NEC launches DCI-compliant laser projector

NC1100L suited for venues such as cinemas and art houses, vendor says.

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NEC launches DCI-compliant laser projector
By  Tom Paye Published  March 25, 2014

NEC Display Solutions has launched what it calls the world's first compact DCI-compliant digital cinema projector that uses a laser light source.

Designed for cinema screens up to 11 metres, the NC1100L is suited for use in venues such as cinemas and art houses, as well as public buildings, theatres and universities, NEC said.

As opposed to most projectors, which rely on a lamp for lighting, this new projector relies solely on a laser light source - an industry-first, according to NEC. The laser light source is said to sport a lifetime of 20,000 hour, or more for smaller screens. NEC added that the use of a laser "virtually eliminates" maintenance requirements.

"The NEC NC1100L projector is leading the compact digital cinema category with high reliability, dramatically lower running costs and long life operation, making it a great option for smaller cinemas," said Gerd Kaiser, product line manager for large venue projectors at NEC Europe.

"The launch of the NC1100L brings industry-first features and benefits to the market and reinforces NEC's commitment to innovation."

The projector requires no exhaust system, meaning it can be mounted on either the floor or the ceiling, NEC said. The vendor also claimed that the NC1100L was the most compact laser projector available - measuring 700mm x 1,042mm x 314mm.

The device also comes with what NEC calls an Integrated Media Server - which comes with 2TB of storage.

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