NEC Display debuted a third generation of its commercial-grade E Series monitors this month in the form of new 32-inch (E323), 42-inch (E423), 46-inch (E463) and 55-inch (E553) models. The entire E Series displays is targeted at affordable display options for educational, commercial AV, retail stores, quick-service restaurants, healthcare waiting rooms and fitness centers.
Using edge-lit LED backlighting, the E Series is thin (less than 1 inch) and consumes up to 56 percent less power (than CFL-lit), resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The displays also offer a three-year warranty.
Inputs include three HDMI inputs and VGA, in addition to having an integrated ATSC (HDTV) off-air tuner. Control is via RS-232 and, for digital signage applications, the displays include a USB media player capable of automatically playing .jpg images. Contrast ratio is spec’d at 4,000:1 contrast ratio and all five models will ship next month.
The E323, E423, E463 and E553 are priced at $419, $649, $829 and $1279, respectively.