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NEC Overhauls Install Projector Line

NEC Display Solutions ushered in its new PA Series projectors with the introduction of the PA600X, PA550W, PA500U and PA500X.



NEC Display Solutions ushered in its new PA Series projectors with the introduction of the PA600X, PA550W, PA500U and PA500X. According to the company, the new series of pro projectors is designed for corporate conference rooms and large classrooms that require an installation projector.

NEC officials said the company added features to the PA Series that make it an improvement over models in the preceding NP Installation Series. The center lens design of the four new models makes retrofitting existing installations easier and more cost-effective, according to NEC. The new chassis also provides enhanced connectivity via HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.

In addition, the PA line marks the premier of Crestron RoomView technology in NEC projectors. RoomView allows users to directly connect their projector to a managed network for monitoring and control.

Brightness levels range from 5,000 to 6,000 lumens in XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA native resolutions. The four new models can also be stacked, which allows up to four projectors to be stacked vertically or horizontally to boost image brightness up to 24,000 lumens. They also include Integrated Device Technology HQVT, a high-performance video processing and scaling system that aids in maintaining high image quality through pixel-based, motion-adaptive de-interlacing that removes undesirable motion artifacts, company officials said.

"These advanced models provide the most connectivity and control options of any NEC multimedia projectors, from their DisplayPort input to their integrated networking capabilities," said Rich McPherson, product manager of projectors for NEC Display Solutions, in a statement. "The vast amount of aptitude displayed in the new PA Series gives users what they need to effectively present day in and day out. The added bonus of security features in these projectors allows system administrators to feel at ease installing throughout a school campus or corporate headquarters, and subsequently controlling the projectors remotely."

All the projectors in the PA Series also include:

A Windows Network Projector function that connects directly to networked projectors without the need for additional proprietary software

Windows Remote Desktop support, which allows control of the projector with a keyboard and mouse through the USB input

Image Express Lite, which enables wired/wireless transmission of an image to the projector without the need for external components, plus Image Express 2.0 for simultaneously transmitting images over the network to a single projector or multiple projectors

3D Reform, which squares the image by adjusting horizontally, vertically, or diagonally when the projector is placed at an off-set angle, plus cornerstone correction to help display an image properly when the projector is set up at an angle to the screen

Geometric correction allows the projector to display square-looking images on cylindrical, spherical or cornered screens, while built-in edge-blending technology creates panoramic images with multiple projectors

 The PA600X, PA550W, PA500U and PA500X projectors will be available this month at estimated street prices of $3,999, $3,399, $5,499, and $3,199, respectively.



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