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NEC Introduces Industry's First SXGA+ LCD Projectors

New GT6000 and GT6000R Offer Easy-to-Manage Integrated Networking, Dual Lamp Configuration, Extreme Flexibility for Different Application Environments

ITASCA, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Solutions (America), Inc. today introduced the industry's first SXGA+ LCD projectors, the GT6000 and GT6000R, the latest in NEC's award-winning GT Series line of large venue installation projectors. The new projectors are the industry's first LCD projectors to enable pixel-for-pixel display of SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) content, matching the resolution of many of the latest notebook computers for superior image quality. The GT6000R for rear screen applications is additionally the industry's first projector to ship with a usable lamp life of up to 9000 hours for less frequent lamp changes and decreased total cost of ownership.

"NEC's new GT6000 and GT6000R give users the power to customize the perfect solution for any high-resolution installation need," said Don Fasick, product manager for Visual Systems at NEC Solutions America. "With a dual lamp configuration for variable light output and lamp life, easy-to-manage integrated networking, and diverse input flexibility, the new projectors offer unprecedented versatility to large venue, corporate and command and control users. 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 ImageExpress(TM) 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 GT6000 contains several technologies to give users the ultimate in customizability. Its 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 Reform(TM) horizontal, vertical and diagonal keystone correction even greater installation flexibility is possible.

With two card slots offering the ability to add input/output cards as needs develop, the GT6000 offers superior upgradeability. And NEC offers a variety of optional lenses and an extended-life lamp that can operate at a reduced brightness for up to 4500 hours of lamp life, making it easy to customize the projector for different applications as needs change.

The GT6000R offers users the perfect product for rear screen applications in critical display environments where the built-in redundancy inherent with the product's dual lamp design is a necessity. It is designed for long-term operation in command and control environments and network operation centers and ships standard with two extended-life lamps for a usable lamp life of up to 9000 hours.

The GT6000's dual lamp design allow users to run both lamps for up to 5300 ANSI lumens of brightness or run one lamp and achieve up to 2700 ANSI lumens of brightness. The GT6000R projects up to 2000 ANSI lumens with both lamps or up to 1000 ANSI lumens using a single lamp. Both 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 SweetVision(TM) technology for enhanced interlaced processing and display, and by Faroudja(R) DCDi(TM) 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.

Complete Service and Support Program
NEC's GT6000 projector is 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. The GT6000R is backed by a one-year limited parts and labor warranty, a year of InstaCare and a limited time access to net.neighbor. 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 GT6000 will be available in June through NEC's nationwide network of channel partners. Its suggested retail price is $18,995 ($27,545 Canadian), or $19,995 ($28,995) with the GT20ZL lens included. The GT6000R will ship in July for $22,995 ($33, 345 Canadian) bundled with the GT 10RLB short throw lens. For more information about the GT Series projectors, please call 1-800-NEC-INFO or visit http://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(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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