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Press Release: Hitachi CP-X809 3LCD Projectors Pass with Flying Colors at Columbia University School of Social Work

Chula Vista, California, July 27, 2011 — In an effort to provide the most effective and reliable presentation systems for its students and professors, the Columbia University School of Social Work in New York City has outfitted three of its classrooms with Hitachi 3LCD projectors. The classrooms feature CP-X809 projectors—one classroom contains two projectors placed side by side, while the other two classrooms each have one projector. Monolith Systems of New York City sold and installed the Hitachi projectors.

According to Josephine Tatel, AV Manager for the Columbia University School of Social Work, the School required the “lightest and brightest” projectors available.

“The classrooms are large and have high ceilings so the light weight and high brightness of the CP-X809 were a good fit,” Ms. Tatel said. “They met ease of installation and maintenance features we were seeking.”

Lamp life was also a major point of consideration, Ms. Tatel added. “We had to replace the lamps in our previous projectors every year,” she said. “We didn’t want to have that problem again.”

Robert Fleischacker, president of Monolith Systems, recommends Hitachi projectors for a variety of projects, citing performance and service as major selling points.

“Hitachi offers products that perform extremely well and, on the rare occasions where there are issues with the equipment, they have a tremendous support system in place,” Mr. Fleischacker noted. “I install Hitachi projectors because I believe in the product.”

“The performance has been great so far,” Ms. Tatel concluded. “We have had no issues with maintenance and, since the first CP-X809 projectors were installed a year ago, I haven’t had to change a single lamp or filter.”

For more information on the Columbia School of Social Work, please visit www.columbia.edu/cu/ssw

For more information on Monolith Systems, please visit www.monolithmodular.com

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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