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With the Multeos M401 and M461 public displays, NEC Display Solutions is launching two screens onto the market that combine high-quality technology with an appealing design.

The 40 and 46 monitors, with 1920 x 1080 resolution, are targeted at users looking for professional technology, impressive content and an appealing appearance when it comes to digital signage. Users also benefit from the varied and easy-to-use configuration and connectivity options. The elaborate redesign using more efficient components compared to predecessor models combined with the optional stand enable NEC Display Solutions to realize cost savings and pass them on to the customer.

Business owners who take particular pride in the design of their sales rooms are often faced with a dilemma when introducing digital signage: an emphasis on technology usually means sacrificing appearance. It very often happens that store owners choose TV sets when it comes to selecting screens for their digital signage systems for design reasons, says Thorsten Prsybyl, Product Line Manager Public Displays Europe at NEC Display Solutions. Their panels, however, fall significantly short of dedicated public displays in terms of quality and reliability. With the Multeos product range, we are focusing on customers that appreciate professional technology and an appealing design, continues Prsybyl.

The NEC Option Slot for expansion modules such as the built-in PC or the DVI Daisy Chain Board offers technical as well as visual advantages. The extensions replace external distribution equipment and the cables they need to operate. The built-in ambient light sensor measures the ambient lighting and ensures that the screen brightness is only as high as needed.

With a range of interfaces, the Multeos M401 and M461 are equipped for all kinds of situations. As well as DVI and HDMI, they boast a DisplayPort connection. The built-in Ethernet connection facilitates network integration, thereby enabling the screens to be controlled and managed remotely. An RS-232 interface enables the direct copying of device settings without having to adjust each screen manually with the remote control, thereby reducing installation costs.

The displays offer extended combination possibilities for picture-in-picture from different signal sources. The simultaneous input for two PCs is now also possible via DVI and VGA. To improve user-friendliness, different input interfaces can be assigned informative names in order to make allocation easier, for instance Camera1 instead of DVI. Another useful detail comes into play when the screen is used in portrait mode: the on-screen display rotates by 90 degrees, making it easier to operate.

Additionally, NEC Display Solutions offers two special Multeos introduction bundles starting in January 2010. With the purchase of a new Multeos model customers can choose between a free (otherwise optional) stand and a free wall mount solution.

Availability and Warranty
The NEC Multeos M401 and M461 will be commercially available as from December 2009 in black or silver priced at 1,275.00 respectively 1,855.00 (excl. VAT). NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three year warranty for its displays including backlights.


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