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Hitachi Adds Projector Trio

Chula Vista,
Calif. –

Hitachi America

solutions group’s digital media division said Thursday it is now shipping three
new 3LCD projectors targeting the education market.

The CP-WX3014WN,
CP-X3014WN and CP-X4014WN all offer advanced networking capability for remote
maintenance and control, HDMI inputs, and upgraded connectivity and performance

The models all
include Hitachi’s PJMan projector-management software that gives users the
ability to operate and monitor the projectors from a remote location, and
receive diagnostic information (such as remaining lamp life), making the
Network Education Series models ideal for installations where multiple
projectors are used, such as an entire building or campus, the company said.

Also included is Hitachi’s
Campus Notification System and Network Messenger feature for sending
campus-wide announcements and messages.

Projector Control (PJCtrl) application allows users to control the functions of
their projector via a toolbar on their PC. Hitachi said using a PC to control
projector functions will reduce costs associated with lost remote controls and
battery replacement. 

Each projector also
includes wireless computer connection capability via an optional USB wireless

A Multi Projector
function in each model enables projecting the same image from up to 12
projectors simultaneously. In addition, Hitachi’s Moderator Control Mode lets a
user network 50 computers to the projector, with one computer acting as the
moderator. This allows an instructor to use the moderator computer to select
and project images from the students’ computers.

All models are
compatible with Crestron RoomView software, providing a custom configurable
interface to monitor, manage, and control every device in every room remotely
from any computer. Built-in network connectivity provides instant status and
remote technical support.

The CP-WX3014WN
($2,995 suggested retail) provides WXGA resolution, 3,000 lumens brightness,
while the CP-X3014WN ($2,695) provides XGA resolution and 3,200 lumens
brightness, and the CP-X4014WN ($3,495) offers XGA resolution and 4,000 lumens
brightness. All three projectors deliver an improved 3,000:1 contrast ratio.

All models weigh
7.9 pounds, measure 12.5 inches by 3.9 inches by 11.3 inches, and can project
images up to 300 inches. A Template function displays white or black lines to
make writing on a whiteboard or blackboard easier, and an exclusive whiteboard/blackboard
mode adjusts the projector’s brightness when projecting on either surface to
reduce glare and eye strain.

Each model includes
a USB port, RJ-45 jack for network connectivity, HDMI jack, component, S-Video
and composite video inputs with RGB in and out, audio connections, and an
RS-232C port for integrated A/V system control. The projectors will also
present a range of media files loaded directly from a jump drive or other USB
storage device without the need of a PC or laptop.

All models include
two built-in 8-watt speakers, audio-pass through option and a microphone input
with a newly added audio mixing feature.

Other features are
input source naming, remote controls providing MyMemory, MyText, MySource and
MyScreen buttons, automatic vertical keystone correction, a Kensington slot,
closed captioning, easy-access lamp door and filter cover, hybrid filter design
and an estimated 6,000-hour lamp life (in Eco mode).