Toshiba Launches Premium Wireless Projector for Large Venues : TDP-TW420U Features Multi-screen Functionality, Windows Vista(R) Wireless Network Capabilities and PC-Free' Presentations for $2,919

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Adding to its award-winning projector lineup, Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of a high-powered projector, the TDP-TW420U. This new DLP® XGA projector is the company's first presentation solution with multi-screen functionality, which allows users to network up to four projectors from a single computer to create larger images for a variety of venue sizes. This innovative projector is affordably priced at $2,9191 (MSRP) and offers Toshiba's three-year standard limited warranty2.

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The Toshiba TDP-TW420U wireless projector's multi-screen function makes this presentation device ideal for customers who need to combine up to four projectors to create large venue displays or to present up to two different screen images at once from one computer source.

Designed for corporate customers, higher education and house of worship (HOW) facilities, the Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector is ideal for presenters who demand quality, versatility and performance. Packaged in a compact form factor, the high-performance TDP-TW420U projector features DLP® technology, a whopping 4,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, native XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, and 2000:1 contrast ratio to deliver bright, captivating images that can go anywhere, anytime. The projector is bright enough to leave the lights on or the window shades open during presentations.

"Toshiba has once again utilized its expertise in mobile computing to integrate the most versatile features in the TDP-TW420U projector to fit a variety of Pro AV installation and mobile presentation uses," said Jeff Barney, vice president and general manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "The Toshiba TDP-TW420U wireless projector's multi-screen function makes this presentation device ideal for customers who need to combine up to four projectors to create large venue displays or to present up to two different screen images at once from one computer source."

"With the TDP-TW420U projector, Toshiba is delivering what the house of worship segment is looking for most, reliability, picture quality, high brightness and resolution along with a longer warranty," said Tanya Lippke, manager of survey market research at TFC Info. The Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector also offers church users high brightness for difficult ambient lighting situations and the option to incorporate additional long throw or short throw lenses, critical for the multitude of front or rear projection applications used in churches."

Weighing less than 10-pounds, the projector also features Windows Vista® networking capabilities and integrated wireless3 functionality for quick and easy presentation set up, as well as remote network management and extensive multimedia connectivity. The projector also offers on-the-go professionals the option to deliver "PC-free" presentations with a USB thumb drive by simply storing the presentation in JPEG format and connecting to the USB port.

Toshiba's TDP-TW420U is intelligently designed with DLP® technology to deliver exceptional image quality and crisp, clear pictures and bright, rich colors. Unlike many projectors on the market, this Toshiba DLP projector is filter-free. This design feature keeps damaging dust particles from collecting on imaging elements and therefore may reduce the total cost of ownership by requiring one less part to replace, less maintenance and by extending the projector's lamp life.

Users can also expect seamless presentations with remote network management from this projector. The TDP-TW420U projector can be networked and controlled remotely via a wired LAN connection, which is password protected for increased security. Also, to help reduce the total cost of ownership and wear and tear on the unit, the Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector's network capability allows IT administrators to remotely control the projector over a network and receive e-mail notification via SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) for issues related to temperature, fan and lamp status.

The Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector also includes the following leading-edge features:

Windows Vista® network capabilities allows presenters to wirelessly transfer JPEG files from a notebook with ease, for slide show presentations or images embedded in documents; Built-in IEEE 802.11 b/g wireless3 functionality delivers fast set-up time and enables presenters to easily connect their wireless notebooks to the projector from anywhere in the room, and deliver sequential presentations without the need for cables; Toshiba's unique Natural Color Enhancer4 color correction circuitry, delivering exceptionally sharp and vivid images that more closely match original presentation colors; "Blackboard" function with wall color adjustment. Simply select a wall color, such as green, black, brown, blue or beige, for a clearer display on non-screen surfaces; A fully-loaded presentation remote control with laser pointer ensures worry-free, professional presentations even in the most unforgiving environments; Digital zoom function on the remote control allows the presenter to zoom in on a specific image or presentation element, such as spreadsheet numbers or other important details; Password protection and key-lock function to help prevent unauthorized use; Instant power shut down capability that enables the projector to power off instantly once disconnected from the power outlet with no cool-down time required; Automatic digital keystone correction system, allowing presenters to adjust errors quickly and easily for a proportional, squared display; Auto set which allows users to automatically synchronize the setting between their PCs and the projector; Whisper-quiet operation of only 29 decibels (dB) (in low mode) – quieter than a soft conversation; In addition, the projector features convenient lamp access on the top panel for easy lamp replacement, even when the projector is ceiling mounted. The Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector will be available in July 2008 through Toshiba's authorized distributors, VARs, mail-order outlets and http://www.toshibadirect.com.

Toshiba TDP-TW420U projector specifications:

Model       Toshiba TDP-TW420U Display Technology Panel Size 0.7" DMD DLP® Aspect Ratio 4:3 switchable to 16:9 Native Resolution   XGA 1024 x 768 Brightness   4000 ANSI Lumens Contrast Ratio   2000:1 Projection Lens Standard Lens 1.2x Manual Zoom/Manual Focus F/f (mm) F = 2.3 - 2.47, f = 22.97 - 27.56mm Wireless Functionality3   IEEE 802.11b/g Throw Ratio   1.62 – 1.95:1 Light Source   275W (220W in low mode) Projection Method   Front, Rear, Ceiling Color Reproduction   Full 16.7 Million Colors Projection Screen Size (Diagonal)   40 – 300 inches Projection Distance   4.3 feet – 32.8 feet (wide) / 5.1 feet – 39.4 feet (tele)

Projection Distance for 100" Screen (Diagonal)   10.8 feet (wide) / 13 feet (tele) Optical Offset   100% Picture Color Enhancer   Toshiba Natural Color Enhancer4 Compatible Scanning Frequency Horizontal (kHZ) 15kHz -120kHz Vertical (Hz) 50Hz - 150Hz Input Terminal RGB 1 1x DVI-I RGB 2 1x D-sub 15 Component (Y/Cb/Cr) Shared RGB 1 & RGB 2 Video 1x S-video; 1x RCA for Composite Video Video/S-Video Audio 1x RCA x 2 (L/R) RGB Audio 1 x stereo mini-jack Output Terminal RGB 1 x D-sub 15 Terminal Audio 1x Stereo mini jack (variable output level) Input Signal Format Video NTSC, PAL, SECAM Color Difference HDTV/DTV (480p/480i/576i/576p/720p/1080i), DVD RGB VGA, SVGA XGA (true), SXGA/UXGA (compressed) Toshiba strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and is committed to taking certain actions to help protect the environment. Toshiba has set an environmental goal to double its ecological efficiency by 2010, while currently manufacturing its products to meet the Restriction on Hazardous Substances4 standard (RoHS). All Toshiba projectors are RoHS-compatible, reducing harmful environmental effects by restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

About Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. (TAIS)

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TAIS is comprised of four business units: Digital Products Division, Imaging Systems Division, Storage Device Division, and Telecommunication Systems Division. Together, these divisions provide mobile products and solutions, including industry leading portable computers; projectors; imaging products for the security, medical and manufacturing markets; storage products for automotive, computer and consumer electronics applications; and telephony equipment and associated applications.

TAIS provides sales, marketing and services for its wide range of information products in the United States and Latin America. TAIS is an independent operating company owned by Toshiba America, Inc., a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, which is a global leader in high technology and integrated manufacturing of electrical and electronic components, products and systems, as well as major infrastructure systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 740 companies, with 198,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing $76 billion. For more information on Toshiba's leading innovations, visit the company's Web site at http://www.toshiba.com.

1. Reseller prices may vary. MSRP means "Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price."

2. Warranty. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranties are available at http://www.warranty.toshiba.com.

3. Wireless. May require purchase of additional software, external hardware, or services. Transmission speeds may vary. See Wireless Legal Footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

4. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB, and PBDE. Toshiba requires its projector component suppliers to meet RoHS requirements and verifies its suppliers' commitment to meeting RoHS requirements by conducting component sampling inspections during the product design approval process.

© 2008 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. DLP® is a trademark of Texas Instruments. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

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