Closer projection for more interaction

Middle East, 28 February 2011 – NEC Display Solutions is adding five new, TCO-certified short-throw projectors* to its M-series range. The five projectors are ideal for use in classrooms and in small to medium-sized meeting rooms, and they also make interactive whiteboards more attractive to use.

The new models, introduced last autumn, deliver impressive presentations even over short projection distances. The throw ratio of only 0.47:1 results in a distance of about 75cm/90cm between the front of the lens and a 77”/87” whiteboard. This minimises shadows and glare effects and gives presenters more space to move around and interact with their audience.

The innovative energy-saving features of the M-series also reduce the operating costs of the short-throw models. As with the other models in the M-series, the NEC short-throw projectors’ outstanding energy footprint is based on an efficient mix resulting from a lamp life and filter cleaning interval of up to 6,000 hours and effective energy-conservation features. For example, the innovative Auto Eco Mode automatically adapts the luminous power of the lamp to the presentation content. Dark content results in reduced luminosity and at the same time lower power consumption. Another innovation is the 75 percent AV Mute function, which allows the picture to be muted simply by pushing the green AV mute button on the remote control. The presenter can thus fully focus the audience’s attention on him-/herself for a brief period. Moreover, the projector remains fully operational during breaks in the presentation. Reducing the luminous power by three-quarters results, not just in reduced energy consumption of the total projector, but also in significantly longer lamp life.

NEC’s TCO-certified short-throw projectors provide brilliant images in both XGA (1024 x 768) and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. A further advantage is the enormous variety of connection options. All models have two VGA- as well as one HDMI-input, are network-capable and have three USB ports. The first USB type A interface supports a viewer function so that still images can directly be projected from a USB stick. The second USB type A input allows owners to connect an optional WLAN module in order to send content wirelessly via the network using the Image Express Utility Lite software. The PC control 4 software additionally allows users to control and monitor multiple projectors e.g. in a larger campus. The USB type B interface establishes a direct connection to any PC. This also makes it easy to control presentations using the projector’s remote control unit.

The short-throw projectors follow the manufacturer’s new naming concept for its projector portfolio, which allows suitable projectors to be quickly identified. Thus an “S” at the end of a name – for example “M350XS” – identifies a short-throw model from the multimedia M-series (“M”), which also provides luminosity of 3,500 ANSI Lumens (“35”) and XGA resolution (“X”) and is a member of the first generation (“0”).

*TCO-certified M-series short-throw models available in February 2011:

Model Resolution Brightness
M350XS XGA 3500 ANSI lumens
M300XS XGA 3000 ANSI lumens
M260XS XGA 2600 ANSI lumens
M300WS WXGA 3000 ANSI lumens
M260WS WXGA 2600 ANSI lumens


Availability, prices and warranty

The M-series short-throw projectors will be available from 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 and a lens cap. NEC Display Solutions offers a three-year warranty for these products, plus a warranty period of six months or 1,000 operating hours for the lamp. For education customers NEC offers a free of charge three year/3,000h lamp warranty extension upon registration. Further education offerings like demo and buy back programs can be found on the new NEC education website:

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA, divided into the five sales regions Northern Europe, Central and Central East Europe, Western and South Europe/Mediterranean, Commonwealth of Independent States and 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.

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