NEC Display Solutions is adding the NP3250 series to its range of projectors. The NP1250, NP2250, NP3250 and NP3250W permanent installation modules fit seamlessly into Windows networks thanks to their extensive network functions.
The stacking function allows up to four devices to be combined to form a very high bright projection unit. NEC supplies six optional lenses for the projectors so they can be flexibly adapted to various installation situations, resulting in a huge range of applications in digital signage, conferences and exhibitions.
The NP3250 series is the logical next step in NECs strategy of transforming projectors from pure output devices into intelligent control units in networks. The devices are certified for Windows Vista and can be integrated via plug & play into LANs and WLANs without any additional software. No administrator rights are required to display the screen contents on a networked projector. Conversely, the remote desktop function allows XP or Vista PCs to be controlled from the projector. The user need simply connect a mouse and keyboard to the device.
The devices in the NP3250 series have a brightness of up to 5,000 ANSI lumens. In situations where a very high luminosity is needed, for example in bright rooms or large halls, the stacking function allows up to four devices to be used in combination. Included software calibrates the devices with the aid of a standard USB camera in order to project a single image. The total brightness can then extend up to 20,000 ANSI lumens. This solution is cheaper, more flexible and more failure-proof than using one single high-performance projector.
Alongside the standard lens, NEC supplies five optional interchangeable lenses to perfectly equip the projectors for all types of room or venue. Projection distances of between 90cm and 70m can then be catered for. The vertical (+50%) and horizontal (+/-10%) lens-shift function ensures maximum flexibility. HQVTM (Hollywood Quality Video) gives all models outstanding image quality with maximised noise suppression and increased depth of field. A number of supported functions, such as image-in-image, side-by-side, DICOM simulation, the direct display of key image file formats and support for all common interfaces, make the NEC NP3250 series extremely versatile.
Availability and warranty
The NEC NP3250 series is now commercially available. Their recommended retail prices (excl. VAT) are 1,645 (NP1250), 1,945 (NP2250), 2,685 (NP3250) and 2,299 (NP3250W). The scope of supply includes an IR remote control, a WLAN module and NEC projector user supportware (incl. free stacking setup software). The devices come with a free three-year on-site service throughout Europe. The manufacturer also provides a six month warranty for the projector lamp.