AV & Presentation

NEC Intros Network 3D Education Projector

NEC has introduced a new 3D DLP projector, a portable model designed for use in K-12 classrooms.

The new projector, the NP216, offers a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, and a brightness of 2,500 lumens. The NP216 uses DLP Link technology to display 3D images and includes the ability to connect to multiple computers through two VGA inputs.

Other features include:

  • RJ-45 port for LAN connectivity;
  • Economy mode, offering up to 5,000 hours of lamp life;
  • Image freeze and AV mute;
  • Color correction presets fr optimizing the image on various surfaces, including walls;
  • Adjustments for brightness, contrast, and color temperature;
  • Color correction presets;
  • Carbon savings meter; and
  • Various security features, including security bar, Kensington Lock port, keypad lock, and password protection.

Video inputs include two VGA ports (15-pin mini D-sub with component support using 15-pin adapter), S-video, and composite video.

The NP216 is scheduled to ship in April 2010. NEC said the unit will run about $1,099 and said it plans to cover the projector with a two-year parts and labor warranty. Further information is available here.

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