| Toshiba Brings Wide Lineup of Latest Advances to CES
5 January, 2006
Las Vegas, Nevada, January 4, 2006 and Tokyo, Japan, January 5, 2006--Toshiba
Corporation today announced the diverse line-up of technologies and systems
that the Company will bring to the Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2006,
in Las Vegas. At CES, Toshiba will look to tomorrow and demonstrate its
total commitment to innovation and excellence in digital products.
HDstyle, gigastyle, Netstyle
Toshiba is in the forefront of developing differentiated digital technologies
and know-how that will shape the future and bring excitement and comfort
to more affluent lifestyles through three key concepts: HDstyle, gigastyle
"HDstyle" allows Toshiba to draw on matchless strengths to
deliver innovation and new levels of consumer satisfaction in high-definition
products. "gigastyle" celebrates advances in HDD miniaturization
and capacity and the exciting capabilities HDD bring to home TVs, DVD
recorders, and to mobile products, including digital music players. "Netstyle"
reflects capabilities in essential networking technologies, DLNA and more,
that support Toshiba's progress in network development.
Major Exhibits of New Technologies
HD DVD Home Theater
TV is moving fast toward high definition digital broadcasts, stimulating
demand for next generation high definition optical discs. HD DVD meets
this demand with compelling picture and sound quality and a new level
In the HD DVD Home Theater at Toshiba booth, visitors can see the immediate
future: a demonstration of one of the HD DVD players that Toshiba will
launch in the U.S. in March this year. Home theater lovers can look forward
to HD DVD movie clips from Hollywood studios on Toshiba's 72-inch,
high-definition DLP projection TV.
More on HD DVD: http://www.hddvdprg.com/
HD DVD AV Notebook PC
Toshiba brings high-definition imaging to portable computing with the
development of the world's first notebook PC integrating a slim-type
HD DVD drive. Toshiba's AV notebook PC "Qosmio" with
HD DVD read drive will show visitors the advanced AV capabilities next
generation DVD will bring to computers and computing. A concept model
of an external HD DVD drive with USB connection will also be on display.
Experience the superb image quality of SED at the SED theater. The 36-inch
screens on displays demonstrate how SED—the Surface-conduction Electron-emitter
Display—combines sleek, flat panel lines with the superior performance
of a CRT. Like a CRT, the SED shoots electrons at a phosphor-coated screen
to emit light. But SED does it with electron emitters for each individual
pixel in the display, not an electron gun shooting at the whole screen.
Created through joint development work by Toshiba and Canon, the SED is
the next-generation route to high definition images offering high brightness,
contrast and color gradation levels, as well as fast video-response performance
and low power consumption.
More on SED technologies: http://www3.toshiba.co.jp/ddc/eng/sed/index.htm
Flatbed 3-D Displays
Toshiba's breakthrough display technology delivers the power of
3-D images on flatbed displays with no need for special glasses. New areas
of 3-D application realized by the technology include arcade games, e-learning,
simulations of buildings and landscapes—even 3-D menus in restaurants.
Toshiba has already announced 24-inch and 15.4-inch displays, and CES
will see the debut of the latest model, a 7.2-inch small-size display
that shows how Toshiba is bringing 3-D capabilities to mobile applications.
Toshiba's detachable display brings a new level of freedom to personal
computing, especially tablet computing. The detachable display works as
normal notebook display when attached to the PC. Separated, it's
light and ultra-portable, and, like a good book, allows the user to curl
up in a comfortable place—and still stay productive. The detachable
display is particularly suitable for business meetings: the display alone
can be taken to meetings and used to read documents, and even write memos.
It is also a strong tool in sales presentation, especially one-on-one
explanations. Thanks to the IEEE802.11g wireless connectivity built into
the prototype, all on-screen updates are processed and displayed in real
time, while input via the stylus are transmitted to the main body.
Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) for Notebook PC
Toshiba's global leadership in fuel cells is embodied in the prototype
direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) powering a PORTEGE M300, B5-sized notebook
PC. The DMFC runs on a methanol-oxygen fuel mix, and generates and supplies
power directly to the PC. With an energy density up to several times that
of a typical lithium-ion battery, the DMFC delivers much longer continuous
A methanol fuel cell delivers power most efficiently when the methanol
is mixed automatically with water and diluted to the optimum concentration.
Without this capability, the fuel cartridge is much too large for use
with portable equipment. Toshiba's system uses methanol at a high
concentration and dilutes it with the water that is a by-product of the
power generation process. The result is that methanol can be stored at
a concentration able to produce considerable energy in a fuel cartridge
less than one-tenth of the size of those in DMFC systems announced by
Wireless USB on Ultra Wideband
High-speed wireless streaming is here. Toshiba will demonstrate high speed
video transfer between a gigashot HDD video camera equipped with a USB-compatible
transmitter and a PC with a USB-compatible receiver. The transmitter and
receiver are based on the Ultra Wideband spec, a new wireless access technology
offering very high-speed connectivity at data rate of 480Mbps.
Digital Living Network
As broadband networks and digital devices sweep into the home, Toshiba
is in the forefront of linking them seamlessly in interoperable networks.
The CES demonstration shows just how easy it can be to share video, audio
and pictures, in a three-part demonstration: viewing still images delivered
from a PC to a TV; watching programs recorded on a HDD and DVD recorder
on a PC or TV; and TV playback of video taken with a gigashot, Toshiba's
HDD video camera.
Toshiba supports the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) design guidelines
version1.0, an open standard for home networks of digital consumer products.
The demonstration follows DLNA guidelines to achieve a powerful, flexible
network that adds to quality of life.
Downloadable digital photographs related to these exhibits can be found
Toshiba's major presence at CES will also include exhibits of Open
Cable Uni-directional Receiver (OCUR), digital TVs, PCs and other digital