NEC offers many projectors today that are for use in homes, businesses, and schools. The company also offers a few projectors for the theater as well. NEC has a new line of projectors called the PA series that are aimed at installation in conference rooms and classrooms. These projectors are very bright so that the images they throw a can be seen in a room with lots of windows.
The new projectors include the PA600X, PA550W, PA500U and PA500X. The design of the new projectors make them easy to install and they have center mount lens. They all have HDMI and DisplayPort inputs for flexibility with different connectivity options. The brightness of the projectors is where most of the difference between models comes in.
Brightness ranges from 5000 to 6000 lumens and the projectors have different resolutions. An interesting feature allows the projectors to be stacked with up to four of them in a pile for brightness up to 24,000 lumens. The lamps inside the projectors are good for 4000 hours of use each. Other features include ECO Mode to extend lamp life and they all have Integrated Device Technology HQV. This is a video scaling and monitoring system that provides better image quality.
“These advanced models provide the most connectivity and control options of any NEC multimedia projectors, from their DisplayPort input to their integrated networking capabilities,” said Rich McPherson, Product Manager of projectors for NEC Display Solutions. “The vast amount of aptitude displayed in the new PA Series gives users what they need to effectively present day in and day out. The added bonus of security features in these projectors allows system administrators to feel at ease installing throughout a school campus or corporate headquarters, and subsequently controlling the projectors remotely.”
The HDMI port supports HDCP for protected Blu-ray content playback. The projectors can be networked with an Ethernet input and they support Remote Desktop with Windows. The projectors also support Windows Network Drive for playing files directly off attached computers. Resolution varies from XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA depending on the model. All of the projectors will ship this month with pricing at $3999 for the PA600X, $3399 for the PA550W, $5499 for the PA500U and $3199 for the PA500X.