Hitachi is to expand its series of portable projectors with an advanced new 3LCD multimedia model.

The CPWX8 3LCD projector provides consumers with an impeccable combination of high definition picture quality with compact size and versatile features, creating an ideal projector for a wide range of applications.

The sleek white projector weighs less than five pounds and measures only 12" by 8.7" by 3", making it very easy to transport and set up. It has WXGA (1,280 x 800) resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, with 16.7 million colours. Its 2,600 ANSI Lumens of brightness lend the pictures optimum clarity and colour quality, in a widescreen format.

To add to the benefits of its portablity, the CPWX8 has a full range for connections and ports, including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, RGB computer video inputs and outputs, two audio inputs and an audio output.

An RS-232C port means it can be controlled as part of an integrated AV system and also comes with a built-in speaker and a security bar in addition to a Kensington Lock. It has a Hybrid Filter that allows for 5,000 hours between cleaning, while a front air exhaust system directs the heat away from audiences.