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NEC Ships 16:4 Display

NEC Display Solutions of America announced a new addition to its X Series LCDs, the 43-inch X431BT bar-type display.

NEC Display Solutions of America announced a new addition to its X Series LCDs, the 43-inch X431BT bar-type display. Company officials said the professional-grade LCD, with its 16:4 aspect ratio, was designed for customers who want to capitalize on digital signage but do not have an environment that allows for standard-sized screens. These might include transportation facilities, quick-service restaurants, and retail stores, according to NEC.

NEC says the display can be used for different styles of content, including menu boards, scrolling text, and advertising of promotions. It can be mounted in both landscape and portrait orientation and comes with DisplayPort, HDMI, and DVI-D ports. The X413BT can operate in Picture in Picture (PIP), Picture on Picture (POP), and side-by-side modes to show information in different ways. Two inputs can be displayed simultaneously in any of these modes by either maintaining one aspect ratio or evenly stretching both images to fill each half of the screen.

“Digital signage is constantly changing,” said Keith Yanke, director of product marketing for NEC Display Solutions, in a statement. “The X431BT carries with it the technology and management features of NEC’s professional P and S Series, but can be used in tricky areas like store shelves, stadium pillars, or ceiling-mounted in hallways.”

The X431BT display has a native resolution of 1920x480, a contrast ratio of 3000:1, 500 cd/m² typical brightness, and 700 cd/m² maximum brightness. In consumes about 105W and less than 1W in standby mode, making it Energy Star 5.0 compliant.

Like other NEC professional displays, the X431BT includes TileMatrixT videowall functionality to support 10x10 panel configurations. A built-in expansion slot allows integration of NEC and third-party components and a real-time clock supports advanced scheduling of monitor powering up/down. An ambient light sensor provides consistent brightness, and a carbon footprint meter tracks and calculates the conservation of green gas emissions.

The X431BT has an estimated street price of $3,799 and ships with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.


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