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NEC Introduces The First Projector in Its Class to Attain 3000 ANSI Lumens Of Brightness at Under Eight Pounds

New VT770(TM) Combines Installation Projector Performance With Light Weight And Affordability of NEC's VT Series Projectors

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading display manufacturer NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today introduced the VT770, the first projector in its class to attain 3000 ANSI lumens at under eight pounds. The new product is NEC's first to combine the performance of an installation projector with the light weight, ease of use and affordability that is a hallmark of the company's VT Series projectors.

"With the VT770, NEC has set a new performance standard for conference room, meeting room and classroom projection," said Don Fasick, product manager for NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division. "The VT770 helps realize NEC's effort to make display technology more accessible by offering the installation projector brightness and input flexibility many users need without sacrificing the affordability and form factor traditionally associated with tabletop projectors."

With one-touch setup and operation, automatic vertical keystone correction for instantly square images, color-coded inputs and built-in wall color correction presets for easy setup on non-white surfaces, the VT770 is versatile and easy to operate for even first-time users. NEC's 3D Reform(TM) technology enables the projector to be positioned in off-center locations and still achieve a square image. Extensive picture and color management capabilities let users tailor the projected image to meet personal preferences.

The VT770 includes NEC's industry-leading security innovations to prevent unauthorized access and deter theft, including password protection, control panel lock, logo capture and a PC card protection key. It also features an extensive input/output panel including HDTV and SDTV compatibility, and powerful built-in 5W x 2 speakers.

The new projector also includes both PC card and USB storage device slots, giving presenters the ability to download presentations to the projector without a laptop. In addition, the projector offers extensive aspect ratio control for versatile display of both 16:9 and 4:3 sources, and VORTEX Technology Plus(TM) for superior data and video display quality.

Complete Service and Support Program
NEC's VT770 is backed by a two-year limited parts and labor warranty including one year of coverage by the company's industry-leading InstaCare(R) program providing three business day repair and return or next business day replacement. 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 VT770 will be available in January through NEC's nationwide network of channel partners. Its estimated street price is $3,195. For more information about NEC's projector lines, please call 1-800-NEC-INFO or visit http://www.necvisualsystems.com.

NEC Solutions America
NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America. As an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ:NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.1), NEC Solutions America taps into a global resource network to help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive edge. From mobile enterprise computing systems, biometric security solutions, business intelligence, projector and plasma display solutions, business service management and IT professional services, the expertise is delivered with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, California, NEC Solutions America maintains research, marketing, sales and support facilities throughout the United States. Information regarding NEC Solutions America can be found at www.necsam.com.

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