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Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi

9/19/2005

Hitachi America Introduces Networkable CP-S245 And CP-X255 LCD Projectors

-- Two new projectors from Hitachi provide optimal combination of networkability, versatility and reliability. --

BRISBANE, CALIFORNIA, www.hitachi.us, September 19, 2005 — Combining networking capabilities with Hitachi America’s trademark versatility and reliability, the CP-S245 and CP-X255 LCD projectors from Hitachi provide a wealth of options to end-users in a variety of applications.

At 6.4 pounds, the CP-S245 LCD projector features an RJ-45 ethernet port, allowing for network control, maintenance and scheduling. Additionally, the CP-S245 has a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens with a 400:1 contrast ratio, meeting the performance standards of numerous presentation environments, including classrooms and boardrooms. The CP-S245 is an SVGA projector, boasting a resolution of 800 x 600.

The Hitachi CP-X255 LCD projector also features the same networking control, maintenance and scheduling capabilities as the CP-S245, but with XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. The CP-X255 is also similar in appearance to the CP-S245, with a weight of 6.4 pounds and dimensions of 12.0” x 3.4” x 9.8”. The CP-X255 features a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a variety of connectivity options.

“As networkability becomes an increasingly crucial feature in the presentation market, the CP-S245 and CP-X255 LCD projectors give users a range of options in terms of versatility, connectivity and portability,” said Pete Denes, director of sales, Hitachi America, Digital Media Division.

Both LCD projectors are equipped with vertical keystone correction, reverse image function for ceiling mount, progressive scan and Hitachi’s My Screen feature.

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, supplies high-performance LCD projectors to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. More information about Hitachi’s Digital Media offerings can be located at www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia.

Hitachi America, Ltd. also markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information on Hitachi in North America, visit http://www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 347,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2004 (ended March 31, 2005) consolidated sales totaled 9,027.0 billion yen ($84.4 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.