Chula Vista, Calif.
- Hitachi unveiled four 3LCD video projectors
featuring extensive networkable attributes for business applications.
Models CP-X4011N, CP-X3011N, CP-X2511N and CP-X2011N all feature
networking technology that enables users to share data between multiple
projectors, said Hitachi America's digital media division, business
solutions group, which handles the projector line.
The projectors were designed to "make it easy to send images from
one or more networked computers," the company said.
A messenger function enables transmission of text data to the projectors
on a network in order to send announcements, such as campus notifications,
school activities and daily schedules.
Pricing on the CP-X4011N is to be determined. Shipping now are
the CP-X3011N ($2,995 suggested retail), CP-X2511N ($2,395) and CP-X2011N ($2,295).
All models include such new features as a USB connection, allowing users to
quickly and easily display content from a PC via a USB cable. Also new to Hitachi, the projectors
are equipped with a microphone input which, in conjunction with two built-in 8W
speakers, can be used for audio purposes, even when the projector is in standby
All four projectors feature an HDMI input terminal for receiving
digital video signals. By keeping the signal in the digital domain, the
projector delivers high-quality images that are faithful to the original
The projectors also offer easy maintenance, with a hybrid filter
that requires less frequent cleaning and makes longer operation possible. The
lamp door of each projector is on the top, while the filter cover slides in and
out from the front bottom, simplifying maintenance and replacement of these
All models also employ power-conservation features, including a
Power Saving mode that reduces standby power consumption to less than 0.5 watts.