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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

03/25/2002


Hitachi Introduces High-Performance Projector with Advanced Feature Set


Mar 25, 2002 10:03 AM

-- New CP-X430W Combines Excellent Image Quality and Technical Features for a Powerful Presentation Tool --

BRISBANE, Calif., http://www.hitachi.us/, March 25, 2002 - Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan (NYSE: HIT), today announced the CP-X430W, one of the newest projectors in Hitachi's extensive multimedia projector offering. Weighing just nine pounds, the CP-X430W possesses the connectivity options and sophisticated features typically found only in larger units, while meeting the requirements of the savviest presenters. The CP-X430W will be demonstrated at NAB 2002 in Booth #L6603 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8 - 11, 2002.

"As the need for performance and clarity increases in presentation environments, the needs of our customers become more sophisticated," said Pete Denes, director of sales for Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, Multimedia Presentation Products. "Today's customer demands a brighter unit with the high-performance options previously available only in larger models. The CP-X430W is designed to meet this need."

Advanced Product Features
This powerful presentation tool combines 2,500 lumens of brightness and native XGA resolution for bright, vivid images. The projector also features vertical and horizontal keystone correction and a user-programmable start-up screen for flexible installation and a customized look. HDTV capability and anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio add to the breadth of features packed into this ultra-portable unit. Also new to the CP-X430W is a switchable IR receiver for the remote control, designed to help users avoid interference caused by some high frequency fluorescent lighting.

Exceptional Connectivity
The CP-X430W features extensive connectivity options, including component, composite and S-video inputs; two RGB inputs and one DVI input. By including DVI in this lightweight unit, the projector reaches a new level of technical sophistication, ensuring its compatibility with a wide variety of input sources.

Quiet Operation
The CP-X430W also features Hitachi's Whisper Mode, a standard on all new Hitachi projectors, allowing users to reduce the noise to near-whisper levels, with a minimal reduction in brightness. The CP-X430W operates at 36 decibels in Whisper Mode, reduced from 40 decibels in standard mode.

Priced at $10,995, the CP-X430W is now available through Hitachi's network of nationwide resellers. For more information, or to locate a dealer near you, please visit http://www.hitachi.us/mmpp, or call 1-800-225-1741.

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, LCD/LCOS 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://global.hitachi.com.

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

Key Features and Specifications

  • Native XGA Resolution (1,024 x 768 color pixels)
  • Versatile connectivity - Component, Composite, S-Video, two RGB and one DVI input
  • High Contrast Ratio - 350:1
  • Digital Keystone Correction - both vertical and horizontal
  • Brightness - 2,500 lumens (2,000 lumens in Whisper Mode)
  • Quiet Operation - 40 decibels (36 decibels in Whisper Mode)
  • 9.9 pounds
  • HDTV-ready
  • Anamorphic 16:9 aspect ratio
  • FCC Class B Compliant
  • Wireless Remote Control - includes Laser Pointer and Mouse Function
  • Switchable IR receiver for Remote Control
  • Built-in Speaker (1W x 2 stereo)
  • 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
gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

Kerstin Barr
Weber Shandwick Silicon Valley
Tel: (650) 532-4033
kbarr@webershandwick.com

For all other inquiries please call:
1-800-HITACHI

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