NEC closes projector gap
NEC Display Solutions has re-entered to high-end projector installation market, thanks to the launch of its PX and PH Series, according to the firm.
NEC Display Solutions has re-entered to high-end projector installation market, thanks to the launch of its PX and PH Series, according to the firm. Launched at InfoComm, the models represent a change in strategy for the manufacturer, which has traditionally focussed on the entry level and digital cinema ends of the projector spectrum.
“The PX and PH Series fill the gap between digital cinema projector and lower end projectors, meaning that, unlike any other manufacturer, we now cover everything from entry level right up to digital cinema quality products,” says Ian Gobey, GM and Sales Director, NEC Display Solutions, Middle East and Africa.
Targeted at both the rental and staging ,and corporate sectors, the WUXGA projectors will start shipping next month. The three-chip DLP PH Series includes STV2 OPS slot and vertical and horizontal motorised lens shift, while the PX Series features 24/7 reference performance, dual lamps and an integrated STv2 slot.
A number of other NEC products are also making their regional debut at the show, including the 6-millimetre LED modules, which can be fitted together to create display surfaces both indoor and outdoor; the XS Series of slim-line LED backlit LCD screens; and the 55-inch direct LED backlit video wall.
“We are the first manufacturer to debut a product like this,” says Gobey of the XS Series. “Because they are backlit, they are very slim, and have low power consumption, and in addition, they include what is essentially and on-board computer thanks to a partnership between NEC and Intel, in the form of an STv2 expansion solution, which is compatible with OPS (open playable standard).”
This ‘option slot’ means expansion and future proofing in built into the display, enables a cable free and unobtrusive installation and allows for a single service point.