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NEC Releases Entry-Level Pro Projectors

NEC Display Solutions of America announced its new P Series for projectors.

NEC P420X

NEC P420X

NEC Display Solutions of America announced its new P Series for projectors. The P Series consists of three models designed specifically for entry-grade integration environments, such as corporate boardrooms, higher education classrooms, and government training rooms, according to the company.

With brightness levels of 3,500 lumens (P350X/P350W) and 4,200 lumens (P420X), the new projectors can provide vivid images under normal ambient lighting conditions. Built-in software features include wall color correction, automatic keystone correction, carbon savings meter, Virtual Remote, and closed captioning for ease of installation. Networking features, such as Windows Network Projector, Windows Remote Desktop, Image Express Lite, and Office File Viewer, are designed to make wired or wireless connections simple. Image Express Lite also enhances the setup experience with built-in geometric correction and cornerstone software.

"We have included features in this projector series that not only exceed the needs of education and corporate users but enhance the user experience with practical and easy-to-use functionality," said Rich McPherson, product manager of projectors for NEC Display Solutions, in a statement. "The P Series provides users with everything they need from built-in technologies and extended connectivity to energy-saving features and advanced networking capabilities."

With eco mode technology, the P Series projectors' lamp and filter life are extended up to 5,000 hours, according to the company, and the filter does not need to be changed until the lamp has reached its end of life. Carbon savings are calculated automatically.

The active lens cover enables presenters to immediately mute the audio and video, then seconds later lower the lamp brightness to 25 percent for a short period of time. Additionally, quick start (3 to 4 seconds) and direct power-off let users present and move on within seconds, NEC said.

Other features include USB Viewer, which allows users to present without the use of a computer; Autosense, which intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals; variable audio-out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume with the projector's remote control; DICOM Simulation, which enables users in medical environments to display accurate diagnostic images; and a 10W speaker.

The P350X, P350W and P420X ship with a three-year limited parts and labor warranty and will be available this month, according to NEC officials, at an estimated street price of $1,649, $1,799 and $1,999, respectively.

 


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