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Hitachi Launches Affordable, Feature-Rich Projector

Jun 11, 2001 09:11 AM

To Meet The Growing Multimedia Demands of Educators and Budget Conscious Businesses

-- Hitachi CP-S310W Debuts at INFOCOMM 2001; Full-Feature Projector is Powerful, Affordable and Light Weight --

LAS VEGAS, http://www.hitachi.us/, June 11, 2001 - Hitachi America, Ltd. a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE:HIT), today unveiled the most recent member of its portable LCD projector family, the CP-S310W. Priced at under $6,500, the CP-S310W provides a low-cost solution for educational purposes or for the increasing amount of budget conscious businesses, while providing all of the fundamental features needed for a high-quality presentation. The CP-S310W is bright and relatively compact, delivering 1,600 lumens from the lightweight, seven-pound projector. This model is one of three new Hitachi projectors being unveiled and demonstrated at INFOCOMM 2001 along side Hitachi's entire family of multimedia projectors at Booth #6065 at the Sands Convention Center, June 13 - 15, 2001.

"The CP-S310W provides the consumer with a tremendous option at an affordable price in the portable projector market," said Pete Denes, national sales manager of Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Presentation Products. "The CP-S310W is suited for multiple uses as it possesses the ideal combination of size, features and brightness."

With its SVGA resolution, the full-featured CP-S310W is a logical choice for use with data and computer graphics presentations. In addition, the CP-S310W has a contrast ratio of 300:1, further enhancing the picture and providing the user with a clean, crisp presentation.

Hitachi's CP-S310W also provides numerous connectivity options with two RGB inputs along with composite and S-Video inputs and one RGB output. Other features for the CP-S310W include manual zoom and focus, digital keystone correction and two speakers.

The Hitachi CP-S310W is priced at $6,495 and is now available through Hitachi's network of nationwide resellers. For more information visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.us/lcd, or call 1-800-HITACHI.

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, 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 2000 (ended March 31, 2001) consolidated sales of 8,417 billion yen ($67.9 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://hitachi.com.

*At an exchange rate of 124 yen to the dollar.

Key Features

• SVGA Resolution

• Ultra-portable - 7 pounds

• Brightness - 1,600 lumens

• Contrast Ratio - 300:1

• Digital Keystone Correction

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

• High connectivity -RGB, composite, S-Video inputs

• Clear Sound - Two 1W Speakers

• Remote control - Full function wireless remote

• Warranty - 2 years parts and labor, 90 days for the lamp

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

Kerstin Barr
The Weber Group
Tel: (650) 463-8631

For all other inquiries please call:

If you have any questions specifically about Investor Relations in the United States, please contact our Investor Relations Department at investor.info@hal.hitachi.com