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NEC INTRODUCES FIVE NEW PROJECTORS TO COMPLETE
BROADEST DISPLAY LINE IN THE INDUSTRY
CHICAGO, IL -- June 7, 2004: NEC Solutions (America), Inc. Visual Systems Division announces five new portable and installed projectors to expand its broadest line of large area displays in the industry. The new projectors offer improvements in performance, functionality, security and style. "With our new projectors, users from classroom teachers to corporate executives will find it easier than ever to focus on connecting with their audience, rather than interacting with their projection equipment," said Ron Gillies, senior vice president and general manager for the Visual Systems Division of NEC Solutions America, Inc. "With NEC, customers can find what they need, no matter what their requirements for large-screen projection may be."
Affordable Style and Performance, in the Conference Room or Classroom NEC is introducing four new models of its VT series of affordable, high-performance portable projectors. The VT47, VT470, VT570 and VT670 — each of which represents an update to an existing model — offer improved features such as the following:
Increased brightness: to better overcome ambient light in a room
Intuitive design: with plug-and-project installation and automatic synchronization with a computer or video source so that anyone can use the projectors, easily
Improved keystone correction: automatically projects a square image, even if the projector is tilted
Better security: from both unauthorized use and theft
In addition, these new projectors introduce a new NEC style with a sleek, high-gloss, pearlescent, curved design — so they look great in either a family room or an office.
"We asked ourselves, why do projectors have to look like clunky square boxes?" said David Woolf, senior marketing director for the Visual Systems Division of NEC Solutions America. "Our new styling, which we plan to extend to additional members of the product line in the future, is especially important for customers whose projectors are prominent in a home or business environment."
The VT47 and VT470 are both SVGA (800 x 600 native resolution) projectors, with brightness of 1500 and 2000 ANSI lumens, respectively. The higher resolution VT570 and VT670 offer 1024 x 768 native resolution and brightness of 1300 ANSI lumens (VT570) and an amazing 2100 ANSI lumens (VT670).
Enhanced security features include password protection to prevent unauthorized users from operating the projectors; the ability to lock cabinet buttons so that, for example, students cannot alter the projector's controls to interfere with a teacher's presentation; and a security cable slot to physically lock down projectors to prevent theft.
With its new VT series projectors, NEC becomes the first manufacturer to bring style and performance into the conference room or classroom at such an affordable price: Estimated street prices of these new projectors start at $999. These price points are expected to appeal to a broad audience — including markets such as education, small business and small office/home office (SOHO) — and to bring new buyers into the projector market.
New Installed Projector With Unsurpassed Quality and Flexibility
NEC also is introducing the MT1075 installation projector, a companion to the company's MT1065 model. The MT1075 offers superior image quality, higher brightness, and extensive connectivity and installation options. For example, the MT1075 comes with a variety of lenses to provide flexibility in installation, enabling the projector to be placed in different locations in a room.
The new projector also adds functionality to the image sensor, a feature unique to NEC. The image sensor (integrated inside the projector) detects the display area (screen or wall) so that the image can be adjusted automatically. Adjustment options are available for squareness (not only vertically, but also horizontally and diagonally), focus and color adjustment (depending on the color of the wall or screen onto which the image is projected). For instance, the MT1075 can be installed on the ceiling of a room, and the autofocus lens capability will allow it to project a perfect image whether onto a wall, a drop-down screen or an interactive whiteboard.
The MT1075, at 4200 ANSI lumens and at 13 pounds, is still light enough to put on a cart and move between offices or classrooms, for example.
Price and Availability
All the new projectors are available later this summer through authorized NEC resellers. The estimated street price for the VT series projectors start at $999, and the estimated street price for the MT series projectors is $5495.
For further information on NEC's award-winning line of projection and plasma displays, please visit www.necvisualsystems.com or call 1-800-NEC-INFO.
About NEC Solutions (America), Inc. 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. Providing mobile enterprise computing systems, biometric security solutions, business intelligence, projector and plasma display solutions, business service management and IT professional services, NEC Solutions America delivers its expertise with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, Calif., 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.