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NEC Releases WXGA Large-Venue Projector

NEC Display Solutions of America has rolled out a new wide-aspect professional installation projector. The NP4100W is intended to meet the needs of those users who require bright light output for large, wide-format screens, in venues and areas with high ambient light.

NEC Display Solutions of America has rolled out a new wide-aspect professional installation projector. The NP4100W is intended to meet the needs of those users who require bright light output for large, wide-format screens, in venues and areas with high ambient light. (To read about the NP4100, click here.)

According to NEC, the NP4100W can display 5,500 ANSI lumens, making it appropriate for larger-than-average screens and rooms with minimal lighting control, such as auditoriums and training centers. The DLP light engine provides high contrast images and fast video response times, adds the company.

To increase flexibility for installers, the NP4100W uses five bayonet-style lenses for quick and easy exchange. The array of optional lenses supports screens sizes from 40 to 500 inches at projection distances between 2.8 and 304 feet. The projector is also capable of dual- or single-lamp operation, providing redundancy should a lamp fail. Selectable settings allow for multiple light outputs to extend lamp life, while the vertical and horizontal lens shift feature allows flexible projector placement. An optional six-segment color wheel is available for applications that require extremely rich color saturation.

"The abundance of advanced features on the NP4100W allow it to run in 24x7 heavy usage conditions and allow easy remote management," said Rich McPherson, product manager for projectors at NEC, in a statement. "Only NEC's Digital Cinema projectors are brighter than the NP4100 and NP4100W." NEC recently merged its display and digital cinema businesses.

According to the company, the NP4100W's features extend the life of the projector and minimize maintenance needs. For example, Eco ModeT technology increases lamp life by up to 50 percent for 3,000-hour lamp life and decreases fan noise, while the Quick Power Off technology protects the lamp during cool down, says the company. The projector's sealed dust-resistant optical system reportedly enables better picture quality and reduces maintenance, allowing the NP4100W to deliver distortion-free images even during 24/7 applications.

Security features include the ability to deactivate buttons on the cabinet to prevent unwanted changes, and a password protection mode that restricts unauthorized use. Other features include a 1280x800 native resolution, 2,100:1 contrast ratio, 315-watt power consumption with single lamp (580 watts with dual lamp in Eco Mode), BrilliantColorT, AutoSenseT, DynamicBlackT, integrated RJ45 connection, remote diagnostics, and an input panel of DVI-D with HDCP, RCA, S-video, Component, 15-pin, and BNC connections.

The NP4100W is scheduled to start shipping this month with an estimated street price of $5,499 and standard three-year parts and labor warranty.



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