Hitachi Introduces CP-D31N Short Throw Series 3LCD Projector

Combining the convenience of short-throw projection capability with networking functionality, versatile features and outstanding value.

CHULA VISTA, California, March 27, 2012 - Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group today announced the introduction of its CP-D31N Short Throw Series 3LCD projector, combining the convenience of short-throw projection capability with networking functionality, versatile features and outstanding value.


The Hitachi CP-D31N can project an 80-inch image at a short throw distance of just 32 inches, making it ideal for education, business and commercial applications where space is limited yet where large, clear and bright images are required. The CP-D31N's ability to be mounted close to a projection screen or whiteboard prevents obstructed images and shadows and avoids shining light in the presenter's eyes.

The CP-D31N offers network connectivity via an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), allowing content to be sent directly from a computer to the projector via the network, and facilitating monitoring and maintenance via the LAN. Hitachi's PJMessenger function allows text messages and audio alerts to be sent on all networked projectors, an effective way to send announcements throughout an entire campus or facility.

The projector provides native 4:3, 16:9 and 16:10 compatible XGA resolution with up to 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness and offers connections including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, an RGB computer input, RCA and mini-jack audio inputs, and a computer monitor output. In addition, an RS-232 port enables integrated system control when used with control systems including Crestron and AMX.

The CP-D31N includes numerous additional performance and convenience features. The projector has a built-in 10-watt audio amplifier that eliminates the need to connect external speakers, with audio pass-through capability that enables the CP-D31N to output audio while in standby mode. Hitachi's exclusive Template function projects four types of line templates, making it easier to write on a whiteboard.

Hitachi's Input Source Naming feature lets the user customize the names of input sources instead of using the factory default settings, and the included remote control has customizable MyButton, MySource and other keys to create shortcuts to frequently used functions and sources. The CP-D31N is compatible with the Crestron® RoomView® Express and AMX® Device Discovery protocols, to facilitate its integration into A/V systems using Crestron or AMX control. Additional useful features include a Transition Detector that disables the projector if it is moved without authorization, a power saving Eco standby mode, a hybrid filter that provides up to 4,000 hours between maintenance and more.

For more information on Hitachi visit www.hitachi-america.us/digitalmedia

ABOUT HITACHI
Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group markets LCD projectors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEMs.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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