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Press Release  |  Sep 3, 2008

Wired Networking, Remote Monitoring, Closed Captioning, Bright Output for Education and Corporate Environments

CHICAGO - September 3, 2008 - NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading stand-alone provider of commercial and residential LCD and plasma displays and projectors, announced today four new feature-rich projectors to supplement the renowned NP Series. The NP400, NP500, NP600 and NP500W provide bright images and wired network connectivity to users who require remote monitoring and control at a value price.

All four projectors include built-in closed captioning to decode and display text information from a video for the hearing impaired, allowing users to easily communicate with all audiences. Each projector allows for maximum brightness when there is limited lighting control, with the NP400 at 2500 lumens, NP500 at 3000 lumens, NP600 at 3500 lumens and the NP500W at 3000 lumens. The projectors are XGA native resolution, with the exception of the wide-format (WXGA) NP500W, and are ideal in classroom installations, meeting and training rooms and portable applications.

“These new entry-level networkable projectors provide key features at a reasonable price, with each projector being a step up from the next, giving users flexibility in finding a projector which best suits their specific needs,” said Rich McPherson, Product Manager at NEC Display Solutions. “Their vast number of features coupled with affordable pricing make them ideal for users who require a cost-effective yet innovative solution.”

The NP400, NP500, NP600 and NP500W include the following features:
. Built-in wired networking, which allows remote monitoring and control of the projector over the network
. Closed captioning, which enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired
. Powerful 7-watt audio, which provides enough sound to fill a typical classroom
. Automatic Vertical Keystone Correction, which allows the projector to be tilted up or down and still produce a square image without the need to make manual image adjustments
. Auto Power ON via RGB (15-pin) input, which eliminates the need for a remote control by automatically turning the projector on when a signal is detected
. DVI-I connector, which provides a second RGB input that is either analog or digital
. 9-pin RS232 connection, which provides a standard connection type instead of a proprietary connector
. Comprehensive input/output panel
. ECO Mode technology, which increases lamp life by up to 40 percent for up to 4000 hours
. Virtual Remote with DDC/CI, which provides control of the projector without a monitoring system or remote control
. Built-in security with security bar and Kensington lock slot
. Lightweight at 6.6lbs

The NP400, NP500, NP600 and NP500W come standard with a two-year limited parts and labor warranty, including a one-year/500-hour lamp warranty. Registered education users qualify for a three-year limited parts and labor warranty. The projectors will be available for October 2008 shipment at $899, $1099, $1499 and $999, respectively.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD displays, professional-grade large-screen LCD and plasma displays, a diverse line of projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, professional, education, medical and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the Web site at