• Mitsubishi develops super-efficient RFID tag reader

    Radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags are widely used today to identify and track persons or objects using radio waves in a number of areas: payment systems, electronic toll collection systems, transportation systems, logistics etc. Existing RFID tag readers can only be used for tags moving several km/h, but now Mitsubishi has developed a device that’s able to read tags moving as… Read More

  • Apple, look at this: Mitsubishi showcases 3D touch panel

    During the Interaction 2009 [JP], a tech exhibition held in Tokyo last week, Mitsubishi Electric showcased a touch panel that not only reacts to the touch of a finger but is also able to measure its distance from the display. The so-called 3D touch panel features a 5.7-inch VGA screen (640×480 resolution) and was prototyped with usage in mobile devices in mind. The panel is not only able… Read More

  • Mitsubishi halts production of LaserVue TVs

    This just hit our inbox, folks. Looks like Mitsubishi has run into some manufacturing problems with their LaserVue televisions. Read on for the official word from Mitsubishi. Read More

  • Mitsubishi outs a Blu-ray DVR destined only for Japan

    Japanese geeks get all the fun and the latest from Mitsubishi proves it. The DVR-BF2000 comes equipped with a 500GB HDD, two digital TV tuners, and a Blu-ray recorder drive. Amazing! Not only can it record two HD programs at one time (kind of normal), but can also burn recorded programs onto a Blu-ray disc. Best of all, it’s all wrapped up into a cute, soft white package that will… Read More

  • Mitsubishi fortifies car doors with bamboo

    As the world’s first auto maker, Mitsubishi has announced it developed a technique that lets the company use bamboo fibers in automotive interiors for reinforcement. What may sound weird at first, has a serious background. Mitsubishi wants to reduce CO2 emissions by using plant-based materials in its cars. The company is cutting bamboos into strips, removing the joints and finally… Read More

  • Japan Post goes ecological, plans to use over 20,000 electric vehicles for mail services

    It seems that Japan is getting greener almost by the week. Now Japan Post announced it will start a field test with electric vehicles (EVs) for postal services and other business activities as early as next month. The company plans to convert all of its fleet of more than 20,000 cars to electric vehicles by 2016. Mitsubishi’s mini car “i MiEV” (pictured above) will be used in… Read More

  • Mitsubishi announces a pico projector, but it's not what you think

    Such a tease you are, Mitsubishi. When this hit my inbox I thought it was one of those small pico projectors crammed into a BlackBerry or something like the 3M MPro110, but it’s a 3.3-pound 7.5- x 8.1-inch projector for business types. It’s a DLP type so that’s a plus and it manages to throw a 2200 ANSI lumens 200-inch 1024×768 resolution image with a 2000:1 contrast ratio. Read More

  • Mitsubishi LaserVue HDTV now available

    Mitsubishi’s LaserVue HDTVs have been in the making for a while but the critically acclaimed high-def set is now available at select specialty retailers. You still might need a second mortgage – good luck getting approved – to foot the $6,999 MSRP, but the TV apparently produces a Pioneer Elite comparable picture at 1/3 the power consumption. Plus, you can tell your… Read More

  • Mitsubishi intros commercial & educational flagship FL6900U projector

    Not all projectors are created equal and Mitsubishi’s latest projector is geared for the non-theater crowd with the high-brightness 1080p 3LCD FL6900U. This new projector can throw 4000 lumens for a bright picture in a room plagued with ambient light. It has the standard high-end fare of projector gear including RS-232 inputs, RJ-45, remote control horizontal and vertical lens shift… Read More

  • Mitsubishi sets new record for solar cell efficiency

    Mitsubishi Electric today said it has produced a polycrystalline-silicon solar cell that converts light energy to electrical energy with an efficiency of 18.6%. According to the company, the previous record stood at 18.3%. The protoype is sized at 150x150mm and has a thickness of 180 microns. Mitsubishi structured the surface like a honeycomb in order to reduce reflections of sunrays. In… Read More

  • Tokyo gets new battery stations for electric cars

    It seems electric cars are slowly but surely gaining a foothold in everyday life, at least in Japan. Last week, local tech powerhouse TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Corp.) installed a total of nine charging stations for this kind of vehicles in Tokyo. The launch marks the first time that owners of electric cars can charge their vehicles in battery stations located in basement parking lots where… Read More

  • Mitsubishi prices LaserVue TV, better take out a second mortgage

    My hopes of owning such a righteous HDTV have been severely dashed. Mitsubishi has priced their 65-inch LaserVue HDTV that will begin shipping to Diamond stores at the end of this month and you may want to sell your car or take out a second mortgage. That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the 65-inch set will cost a smidgen under $7,000, which is on par with other 60+-inch HDTVs, but… Read More

  • Mitsubishi announces trio of 1080p projectors

    CEDIA is set to begin tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean companies won’t be announcing products today. Mitsubishi just announced two Diamond Series 1080p projectors, HC7000U (pictured) and HC6500U, which both happen to be some of the quietest available on the market, secreting 17 dBa in low mode. The HC7000U is the flagship model and it has a 70,000:1 contrast ratio, which is… Read More

  • GalleryPlayer: 2003 to 2008

    Well, would you look at that. GalleryPlayer has shut down.  GalleryPlayer® has ceased operations as of July 30, 2008. According to the founder’s bio, the company has accually been sold, but to who we don’t know. GalleryPlayer has had its content and technology deployed and distributed to customers by many world class partners including Google, Microsoft, Comcast, Panasonic… Read More

  • Mitsubishi showcases super-thin LCD TV

    Mitsubishi Electric yesterday unveiled a prototype LCD TV [JP], which is just 40mm thick. The company said it’s “REAL” TV is full HD but didn’t reveal any details regarding screen size, price and technical features. Mitsubishi separated the display from the tuner and integrated wireless transmission units into both devices, which are able to transmit uncompressed full… Read More

  • Mitsubishi i MiEV car coming to California utility companies

    Mitsubishi’s i MiEV has been bouncing around for a while, trying to gain traction for electric cars. The little buggy has been fleet-tested in Japan, and more recently has been announced in Australia. Recently, 10 of the plug-in cars were used to ferry media and officials about at the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit. Now, the i MiEV is coming to America. Under a three-year program, two… Read More

  • Hands-on with Mitsubishi's iSP flat panel TVs

    Previewed last week for the press was Mitsubishi’s latest line of 120Hz flat panels with Integrated Sound Projector, which entails 16 speakers placed along the bottom edge of the set. The array is meant to reproduce 5.1 surround sound by varying the times in which the speakers fire off sounds. Mitsubishi is claiming the technology to be easy to use and fairly straightforward which I tend… Read More

  • Mitsubishi to ship LaserVue TV in Q3

    I first saw the Laser TV, LaserVue, at CES and was pretty impressed by it, but as with anything new, I was a bit skeptical. I saw the LaserVue from Mitsubishi the other day and I have to admit that it looks amazing. It was pitted against a plasma (presumably the Pioneer Kuro) and LCD and it was hands down the best of the bunch. The colors are absolutely stunning and so vibrant. A 65- and… Read More

  • Mistsubishi brands Laser TV, LaserVue

    Remember the Laser TV from Mitsubishi that was unveiled at CES? Well, Mitsu finally dated and named the new fangled TV this morning. The LaserVue will launch Q3, but still no word on pricing. Along with news of the LaserVue, Mitsu announced a slew of new 1080p DLP HDTVs ranging in size from 60- to 73-inches dubbed Diamond. The Diamond series features 120Hz, something called Dark Detailer for… Read More

  • Mitsubishi Blu-ray players to do AVC to DVD burning

    These two Blu-ray players from Mitsubishi will only be available in Japan but they’ll feature MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 recording directly to blank DVDs instead of more-expensive Blu-ray discs. So the idea is that you’ll get a high-definition recording but you’ll be able to use standard blank DVDs — perhaps a feature we’ll see more and more. There’s also a cool… Read More