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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

6/19/2007

Hitachi Raises Bar For Mobile Business With CPX2 and CPX5 3LCD Projectors

-- The CPX2 and CPX5 provide an optimal combination of portability, performance and ease of use. --

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA, June 19, 2007 – Bringing even greater flexibility and connectivity to traveling professionals, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division is showcasing its CPX2 and CPX5 3LCD projectors. The CPX2 expands on the success of its predecessor, the CPX1, by adding networking functionality and wireless connectivity, while the CPX5 offers high brightness and an unmatched price/performance ratio.

With a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and a light weight of 4.1 pounds, the CPX2 3LCD projector provides unmatched versatility with no sacrifice in performance. An SD slot supports both wireless connection and PC-less presentation. Additionally, the CPX2’s wide-angle lens allows presenters to place the projector close to the screen, keeping obstruction of the image to a minimum.

The CPX2 boasts XGA resolution and a contrast ratio of 500:1. Adding to the user’s convenience are advanced features exclusive to Hitachi projectors such as My Screen, My Memory and My Button. A built-in 1W speaker means no need for external audio devices, while the projector itself maintains a low noise level of 29 dB in Whisper Mode. The CPX2 also addresses security concerns by offering a transition detector, Kensington lock and PIN lock protection.

With a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens at a weight of only 3.9 pounds, the CPX5 is an ideal presentation tool for traveling professionals. The CPX5 offers a wide-angle lens, allowing presenters to place the projector close to the screen to avoid obstruction of the image. Additionally, the CPX5 contains a USB reader, enabling PC-less presentation functionality. The CPX5 provides XGA resolution, a contrast ratio of 500:1 and a low 33 dB of fan noise in Whisper Mode.

The CPX5 also offers proprietary features including My Screen, My Memory and My Button. The CPX5 also contains a built-in 1W speaker as well as security functions such as a transition detector, Kensington lock and PIN lock protection.

“As evidenced by demand in the marketplace, versatility is a key factor in the purchasing decisions of mobile presenters,” said Pete Denes, vice president of sales, Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Business Platform Systems Division, Business Group. “However, versatility cannot come at the expense of performance. With that in mind, Hitachi developed the CPX2 and CPX5 3LCD projectors to provide an optimal combination of portability, performance and ease of use.”

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
Gerard F. Corbett
Hitachi America, Ltd
650.244.7900
gerard.corbett@hal.hitachi.com

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