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NEC to Ship New Short-Throw Projectors

NEC Display Solutions announced this week its new U Series of ultrashort-throw projectors, including the 3,000-lumen U300X and the 3,100-lumen U310W.

NEC U300X

NEC U300X

NEC Display Solutions announced this week its new U Series of ultrashort-throw projectors, including the 3,000-lumen U300X and the 3,100-lumen U310W. The projectors offer XGA and WXGA resolutions, respectively, plus HDMI and-dual computer inputs, as well as variable audio out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume through the projector's remote control.

"NEC is proud to debut this technology to our customers in the education and corporate markets," said Rich McPherson, product manager for projectors at NEC Display Solutions, in a statement. "The ability to easily integrate these models into classrooms and simplify the presenting process is our ultimate goal."

The projectors have throw ratios of 0.377:1 (U300X) and 0.3:1 (U310W), and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. Their power management controls automatically turn off the units when an incoming signal is not detected and provide quick-start (20 seconds) and shutdown without the need for a cooling period. In eco mode, NEC says their lamps should last 3,000 hours.

Both include DLP Link technology for supporting 3D content and RJ-45 ports for network connectivity. They support closed captioning and have built-in 10W speakers.

The U300X and U310W projectors will be available for December shipment at an estimated street price of $1,299 and $1,199, respectively. Both projectors come with a standard two-year limited parts and labor warranty.

 


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