Toshiba Introduces Affordable Slim Mobile Projector With Closed Captioning Function : New Toshiba Projector Utilizes 3LCD Technology, While Offering 2,200 ANSI Lumens and Built-in "Blackboard" Function

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A leader in creating innovative mobile computing products, Toshiba’s Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of the slim, 4-pound TLP-X100U mobile projector which features closed captioning functionality and 3LCD technology.

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Toshiba added the slim, TLP-X100U 3LCD mobile projector with closed captioning to its lineup of projectors for use especially in education, professional settings or in noisy environments

"Toshiba added the slim, TLP-X100U 3LCD mobile projector with closed captioning to its lineup of projectors for use especially in education, professional settings or in noisy environments," said Jane Poon, product marketing manager, Digital Products Division, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. "Toshiba is constantly bringing versatile, innovative presentation solutions to market to meet and exceed the needs of our customers, all at a low price point."

Less than 3 inches high, Toshiba's latest projector outputs a superior and brilliant image for educators, mobile presenters, educators, corporate customers and small-to-medium businesses. The projector can also be used for digital entertainment on the go, is covered by Toshiba's three-year standard limited warranty1 and is available for the affordable price of $839(2)(MSRP).

The Toshiba TLP-X100U projector includes the following leading-edge technologies:

-- Slim Form Factor: Weighing just 4 pounds, the TLP-X100U projector's slim form factor is less than 3 inches high and about the size of a hardback novel, making it easy to transport while traveling or moving from meeting to meeting. The projector comes with its own carrying case and can be stowed in an airline overhead bin or carry-on bag.

-- Closed Captioning: This advancement allows the audience to read text or dialogue from a DVD player or television signal, benefiting viewers who may be hard of hearing, learning a new language, beginning to read or in a noisy environment.

-- "Blackboard" Function: This feature allows presentations to be made on non-screen surfaces, such as a painted wall or a blackboard, for ultimate mobility. Users simply select a wall color, such as green, black, brown, blue or beige, and the projector automatically corrects the color for a clearer display in almost any environment.

-- Quick-Power Shutdown: Some projectors require that the fan stops completely before unplugging the projector to save on wear and tear of the lamp. The Toshiba TLP-X100U projector can be powered off once disconnected from the outlet with no cool-down time required.

-- Automatic Vertical Keystone Correction: This feature instantly projects a square image even when the projector is placed at a steep offset angle of plus or minus 30 degrees to the screen.

-- Digital Zoom: The projector offers users the ability to focus on the highlights of the presentation by resizing the images.

The following are some of the Toshiba TLP-X100U projector specifications: TLP-X100U Projector Specifications (MSRP $839(2))

-- Display Technology: 0.63 inches 3LCD -- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 -- Native Resolution: XGA 1024 x 768 -- Brightness: 2,200 ANSI lumens -- Contrast Ratio: 600:1 -- Projection Method: Front, rear and ceiling -- Color Reproduction: Full 16.7 million colors -- Projection Screen Size: 30-300 inches -- Projection Distance: 2.9-35.9 feet -- Input Terminal: RGB Input 1: 1 x D-sub 15 (shared as component video) RGB Input 2: 1 x D-sub 15 (shared by mechanical switch from RGB output)

Video: 1 x S-video; 1 x RCA for composite video RGB Audio: 1 x stereo mini-jack -- Output Terminal: RGB: 1 x D-sub 15-pin (shared by mechanical switch from RGB input 2) Audio: 1 x Stereo mini-jack (variable output) -- Input Signal Format: Video: NTSC, PAL, SECAM Color Difference: HDTV/DTV (480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p)

RGB: VGA, SVGA, XGA (native), WXGA/SXGA/UXGA (compressed)

-- Other Terminal: RS-232C: 1 x RS232 (D-sub 9-pin) -- Weight: 4.0 pounds -- Dimensions: 10.6" W x 2.8"H x 7.4"D -- Warranty: Three-year limited warranty on parts and labor. One-year limited warranty on the lamp or 500 hours, whichever comes first. The Toshiba TLP-X100U 3LCD projector is currently available through Toshiba's authorized distributors, dealers, VARs, and mail-order outlets. For more information about the TLP-X100U projector, please visit http://www.explore.toshiba.com.

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Green Statement: Toshiba strongly believes in corporate social responsibility and is committed to taking action 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 Substances3 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. The terms and conditions of Toshiba's standard limited warranties are available at http://www.warranty.toshiba.com.

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

3. RoHS. This product is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC. See RoHS legal footnote at http://www.info.toshiba.com.

© 2008 Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. All product, service and company names are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Information including without limitation product prices, specifications, availability, content of services, and contact information is subject to change without notice.

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