NEC Adds 2 Short-Throw Projectors to NP Series
NEC has debuted two new short-throw projectors. The NP510WS and NP610S are portable models designed specifically for classrooms, where space is at a premium.
The differences between the two projectors are the aspect ratios and brightness. The NP510WS is widescreen format with native WXGA 1,280 x 800 resolution with 2,100 lumens of brightness. The NP610S has native XGA 1,024 x 768 resolution with 2,600 lumens of brightness.
Eco Mode, which extends lamp life and reduces power consumption, yields 70 percent of the projectors' brightness outputs. An optional carbon savings meter that can be activated upon startup calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in Eco Mode. Eco Mode also takes the noise levels down to 29 dB. The projectors turn off when an incoming signal is not detected, and they feature quick shutdown and startup.
The NP510WS and NP610S projectors include the following features:
- 7-watt internal speakers;
- Virtual Remote (DDC/CI), which controls the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables;
- Remote diagnostics, which enables the user to monitor and make adjustments to the projector remotely;
- Closed captioning;
- Automatic vertical keystone correction, which allows the projector to be tilted up or down and still produce a square image without the need to make manual image adjustments;
- Auto power on, which eliminates the need for a remote control by automatically turning the projector on when a signal is detected;
- AutoSense, which enables quick setup for users that need fast functionality by intuitively syncing the projector with most computer signals;
- Dual computer inputs (VGA and DVI-I with HDCP);
- Integrated RJ45 connection (10/100 base-T);
- Top cover lamp change; and
- Optional control and signal interface box, which manages power on/off, input switching, and volume.
The NP510WS and NP610S projectors will be available in January 2010 for estimated street prices of $949 and $999, respectively.
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