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NEC Features Six New Projectors Together for the First Time
at InfoComm 2005

Press Release  |  Jun 7, 2005

NEC Products Set New Standards in Price-Performance and Expand the Broadest Line of Projectors and Plasma Displays in the Industry

CHICAGO, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Solutions (America), Inc., Visual Systems Division, announces a complete line of new products that build upon the superior performance of the current award-winning line of projectors. The entire line will be shown for the first time at InfoComm 2005, the premier exhibition for the AV communications industry. These new projectors take the advanced performance of the previous line and enhance it with new features including increased brightness, longer lamp life, higher contrast and more.

"Technology is advancing so rapidly in the display industry that NEC can now boost performance up to 50% every 12 to 18 months, without a significant increase in price," said David Woolf, senior director of marketing, NEC Solutions America. "The six new products we are showing at InfoComm reflect NEC's commitment to innovation and reinforce our high standards in product development."

The six new NEC projectors give the user more bang for their buck while still offering the award-winning quality and reliability that professional AV channels and consumers have come to expect. The VT, LT, and WT series have all been refreshed. The VT series is ideal for schools and businesses that want a projector that is bright, easy to operate, and fits within their budget.

The newest products to the VT series, all with rapid startup and shutdown are:

-- VT37 -- NEC's most affordable projector at $795 estimated street price, this new product includes up to 4000 hour lamp life, 1500 lumens and an updated remote control.
-- VT575 -- Same product as its predecessor but the brightness is increased to 1500 lumens and the lamp life up to 4000 hours while keeping the same $1,195 price.
-- VT676 -- Great picture quality with 2500 lumens and XGA native resolution, this new product features square shot(TM), image magnification with location control, and a remote with mouse control for $1,995.

With their lightweight, portable design and features like HDTV compatibility and VORTEX Technology Plus(TM) for real life colors, the LT series projectors appeal to business travelers and home theater enthusiasts alike. Both additions to the LT series are small and portable, while still featuring the durability and reliability for which NEC is known.

-- LT20 -- At only 2.2 pounds the LT20 slips into a carry-on easily, while featuring a high contrast at 2000:1, resolution at XGA, 1,500 lumens, and plug and project technology, at the same $1,495 price as its predecessor.
-- LT180 -- This all new projector features professional video quality, is HDTV capable, and is equipped with wall color correction so you can project on blackboards as well as almost any color wall. Available early July at $1,495.

The WT mirrored reflection projector utilizes NEC's patented lensless mirror design to attain the shortest throw distance of any front projector. This enables the user to project a 40-inch image from only 2-1/2 inches from the screen, and a 100-inch image from only 26 inches from the screen. This is specially designed for smaller rooms such as retail environments or conference/meeting rooms.

-- WT610 -- Similar to its predecessor, the WT610 has added brightness (2000 lumens), higher contrast (3500:1), and 802.11g wireless network connectivity -- all at the same $5,995 price.

Along with six new projectors, NEC is also featuring five commercial and four residential plasma displays at InfoComm 2005. The plasmas range in size from 42 to 61 inches and start at $1,995. Also, for those users looking for the highest video quality possible, NEC will soon be offering the NEC TheaterSync. This external video processing unit is powered by Silicon Optix's award-winning Realta chip which incorporates HQV(TM) processing. This will enable an NEC plasma or projector to achieve HD quality out of non-HD sources (cable, DVD, VHS, etc.) and will be available early fall 2005.

NEC Solutions America, Visual Systems Division (VSD) is the second largest provider of professional grade plasmas and projectors in North America. Backed by a global 100 technology leader with over $45 billion in revenue, VSD provides projectors and plasmas with crystal clear images every time -- because it's your image. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-NEC-INFO.

About 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 corporate performance management and biometric security solutions to digital cinema and in-theatre advertising systems, visual displays and server solutions, the expertise is delivered with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, California, NEC Solutions America serves a wide range of markets, including the health care and public safety, financial services, cinema, retail and manufacturing markets. Information regarding NEC Solutions America can be found at

Prices listed are Estimated Street Price (ESP) and may vary.