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Hitachi Expands ePlate Line With The Release Of The HPW-630ET Handheld Computer

Oct 16, 2000 09:43 AM

-- Addition of Rugged 630ET A Perfect Addition to the ePlate series of Pen Tablet Computers --

BRISBANE, Calif.,, October 16, 2000 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE: HIT), today announced it is shipping the next addition to the ePlate ™ series of tablet-style handheld pen computers. The HPW-630ET is an "indoor" version of the previously announced HPW-630ETR. With the same rugged, yet lightweight design of the HPW-630ETR (Transflective "outdoor" display) - the HPW-630ET has an 8.2" DSTN Transmissive Color LCD designed for indoor usage. With the release of the HPW-630ET, developers and customers can choose from several ePlate family products that best suit their needs.

The range of ePlate products include:

• HPW-630 ETR - Rugged / Transflective Display

• HPW-630 ET - Rugged / Transmissive Display

• HPW-600 Series - Lightweight / Transmissive

The HPW-630ET's advanced features, including the super-bright 8.2" LCD display, ruggedized case, and cradle option, make it an ideal tool for mobile users and developers with a need for a versatile, durable mobile information device. Additionally, the combined performance and ease-of-use of Hitachi's handheld computer technology with the powerful operating system of Windows CE and wireless LAN connectivity delivers on-demand access to information, desktop power and portable convenience.

In making the announcement, Shaw Funami, director, multimedia group, Hitachi America, Ltd., said, "based on feedback from our customers in vertical markets, Hitachi has added the HPW-630ET to complement it's growing line of successful ePlate pen tablet computers. In addition to the superior display, graphics capabilities and speed for its class, the versatility enhancements provided in the HPW-630ET's tablet-style offer a powerful solution for all users."