Performance meets Eco Innovation

Middle East, 26 October 2010 – NEC Display Solutions launches a completely new, TCO-certified range of projectors* into the market. The M Series succeeds the NP610-series offering outstanding performance and highly improved energy saving options. New, innovative Eco features such as the 75% AV Mute function and the world’s first Auto Eco mode on projectors lower running costs significantly. At the same time NEC Display Solutions is introducing a new naming concept for its entire range of projectors in order to make the overall portfolio more transparent for its customers.

Projectors are in continuous operation during meetings, presentations and training sessions. With a lamp service life and a filter cleaning interval of up to 6000 hours plus the innovative features of the M Series*, users can significantly reduce their TCO (total cost of ownership). The new 75% AV Mute function allows the user to intuitively mute the projector via the lens cover or by simply pushing the green button on the remote control. This reduces the lamp power by 75% which decreases the overall power consumption of the projector significantly and results in an increased lamp life. With the world’s first Auto Eco mode on projectors the luminance of the lamp is automatically adjusted to match the content being presented, allowing optimum brightness and maximum energy efficiency at all times. In addition, some of the models have two Eco mode levels, with the new second level being designed specifically for whiteboard applications.

All M Series models up to 3500 ANSI lumens received TCO certification from the Swedish testing organisation TCO Development. “TCO Certified is the only independent and reliable global verification of projectors. The TCO certification program has long experience of evaluation of image quality and environmental impact, hence it’s a useful tool for purchaser who want a reliable way to demand high performance ICT products with minimal environmental impact. NEC Display Solutions has again proved that their projectors meet tough requirements on image quality and low environmental impact,” says Soren Enholm, CEO at TCO Development.

“The whole new M Series offers innovative features and a great performance. The 75% AV Mute function and the world’s first Auto Eco mode on projectors mean a significant reduction of operating costs and underlines the NEC commitment to Eco Innovation,” says Ulf Greiner, Product Line Manager Business Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

With superior presentation quality, the projectors deliver impressively brilliant images with XGA (1024 x 768) and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, an excellent contrast ratio of 2000:1 and a brightness of up to 4200 ANSI lumens. All models come with a large 1.7x optical zoom. This gives great flexibility for the projector installation and reduces replacement cost of old projectors because existing ceiling mounts don’t have to be repositioned. The new M Series, continues to offer all the advantageous features of the predecessor models such as Direct Power On function, Auto Vertical Keystone as well as the unique Carbon Savings Meter, enabling customers to choose the projector that best suits their needs and permits flexible installations. The M Series will also score points for its improved connectivity with a HDMI input and three future-proof USB ports. The USB Type B port allows the user to establish a direct and modern connection to any PC and to control the mouse or for example a presentation using remote control. The two USB Type A ports allow to connect a USB stick for viewing still images directly from the projector and to connect an optional WLAN adapter which ensures flexibility within any working environment.

In order for users to be able to identify suitable products simply, NEC Display Solutions has implemented a new naming concept that will be extended to cover its entire projector portfolio. For example the designation “M260X” identifies a projector of the multi-media M Series (“M”) with a brightness of 2600 ANSI lumens (“26”) of the first generation (“0”) with XGA resolution (“X”).

*M Series models available in October 2010 except for the M420X available in February 2011:

Model Resolution  Brightness
M420X                XGA 4200 ANSI lumens
M350X XGA 3500 ANSI lumens
M300X  XGA 3000 ANSI lumens
M260X XGA 2600 ANSI lumens
M230X XGA 2300 ANSI lumens
M300W WXGA 3000 ANSI lumens
M260W WXGA 2600 ANSI lumens

Availability and warranty

The M Series projectors will be available from October 2010 except for the M420X that will be available in February 2011. The package supplied includes an IR remote control, a mini-D SUB signal cable, a power cord, a users manual on CD-ROM together with a quick setup guide. The package also contains utility software and a soft case. NEC Display Solutions offers a three-year warranty for these products, plus a warranty period of six months or 1000 operating hours for the lamp. For education customers NEC offers a free of charge 3 year/3000h lamp warranty extension upon registration. Further education offerings like demo and buy back programs can be found on the new NEC education website: www.education-nec.com.

About NEC Display Solutions

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA, divided into the four sales regions Northern Europe, Western and Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern and South-East Europe with Middle East/Africa. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Managing Director of the European head office is Bernd Eberhardt.

Further information can be found online at: www.nec-display-solutions.com

About NEC Corporations

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

For more information, visit NEC at: www.nec.com

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TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact. Since 1992 the TCO certification program has had a significant influence on improved image quality and ergonomics for displays, as well as the reduction of electromagnetic emissions from ICT products. Energy efficiency and reduced usage of hazardous substances are also key aspects of the TCO Certification. Products covered by the TCO certification program are notebooks and desktops PCs, displays, phone headsets and since 2009 projectors. With TCO Certified it is easy to choose IT equipment that is designed for the benefit of both the user and the environment. TCO Development, the company behind TCO Certified, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in Asia and North America.

For more information see: www.tcodevelopment.com

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