Nasdaq Marketsite to Use Hitachi High-Definition Plasma Display Monitors for Broadcasts Over Times Square.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
BRISBANE, Calif. and NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2000
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Hitachi America, Ltd. and Hitachi Denshi America, Ltd.'s Broadcast & Professional Group, today announced that Nasdaq "Marketsite" is employing Hitachi's high-end 42-inch plasma displays for broadcast at Times Square. Hitachi's CMP CMP (cytidine monophosphate): see cytosine.
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3. Wayne Chmieleski, Nasdaq Manager of Broadcast Operations, while the public can currently view on-air talent from several networks in the studio, such as CNBC CNBC Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (artificial intelligence)
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As to his preference for the Hitachi CMP402HDU HD monitors over competitive display screens, Chmielski points to the Hitachi unit's brightness, advanced technology, and a wide axis of viewing. In addition, the lightness of the monitors was important in selecting the Hitachi model.
"The Hitachi monitors weigh about 75 pounds, while the competition is at least double that, and in some cases, triple," he said. "I know of one brand that weighs approximately 240 pounds, while another has a cable coming out of the display, and all the processing is done in a separate box that needs to be hidden from view. The Hitachi monitors are also the only ones that can handle a variety of inputs from standard definition to computer inputs."
Currently, Nasdaq's "MarketSite" will display all broadcasts in standard definition, although the Hitachi CMP402HDU monitors were purchased with high definition in mind. "These monitors were selected for our long-term needs as well as our immediate needs," said Chmieleski. "We have a fully digital facility here, and are ready for HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates . Since the rest of the world is not yet ready, we're still putting our product out in standard definition. When the rest of the world is ready, all we have to do is go through the menu, set it to 16:9 ratio, and away we go."
Chmieleski has been continually impressed with Hitachi's technical service. "Hitachi has been extremely supportive of our efforts here," he said. "Our salesman is always available to answer my questions. While I haven't really needed Hitachi's support often, they are always willing to help out when needed."
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world's leading global electronics companies, with fiscal 1999 (ended March 31, 2000) consolidated sales of 8,001 billion yen ($75.5 billion*). The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products, including computers, semiconductors, consumer products and power and industrial equipment. For more information on Hitachi, Ltd., please visit Hitachi's Web site at http://www.hitachi.co.jp.
Hitachi America, Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., markets and manufactures a broad range of electronics, computer systems and products, consumer electronics and semiconductors, and provides industrial equipment and services throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. . For more information, visit www.hitachi.com.
Hitachi America, Ltd., Computer Division, supplies high-performance computer storage products and multimedia products to OEMs, value-added resellers, system integrators and distributors. The division's products include high-capacity hard disk drives and DVD-ROM DVD-ROM: see digital versatile disc.
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Hitachi Denshi, Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets video cameras for the broadcast television, cable, video production, and industrial markets. For more information, please call (516) 921-7200 or contact Hitachi's web site at www.hdal.com. Full versions of all press releases are posted on the web site.
Editor's Note: Color photographs of the Hitachi HD monitors at Nasdaq's "MarketSite" are available upon request.