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NEC Offers Lower Total Cost of Projector Ownership With New VT45K

VT45K Offers Longest Lamp Life in Class at 3500 Hours; Through December 31st, VT45K Buyers Receive $1,330 Estimated Cost After $150 End-User Rebate--and Extra Year of Warranty Coverage

Itasca, Ill., December 9, 2002 - NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today introduced the VT45K, an enhanced version of NEC's top-selling VT45 projector for mobile and tabletop applications. The new projector enriches the VT45's high-performance feature set by more than doubling the VT45's lamp life in standard mode to 2200 hours and offering a 3500-hour lamp life in Eco-ModeT, lowering the projector's total cost of ownership considerably.

On units purchased through December 31st, VT45K users also benefit from a reduced estimated cost of $1,330 after $150 end-user rebate and from an extra year of InstaCare coverage. InstaCare is NEC's industry-leading service and support program that includes next business day replacement or three business day repair and return. The VT45K is the only projector in its class to include three years of this type of coverage free with a projector purchase.

"With the VT45K, NEC offers users the richest feature set, best warranty coverage, and lowest total cost of ownership of any projector in its class," said Bob Guentner, projector product manager for NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division. "The VT45K clearly redefines the term 'value' for mobile and tabletop projectors."

The VT45K is bright enough at 1000 ANSI lumens for use in small to large meeting rooms, classrooms and conference rooms and is light enough at 5.6 lbs. for mobile presenters. And even novice users can easily operate the VT45K thanks to its one-touch setup and operation.

VT45K users also benefit from features not usually seen in this price category. These include NEC's exclusive VORTEX Technology PlusÔ image enhancement system to give the VT45K the most natural, realistic colors and versatile image production in its class, manual lens shift, and a projector/PC remote.

Teachers can utilize the VT45K's monitor output to project while looking at an external monitor. And NEC's participation in the SMARTer Kids Foundation program, which awards sizeable money-saving grants to educational institutions purchasing NEC display products, makes the VT45K an even greater value for educators.

Complete Service and Support Program
The VT45K includes two years of NEC's industry-leading InstaCare service and support program along with a limited parts and labor warranty. Users purchasing a VT45K by December 31st get a free additional year of warranty coverage. According to Pacific Media Associates' 2001 Large Display Reseller Survey, NEC ranked highest among all display manufacturers for its warranty and repair/return programs, as well as for its end-user support and knowledgeable, responsive support persons.

Pricing and Availability
The VT45K projector is available now through NEC's network of authorized resellers at an Estimated Street Price (ESP) of $1,480. The net estimated cost to end-users is $1,330 thanks to a $150 end-user rebate on VT45K purchases made through December 31, 2002. More information about the VT45K is available at www.necvisualsystems.com or by calling (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® 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