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11th July 2006
Fujitsu Plasmavision™ UK latest new series meets all RoHs and WEEE compliancy.

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8th May 2006
Fujitsu adds four new HD plasmas to its 50 series range

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6th April 2006
Fujitsu Plasmavision™ launches new home theatre plasma range

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20th September 2005
Fujitsu appoints Graham Goodbun as service manager to deliver superior plasma services to dealers and end users

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29th July 2005
Fujitsu-General UK launches new 55” And 63” Plasmavision™ screens

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28th June 2005
Fujitsu adds three new Plasmas to its 40 Series range

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13th June 2005
Fujitsu-General appoints David Kenna and Maria Williams as Sales Executives for Plasma
and LCD Projectors


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30th March 2005
Fujitsu-General launches its first true high definition LCD projector in the UK

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3rd March 2005
Fujitsu General announces connectivity changes
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3rd March 2005
Fujitsu-General debuts new consumer Plasmavision™ screens

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8th February 2005
Fujitsu-General launches new consumer screens and direct to retail distribution model
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4th February 2005
New Sales Company in Europe for Visual Displays

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31st January 2005
Fujitsu general appoints Mark Anderson as UK Sales & Marketing Manager for Plasma and LCD Projectors


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9th June 2004
Fujitsu launches 55 and 63-inch Plasmavision™ screens

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7th May 2004
Radfords offers to refund Fujitsu Plasma customers if England triumph at Euro 2004

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28th January 2004
Fujitsu general launches new ‘30 series’ Plasmavision™ screens
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15th August 2003
Fujitsu general appoints two regional sales managers to drive relationships with key channel partners and customers
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28th January 2003
Stylish new Fujitsu Plasmavision™-W Screens bring the movie theatre experience into
the home


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Fujitsu Plasmavision™ UK latest new series meets all RoHs and WEEE compliancy.

Tuesday 11th July 2006 - Fujitsu Plasmavision™ UK today announced that following the new RoHS compliancy Directive that came into force on 1st July 2006 and the WEE legislation due to come into force on 1st August 2006 - its complete 50 series range of plasma screens meets both specified standards. The 50 series range was introduced in January 2006 with the 51 series plasma TVs which have now been joined by the 58 series custom install plasma screens.

Since the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) Directive was announced 18 months ago, Fujitsu has been working hard to understand the regulations and ensure that its plasmas, and components comply to the standards well in advance of the July deadline. In order to do this Fujitsu had to either change or buy in different devices that met RoHS standards and use lead free solder to join together all components.

The RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It now bans the sale of new electrical and electronic equipment containing more than agreed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame, onto the EU market.

Fujitsu has also been focusing its attention on making its products meet all WEEE regulations. The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive aims to conserve landfill and boost recycling. From the 1st August 2006 all electronics manufacturers will be required to take responsibility for treating and recycling their products when they become waste. In order to comply with the Directive Fujitsu has carefully re-designed the way its plasma screens are assembled so that they meet WEEE guidelines and can be easily dismantled if in the future they need to be disposed or recycled.

Mark Anderson, UK operations manager at Fujitsu Plasmavision™ said: “As Fujitsu is at the high-end of the plasma market we always use high quality components, so it was a relatively simple step to exchange these for ones that are ROHS-compliant. Altering manufacturing processes to ensure WEEE compliancy, was once again an easy development. This is due to Fujitsu producing premium products and we have the resource available to quickly react to directives and meet necessary changes. I think that plasma and LCD manufacturers with tighter budgets and smaller margins will find it a lot harder to comply, particularly with both these regulations coming into force within a month of each other. In many circumstances the cost of lead free components can rise, and re-designing manufacturing processes can be difficult. It will be interesting to see how many manufacturers deal with the directives especially those that have large warehouses full of stock that are not RoHS or WEEE compliant and can no longer be shipped to Europe.”

Due to Fujitsu’s efforts in ensuring its products are RoHS and WEEE compliant in advance of the deadlines it has seen an increase in demand, particularly for its 58 series custom install panels, and is working flat out to satisfy the high level of orders.      

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Fujitsu
Adds Four New Hd Plasmas To Its 50 Series Range

8th May, 2006 - Fujitsu Plasmavision UK today announced further editions to its new ‘HD Ready’ 50 series range which includes two custom install plasmas and two giant sized 55 inch and 63inch all-in-one models. The 42 inch and 50 inch custom install models will form the 58 series rage offering consumers for the first time a choice between a piano black or silver bezel. The 55 inch and 63 inch panels will join the 51 series, launched last month, offering customers a larger all-in-one option. Just like the other plasmas in the range, all models feature Fujitsu’s superb AVM II video processing technology and include new, improved displays offering greatly enhanced brightness and contrast capabilities.

Fujitsu’s new custom install range is aimed at customers who demand a more high-end home theatre screen. The new 42” custom install panel – the P42XHA58 - will be Fujitsu’s first true XGA 42inch plasma panel, featuring a 1024 x 768 pixel display that’s optimised for 720P high-definition content. It will be joined by a new 50inch - the P50XHA58. Both plasmas will be available with either a silver or piano black bezel and will include two digital HDMI connections to connect to HD sources such as an HDTV set-top-box, Blueray player, HD DVD player or Xbox 360. The screens will be made exclusively available through specialist AV retail outlets and custom installers.

The 63XHA51 and 55XTA51 join the 51 series plasma range to provide consumers with a larger sized all-in one HD Ready plasma option at a fantastic price tag. The new editions create a range that meets a magnitude of consumer needs. The 55inch plasma TV – P55XTA51 - features HDMI and boosts a 1800:1 contrast ratio. The 63 inch plasma – P63XHA51 – sports an incredible 7000:1 contrast ratio and its sheer size makes this model an essential plasma for any home cinema set-up. Both plasmas provide the ultimate large screen viewing experience that are perfect for watching either sport or the latest DVD, HD DVD or Blueray discs.

The 50 series range was designed to include both all-in-one plasmas and high-end custom install in order to provide customers with a variety of options to suit all home cinema requirements. The 50 series not only provides a dramatic viewing experience with both standard and high definition video but also sports a minimalist, yet stylish design that doesn’t dominate a room when turned off.

With the latest display technology and Fujitsu’s AVM II video processor, all screens in this new generation of Fujitsu’s highly regarded Plasmavision™ family are able to bring incredible depth to standard video and TV sources, while setting the standard for high-definition picture reproduction. Fujitsu’s renowned picture quality is based on its AVM II digital video processor, which has won many plaudits for the detail it brings to high-definition digital feeds, progressive DVD and digital TV. The culmination of 15 years of research and development by Fujitsu, AVM II delivers crisper images, superior colour reproduction and brings out fine detail in even the darkest scenes.

Fujitsu is extending its industry-leading, standard three year warranty to include the new custom install screens, with a two year warranty provided as standard on its all-in-one plasma TV range.

CUSTOM INSTALL RANGE – 58 SERIES

P42XHA58, P50XHA58
All screens in the Plasmavision™ custom install range feature the latest high resolution displays, with a 1024 x 768 pixel display on the P42XHA58 and 1366 x 768 pixel displays on the P50XHA58. All models incorporate Fujitsu's AVM II processor, two digital HDMI connections as well as the full complement of analogue connections.

All-IN-ONE RANGE – 51 SERIES

P55XTA51
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P55XTA51 incorporates a widescreen (16:9), 1366x768 plasma pixel high-definition panel yielding an incredible 900cd/m2 brightness and an brilliant 1800:1 contrast ratio. Equipped with an analogue tuner, it also features a wide variety of connections including HDMI, Composite Video, S-Video, 2x Component Video, 3x Scart. 3x, Stereo Audio and x2 optical auidio. With fantastic 900cd/m brightness this light weight plasma will be the ideal home cinema centre piece.

P63XHA51
The ultimate wide screen (16:9) the P63XHA51 marries the AVM II video processor with 1366x768 high-definition panel producing an incredible 1000cd/m brightness and 7000:1 contrast ratio. This large plasma panel features a variety of inputs including HDMI, Component Video, x2 Scart and x2 Stereo Audio.      

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Fujitsu plasmavision™ launches new home theatre plasma range

6th April 2006 - Fujitsu Plasmavision UK today announced the introduction of two all-in-one plasma TVs, marking the launch of its new ‘HD Ready’ plasma range. The 50 series collection is Fujitsu’s fifth generation of Plasmavision™ home cinema panels and currently includes 42inch and 50inch plasma TVs – the P42HTA51 and P50XTA51. Both incorporate Fujitsu’s superb AVM II video processing technology and also feature new, enhanced displays offering greatly improved brightness and contrast capabilities.

The 50 series range is designed to bolster Fujitsu’s home cinema offering to create a superb portfolio of products to meet all consumer needs. The new all-in-one plasma TVs are targeted at home cinema enthusiasts that want an HD-Ready plasma TV with Fujitsu’s renowned picture quality. They will be joined in the summer by a number of more specialist custom install plasma screens, ranging in size from 42inches to 63inches. The P42HTA51 and P50XTA51 both sport a sleek, silver bezel that is minimalist, yet stylish and designed so that the screen doesn’t dominate a room when turned off. Both plasma TVs also come with speakers and stand included.

With the latest display technology and Fujitsu’s AVM II video processor, both plasma TVs set the standard for high-definition picture reproduction. Fujitsu’s renowned picture quality is based on its AVM II digital video processor, which has won many plaudits for the detail it brings to high-definition digital feeds and DVD. The culmination of 15 years of research and development by Fujitsu, AVM II delivers crisper images, superior colour reproduction and brings out fine detail in even the darkest scenes.

A two year warranty is provided as standard on the all-in-one plasma TV range that are now available from specialist AV outlets and major high street AV retailers.

ALL-IN-ONE RANGE – 51 series

P42HTA51ES
The Fujitsu Plasmavision™ P42HTA51 includes a widescreen (16:9), 1024 x 1024 pixel high definition panel featuring Fujitsu’s AliS (Alternative Lighting of surfaces) technology and Fujitsu's AVM II processor. ALiS discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasmas, to achieve significantly higher brightness and definition producing extraordinary clarity, sharpness and colour accuracy. It yields a combination of 1400 cd/m2 brightness and 3000:1 contrast ratio. Extensive connectivity includes an integrated analogue tuner, HDMI (HDCP compliant), Component Video, 2 x RGB Scart, S-Video (via scart), VGA and 2 x Audio inputs.

P50XTA51ES
The Fujitsu Plasmavision™ P50XTA51 incorporates a widescreen (16:9), 1366 x 768 pixel high definition panel, yielding 900 cd/m2 brightness and contrast ratio of 3000:1, and Fujitsu's AVM II processor. Extensive connectivity includes an integrated analogue tuner, HDMI (HDCP compliant), Component Video, 2 x RGB Scart, S-Video (via scart), VGA and 2 x Audio inputs.

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

P42HTA51ES - £1995 (Now) Price includes stand and speakers
P50XTA51ES - £3495 (Now) Price includes stand and speakers   

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2005

Fujitsu appoints graham goodbun as service manager to deliver superior plasma services to dealers and end users

London, 20th September 2005 - Fujitsu General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announced that it has strengthened its technical services team and appointed Graham Goodbun as UK service manager. In this newly formed role Graham will be heading up the technical and service operations team and will be responsible for all plasma and LCD projector support services throughout the UK.

Prior to joining Fujitsu, Graham worked at the BBC for over twenty-two years where he held numerous technical roles. He left as manager for technical support services radio, where he was responsible for managing the broadcast support team as well as overseeing training, special projects and corporate purchasing budgets. Other roles at the BBC included workshops manager and senior technician.

Mark Anderson UK sales and marketing manager said: “We have created this new role in order to enhance the way we deliver support and services to plasma and projector customers. With Graham’s proven management and technical skills, our plasma support services team will be able to offer dealers and end users the very best support and service available.”

Fujitsu-General UK launches new 55” And 63” Plasmavision™ screens

London, 29th July 2005 - Fujitsu-General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announces it has extended its current 40 series plasma screen range with the launch of two new high-definition plasmas aimed specifically at the large screen home cinema market - the P55XHA40 and P63XHA40.

The new 55” and 63” Plasmavision screens incorporate today’s foremost image-enhancement technologies, including Fujitsu’s proprietary Advanced Video Movement-II (AVM-II) digital video processor and a leading-edge 10-bit video processing system that produces more than 1.07 billion colours. With a wide suite of connections including HDMI, both plasmas are fantastic demonstrations of the powerful capabilities of Fujitsu’s video processing and scaling technology, which deliver an image quality unexpected on screens of this size.

The AVM II video processor represents the culmination of 15 years of research and development by Fujitsu to ensure its plasmas produce the most remarkably realistic image quality, across a wide range of video sources and screen sizes. Fujitsu’s original AVM technology overcame many of the issues associated with large plasma screens, such as fuzzy images, jagged edges and muted colours. AVM II takes this a step further with a number of processing improvements that deliver further improved scaling and even crisper images. The new features include:

MPEG Noise Reduction Circuits including Mpeg noise reduction to minimise block noise, mosquito noise reduction to eliminate ‘ghost edges’, and de-interlacing circuits to eliminate jagged edges – all resulting in a smoother image.

Image Adaptive Processing separates and processes on-screen text/graphics and video image simultaneously to ensure that both are displayed with optimal clarity.

Natural Light Sensor automatically senses the ambient light level of the viewing room and digitally adjusts the screen brightness and contrast to achieve the optimal on screen image.

Natural Colour Tuning adjusts individual hues to produce more vivid expressions and images that appear more natural.

In support of the new AVM II processor, the P55XHA40 also features Fujitsu’s revolutionary progressive scan display technology, eALiS* (extended Alternate Lighting of Surfaces method). Specifically designed for screens larger than 50 inches, eALiS is an extension of Fujitsu’s proprietary ALiS display technology and yields exceptionally sharp big-screen picture quality with amazing colour accuracy and remarkable brightness. So much so that Fujitsu received a prestigious Innovations Award at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the technology.
Mark Anderson UK sales and marketing manager said: “Driven by high-definition content and technology advances, such as Fujitsu’s AVM II processor, the picture quality on large plasma screens has come a very long way in a short space of time. Fujitsu has consistently led the drive to improve picture quality with innovations such as AVM II, ALiS and eALiS and these new HD ready models are a showcase of just how good big-screen plasma can look. The new screens offer a very real and welcome alternative to a projector-based home cinema set-up. ”

For customers who don’t want to invest in a whole new home cinema set-up, but want the ultimate-sized plasma screen and superb picture quality, both plasmas come with a built-in stereo audio amplifier and optional matching speakers. With a redesigned bezel, measuring less then 10 centimetres in depth, both models can be simply installed on any wall-, ceiling- and stand mounting in custom installation home systems and seamlessly integrated into any home theatre. In addition, Plasmavision displays have a chassis design that enables all connecting cables to be easily and invisibly installed.

The new models complement Fujitsu’s previously announced 40 series plasma screens - the P42VHA40ES, P42HHA40US, P42XTS40GS, P50XHA40US and P50XTS40GS. Available from specialist AV retail outlets and custom installers, all 40 series screens come with a three-year warranty that includes on site swap out for the first two years. The 40 series range now includes seven plasma screens covering a variety of sizes and connectivity options - catering for nearly every home cinema requirement.

P55XHA40
Fusing AVM II and eALiS technology, this 16:9 widescreen, 1366x768 pixel plasma yields an outstanding 900:1 contrast ratio and 1000 cd/m2 brightness. It features an extensive range of inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), 2x component Video, S-Video, composite video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA and 3x audio inputs.

P63XHA40
Working on the successes of Fujitsu’s original and highly-acclaimed 63” plasma screen, the P63XHA40 marries the AVM II video processor with a 1366x768 pixel, high-resolution panel, yielding a incredible 3000:1 contrast ratio and 1000 cd/m2 brightness. It features an extensive range of inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), 2x component Video, S-Video, composite video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA and 3x audio inputs.

Pricing and Availability
P63XHA40US will be available from September 2005 with a RRP of £11,995
P55XHA40US will be available from September 2005 with a RRP of £5,995
P50XTS40GS will be available from September 2005 with a RRP of £4695
P50XHA40US is available now with a new RRP of £4495
P42HTS40GS will be available from September 2005 with a RRP of £3295
P42HHA40US is available now with a new RRP of £2995
P42VHA40ES is available now with a RRP of £1995

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Fujitsu adds three new Plasmas to its 40 Series range

London, 28th June 2005 - Fujitsu General UK, a world leader in plasma technology, today announces the introduction of three new plasma screens to its current 40 series Plasmavision™ range. The new screens include two new 42” plasmas – the P42HTS40GS and P42VHA40ES – and one new 50” plasma – the P50XTS40GS. All three models feature the same technical and design improvements, found on the existing 40 series screens, including the second generation of Fujitsu’s award winning video processing technology - Advanced Video Movement II (AVMII). To support the launch of the new screens, Fujitsu has also announced a new pricing schedule across the range.

Both the P42HTS40GS and P50XTS40GS feature a separate media box equipped with a tuner and increased connectivity options, including HDMI (HDCP) and RGB Scart. With the 40 series range already receiving plaudits for it exceptional picture quality, the new screens make a fantastic addition to Fujitsu’s home cinema range, offering customers an extended choice of connectivity options.

The official European launch of the screens is at the CEDIA Expo in Birmingham on 28th June and they will be exclusively available from specialist AV retail outlets and custom installers. All new 40 series screens now have a three year warranty which includes on-site swap out for the first two years.

The new AVM II digital video processor technology represents the culmination of 15 years of research and development at Fujitsu. In addition to Fujitsu’s proprietary High Definition Digital Media Compression (HDDMC) technology – which processes and scales differing video and multimedia formats - AVM II also includes four new features that deliver even crisper images:-

MPEG Noise Reduction Circuits including MPEG noise reduction to minimise block noise, mosquito noise reduction to eliminate ‘ghost edges’ and de-interlacing circuits to eliminate jagged edges – all resulting in a smoother image.

Image Adaptive Processing separates and processes on-screen text/graphics and video image simultaneously to ensure that both are displayed with optimal clarity.

Natural Light Sensor automatically senses the ambient light level of the viewing room and digitally adjusts the screen brightness and contrast to achieve the optimal on screen image.

Natural Colour Tuning adjusts individual hues to produce more vivid expressions and images that appear more natural.

For buyers looking to experience Fujitsu’s legendary picture quality, but without having to invest in a matching home cinema and speaker set-up, all new plasmas come with a built-in stereo audio amplifier and optional matching speakers are available. With a redesigned bezel – measuring less then 10 centimetres in depth - these sleek and lightweight models are simple to install on wall -, ceiling -, or stand mounts and can be seamlessly integrated into any home theatre set-up.

The new screens join the P42HHA40US and P50XHA40US which were launched earlier this year.

P42HTS40GS
The Fujitsu Plasmavision™ P42HTS40 includes a widescreen (16:9), 1024 x 1024 pixel high definition panel featuring Fujitsu’s AliS (Alternative Lighting of surfaces) technology. ALiS discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasmas, to achieve significantly higher brightness and definition producing extraordinary clarity, sharpness and colour accuracy. It yields an outstanding combination of 1000 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The separate media box includes an analogue tuner and multiple inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), 2 x Component Video, 3 x RGB Scart, S-Video, Composite Video, DVI-D (PC only), 2 x 15 Pin VGA, RS232, Optical Audio and Stereo Audio.

P50XTS40GS
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P50XTS40 incorporates a widescreen (16:9), 1366 x 768 pixel high definition panel yielding 600 cd/m2 brightness and an incredible contrast ratio of 3000:1. The separate media box includes an analogue tuner and multiple inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), 2 x Component Video, 3 x RGB Scart, S-Video, Composite Video, DVI-D (PC only), 2 x 15 Pin VGA, RS232, Optical Audio and Stereo Audio.

P42VHA40ES
As Fujitsu’s entry level 42” plasma, the P42VHA40 uses the AVM II video processor to bring out the best in its widescreen (16:9), 852 x 480 pixel VGA panel. Yielding an impressive combination of 1000 cd/m2 brightness and 4000:1 contrast ratio, the screen also boasts an excellent suite of inputs including RGB Scart, Composite Video, Component Video, 1x15 pin VGA and 2x Stereo Audio.

Pricing and Availability
P42HTS40 is available from September 2005 with an RRP of £3295
P50XTS40 is available from September 2005 with an RRP of £4695
P42VHA40 is available from July 2005 with an RRP of £1995
P42HHA40 has a new RRP of £2995
P50XHA40 has a new RRP of £4495

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Fujitsu-General appoints David Kenna and Maria Williams as Sales Executives for Plasma And LCD Projectors

London, 13th June 2005 – Fujitsu-General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announced it has expanded its sales team with the appointment of two new sales executives, David Kenna and Maria Williams. David will be responsible for driving sales of Fujitsu’s plasmas and LCD projectors in Scotland and the North of England, while Maria will be responsible for sales in the Midlands. Fujitsu-General has strengthened its team to drive sales of the new 40 Series plasma screens and LCD projectors. The products are a vital part of the company’s plans to gain further consumer market share for its home cinema range.

Prior to joining Fujitsu, David Kenna was area sales manager at Henley Designs Limited, a hi-fi and audio visual equipment distributor. He was responsible for evaluating product performance and initiating promotions as well as developing and maintaining relationships with dealers. David also worked for two years as a senior sales executive at Sevenoaks Sound and Vision.

Maria Williams has worked in audio visual rentals and sales for over 14 years. Before joining Fujitsu, she was area manager at PresentaCentre, providing audio-visual installation solutions to a range of corporate and educational accounts.

Mark Anderson UK sales and marketing manager said: “The new direct-to-retail model, which offers retailers and custom installers industry-leading margins and protects pricing schedules, has been well received by the market. These two new appointments will help Fujitsu to extend its distribution network and reach new retailers whilst maintaining the quality of service that we provide dealers. We are now looking for one final sales appointment to cover London and the South East to complete our team.”

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Fujitsu-General launches its first true high definition LCD projector in the UK

London, 30th March 2005 - Fujitsu-General UK, a world leader in high-resolution video display devices, today announces the launch of its native 1080p, high definition LCD projector – the LPF-D711 - into the UK home cinema market.

The LPF-D711 offers a 1920 X 1080 resolution and combines the second generation of Fujitsu’s award-winning video processing technology (Advanced Video Movement II (AVM II)) and three super high resolution, high contrast LCD panels to deliver truly scintillating home cinema pictures. The projector is packaged with a selector box - the LPF-QSD1WB – that offers a full range of connectors, including an HDCP-compliant HDMI input, and provides a single DVI link to the projector allowing all inputs to be handled remotely. Created in association with award-winning Japanese designer, Shigeru Uchida, the LPF-D711 projector sports a sleek, modern look that will compliment any décor or home cinema room.

Mark Anderson, UK sales and marketing manager at Fujitsu General comments, “The launch of our first high-end audio visual projector further underlines Fujitsu’s commitment to providing consumers with the very best home cinema experience. Having demonstrated the high-definition, flat-screen credentials of Fujitsu’s AVM-II digital video processor with our new 40 series plasma screens we quickly realised that, with the right projection technology, we could do the same for the projector market. The combination of AVM-II and cutting-edge three LCD projection technology has enabled us to, once again, deliver one of the best home cinema images on the market.”

The LPF-D711 is a 16:9-format, high definition projector that employs three 1.3-inch 1920 x 1080-pixel LCD panels - one each for red, green and blue - operating in conjunction with a polysilicon TFT active matrix drive system and precision micro lens array for exceptional resolution and sharpness. The projector features a 3300:1 contrast ratio, and boasts 1200 ANSI Lumens brightness. The advanced 3-colour TFT Shutter provides maximum colour purity and detail, with an astounding 16.77 million-colour palette.

The LPF-D711 features an HDCP-compliant HDMI input that accepts both 50Hz and 60Hz signals, ensuring that it is ready for the anticipated UK launch of Sky’s high-definition TV services in 2006. In addition the LPF-QSD1WB selector box features a full array of video inputs including 4 component video, 4 S-video, 5 composite video, 2 RGB VGA and 1 DVI-D as well as an RS-232 control port.

The Fujitsu LPF-D711 offers a host of remote controllable performance and convenience features, such as power zoom and power focus, along with two keystone error correction methods: powered lens shift as well as digital image shift. The LPF-D711 also features a novel approach to varying light output to improve black level and contrast ratio. Unlike other projectors that vary their brightness according to the average picture level, the LPF-D711 does not use an auto iris as this can induce colour artefacts. Instead, the Fujitsu projector uses a pair of rotating neutral-density polarised filters, which block more or less light depending on their relative orientation, not by changing the diameter of the light path. The LPF-D711 can project a super-bright, detailed image even in brightly-lit rooms, from 36 inches to 25 feet (diagonal measurement) for spectacular big-screen impact in home cinema installations.

The scintillating images delivered by Fujitsu’s LPF-D711 projector are down to its new AVM II digital video processor technology, which includes –

MPEG Noise Reduction Circuits including Mpeg noise reduction to minimise block noise, mosquito noise reduction to eliminate ‘ghost edges’, and de-interlacing circuits to eliminate jagged edges – all resulting in a smoother image.

Low Luminance multistage processing adjusts to fit the characteristics of the human eye and takes advantage of this by showing colours concealed in shadows. It supports over a quintillion gradations which ensures richness of colours and shadows low-luminance scenes that are usually difficult to see.

Image Adaptive Processing separates and processes on-screen text/graphics and video image simultaneously to ensure that both are displayed with optimal clarity.

Advanced Colour Management creates the most natural colours by adjusting individual pixel levels to ensure the best natural images with breathtaking impacts.

The LPF-D711 LCD projector was officially unveiled on February 25th, 2005 at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol and will be available exclusively from specialist AV retail outlets and custom installers from the beginning of April. Suggested retail pricing for the LPF-D711 will be £16,999 and, in addition, Fujitsu will be introducing a new three-year warranty for all projectors, which includes on site swap out for the first two years, and a 1,500-hour warranty on the life of the bulb.

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Fujitsu General announces connectivity changes

3rd March, 2005 - Fujitsu today announces minor changes to the specifications of the new 40 series Plasmavision screens, previously announced on 9th February, 2005.

Following initial feedback from retailers, Fujitsu has decided to supplement the previously announced analogue and digital connectivity options with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal. This will allow users to transport both digital video and audio signals over a single cable to produce full-digital video and sound without signal deterioration. In anticipation of the launch of high-definition TV (HDTV) services by major European broadcasters, the addition of an HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) -ready HDMI connection reinforces Fujitsu’s credentials as a platform for HDTV. Unfortunately, in order to meet retail supply commitments, the addition of an HDMI connector has meant Fujitsu dropping the integrated analogue tuner from the 40 series screens.

The new 40 series screens have been renumbered as P42HHA40 and P50XHA40 to take account of the specification changes. Both screens will be available from high-end audio-visual retailers and customer installers from the middle of March 2005.

The screens still feature Fujitsu’s AVM-II digital video processor technology which includes four new features that deliver even more scintillating images across a wider range of video and multimedia inputs –

MPEG Noise Reduction Circuits including Mpeg noise reduction to minimise block noise, mosquito noise reduction to eliminate ‘ghost edges’, and de-interlacing circuits to eliminate jagged edges – all resulting in a smoother image.

Image Adaptive Processing separates and processes on-screen text/graphics and video image simultaneously to ensure that both are displayed with optimal clarity.

Natural Light Sensor automatically senses the ambient light level of the viewing room and digitally adjusts the screen brightness and contrast to achieve the optimal on screen image.

Natural Colour Tuning adjusts individual hues to produce more vivid expressions and images that appear more natural.

New Specifications

P42HHA40
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P42HHA40 includes a widescreen (16:9) 1024 x 1024 pixel HDTV panel featuring Fujitsu’s AliS (Alternative Lighting of surfaces) technology. ALiS discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasmas, to achieve significantly higher brightness and definition producing extraordinary clarity, sharpness and colour accuracy. It yields an outstanding 1000 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. A full suite of inputs includes HDMI (HDCP compliant), S-Video, Composite, 2 x Component Video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA, RGB Scart to VGA Adaptor (optional) and 3 x stereo audio inputs

P50XHA40
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P50XHA40 incorporates a widescreen (16:9) 1366 x 768 pixel HDTV panel yielding 600 cd/m2 brightness and an incredible contrast ratio of 3000:1. It features inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), S-Video, Composite, 2 x Component Video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA, RGB Scart to VGA Adaptor (optional) and 3 x stereo audio inputs.

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Fujitsu-General debuts new consumer Plasmavision™ screens

London, 3rd March 2005 - Fujitsu General UK, a world leader in plasma technology, today announces the launch of two new High-Definition plasma televisions, the P42HHA40 and P50XHA40. The new models, Fujitsu’s sixth generation of Plasmavision screens, feature a raft of technical and design improvements all developed to set the standard for the home theatre viewing experience. These enhancements include the second generation of Fujitsu’s award-winning video processing technology - (Advanced Video Movement II (AVM II)), improved connectivity (including HDMI) and a newly designed casing.

The 40 series screens were officially unveiled on February 25th, 2005 at the Sound & Vision Show in Bristol and will be available exclusively from specialist AV retail outlets and Custom Installers. In addition, Fujitsu will be introducing a new three-year warranty for all new screens which includes on site swap out for the first two years.

Fujitsu’s new AVM II digital video processor technology includes four features that deliver even more scintillating images across a wider range of video and multimedia inputs -

MPEG Noise Reduction Circuits including Mpeg noise reduction to minimise block noise, mosquito noise reduction to eliminate ‘ghost edges’, and de-interlacing circuits to eliminate jagged edges – all resulting in a smoother image.

Image Adaptive Processing separates and processes on-screen text/graphics and video image simultaneously to ensure that both are displayed with optimal clarity.

Natural Light Sensor automatically senses the ambient light level of the viewing room and digitally adjusts the screen brightness and contrast to achieve the optimal on screen image.

Natural Colour Tuning adjusts individual hues to produce more vivid expressions and images that appear more natural.

Mark Anderson, UK Sales and Marketing Manager at Fujitsu General comments, “With both the latest consumer features and Fujitsu’s state of the art picture technology, the 40 series represents the culmination of our home cinema experience. Innovations such as AliS, E-AliS and AVM-II, have enabled Fujitsu to consistently lead the drive to improve picture quality in the plasma industry. This technological edge is encouraging more and more consumers to select Fujitsu for their home cinema needs.”

Capable of displaying over 1 billion individual colours and both industry standard High Definition TV (HDTV) formats – 1080i and 720p – the new 40 series screens are ready for the imminent mainstream launch of HDTV in the UK. In addition, with support for the HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) standard on the HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) connection found on the 40 series screens, Fujitsu buyers will be future-proofing their plasma screens for BSkyB’s launch of HDTV programming in 2006.

Both screens offer lower power consumption levels than before, due to the Natural Light Sensor automatically adjusting the brightness levels. For buyers looking to replace or upgrade their existing CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) televisions without investing in a full home cinema set-up, the new 40 series screens come with a built-in stereo audio amplifier with optional matching speakers. In addition to supporting HDTV signals the new screens are designed to bring the best out of standard definition TV signals (480i an 480p) from a Freeview set-top box, progressive scan DVD player, PC or other multimedia computing devices.

A re-designed sleeker bezel with crisper angles and metallic silver edging make the new plasma TVs a stylish centre-piece for any living room. Both screens also feature slim-profile designs measuring less than 10 centimetres in depth facilitating both wall-, ceiling- and stand-mounting in custom installation home cinema systems, while the chassis design enables all connecting cables to be easily and discreetly installed.

P42HHA40
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P42HHA40 includes a widescreen (16:9) 1024 x 1024 pixel HDTV panel featuring Fujitsu’s AliS (Alternative Lighting of surfaces) technology. ALiS discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasmas, to achieve significantly higher brightness and definition producing extraordinary clarity, sharpness and colour accuracy. It yields an outstanding 1000 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. A full suite of inputs includes HDMI (HDCP compliant), S-Video, Composite, 2x Component Video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA, RGB Scart to VGA adaptor (optional) and 3x stereo audio inputs.

P50XHA40
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P50XHA40 incorporates a widescreen (16:9) 1366 x 768 pixel HDTV panel yielding 600 cd/m2 brightness and an incredible contrast ratio of 3000:1. It features inputs including HDMI (HDCP compliant), S-Video, Composite, 2x Component Video, DVI-D (data only), 1 x 15 pin D-sub VGA, RGB Scart to VGA adapter (optional) and 3x stereo audio inputs.

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Fujitsu-General launches new consumer screens and direct to retail distribution model

London, 8th February 2005 - Fujitsu General UK, a world leader in plasma technology, today announces the launch of two new High-Definition plasma televisions, the P42HHA40 and P50XHA40. The new models, Fujitsu’s sixth generation of Plasmavision screens, feature a raft of technical and design improvements all developed to set the standard for the home cinema viewing experience.

To coincide with the launch of the 40-series screens Fujitsu General will also be introducing a new direct-to-retail distribution model in the UK for its consumer plasma screens. Distribution arrangements for commercial plasma screens will remain unchanged with Anders & Kern, Midwich, Visual Displays and Owl Video continuing to act as UK distributors for Fujitsu’s full range of commercial plasma screens.

“With the new 40-series plasma screens we have an excellent opportunity to build our consumer market share. Not only do we have a range of highly attractive high-end consumer products but, with the move to direct distribution, we can also offer a compelling package to dealers and custom installers,” explains Mark Anderson, UK Sales and Marketing Manager at Fujitsu General. “Competitive Pricing in the consumer market has reduced margins across the board, however moving to a direct-to-retail model will ensure that we can continue to offer retailers and customer installers both industry-leading margins and the kind of exclusivity needed to protect pricing schedules”

As part of the new direct-to-retail distribution model, Fujitsu General is in the process of expanding its UK sales team with a number of new appointments working to support the existing regional sales managers. Fujitsu General will also be investing in a series of new advertising, marketing and public relations campaigns designed to highlight the high-end AV credentials of the new 40-series products. In addition, it will be introducing a new three-year warranty for all new screens, which includes on site swap out for the first two years, and designed to instil consumer and dealer confidence in the Fujitsu brand.

The new 40-series plasma screens feature a number of enhancements including the second generation of Fujitsu’s award-winning video processing technology - Advanced Video Movement II (AVM II) - improved connectivity (including HDMI) and newly designed sleeker bezel. The screens were officially unveiled on February 25, 2005 at the Sound & Vision Bristol Show and made available exclusively to specialist AV retailer outlets and customer installers from the end of February. Suggested retail pricing for the P42HHA40 is £3,595.00 and the P50XTA40 is £4,995.00

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Establishment of Fujitsu-general visual systems (europe) sas in Paris, France

Fujitsu General Limited has established a new sales company “FUJITSU GENERAL VISUAL SYSTEMS (Europe) SAS” in Paris, France on January 25, 2005. Our company will develop and expand the business of visual systems such as Plasma Display and Native High Definition (High Quality) LCD Projector in all European markets with large screen and high picture quality technology.

Company Profile of New Sales Company


1) Company Name: FUJITSU GENERAL VISUAL SYSTEMS (Europe) SAS*

2) President: Hirofumi Fuji

3) Employees: 11 staff(4 Japanese Staff and 7 French Staff)

4) Address: FUJITSU GENERAL VISUAL SYSTEMS (Europe) SAS
    5, avenue du Quebec, BP 204,
    91941 Les Ulis Cedex, FRANCE

5) Capital: 800,000 Euro(\106.4Million, 1Euro = \133)

6) Investment Ratio: 100 % Investment by FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED

7) Establishment January 25, 2005

8) Business Sales and Service office for Display Business in Europe
    (Plasma Display and HD LCD Projector)

*SAS :(Socite par Actions Simlfiee)

The Purpose of the New Sales Company

Due to the expected launch in 2006 of Hi Definition Broadcasting with digital storage, it is anticipated that in addition to the existing commercial market, the domestic market will rapidly expand.

Our company established “FUJITSU GENERAL VISUAL SYSTEMS (Europe) SAS” in Paris, France on January 25 in order to expand the sales of Visual displays in Europe and to act as a sales stronghold.

The main purpose of the new company is to assume responsibility for the European sales of Plasma Displays with?AVM-??processor and the Native HD LCD Projectors. We intend to focus on aggressively selling Large Screen Visual Systems with High Picture Quality, not only through the current distribution route but also through professional AV shop.

We will continue to expand our Visual Systems Business by further strengthening marketing, creating new sales channels, and on developing a high quality service operation.

Our 1st year sales plan in 2005 is to sell 8 million euro (approximately 1 billion yen).

Outline of sales Office Structure for Visual Systems in European Market

“FUJITSU GENERAL VISUAL SYSTEMS (Europe) SAS” (New company) will be strengthening our sales and support structure for Visual systems in Europe.

We will expand our sales channels further more by creating branches in Sweden and Italy after April 2005, and with this strengthened sales structure, we will aim to increase our Visual system business in Europe.

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Fujitsu general appoints Mark Anderson as UK Sales & Marketing Manager for Plasma and LCD Projectors

London, 31st January 2005 - Fujitsu General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announced the appointment of Mark Anderson as UK Sales and Marketing Manager. The appointment is a vital part of Fujitsu’s plans to gain further consumer market share for its plasma screen range in 2005. Anderson will be recruiting a new consumer sales team, led by current regional sales manager Mike Bluett, increasing the scope of the UK dealer network and overseeing new marketing campaigns aimed at the high-end AV customer.

Anderson joins after four years as International Sales Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe at Barco’s ‘Home Cinema’ division, where he was responsible for establishing and managing a network of high-end AV dealers and custom installers. Anderson has also held sales and marketing roles at Pioneer, Sony and Kenwood during the last 17 years.

“Since it was first to market with a colour plasma screen in 1993, Fujitsu has consistently led the way with technical innovations that have improved picture quality and increased screen longevity. The challenge is to convert what is an excellent plasma screen into a successful consumer product,” explained Anderson. “We have a new range of consumer screens due imminently and exciting home cinema products in the pipeline. In tandem with an increased focus on consumer sales and marketing we are in an excellent position to challenge the current status quo in the consumer plasma market.”

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2004



Fujitsu launches 55 and 63-inch Plasmavision™ screens

NEW 55-INCH AND 63-INCH CONSUMER SCREENS BRING FUJITSU QUALITY TO THE
LARGE-SCREEN HOME THEATRE EXPERIENCE

London, 9th June, 2004 – Fujitsu General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announces the UK launch of two new stylish 1366 x 768 pixel plasma display screens for the large-screen home theatre marketplace. Both screens offer Fujitsu’s industry-leading image control features and boast exceptionally vivid, colourful and distortion-free images. The P55XHA30 is the UK’s first 55-inch widescreen plasma monitor and the first product to include Fujitsu’s revolutionary e-AliS (Extended Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) display technology. Fujitsu’s largest screen to date, the P63XHA30, incorporates Fujitsu’s exclusive AVM (Advanced Video Movement) processing technology to offer contrast and brightness levels previously unavailable on screens of this size.

Both screens incorporate a number of newly developed viewing technologies. With the P55XHA, Fujitsu is also launching e-AliS, it’s new progressive scan display technology. Specifically designed for screens larger than 50 inches, this extension of Fujitsu’s existing AliS technology yields exceptionally sharp big-screen picture quality with amazing colour accuracy and a remarkable 1000 cd/m2 brightness. With its combination of specially developed Fujitsu-grade glass and the AVM processor, the P63XHA delivers an incredible 3000:1 contrast ratio and 1000 cd/m2 brightness.

“People want the best home cinema experience available and, in many cases, a 42- or 50-inch screen simply isn’t big enough anymore. However consumers have often been disappointed by the picture quality and control available on existing first-generation large-screen displays,” explained Paul Burnip, UK Sales and Marketing Manager at Fujitsu General. “With the development of new large screen display technologies such as e-AliS, Fujitsu is set to redress the balance.”

e-AliS sets the industry standard
Winner of the Innovations Award at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), e-AliS sets a new standard for large screen plasma displays. Fujitsu’s existing ALiS technology discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasma monitors to achieve higher brightness and definition. eALiS, as featured in the P55XHA, utilises shared electrodes on the front glass of the panel and a newly developed grid cell structure on the back glass panel. This ensures that each pixel responds more accurately to the input image. In addition, e-ALiS uses progressive scan operation to illuminate the pixels in the display, rather than the interlaced method employed previously. Like AliS, this new method alternately addresses odd lines and even lines during addressing time, however after that all lines are displayed at once, rather than alternately, giving a more precise overall image.

Exceptional picture control
As well as the existing ‘fine mode’ function, which optimises brightness while retaining accurate colour levels to recreate the look and feel of the cinema screen, both the screens also include the new ‘natural colour mode’ and ‘professional setting’ functions. While most plasma screens aim to emulate the colour tone of traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, Fujitsu’s new ‘natural colour mode’ is designed to reproduce a more realistic true colour tone and ensure that colours are represented as they would be in real-life. The new ‘professional setting’ function gives the user greater control over picture quality through a series of adjustments to colour and brightness. This includes options to set values for luminance, black level and colour temperature, and is complemented by a memory function that allows the user to store eight different picture settings.

Realistic image reproduction
Both screens include Fujitsu's proprietary Advanced Video Movement (AVM) processor, an exclusive technology that virtually eliminates motion artifacts and flicker, improves vertical resolution and reproduces natural movement with ease. The processor uses different types of processing for moving and still pictures, yielding smoother images with more natural movement and without visible scan lines. High-definition television (HDTV) and DVD signals are also optimised for the characteristics of the plasma display, to achieve amazing image quality.

Thanks to the use of 10-bit signal processing for each of the panel's R, G and B input signals, both new Plasmavision monitors achieve 1.07 billion colours display resolution which provides significantly more lifelike colour accuracy, with much finer subtleties and gradations between colours. In addition, the P55XHA's display panel utilises newly developed phosphors, which have a substantially longer lifetime of more than 60,000 hours use - greatly extending the longevity of both models.

Source versatility
Designed for maximum home theatre versatility, the screens can display the output from virtually any video source including true 1080i and 720p High Definition Television (HDTV), SDTV 480i and 480p signals from a DTV set-top box and the video output from a personal computer or laptop. The screens incorporate a high quality stereo amplifier with external speaker outputs and volume, treble, bass and balance controls, with matching speakers available. Both the P55XHA and P63XHA also offer a full suite of inputs, including two sets of component video inputs, auto-sensing SCART, S-Video, composite video and analogue RGB inputs.

Pricing and availability
The Fujitsu Plasmavision P55XHA30 and P63XHA30 are available in the UK now. Suggested retail pricing for the P55XHA is £7,995.00 and the P63XHA30 is £12,995.

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Radfords offers to refund Fujitsu Plasma customers if England triumph at Euro 2004

EXTRAORDINARY OFFER TO REFUND EVERY THE PURCHASE PRICE OF EVERY FUJITSU P42VHA BOUGHT IN THE RUN UP TO THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IF ENGLAND WIN

Bristol, 7th May, 2004 – With only 36 days to go to Euro2004 and excitement beginning to build, West country audio-visual retailer, Radfords, is promising to refund the purchase price of every 42 inch Fujitsu Plasma Screen* bought in the run up to the tournament if England win. Short of actually being out in Portugal for the tournament, plasma offers the ultimate Euro2004 viewing experience and, at odds of 9 to 1 for an England triumph, there’s a good chance of getting it for nothing.

If England win the European Championships, the promise of a full refund will apply to every customer buying a Fujitsu P42VHA31 plasma screen between 12th May 2004 and 12th June 2004. Retailing at £2,9999.00, the P42VHA31 represents an unbeatable combination of plasma monitor performance and value. It incorporates a host of innovative Fujitsu viewing technologies for improved picture quality and increased brightness, even in daylight. The sleek styling of the screen coupled with its technical excellence makes it the ideal way to enjoy the best sporting action this summer from the comfort of the living room.

Established over 30 years ago, Radfords is one of the leading independent home cinema stores in the West Country, with stores in Bristol and Bath. They are well known supporters of the local music scene having sponsoring local festivals in Bath and Bristol. Speaking about the offer, Alex Radford of Radfords said, ‘People want more than the traditional TV can offer and, whether it’s sports or movies, plasma brings the added excitement and quality of the big-screen viewing experience into the living room. I can think of only thing better than watching England win on your new Fujitsu plasma screen - watching them win on your new, free Fujitsu plasma screen!”

Paul Burnip, Sales and Marketing Manager at Fujitsu General added, ‘Like the rest of the country we’re eagerly awaiting Euro2004 kick-off. With hundreds of hours of football coverage planned for the tournament, there’ll be a good number of people thinking of changing their television and the Radfords promotion represents a great chance to make the step up to plasma and gives people another reason to cheer on our boys in Portugal!”

In addition to the refund promotion, Radfords are offering the P42VHA31 at a special discounted price of £2,999 including a desktop stand or wall bracket. This is a saving of over £500 on the RRP.

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Fujitsu general launches new ‘30 series’ Plasmavision™ screens

NEW 42” AND 50” CONSUMER SCREENS OFFER IMPROVED PICTURE QUALITY AND IMAGE CONTROL FOR HOME THEATRE

London,23rd January 2004– Fujitsu General, a world leader in plasma technology, today announced the launch of three new stylish plasma display screens for the home theatre marketplace. The new screens - P50XHA30, P42VHA30 and P42HHA30 – feature both technical and design improvements to deliver a superior picture quality.

Enhancements to both brightness and contrast across the range are complemented by two new viewing technologies – a professional setting function and a natural colour mode – which help deliver more realistic colour reproduction and greater control over picture quality and brightness. The screens also benefit from a design rework that combines a restyled display chassis with an easier to use remote control and a lighter metallic silver colouring that complements a wider range of decors and home entertainment systems.

All the screens retain Fujitsu’s exclusive and leading edge digital video processor technology (AVM), which virtually eliminates all motion artefacts and flicker, improves vertical resolution and reproduces natural movement with ease. In addition, enhancements to the AVM circuitry mean that video signals are now processed faster than before, making for an even smoother viewing experience. As well as the existing ‘fine mode’ function, which optimises brightness while retaining accurate colour levels to recreate the look and feel of the cinema screen, all the screens also include the new ‘natural colour mode’ and ‘professional setting’ functions.

“Interest in home theatre in the UK has never been higher and, as awareness of the benefits of plasma screens increases, consumers are demanding both an improved viewing experience and greater control over this experience,” said Paul Burnip, UK Sales and Marketing Manager at Fujitsu General. “With the launch of the improved ’30 series’ screens we’ve developed new viewing features and improved our existing image processing technology to offer consumers an exceptional picture quality, with revolutionary ‘natural’ colour reproduction and greater control over the picture characteristics.”

While most plasma screens aim to emulate the colour tone of traditional cathode ray tube (CRT) televisions, Fujitsu’s new ‘natural colour mode’ is designed to reproduce a more realistic true colour tone. As part of Fujitsu’s commitment to making plasma the heartbeat of the home theatre, the function draws on the capabilities of Fujitsu’s AVM processor to ensure that colours are represented as they would be in real-life. The new ‘professional setting’ function gives the user greater control over picture quality through a series of adjustments to colour and brightness. This is includes options to set values for luminance, black level and colour temperature, and is complemented by a memory function that allows the user to store eight different picture settings.

Designed for maximum home theatre versatility, all the screens can display the output from virtually any video source including true 1080i and 720p High Definition Television (HDTV) and SDTV 480i and 480p signals from a DTV set-top box. The P50XHA30 and P42VHA30 also accept the video output from a personal computer up to UXGA resolution. All screens incorporate a high quality stereo amplifier with external speaker outputs and volume, treble, bass and balance controls, with matching speakers available.

The screens also offer a full suite of inputs, including two sets of component video inputs, auto-sensing SCART, S-Video, composite video and analogue RGB inputs, meaning that the Plasmavision™-30 range meets the current and future demands of various digital formats, including video-cameras, home media servers, games consoles, the Internet, and HDTV.

P42HHA30: Leading-Edge Technologies in a Stylish Package
The sleekly styled Fujitsu Plasmavision P42HHA30 features a widescreen (16:9) 1,024 x 1,024 pixel panel and is designed for outstanding high-resolution image quality. To ensure exceptional image quality, the P42HHA30 utilises Fujitsu's ALiS (Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) technology, which discharges the electrodes in the plasma panel in a more efficient manner than conventional plasma monitors, to achieve significantly higher brightness and definition, yielding extraordinary clarity, sharpness and colour accuracy. It yields an outstanding 1000 cd/m2 brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The P42VHA30: Superior Image Quality, Versatility and Overall Value
Representing an unbeatable combination of plasma monitor performance and value, the new P42VHA30 incorporates a host of innovative Fujitsu technologies for improved picture quality and increased brightness. This includes an advanced-technology 852 x 480 pixel panel that yields a high 700 cd/m2 brightness and remarkable 3000:1 contrast ratio.

P50XHA30: Extraordinary High-Definition Plasma Performance
Building on the strengths of previous 50-inch Fujitsu models, Fujitsu's high-definition, widescreen (16:9) P50XHA30 incorporates a high-resolution 1366 x 768 pixel panel that yields a 600 cd/m2 brightness and incredible 3000:1 contrast ratio.

The Fujitsu Plasmavision P50XHA30, P42HHA30 and P42VHA30 are available in the UK from January 2004. Suggested retail pricing for the P50XHA30 is £5,995.00, the P42HHA30
Is £3,995.00 and the P42VHA30 is £3,495. All prices include VAT.

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2003

Fujitsu general appoints two regional sales managers to drive relationships with key channel partners and customers

FUJITSU TO SUPPORT PARTNERS BY PROVIDING FURTHER TRAINING AND RESOURCES FOR ITS RANGE OF PLASMAVISION™-W SCREENS

London, UK, 15th August 2003 – Fujitsu General, a world leader in plasma technology, has announced the appointments of Mike Bluett and Phil Ashby as regional sales managers to support its channel strategy and build on the company’s successful existing business. Both managers will be responsible for developing Fujitsu’s relationships with its reseller, distribution and retail partners across both commercial and consumer channels, providing them with tools and resources for its market leading Plasmavision™-W range.

“At Fujitsu we believe it is very important for our customers to fully understand the capabilities and functionality available on our plasma screens, and that our partners are well positioned to inform them,” commented Martin Richards, UK managing director, Fujitsu General. “To enable us to achieve this in two key regions we have therefore brought on board Bluett and Ashby. Both are highly knowledgeable of our industry and have excellent experience of managing partner and customer relations across business and consumer sales channels,” continued Richards.

Mike Bluett
As a regional sales manager for the south west of England, south Wales and southern Ireland, Bluett will be responsible for maintaining Fujitsu’s brand awareness in the plasma marketplace, enhancing its existing customer base as well as supporting the channel.

Bluett stated that “Fujitsu has an excellent reputation and strong product range. Fujitsu has been producing plasma screens since 1991 and is the leader in plasma technology. I look forward to working with such a well respected company, providing our partners with the information they need, and increasing customer awareness of our technology and quality”.

Bluett’s previous roles include working as the regional sales manager for The Video Meeting Company and Piccadilly AV Systems as a sales consultant. Bluett brings to Fujitsu his valuable sales experience and electrical and electronic engineering knowledge.

Phil Ashby
As regional sales manager for the east and central England, Ashby will be the first point of contact for Fujitsu’s partners and customers. His main responsibilities will be to further enhance the profile of Fujitsu’s plasma screens in the commercial and consumer fields.

Ashby comments that “Fujitsu is a very professional company, whose screens are second to none. Fujitsu is constantly looking at and developing new and innovative technology to ensure that it is at the forefront of the plasma market. As a result, it offers very exciting and high quality screens”.

Ashby has been involved in the reseller, distribution and manufacturing areas of the audio-visual industry for four years. He was previously employed by Misco Computers as a business development manager and as a plasma product specialist at Midwich Ltd.

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Stylish new Fujitsu Plasmavision™-W Screens bring the movie theatre experience into
the home

FUJITSU LAUNCH NEW 42” AND 50” PLASMAVISION™-W CONSUMER SCREENS

London, UK, 28 January 2003 – Fujitsu, a world leader in plasma technology, today announced the launch of four new stylish and sexy consumer plasma display screens, as part of its Emmy® award winning Plasmavision™-W range. The three sleek 42” screens, P42HHS, P42VHA and P42HHA, and high-class 50” screen (P50XHA) are equipped with Fujitsu’s exclusive and leading edge digital video processor technology (AVM), which combined with a ‘fine mode’ feature and full digital audio processor enables the creation of cinema quality pictures at the touch of a button.

All four models take advantage of Fujitsu’s exclusive AVM (Advanced Video Movement) Full Digital Video Processor, with the high-end P42HHS incorporating AVM Plus to deliver amazingly smooth picture quality. The P42HHS and P42HHA screens have incredibly high brightness and definition by using the ALIS (Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) Method, and all screens feature the new cabinet design to perfectly match the home theatre environment. The inclusion of a wide variety of inputs across all screens, such as two sets of component video inputs and a DVI-D (HDCP) input, means that the new Plasmavision™-W range meets the current and future demands of various digital formats, including video-cameras, games consoles and the Internet.

“Plasma screen displays are highly aspirational products, which need to combine stylish design with world-class technology to meet the demands of consumers,” said Jonathan Perry, European Product and Support Manager, Fujitsu General. “The prime objective with our new Plasmavision™-W range has therefore been to create products that not only look superlative, but create an unparalleled visual experience. We’ve incorporated our most advanced and exclusive technology to deliver the image and sound quality of a movie theatre into the home.”

The P42HHS and P42HHA will be available from February 2003 and be priced at £5395 and £4595 respectively. The P42VHA is available now priced at £4195. The P50XHA is also available now and is priced at £6350.

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