Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2011 Edition

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I simply cannot believe that I’ve been writing this for 12 straight years! I spent more than five weeks on this particular version of my annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball feature article due to the fact that the continued economic issues that have plagued our market, the growth of emerging markets (each discussed below) and the […]

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Dukane Takes Aim at ED Market, Again

Dukane isn’t at the level of Sanyo or NEC in the projector world, but many counted Dukane down and out in the projector market just a few years ago. Their latest offering is a WXGA (1280×800) model dubbed the 8924HW-RJ and it’s spec’d at 3000 lumens, with a 5000-hour lamp and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. […]

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Mobile Projectors With Autofocus from NEC

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With its mobile DLP projectors NEC NP64 and NP43, NEC Display Solutions has launched the successors to its NP62 and NP41. Both models feature an autofocus function and simple operation with long lamp life and a brightness of 3000 and 2300 ANSI lumens, respectively, with a contrast ratio of 1600:1. Both the NP64 and NP43 […]

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NEC Display Solutions Expands Specialty X Series with Distinctive Bar-Type LCD Display

X431BT Offers Professional-Grade Features in Atypical 16:4 Size NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced a unique addition to its X Series, the 43-inch X431BT bar-type display. This professional-grade LCD was designed for those customers who want to capitalize on digital signage but do not have […]

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NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS DELIVERS VISION FOR DIGITAL SIGNAGE GROWTH

NEC, Microsoft and Intel Showcase Digital Signage Proof-of-Concept at InfoComm 2010 CHICAGO – June 8, 2010 – NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today an initiative to drive the digital signage industry forward through the adoption of standards and revolutionary technologies that will fuel the […]

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NEC Adds New S-Series to LCD Monitor Line-up

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Last month NEC Display announced 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 […]

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NEC Display Solutions Expands Business-Grade S Series with 52-Inch LCD Display

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DisplayPort, Ethernet Connections Make S521 Ideal for Digital Signage Applications with Extended Operation Times NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced the addition of the 52-inch S521 to its S Series, which includes the 40-inch S401 and 46-inch S461 LCD displays. This full high-definition display is […]

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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 […]

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NEC Launches 70″ LCD

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NEC’s newest LCD monitor is in the form of the P701 – a 70″, 1080p pro-grade flat-screen that’s designed for commercial applications.  Capable of being tiled (10×10) for staging applications, the P701 is network-controlled or RS 232, includes DVI, VGA and HDMI ports, can be mounted horizontally or vertically and is specified at 600 cd/m2. […]

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NEC Announces Revenue-Sharing Program for Channel Partners

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NEC Display announced last week that channel partners will receive a recurring revenue stream from advertising if their customers register their digital signage networks on the VUKUNET platform. VUKUNET is NEC’s new initiative that connects network owners and operators of digital signage with advertising revenue, by giving advertisers and agencies an easier way to buy […]

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NEC Launches ED Projector

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NEC Display announced this month a VGA resolution (1024×768) NP610 entry-level installation projector aimed at the ED market. With a brightness spec of 3500 lumens (not ANSI) and a 500:1 contrast ratio, the NP610 includes inputs for DVI-I, VGA, 3 audio inputs and variable audio out), integration into classrooms, they say, is a breeze. Why?  […]

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NEC Lauches 43″ Curved LCD Monitor!

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The new NEC CRV43 is a curved display that provides a much wider field of view and greater dynamic range with its double WGXA resolution (32:10 aspect ratio).  The user’s taskbar is extended natively and setup is made easy to configure with one input.  These features make it an ideal solution for simulation, digital imaging […]

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NEC to Stay in Flat Screen LCD Market

Contrary to popular belief (and rumors abounding on the Internet), NEC is staying in the 30+ inch LCD display market.  With their eyes squarely aimed both the Digital Signage and the ProAV markets, NEC has a comprehensive strategy that they unveiled to rAVe recently.  Although we are not able to talk about it, yet, we […]

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65-Inch LCD Named Best Plasma/LCD Display at InfoComm 08

InfoComm and Rental & Staging Systems named NEC’s 65-inch MultiSync LCD6520 the best plasma/LCD display introduced during 2007. The awards recognize products that are specifically designed for rental and staging. Winners were determined by a reader poll conducted by the magazine. NEC says the panel includes more than 30 features and functions specifically designed for […]

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User-Changeable Color Wheels, Changeable Bayonet Lenses Make for Unusually Versatile NEC Install Pro

NEC brought a new projector to both CeBIT and NSCA tradeshows this month. The NP4000 has more versatility than most for the price point. This 5000-lumen DLP lets installers choose between a user-changeable four or six segment color wheel, so you can select which is best if your customer is displaying presentations versus video. It […]

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NEC Display Solutions Introduces Two Trade-Compliant LCD Monitors for the Government Market

NEC announced two TAA, trade-compliant AccuSync LCD monitors. TAA, the Trade Agreement Act of 1979, requires certain products be manufactured or significantly altered in the U.S. or designated countries to be eligible for government purchase. NEC Display Solutions is offering two LCD monitors – the 17-inch ASLCD72VX-BK-TA and 19-inch ASLCD92VX-BK-TA specified at resolution of 1280 […]

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The $500 Projector

The one product story that jumps out at me this month is the $500 projector from Ben-Q. This is a major milestone for our market – heck, I remember when Clint Hoffman and I were sitting around a bar one night at InfoComm talking about the day when projectors might be under $1000 and what […]

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