DALLAS, TEXAS, www.hitachi.us, October 9, 2006–Further providing educators, trainers, and corporate presenters with fully interactive presentation systems, Hitachi Software today announced the introduction of the new StarBoard BT-2G Bluetooth Wireless System tablet. Debuting at Educause 2006, the new tablet comes equipped with an interactive pen tool and is compatible with StarBoard interactive T-17SXL and T-15XL panels. The new BT-2G tablet will provide presenters with even greater access and versatility, allowing for highly interactive and dynamic communications.

The newly upgraded and versatile BT-2G Bluetooth System features a range of up to 65 feet and a battery life of 24 hours. This extended range gives presenters extensive roaming capability in any presentation environment. Additionally, presenters have the ability to connect up to seven BT-2G systems to a PC. The pen which operates the lightweight system is compatible with Hitachi Software’s T-15XL and T-17SXL systems and features an LED battery indicator providing reassurance to users with a low battery warning. The BT-2G is also RoHS compliant and compatible with Bluetooth technology.

“This new lightweight, handheld tablet underscores Hitachi Software’s commitment to providing the most interactive and productive presentation systems to educators, presenters and businesses,” commented Eddie Ishikawa, StarBoard product manager, Hitachi Software. “This powerful system makes a great fit for any classroom, training room, lecture hall, or media conferencing system. With its compatibility to StarBoard software version 7.1 and the T-15XL and T-17SXL systems, the BT-2G is a limitless, cost-effective, easy-to-use solution for any presentation system.”

The compact, charcoal grey StarBoard BT-2G Bluetooth Tablet is just 9.5″ x 10″ x 1.2″ and weighs approximately one pound. The BT-2G tablet also features a writing resolution of 1000 Lpi, which is twice the resolution of its predecessor.

In addition to the BT-2G interactive tablet, the StarBoard family of products includes the StarBoard FX-Series of interactive whiteboards widely used in both education and business applications; the StarBoard T-Series interactive panels with applications in lecture halls and training rooms allowing presenters and teachers the ability to face the class while manipulating the screen; and the StarBoard P-55X interactive plasma display for use in smaller boardrooms or classrooms.

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.hitachi-soft.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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