Next generation classroom projection

Middle East, 16 November 2010 – With the introduction of the new U-series* projectors, NEC Display Solutions is instantly increasing the flexibility of presentation technology in education and corporate settings. The projectors greatly improve the use of interactive whiteboards due to their ultra-short throwing distance of less than 60 cm between the mirror in front of the lens and a 77”/87” whiteboard, which eliminates shadow and glare completely. This allows business users to enjoy large images even in corporate meeting rooms without requiring a lot of space. A further benefit of this solution is the integrated 3D capability that makes schools ready for the next step towards the digital classroom.

NEC Display Solutions supplies the new U-series projectors with a wall-mount making it a quick and easy to install integrated solution. In addition to the ultra-short throw projection, the reflection method with a resulting distance of less than 25 cm to the cabinet makes the usage of the models extremely space-saving and improves the stability of the whole whiteboard installation. The integrated desktop mode means the projectors can also be used on a table, sideboard or a mobile trolley. Thereby, widescreen format on the U260W and U310W offers a larger projection surface and allows users to play video content in native aspect ratio.

The U-series offers complete peace of mind with regards to the delivery of content, assured by a large variety of analog and digital inputs including HDMI, two computer inputs, monitor out and LAN input for control and monitoring. The Virtual Remote function, additionally allows users to control the projector directly from their PC or laptop via VGA or network. Brightness levels of up to 3100 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2000:1 ensure outstanding picture quality every time.

Low cost of ownership is ensured by long lamp life and low power consumption. The U-series comes with an integrated filter to provide reliable operation in applications with extensive usage hours such as education. For very dusty environments NEC even offers an additional long life filter with a recommended filter cleaning interval of up to 5000 hours.

The new U-series is 3D-ready making customers future-proof for next generation projection. “The question is not where 3D is beneficial, but rather which applications would not benefit from genuine advantages of 3D like better reality, higher productivity, more attention and emotionally catching presentation,” says Ulf Greiner, Product Line Manager of Business Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “Thanks to the ultra-short throwing distance, high brightness models, integrated desktop mode, 3D technology and future-proof connectivity the new U-series is suitable for applications beyond education, such as conference and meeting rooms, simulation and digital signage.”

Just like the recently unveiled models in the M-series, the U-series also follows the new naming concept created by NEC Display Solutions for its projectors. Consequently, the “U” now stands for all of the new NEC ultra-short throw models.

NEC Display Solutions will be presenting the U-series at the BETT 2011 exhibition in London taking place 12 – 15 January.

* The models in the NEC U-series:

Model Resolution Brightness
U310W WXGA 3100 ANSI lumens
U260W WXGA 2600 ANSI lumens
U300X XGA 3000 ANSI lumens
U250X XGA 2500 ANSI lumens

Availability and warranty

The U310W, U260W and U250X models are available now. The U300X model will be available from January 2011. The recommended retail prices (including VAT) are EUR xxx (U310W), EUR xxx (U260W), EUR xxx (U300X) and EUR xxx (U250X). The scope of delivery includes an IR remote control, a mini-D-sub signal cable, a wall-mount, a manual CD, and quick guide. 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/2000h lamp warranty extension upon registration. Further education offerings such as demo and buy back programs can be found on the new NEC education website: www.education-nec.com.

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

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