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Hitachi Offers New Portable, Education Projectors

The Digital Media Division of Hitachi America's Business Solutions Group debuted a variety of new projectors.

Hitachi CPX8

Hitachi CPX8

The Digital Media Division of Hitachi America's Business Solutions Group debuted a variety of new projectors. The CPX8 3LCD projector is the latest addition to Hitachi's Portable Series projectors, while the CP-WX4021N, CP-X5021N, and CP-X4021N Collegiate Series projectors are designed to meet the needs of the higher education market.

Company officials say the new CPX8 weighs less than five pounds and measures just 12 inches wide by 8.7 inches deep and 3 inches high, making it easy to carry and use in different locations. It offers native XGA (1,024x768) resolution and 2,700 ANSI lumens of brightness. It includes HDMI, S-Video, and composite video inputs; RGB computer video inputs and outputs; two audio inputs; and an audio output. In addition, an RS-232C port enables the projector to be controlled as part of an integrated AV system. The CPX8 also has a built-in speaker and a Kensington Lock anti-theft slot.

The Collegiate Series 3LCD projectors are designed for flexible installation, according to Hitachi. They offer a simple lens shift functionality and 1.7x zoom for long-throw installations. In addition, with the Perfect Fit 2 feature, users can adjust four corners, one at a time, and correct geometric and image distortion.

All the new projectors offer networking capability, enabling them to be controlled remotely via a LAN network connection. Hitachi's PJMan Projector Management software gives instructors and administrators the ability to monitor and operate any network-connected projector from a remote location and receive diagnostic information, such as remaining lamp life.

Hitachi CPX4021N

Hitachi CPX4021N

Hitachi's Network Messenger feature also enables all networked projectors to function as an emergency notification system, where a single message can be broadcast on every projector. For security, a Transition Detector requires a password to operate the projector if it is moved.

The CP-WX4021N supports native WXGA resolution, while the CP-X5021N and CP-X4021N are native XGA resolution projectors. They all deliver up to 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. All models have built-in 16-watt audio systems and each includes numerous audio and video connections, including BNC, RGB, HDMI, component, composite and S-Video inputs, a microphone input and RGB and audio outputs.

"Our new Collegiate Series projectors were specifically designed to meet the requirements of schools, universities, colleges, and other academic institutions," said John Glad, product manager at Hitachi America, in a statement. "The projectors' networking capabilities, ease of use, ability to project big, bright images, and security features make them ideal for use in academic environments."


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