Munich, 16 January 2017 – NEC Display Solutions Europe has today launched five updated XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolution LCD projectors in its PA Series professional range. These latest innovative projectors in the highly-regarded PA Series range deliver a wealth of enhancements to image brightness and contrast, rich colour space conversion with HDR, connectivity support and operational lifespan.
The compact PA Series installation projectors are ideal for customers looking for larger bright pictures in fantastic quality, with suitability for large venue and installed applications. The new models in the PA Series incorporate the latest iteration of NEC's unique Scaler Chip. This integrated picture processor can simultaneously manage 4K/60p input, as well as sharing signal output with multiple daisy-chained connected projectors. It represents an enormous leap forward in picture processing, with true flagship performance in noise reduction, de-interlacing, scaling and full 10bit colour processing.
Additional 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-Out. 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."
Public and professional venue use is further enhanced by support for the latest copyright protection standards for peace of mind. This allows UHD Blu-Ray and 4K content to be played out via the HDMI interface and for the projector to manage copyright compliance directly.
The five new projectors in the PA Series range offer high performance and outstanding picture quality for professional applications. They combine contrast ratios of up to 10,000:1 with a broad feature set that 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 unique HDBaseT-Out interface not offered by other solutions.
Environmental and long-life considerations are central to the PA Series projectors. With lamp life increased to 5,000 hours, 10,000 hours of filter run time and standby power consumption of just 0.3W, PA Series projectors represent a low-maintenance, low-downtime and reduced consumable consumption solution. The updated range reduces running costs through longer parts-replacement intervals, energy efficiency and fewer causes for physical intervention.
The five latest additions to the NEC PA Series installation projectors will be available beginning of February 2017.