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NEC Ships New LED Modules

NEC Display Solutions of America began shipping new LED modules for indoor and outdoor videowall installations.

NEC Display Solutions of America began shipping new LED modules for indoor and outdoor videowall installations. Company officials said the move into this segment enhances NEC's leading position in the professional-grade digital signage space.

The LED-06AF1 indoor LED module is suited to retail stores, shopping malls, and broadcast studios. Its outdoor companion, the LED-15BF1, is designed for sports arenas, airports, and billboards for advertising. Both versions of the LED module operate under the "true pixel" principle, according to NEC, by which each red, green, and blue light-emitting diode forms one single pixel. This allows for better color depth and more accurate images, especially with a video processor that offers adaptive de-interlacing, frame rate conversion, and low latency processing, the company said. Its control software allows for the auto mapping of pixel allocation and auto locating, ensuring each module receives the correct image quadrant.

"Delving deeper into the digital signage industry allows NEC to offer a product for virtually every application imaginable, and most importantly, a single point of contact for all types of display needs," said Keith Yanke, director of product marketing at NEC Display Solutions, in a statement. "The LED modules will be most useful to customers with large capacities and elevated audience quantities, such as transportation hubs, concert venues, sports facilities and shopping malls. Whether a permanent or mobile application, the indoor and outdoor LED modules can deliver the utmost in brightness, image quality, and ease in videowall setup."

The LED-06AF1 and LED-15BF1 LED modules features 2,000- and 7,500-nit brightness, respectively; 6mm and 15mm pixel pitch; 3,500:1 and 4,500:1 contrast ratio; and a 800Hz-plus refresh rate. Each has a DVI-D DualLink interface and 14- and 16-bit color processing. The LED-15BF1 has an IP65 protection rating to ensures proper protection from extreme outdoor environmental conditions. The LED-06AF1 employs black LED and an improved shader to reduce reflections, according to NEC.

The LED modules utilize dot-to-dot correction to ensure high dot pitch accuracy and have dimming controls to determine the brightness of each module. Front and rear ports help with servicing. NEC also offers LED Wall Manager Control Software, a wall mounting solution, cables, and a video distributor and processor.

Both modules are built-to-order with a 120-day lead time.


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