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NEC Introduces Its Most Customizable, Versatile Installation Projectors To Date

New GT5000 and GT6000 Offer Easy-to-Manage Integrated Networking, Dual Lamp Configuration, Extreme Flexibility in Aspect Ratio Control

Itasca, Ill., March 11, 2003 - NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is giving projector users a new level of customizability and versatility with the introduction of its new GT5000 and GT6000 projectors, the latest models in NEC's award-winning GT Series line of high-performance installation projectors. The GT5000 will be initially demonstrated in the NEC booth (#1125) March 13-15 at the NSCA tradeshow in Dallas, TX at the Dallas Convention Center.

"NEC's new GT Series projectors give users the power to customize the perfect solution for virtually any installation application," said Don Fasick, product manager for Visual Systems at NEC Solutions America. "With a dual lamp configuration for variable light output and lamp life, a full line of lenses, easy-to-manage integrated networking, and diverse input flexibility, the new projectors give users more versatility than any other installation projectors on the market today. And thanks to NEC's industry-leading InstaCare warranty program, new net.neighbor 24-hour networking assistance line, and superior product quality and reliability, GT Series end-users can feel confident knowing that their needs will be met after the sale as well."

With NEC's ImagExpressT networking technology, the new projectors are easy to manage over a wired network via the integrated RJ45 jack or wireless/wired PC Card network connectivity. Systems administrators can control and diagnose the projectors remotely from virtually anywhere, saving maintenance time and manpower. They can also set up and receive email error notifications and give real-time cable-free presentations. NEC's new exclusive, 24 hour/7 day net.neighbor technical assistance line ensures that a knowledgeable networking technician is only a phone call away.

The GT5000 and GT6000 contain several technologies to give users the ultimate in customizability. Their lens memory function controls lens attributes like zoom, focus and shift depending on input resolution and input selected for fast and easy source transitions. With powered horizontal and vertical mechanical lens shift, users can maintain image quality when projecting from off-center screen installations, and when combined with NEC's exclusive 3D ReformT horizontal, vertical and diagonal keystone correction even greater installation flexibility is possible.

The products' dual lamp design allow users to run one lamp at a time and achieve up to 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness, or both lamps for applications where up to 6000 ANSI lumens is needed. Users can also opt to run the lamps in Eco-Mode for an increased lamp life of up to 3000 hours per lamp. And users can select the XGA resolution GT5000, or for the SXGA+ GT6000 for applications where high resolution and fine detail are required and a 4:3 display is preferred.

The new GT Series projectors offer extreme flexibility in aspect ratio control. Users can even project 4:3 data on a 16:9 screen and fill the full 16:9 screen display with non-linear image management that maintains the normal look and feel of the information. Image quality is enhanced by NEC's exclusive SweetVisionT technology for enhanced interlaced processing and display, and by Faroudja® DCDiT technology for film-like reproduction and elimination of video artifacts. NEC also incorporates its own exclusive 3D 10-bit video decoder to further expand contrast and enhance color and skin tone accuracy while reducing video noise.

The new GT5000 and GT6000 also offer superior upgradeability, with two card slots offering the ability to add input/output cards as needs develop. And NEC offers a variety of optional lenses as well as an extended-life lamp with a Super Eco-Mode that operates at a reduced brightness for up to 4500 hours of lamp life, giving users the ability to customize the projector for different applications as needs change.

Complete Service and Support Program
NEC's GT Series projectors are backed by a three-year limited parts and labor warranty, and one year of the company's industry-leading InstaCare program that provides for three business day repair and return and a limited time free access to the net.neighbor 24-hour networking support line. According to Pacific Media Associates' 2002 Large-Screen Displays Reseller Survey, NEC ranked highest among all display manufacturers for product quality/reliability and warranty repair/return programs. In the survey, resellers rated product quality/reliability as the most important single attribute of a large-screen display manufacturer.

Pricing and Availability
The GT5000 will be available in April through NEC's nationwide network of channel partners. Its suggested retail price is $14,995, or $15,995 with the GT20ZL lens included. The GT6000 will ship in June for $18,995 ($19,995 with GT20ZL lens). For more information about the GT Series projectors, please call 1-800-NEC-INFO or visit www.necvisualsystems.com.

NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division
NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division markets, sells and supports unlimited visual display solutions that enable users to live up to the power of their ideas. Technologies include DLP- and LCD-based mobile, installed and large venue projection systems, as well as PlasmaSync® plasma displays designed specifically for the unique needs of the public display and multimedia presentation environments. The Visual Systems Division is a business group of NEC Solutions America, Inc. To learn more about NEC Solutions, go to www.necsolutions-am.com