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NEC Offers Industry's Lowest Total Cost of Ownership With New VT46 Projector

VT46 Offers $995US Street Price, Long Lamp Life, Low Replacement Lamp Cost And Extremely Quiet Operation Along With NEC's Industry-Leading Product Quality And Reliability

ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today unveiled a new projector which offers the industry's lowest total cost of ownership to date*, the VT46. [see ProjectorCentral review] The new VT Series projector features a $995US estimated street price and a low $299US lamp cost and up to 3000 hours of lamp life. The VT46 builds upon the design of NEC's PC Magazine Editor's Choice- winning VT460 projector to offer classroom, meeting room and multi-purpose users an affordable portable/desktop projector featuring NEC's industry- leading product quality and reliability.

"NEC's aim is to offer cost-conscious users a greater return on investment by making the communication and learning advantages of high-performance projection technology more affordable," said Ron Gillies, senior vice president for NEC Solutions, Visual Systems Division. "With the VT46, NEC makes this goal a reality."

The VT46 is easy for first-time users to operate, with color-coded inputs and one-touch setup and operation. At only 6.6 lbs., it is highly portable, and its superb video quality makes it an attractive option for low-cost home entertainment and multi-purpose use in addition to office and training applications. The 1200 ANSI lumen, SVGA native resolution projector offers tremendous flexibility, supporting computer resolutions from SVGA through UXGA and supporting an array of video sources including HDTV, component video, s-video and composite video. It also offers the quietest operation in its class at only 32dB.

Complete Service and Support Program
NEC's VT46 projector is backed by a two-year limited parts and labor warranty. 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 VT46 will be available in August through NEC's network of channel partners at an estimated street price (ESP) of $995US. For more information about NEC's latest projectors, visit www.necvisualsystems.com or call 1-800-NEC-INFO.

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(R) 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.

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Prices subject to change. Reseller prices may vary.

*Total cost of ownership determined using criteria of purchase price and total lamp costs over life of projector.