the-art remote monitoring and control capabilities."

"Our extensive library of pre-engineered device drivers enables dealers to create sophisticated MediaLink and IP Link systems with minimal time and effort," says Lee Dodson, vice president of marketing for Extron. "The addition of drivers for Hitachi's product line is a natural complement to our library. We are continuously expanding our driver base and are pleased to enable dealers to take advantage of Hitachi's respected lineup of projectors, with our MediaLink and IP Link control products."

Extron maintains over 2,000 serial and IR drivers for devices from dozens of manufacturers. Each driver was written and reviewed by Extron engineers and most have been tested with one of the supported products. Extron's corporate Web site features an easy-to-use online driver filter that enables installers and system integrators to select and download the appropriate driver files for their A/V system. The new Hitachi display drivers, along with all of Extron's device drivers and configuration and control software applications, are available for download from the Extron Web site.