NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of two new projector series – the MC and ME series of entry-level projectors . Designed primarily for K-12 education, house of worship classrooms and small business applications, the five new models provide between 3,700 and 4,000 lumens and offer XGA, WXGA or WUXGA resolution.
The new MC series projectors — MC372X and MC382W — replace the models in NEC’s VE and V series. These models offer an upgrade for entry-level projector customers, including increased brightness, better connectivity, network capability and longer lamp life. The three new ME series projectors — ME402X, ME372W and ME382U — replace models in NEC’s first-generation ME series, offering longer lamp life and a broad choice of resolutions.
Each new MC and ME model features LCD technology and a new high-performance lamp. The new lamp lasts up to 15,000 hours in Eco mode or 10,000 hours at full brightness. In typical classroom use (up to eight hours per school day and 38 weeks per year), for example, the light source will last more than six years, which exceeds the normal projector refresh cycle in educational settings.
Each MC and ME model includes a standard zoom lens to ease installation. MC series projectors have a 1.2x zoom lens, and ME series projectors have a broad 1.7x zoom lens for even greater installation flexibility. The ME Series lens allows for a greater range of placement options. This can be beneficial when there are obstructions in the ceiling or when attempting to utilize existing screens, mounts and cable runs. A broad zoom lens can reduce installation costs and ensure sharp images that fill the screen properly.
Designed and built to last, the MC and ME series projectors are backed by NEC’s three-year warranty and include the InstaCare advance exchange program for the duration of the warranty. They will be available in February 2019 and you can see them here.