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NEC Showcase hits O2 arena

The NEC Showcase ran yesterday at the O2 arena. The day-long exhibition demonstrated how its products can be used in conjunction with other manufacturers' technology to provide application-specific solutions.

East London’s O2 arena was home to the NEC Showcase 2012 on Wednesday 25 April, where it offered attendees a chance to experience NEC Display Solutions’ products as part of complete solutions formed from collaborations with its partner companies.

“New to the showcase this year are the Retail and Transport Zones, both with a wide array of exciting solutions,” comments Simon Jackson, vice president of NEC Display solutions.

Among the 47 partners were AMX, Crestron, Onelan and Chief, and internal NEC units such the IT solutions division. A section of the O2 arena had been divided into nine different zones – DOOH, Education, Professional Office, 3D & Leisure, NEC Innovation, Transport, Colour, Healthcare and Retail – with each area filled with technology dedicated to the specific application.

The DOOH zone demonstrated a variety of different advertising solutions all of which encompassed an element of NEC visualisation. A collage videowall showed visitors how four 46in P462 displays arranged in portrait and landscape each running in native resolution could have content orientation changed via a Datapath video wall controller.

In the Education Zone a number of manufacturers and integrators had brought together their technology for the benefit of teaching. Creston’s Lecture CaptureHD was visible on a NEC 55in P55 display mounted on a Peerless bracket. Elsewhere in the professional office zone, an example of a meeting room of the future incorporated a LIfeSize video conferencing solution with images displayed on NEC 82in LCD8205 screen, with sources and the codec managed by a AMX Enova DVX-3150HD all-in-one controller in a single 3U box.

Visitors who entered the 3D & Leisure section will see, alongside a series of other solutions, two NEC XGA PA600X professional installation projectors running on NetNix software, with content played back in upto 2k resolution via an Extron JMP9600HD server.

A 22in transparent LCD display makes up part of the NEC Innovation Zone offering, while the Transport Zone located in the adjacent room featured a flight information display run over three NEC 46in P462 Displays using Scala’s flight information solution (FIDS).

The Healthcare Zone comprised NEC’s medical diagnostic (MD) and medical review displays, which included a large format DICOM preset. Meanwhile, the Retail Zone incorporated a range of solutions including NEC Lab’s Leafengine intelligent signage solution.

Also on offer were The Screen Briefings, which took place at the O2’s Cineworld Cinema. The sessions discussed two subjects: A Digital Journey and Digital Engagements; the latter of which consisted of themes entitled Augmented Reality, The Wolrd According to 3D and Mobile Interaction.