NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced two new laser phosphor projectors to its professional installation lineup. The technology behind the lamp-less projectors gives professional installers new applications to target and potential new revenue streams.
The NEC PH1201QL projector delivers a native 4K (4096x2160) resolution, while the NEC PH1202HL model delivers Full HD 1080p as its native resolution. The 3-chip DLP laser projectors each emit 12,000 lumens of brightness, and maintain 2000:1 and 10,000:1 contrast ratios, respectively.
The lamp-less projectors use blue laser with yellow phosphor as their light sources and emit consistent light output over their lifetimes. That means mercury-free components, no more lamp replacements and 20,000 hours of projector life at maximum brightness. The eco-friendly projectors are virtually maintenance free, which translates to lower labor costs and less filter cleaning. The PH1201HL offers NEC's unique heat exchanger, a patent-pending system designed to cool the engine while creating a sealed barrier for both the optical and laser engines, thereby minimizing dust and other particles from entering the laser and optical path. The barrier helps reduce maintenance requirements, while image quality and brightness stay pristine.
The projectors can operate in a 24x7 environment, which opens up a number of new applications in digital signage, simulation, training facilities, control rooms and high-traffic environments, giving professional installers new opportunities.
“Laser is the future light source for the projector industry,” said Richard McPherson, Senior Product Manager of Projectors at NEC Display. “Laser phosphor projectors bring the best possible brightness uniformity and image quality over a longer period of time compared to lamp-based projectors. The laser technology eliminates the need for lamp replacement, bringing a significant cost savings over time. It’s exciting to see the new opportunities NEC’s PH Series laser projectors bring to professional installations and we’re ready to continue to lead the charge in laser technology for projectors.”
The self-contained projection system of the PH1202HL projector includes an OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) option slot, the first industry-wide standard to simplify installation, use and maintenance while offering input flexibility for HD/SD-SDI and OPS accessory cards. The projector’s wide range of installation features suit any professional environment and minimize installation costs for digital signage.
NEC Display is the only visual technologies manufacturer delivering 4K and Ultra-HD resolution products across its portfolio of projectors, desktop and large-screen displays.
Among the other benefits of the two laser phosphor projectors:
Quick Start capabilities
Extensive input panel, including HDMI, DisplayPort and HDBaseT (PH1202HL)
Tilt-Free (360°) and Portrait Mode capabilities
3D – HDMI
Adjustable Light Source
Stacking Correction Tool (PH1202HL)
Hardware and Software Edge Blending
Interchangeable bayonet lenses
Power lens controls
The PH1201QL and PH1202HL projectors ship with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, and will be available in April 2015 at a minimum advertised price of $149,999 and $59,999, respectively.
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