NEC, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the UM352W ultra-short-throw projector that enables broad collaboration among teachers and students to improve learning.
The 3,500-lumen projector includes a built-in interactive pen receiver and two interactive pens for white-boarding and annotations at the writing surface. An auto-calibration feature makes for a simple alignment of the system, creating peace of mind for users. They also can make onscreen annotations on any wall, dry erase board or chalkboard without the need for a computer. And the information can be shared immediately.
The projector also works with NEC’s NP01TM touch module, which allows finger-touch white-boarding and interactivity with a connected computer. Teachers and students are able to draw, control and interact with the writing surface as they currently do with tablet-based devices.
“Educators continually tell us the importance of collaboration with students in the classroom, and the UM352W projector helps them fulfill that mission,” said Bob Guentner, Senior Product Manager for Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “NEC is committed to providing industry-leading teaching tools to improve student performance.”
The UM352W includes NEC DisplayNote Software, an app that lets teachers and students present, share and annotate content from a multitude of devices, including PC’s, tablets and smart phones. This allows students to take notes in class and automatically save them for review.
The projector also is environmentally friendly. Its ECO Mode™ technology increases lamp life up to 6,000 hours, while lowering audible noise, power consumption and maintenance costs. Its 6,000-hour filter lowers maintenance intervals, and its built-in carbon meter tracks CO2 emission reduction as a result of ECO Mode.
Other benefits include:
1280 x 800 WXGA resolution
Content can be shared over wired and wireless networks from multiple smart phones, tablets and computers at once with NEC Image Express Utility, NEC Wireless Image Utility, DisplayNote and Miracast® Network command and control
Integrated 20 watt speaker
Intuitive remote control, which provides one-touch source changes and complete menu control
Horizontal and vertical keystone correction tools, which give installers greater flexibility in mounting the projector and confidence the image will fit the screen every time
Broad set of inputs, including dual HDMI, computer, composite video, S-Video and component video
Dedicated HDMI/MHL input, which makes it easy for presenters to connect their smart devices to the projector; second HDMI input also included for customers utilizing multiple digital sources
The UM352W with built-in pen-based interactivity, stand-alone white-boarding and DisplayNote is available at an estimated street price of $2,349, and ships with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty. The UM352W-WK bundle includes a UM352W projector and custom wall mount, and is available at an estimated street price of $2,449. The UM352W-TM bundle includes a UM352W projector, custom wall mount and interactive touch module, and is available at an estimated street price of $2,748.