SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, www.hitachi.us, September 28, 2006–In a move to provide even more educators with complete interactive presentation solutions, Hitachi America and Hitachi Software today announced two separate Projector/StarBoard bundles available immediately through Troxell Communications and other authorized dealers.

“At a time when some manufacturers are scaling back on product offerings to the education market, Hitachi is energizing its market support with two new bundles,” said Pete Denes, vice president of sales, Hitachi America, Ubiquitous Platforms Systems Division, Business Group.

“We have found an increased demand in the market for more flexible and comprehensive enduser solutions, and these two interactive educational systems provide exactly that. The intuitive interface of the Hitachi Software StarBoard panels and the user-friendly Hitachi projectors provide an unprecedented level of versatility that benefits educators and instructors.”

The first bundle includes the Hitachi Software T-15XL 15″ StarBoard Interactive LCD Panel and the Hitachi CP-RS56 SVGA Multimedia Projector, together priced at $2,495. The T-15XL StarBoard features a 15-inch LCD interactive display system with XGA resolution and pen with full mouse function. The Hitachi CP-RS56 SVGA multimedia projector sets the standard for digital projectors. With a light weight of 5.1 pounds, SVGA resolution, and 3,000-hour lamp life, this projector provides users with high performance and reliability.

The second interactive educational bundle includes the Hitachi Software T-17SXL 17″ StarBoard Interactive LCD Panel and the Hitachi CP-RX61 XGA multimedia projector, all priced at $2,695.

The T-17SXL provides the user with a 17-inch LCD screen, SXGA resolution, eight customizable function buttons, RGB output, and pen with full mouse function. The CP-RX61 projector features an optical zoom, two RGB inputs, and a built-in 1 W speaker. The CP-RX61 also features a weight of 5.1 pounds, vertical keystone correction, and a 3,000 hours lamp life in Whisper Mode.

About Hitachi

Hitachi America, Ltd., Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division, produces and markets a wide variety of digital products for business and consumers. The division’s Consumer Group markets high-definition plasma televisions and monitors, LCD projection and flat panel HDTVs, LCD projectors, and DVD camcorders and DVD players. The division’s Business Group markets LCD projectors, professional plasma monitors, interactive panels and whiteboards and security and observation system products through value added resellers, system integrators, distributors and OEM.

Hitachi Software develops advanced interactive communications tools for education, training and boardroom applications including interactive whiteboards, plasma displays and tablets all powered by the company’s category-leading StarBoard software. For more information about Hitachi Software, visit www.hitachi-soft.com.

Hitachi has a unique position in the marketplace by manufacturing and developing its own core technologies to provide consumers and businesses with optimal product performance in each of Hitachi’s product categories. For consumer products, please visit www.hitachi.us/tv. For business products, please visit www.hitachi.us/digitalmedia. For more information about electronic whiteboards and Starboard software, please visit Hitachi Software at www.hitachisoft.com. Hitachi brand business products are connected through Hitachi’s OneVision program, which makes it possible for any Hitachi business unit dealer to sell Hitachi products from other Hitachi business units. Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, and consumer electronics, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America. For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 356,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2005 (ended March 31, 2006) consolidated sales totaled 9,464 billion yen ($80.9 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com.

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