NEC Intros New Displays for Digital Signage, Professional Applications

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS ADDS 52-INCH PROFESSIONAL LCD DISPLAY TO P SERIES

Broad Connectivity, Premium Components Make P521 Ideal for Demanding Applications

CHICAGO – April 7, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced the addition of the 52-inch P521 to its P Series, joining the 40-inch P401, 46-inch P461 and 70-inch P701. This industrial strength display is ideal in rigorous 24/7 environments such as airports, public information, rental and staging and healthcare.

The P521 will replace the successful MultiSync LCD5220 by supplying new features and connectivity to previous 52-inch customers. Additions to the new model include DisplayPort for maximum connectivity, Ethernet connection for ease in remote monitoring and more than 30 built-in features as part of its Enhanced Digital Signage Technology Suite. The Quick input change feature provides fast and easy switching between inputs for customers that require content to continuously run with near-uninterruptible flow. For even more flexibility, customization options allow users to personalize input names by creating individual titles up to 8 characters, such as “Menu PC” or “VidConf”.

“NEC’s new P521 display brings digital signage customers beneficial features that make deployments more effective and long-lasting,” said Luke Bruschuk, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. “The P Series battles harsh conditions with a premium-grade panel, including internal temperature sensors, a sturdy mechanical design and a sealed panel design to protect against damaging elements in less than optimal settings. The combination of these advanced features secures the P521 during use and aids in maximizing the display’s lifecycle.”

Below is a partial list of features included in the P521:
.    1920 x 1080 full high-definition resolution
.    2000:1 contrast ratio
.    Brightness up to 700 cd/m²
.    Premium-grade panel with advanced thermal protection and internal temperature sensors for the most demanding digital signage industry requirements
.    Sealed panel design, which provides protection against dust, grease and steam in less than optimal environments
.    Enhanced Digital Signage Technology Suite, which offers more than 30 advanced features, making it easier to deploy and manage multi-screen networks
.    Broad connectivity with DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, BNC (RGBHV), composite, component, S-Video, HDMI
.    Flexible control options with Ethernet, RS-232 in/out, IR and DDC/CI
.    Built-in expansion slot, which increases the connectivity and methods for displaying content
.    Real-time clock and built-in scheduler, which allows for advanced scheduling of monitor powering up/down
.    Enhanced video wall capabilities, including Individual or Group ID functions, copy settings function; TileMatrixT (up to 100 displays in a 10×10 matrix) and TileCompT
.    AmbiBrightT, which ensures constant and consistent brightness in any lighting condition via the ambient light sensor
.    Built-in eco-friendly options such as real-time scheduler and carbon footprint meter for calculating and tracking carbon savings
.    Built-in IP tuner, which allows users to stream content up to 1080p directly to the display, as well as ATSC/NTCS/Clear QAM signals (P521-AVT version)
.    Optional accessories and products for the P521 include the NEC Display Wall Calibrator, SpectraViewIIT Color Calibration Kit, stand, Digital Signage Kit, single board computer, DVI daisy chain module and internal HD-SDI card

The P521 will be available for April 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $2,999. The displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight. Extended warranties of 4- and 5-years are available for purchase.
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NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS PREMIERES ITS LATEST LCD SERIES FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE APPLICATIONS

S Series Delivers Business-Grade Solutions with
Enhanced Connectivity, Sturdy Design

CHICAGO – April 7, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its new S Series, featuring the addition of the 40-inch S401 and 46-inch S461 LCD displays. Replacing the renowned M Series, the S Series is ideal for those customers with digital signage and entertainment applications running for extended operation times. These types of environments can include airports, hospitality, boardrooms and public areas.

The full high-definition displays offer a variety of new features compared to previous generation models, including DisplayPort and Ethernet connections for added flexibility, an ambient light sensor for optimum brightness based on existing lighting conditions and more than 30 built-in advanced features in its Enhanced Digital Signage Technology Suite. The displays boast a contrast ratio of 4000:1, an increase from its predecessors, while maintaining the same level of power consumption. The S401 and S461 have the ability to be tiled in a video wall matrix up to 10×10 (100 displays), which is an improvement from the previous 5×5 capability of the M Series. Their NaViSetT technology offers an intuitive graphical interface to adjust the displays’ settings, and remote access is enabled for IT professionals with the Administrator version.

“Our new S Series displays offer a feature-rich solution to those customers looking for a strong presence with sufficient connectivity options that allow similar performance as our award-winning P Series products,” said Luke Bruschuk, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. “The S401 and S461 bring incredible new benefits to projects involving extended use and satisfy a market that didn’t fit with the product offering in the past. Their standard bezel and business-grade panel benefit flagship stores and designer shops that require a sleek, sophisticated look without straining budgets.”

Below is a partial list of features included in the S401 and S461:
.    1920 x 1080 full high-definition resolution
.    Brightness up to 450 cd/m²
.    8ms response time
.    Business-grade panel with advanced cooling design to prevent likeliness of image retention and improve color uniformity
.    Broad connectivity with DisplayPort, VGA, DVI-D, 5 BNC (RGBHV), composite, component, S-Video, HDMI
.    Flexible control options with Ethernet, RS-232 in/out, IR and DDC/CI
.    Built-in expansion slot, which future-proofs the display, increasing connectivity and methods for displaying content
.    Real-time clock and built-in scheduler, which allows for advanced scheduling of monitor powering up/down
.    Enhanced video wall capabilities, including Individual or Group ID functions, copy settings function; TileMatrixT (up to 100 displays in a 10×10 matrix) and TileCompT technologies
.    AmbiBrightT, which ensures constant and consistent brightness in any lighting condition via the ambient light sensor
.    Carbon footprint meter, which calculates and tracks carbon savings
.    ENERGY STAR® 5.0 compliance
.    Built-in tuner, which allows users to stream content up to 1080p directly to the display, as well as ATSC/NTCS/Clear QAM signals (S401-AVT and S461-AVT versions)
.    Protective and touch glass ready
.    Optional accessories and products for the S401 and S461 include the NEC Display Wall Calibrator, SpectraViewIIT Color Calibration Kit, stand, speaker, wall mount, single board computer, DVI daisy chain module and internal HD-SDI card

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The S401 and S461 will be available for April 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $1,399.99 and $1,799.99, respectively. Tuner versions will be available as well for $1,549.99 and $1,949.99, respectively. The displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight. Extended warranties of 4- and 5-years are available for purchase.
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NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS LAUNCHES 32-INCH LCD FOR COST-CONSCIOUS DIGITAL SIGNAGE CUSTOMERS

New Large-Format Series Provides Convenience with Improved Features, Enhanced Capabilities

CHICAGO – April 7, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today its new V Series with the debut of the 32-inch V321, a value-driven LCD display ideal for those new to the digital signage market. The V321 succeeds the MultiSync LCD3215, offering new digital signage features that will benefit customers with robust runtimes in restaurants, corporate lobbies and conference rooms.

The V Series was designed with small businesses in mind, for those applications that require commercial-grade technology on a limited budget. The high-definition V321 presents new, convenient features that simplify the customer experience, such as the built-in text ticker feature. This enhancement enables end-users to dedicate a portion of the screen to emergency warnings or breaking news. While the primary, scheduled content is displayed and fills the majority of the screen, the secondary ticker information can be displayed on the lower, remaining portion of the screen through a separate input. Other improved features include quick input change for faster switching between sources, advanced terminal settings and monitoring and control over Ethernet, including email notifications in the event the display encounters an error. Additionally, its SPVA panel contributes to the increase in contrast ratio from 800:1 to 3000:1 and the reduced number of CCFLs, relating directly to the decrease in mercury content.

The V321 supports video walls of up to 25 displays in a 5×5 configuration using TileMatrixT, an improvement from the 4×4 capability in the MultiSync LCD3215. The display also allows individual or group identities with only one command, where users can address monitors individually, as an entire group or defined sub-groups. Certain settings can be customized within each group, providing further flexibility.

“NEC’s V Series allows any and all customers the ability to outfit their facility with advanced digital signage without straining their budget,” said Luke Bruschuk, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. “The V321 supplies entry-level users with extended connectivity options, including Ethernet control for remote monitoring, RS-232 loopback and HDMI high-definition image quality. Pairing this invaluable control capability with a multitude of advanced features creates an incredible value-driven digital signage solution.”

Below is a partial list of features included in the V321:
.    1366 x 768 high-definition resolution
.    Brightness up to 450 cd/m²
.    Public-display-grade panel, which offers additional protection against image retention
.    Advanced cooling fan-based technology, which provides added security with overheating protection
.    Comprehensive input panel including HDMI, DVI-D, 5 BNC (RGB/HV, DVD/HD or composite video), 15-pin D-sub, S-Video and composite video in/out
.    Landscape or portrait orientation
.    Picture in Picture (PIP) modes, along with Picture On Picture (POP)
.    Improved user color setting, which allows customer to adjust the color at a 6-axis level
.    Built-in scheduler, which allows for advanced scheduling of content and powering of the display, saving time and energy costs
.    Closed captioning, which enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired; available for DVD/HD, S-Video, composite and component inputs
.    Side border color control, which enables the end-user to adjust the side boarder color when viewing images in 4:3 aspect ratio, reducing the likelihood of burn-in and creating visual uniformity
.    ENERGY STAR® 5.0 compliance
.    Protective and touch glass ready
.    Optional accessories for the V321 include stand, speaker and wall mount

The V321 will be available for April 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $649. The displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight. Extended warranties of 4- and 5-years are available for purchase.