SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,, December 7, 2006–Hitachi Software’s new StarBoard Version 7.1 software features expanded capability and now supports essential elements of Hitachi America’s Projector Control (PJCtrl) software. Operating within the StarBoard software, users can monitor and control various elements of any Hitachi projector on the network, including power on and off.

“Hitachi Software’s StarBoard Version 7.1 software acts as a bridge to the PJCtrl software,” explained Eddie Ishikawa, StarBoard product manager for Hitachi Software. “This bridge enables a user to use the StarBoard software he or she is already familiar with, to access projector control features. This cross-platform relationship was developed to make it simple to simultaneously operate Hitachi StarBoard whiteboards and panels with Hitachi projectors.”

Currently, Hitachi Software StarBoard software Version 7.1 supports several features of PJCtrl including powering projector on and off, switching inputs and a screen-freeze capability, which allows the end-user to freeze the projector’s current image and continue PC or StarBoard operation, in effect hiding the background activity.

Version 7.1 also includes a projector search feature, which allows the user to search for projectors on the network, resulting in a list of found projectors. This feature saves the end-user the time and hassle of looking up a projector’s IP address. Additional functionality will be available online, as users can download updates for the plug-ins at .

Hitachi America’s PJCtrl is one of several applications that make up the Hitachi LCD Projector Tools suite, which provides powerful LAN-based control, management, diagnostic and content delivery software applications that allow Hitachi LCD Projector owners to maximize their investment. For more information regarding Hitachi’s LCD Projector Tools, please visit and click on “Software Downloads.”
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

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 . For business products, please visit . For more information about electronic whiteboards and Starboard software, please visit Hitachi Software at 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

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 .

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