Hitachi Europe Limited - Digital Media Group

Hitachi launches new high performance projectors

Press Release   •   Jun 26, 2013 14:11 BST

MAIDENHEAD, U.K., June. 12th, 2013 – Hitachi Europe Ltd., Digital Media Group
today announced that it will extend its range of installation projectors to
include three of the highest performance models that it has produced so far. The
new 9000 series DLP projectors feature brightness levels of up to 10,000 Lumens
and contain advanced features to deliver exceptionally high quality images, along with flexible installation and low maintenance operation.

“These three new projectors are not only the brightest models we have
produced to date but they are also packed with advanced features that ensure high
quality, vivid colour images are matched with flexible installation options and
extremely low maintenance requirements,” said Axel Kutschke, Senior Manager,
Presentation Products for Hitachi Digital Media Group. “With a built-in dual
colour wheel, Hitachi’s Accentualizer and High Dynamic Contrast Range
technologies and dual lamps combined with low maintenance design, these models
are ideal for large venues and other professional applications such as staging,
retail or digital signage where projectors are in constant use.”

The new 9000 Series includes the 10,000 Lumen XGA CP-X9110, the 8500
Lumen WXGA CP-WX9210 and the 8500 Lumen WUXGA CP-WU9410. All three models contain the built-in dual colour wheel that enables users to switch between high brightness mode or
the rich colour mode via the remote control, depending upon the ambient
conditions.

The unique Hitachi Accentualizer enhances image sharpness, gloss and
shade using advanced image processing technology and is adjustable in order to
ensure accurate colour reproduction in any environment. The High Dynamic
Contrast Range (HDCR) is another Hitachi-only technology breakthrough that
delivers high perceived contrast ratios for projected images which is
particularly effective in bright conditions.

The dual lamp system, available on all models, can operate
together for high brightness or individually for longer lamp life. Lamps switch
automatically in the event of a failure and in Alternative mode can operate
continuously for twenty-four hour operation. Lamp time, filter time, projection
time and IP address can all be monitored for easy maintenance via the LCD panel
on the rear of the projector. However, with an advanced new cooling system and a high performance filter that is expected to last up to 50 times longer than conventional filters, maintenance
should be minimal.

A built-in Edge Blending capability is just one feature that ensures all
of these models offer flexible installation. Others include powerful Geometric
Correction for projection onto a range of curved or cornered surfaces, superior
lens shift allowing for convenient mounting and a 360 degree projection
facility, which provides many projection possibilities. Moreover, five interchangeable lenses are available to suit a variety of screen sizes and installation environments.

Each projector provides four digital inputs consisting of two HDMI, a DVI-D and an HDBaseT connection that means signals can be transmitted for up to 100m with no image degradation using standard LAN cables (Cat5e/6). All three models have contrast ratios of 3000:1.

The CP-WU9410 will be available in Europe in September, with the other two models following in November:


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Notes to Editor

About Hitachi Digital Media Group

The Digital Media Group, which is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd, is
responsible for pan- European sales and distribution of Hitachi's leading digital display and
projection products. With two key product areas, Hitachi Digital Media Group provides
leading-edge digital solutions for the home and business environments. Key product groups are
display solutions, which include High Definition Ready LCD TVs, and a range of
business and education 3LCD projectors.

About Hitachi Europe Ltd.

Hitachi Europe Ltd., headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, a subsidiary of
Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of information
& telecommunication systems; power and industrial system; rail system;
digital media and consumer products; industrial components and equipment; air
conditioning and refrigeration systems; manufacturing systems; and procurement
and sourcing with operations throughout 12 countries across Europe, the Middle
East and Africa. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development
laboratories and a Design Centre. For more information, visit
http://www.hitachi.eu. For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in
Europe, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu/

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading
global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The
company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totalled
9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the
Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information
& telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high
functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more
information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com


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For further information please contact:

Charlotte Hone
Marketing Manager 
Digital Media Group 

Hitachi Europe Limited 
Whitebrook Park 
Lower Cookham Road 
Maidenhead 
SL6 8YA 

Tel: 0044 (0) 1628 585 084 
Fax: 0044 (0)1628 585163 

Charlotte.Hone@hitachi-eu.com