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NEC unveils latest LCD laser projector

The new NEC PA703UL features filter-free design and sealed light engine, designed for maintenance-free operation and low lifetime operating costs

NEC Display Solutions Europe has launched its latest LCD laser projector.

The new PA703UL laser projector features a sealed optical engine, and is said to ensure 20,000 hours of operation without any lamp exchange required.

It has been engineered for organisations that need reliable, high-performance projection, especially in hard-to-reach areas such as ceilings in university auditoriums, corporate conferencing rooms, museum installations, amusement parks and digital signage applications.

“Traditional projectors typically require filter cleaning around every four to six months to maintain performance,” said NEC in a statement. “For operators with multiple projectors, this can create a significant maintenance burden; for example, one university with a cross-campus estate of 350 projectors can spend almost 500 working/labour hours a year on filter and lamp replacement.

“This represents a significant drain on overstretched IT resources: not only do filters create significant cost burdens, but there are added costs in terms of device downtime and for hiring access platforms for hard-to-reach installations.”

The PA703UL possesses extra-bright 7,000 ANSI lumen output for “perfect viewability” for large screen presentations and ambient light conditions. According to NEC, the device features hassle-free remote adjustment with a wide range of interchangeable lenses, motorised lens shift, focus and zoom for fast and simple set-up without the need for physical access.

Gerd Kaiser, senior product manager, large venue and digital cinema projectors at NEC, said: ÔÇťOperators in sectors ranging from education to leisure, retail to conferencing are all searching for new ways to deliver stunning, permanently-installed projection capability, but typically the best locations for the projectors themselves are in hard-to-reach places such as ceilings or integrated within a housing.”