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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

6/19/2007

Hitachi Bolsters Certified Solution Program With Addition Of D&D Security Resources

-- The Hitachi Certified Solution Program includes manufacturers of cases, control/connectivity technology, projector mounts, projector screens, lenses and security products --

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, June 19, 2007 – At InfoComm 07, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division continues to establish strategic relationships with key manufacturers in the video presentation industry with the addition of D&D Security Resources to Hitachi’s Certified Solution Program. Designed to provide dealers and distributors with value-added solutions, the Certified Solution Program includes manufacturers of products optimized to work with Hitachi 3LCD projectors.

“Since establishing the Certified Solution Program, we have enjoyed tremendous success working with other manufacturers to provide complete, cost-effective presentation systems,” said Pete Denes, vice president of sales, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, Business Group. “The addition of D&D Security Resources to the Program exemplifies Hitachi’s continuing development of these strategic relationships to address the growing demand for value-added projector solutions.”

For more than 35 years, D&D Security Resources has been the industry leader in security products for A/V equipment, computer hardware and office machines. D&D has developed security devices specifically designed to protect data projectors, including a new data projector lock (Part #H1000) that integrates directly with the security bar found in Hitachi projectors. This universal security kit is designed to secure projectors from theft, and includes a 6-foot black cable and 30mm heavy-duty padlock.

Members of Hitachi’s Certified Solution Program include manufacturers of projector cases, control/connectivity technology, projector mounts, projector screens, lenses and security products. Current members include AMX, ASA, Avocent, BitLogix Software, Business Machine Security, Chief Manufacturing, Crestron Electronics, Da-Lite, Draper, Extron Electronics, Interlink Electronics, JELCO, Lantronix, Magenta Research, Navitar’s Buhl Division, NewSoft Technology, OTC Wireless, Peerless Industries, Pegasus Wireless, Premier Mounts, and Stewart Filmscreen.

About Hitachi
Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division,
produces and markets a wide variety of digital products for business and consumers. The division’s Consumer Group markets high-definition plasma televisions and monitors, LCD projection and flat panel HDTVs, LCD projectors, and DVD camcorders and DVD players. The division’s Business Group markets LCD projectors, professional plasma monitors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi Software Engineering America, Ltd. develops advanced interactive communications tools for education, training and boardroom applications including interactive whiteboards, plasma displays and tablets all powered by the company’s category-leading StarBoard software. For more information about Hitachi Software, visit www.hitachi-soft.com.

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi’s product categories. For consumer products, please visit www.hitachi.us/tv. For business products, please visit www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia. For more information about electronic whiteboards and Starboard software, please visit Hitachi Software at www.hitachi-soft.com. Hitachi brand business products are connected through Hitachi’s OneVision program, which makes it possible for any Hitachi business unit dealer to sell Hitachi products from other Hitachi business units.

Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi America, visit http://www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at http://www.hitachi.com.

Contacts
Tamara Deschryver
Hitachi America, Ltd
619.591.5413
tamara.deschryver@hal.hitachi.com

Daniel O’Connell
Griffin Public Relations & Marketing
(212) 481-3456 x12
doconnell@griffinpr.com