NEC unveils enhanced PA Series LCD projectors17 January 2017
NEC Display Solutions Europe has launched five updated XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolution LCD projectors in its PA Series professional range for large venue and installed applications. The updates provide enhancements to image brightness and contrast, rich colour space conversion with HDR, connectivity support and operational lifespan.
The new models, available from February, incorporate the latest iteration of NEC’s Scaler Chip. This integrated picture processor can simultaneously manage 4K/60p input, as well as sharing signal output with multiple daisy-chained connected projectors. In addition to improved picture processing, there is also true flagship performance in noise reduction, de-interlacing, scaling and full 10bit colour processing.
Other developments include colour space conversion with Rec2020 to Rec709 specification support, along with HDR10 media profile and 3D support. These capabilities are further supported with a variety of inputs and outputs including HDMI and HDBaseT. Hassle-free installation and remote adjustments can be performed with the motorised zoom, focus and shift as well as the free tilt and portrait mode installation capabilities. Picture sharpness processing has been upgraded with the implementation of NEC’s fourth generation Sweetvision engine.
“The latest enhancements to our established NEC PA Series projector range builds upon our success in delivering accurate, bright and clear projected images while still delivering the latest in resolution and image processing technologies,” said Gerd Kaiser, product line manager large venue projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “The latest iteration of the range also sees significant gains in the operational life of both the lamp and filter. In professional venues such as education, museums, offices and retail, this is essential.”
The feature set of the five new projectors includes highly flexible geometry controls to adapt output for curved and irregular surfaces, free orientation for angled installation, multi-screen and picture-in-picture projection output along with stacking and blending support.
Cost-efficient installation options are increased significantly with support for Cat 6 network cabling. Using this powerful cable option, content can be transferred to the projector from up to 100m away using the HDBaseT connectivity standard. Furthermore, multiple projectors can be fed from the one source and daisy-chained from a PA Series projector using the HDBaseT-Out interface.