Middle East, 24 November 2010 – In October 2010, against the impressive backdrop of the Hotel Oitavos, near Lisbon, the “NEC Display Trends Forum” was held for the very first time. NEC Display Solutions invited EMEA customers and partners from the fields of Digital Signage, AV and Education, as well as renowned speakers for high-level presentations with the latest news and information from the industry. There were various workshops for the visitors to attend and opportunities to network and exchange industry expert knowledge. Accompanied by a select programme of activities, the event was a truly splendid experience for everyone involved.

At the start of the event, the participants – namely 80 customers from a total of 23 countries in the EMEA region – enjoyed a 3D cinema presentation. NEC had installed a digital DLP Cinema® projector at the venue, providing a remarkable first impression of the subject of pioneering technologies.

Following the keynote speech from Bernd Eberhardt, Managing Director NEC Display Solutions Europe, representatives of Meko and Future Source highlighted future trends in the field of display solutions. The experts credited 3D technology, LED installations, interactive solutions and the digital out-of-home industry in particular as being areas with especially great potential for growth.

Within the Digital Signage workshop, NEC Display Solutions unveiled the recent product highlights from its portfolio. Interactive signage solutions, the new LED modules and the NEC Built-in PC developed in collaboration with Intel for the NEC option slot were featured, along with many other innovative solutions.

In the AV and Education workshop, visitors learned all there is to know about the digital classroom and the fascinating technical possibilities that it now brings. NEC solutions tailored especially for the education sector include ultra short-throw and 3D projection technology as well as the new M Series projectors. The fashionably designed “Office Cool” display, the NEC MultiSync® EX231W, was also presented – showing it as a superb eco-friendly display thanks to its efficient ECO features.

The comprehensive programme of events was rounded off with interesting presentations, such as on new Digital Signage standards or innovations that are shaping the market. The industry specialists from Future Source, Texas Instruments DLP® Products, Meko, Intel, OVAB Europe and NEC Labs shared their expertise and ensured a brisk exchange of market information and trends.

“Our inaugural ‘NEC Display Trends Forum’ was an all-round success,” says Bernd Eberhardt, proudly. “As one of the leading companies in the field of Digital Signage, AV and Education, we have created a platform that brilliantly combines the transfer of knowledge, practical expertise and fantastic opportunities for networking. We are delighted by its success and we will be making sure the forum becomes an annual event.”

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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