Hitachi Software and Cambridge-Hitachi Offer "Mult-e-Maths Toolbox LE" Software to Engage Students and Facilitate Learning

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA,, March 28, 2007–Underscoring its commitment to providing teachers and educators with the latest tools, lesson plans and activities to simultaneously engage, entertain and educate today´s K-12 students, Hitachi Software today announced that StarBoard interactive users will have exclusive access to Mult-e-Maths Toolbox LE version, an interactive math tool package created by Cambridge-Hitachi exclusively for Hitachi Software and is compatible with any current StarBoard interactive product.

Currently featuring over 500 activities and lesson plans, the Hitachi Software website continues to build on its downloadable lesson plans and educational tools with additional approved content, providing educators with a hub to download content, inspire new lesson plans and create new activities. The latest addition, the2006 British Education Training & Technology (BETT) award-winning Mult-e-Maths Toolbox, allows teachers to demonstrate mathematical concepts in a simple visual way through retractable angles, protractors, and moveable 3D shapes, making it applicable for all students. Developed by Cambridge-Hitachi in concert with Cambridge University Press, Mult-e-Maths simplifies a teacher´s day with printable teacher support and a wide variety of lesson plans and activities.

"Through partnerships with schools and universities across the globe such as Cambridge University in the UK, we have enhanced the Hitachi Software website, offering additional resources and educational content choices," commented John Glad, Hitachi America product manager for projector and StarBoard products. "Our goal is to provide 21st century tools and resources, making it easier for educators to motivate and captivate today´s digital learners."

To access posted lesson plans, users can simply visit the Hitachi Software IMG StarBoard website, click the link entitled, "Educators Resource Center" and then choose any lesson plan to download. Users can also view StarBoard demonstrations and online tutorials through the Educators Resource Center. Cambridge-Hitachi´s Mult-e-Maths LE is available to download from the site´s download center for registered StarBoard users.

Additionally, StarBoard users can upgrade to the full version of Mult-e-Maths with a 10% discount to unlock more resources and tools in the software.

Hitachi Software offers a wide range of presentation solutions for the education market to engage students in the process of learning. Hitachi Software StarBoard products include the ultra-durable StarBoard FX-Series interactive whiteboards; the StarBoard T-Series interactive panels which allow teachers to face the class while simultaneously operating the panel screen; and the StarBoard BT-2G interactive tablet, which
offers both teachers and students the ability to interact with the presentation.

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 ales 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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