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NEC Intros High-Brightness Classroom Projectors

NEC's M260W classroom projector offers a native WXGA resolution and a brightness of 3,000 lumens.

NEC has launched three new high-brightness LCD projectors designed for classroom use. The new units are all portable models, weighing in at about 6.4 pounds and offer a lamp life of 6,000 hours in economy mode.

The new M300X and M260X are XGA-resolution projectors (1,024 x 768), while the M260W offers a WXGA (1,280 x 800) native resolution. The three new models offer a maximum brightness of 3,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. All of them also offer wired LAN connectivity and a wireless 802.11b/g/n option.

Other features common to all of the new models include:

  • DICOM simulation;
  • 1.7x zoom (with manual focus);
  • Automatic and manual keystone correction (±30 degrees vertical);
  • 6,000-hour lamp life in economy mode;
  • 10 watt speaker;
  • Geometry correction;
  • Virtual remote control via computer using DDC/CI;
  • Closed captioning support; and
  • An integrated carbon meter.

AV inputs for the three models includes dual RGB ports (mini D-sub 15-pin); HDMI; S-video; composite video; USB (for computer-free presentations); and stereo RCA audio. AV outputs include monitor out and stereo minijack. Control and networking ports include RS-232, USB, and RJ-45.

The M260X will sell for $799. The M260W will sell for $849. And the M300X will sell for $899. All three are expected to be available in October. Further information can be found here.

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