Hitachi Unveils 4 3LCD Business Projectors

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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 mode.

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 signal.

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 parts.

All models also employ power-conservation features, including a Power Saving mode that reduces standby power consumption to less than 0.5 watts.

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