NEC Display Solutions prepares digital cinema projectors for higher frame rate movies

NEC announces software upgrade for Series 2 projectors to present in 2K/HFR/3D formats

Munich, 09 December 2011 NEC Display Solutions Europe is gearing up for the introduction of higher frame rates (HFR) in the digital film industry with the news that its digital cinema projectors are being upgraded to support this new format.

NEC Display Solutions has undertaken major development of the software within its Series 2 projectors NC1200C, NC2000C and NC3200S with the launch of version 3.3 of its Release Package. This enables the projectors to support the HFR format with IMB input, which allows 60 frames per second in 2D and 3D and 48 frames per second in Double Flash 3D leading to faster movement, sharper images and a much smoother picture.

Hollywood giants such as directors James Cameron and Peter Jackson are already backing the HFR format, which is likely to be available in late 2012. New films such as The Hobbit and the Avatar sequels are all expected to be produced in HFR, improving the cinematic experience for theatre-goers.

This great HFR technology will also be available for NEC 4K projector NC3240S from Spring 2012.

“Higher frame rate movies will change the cinematic experience totally, taking it to a whole new level,” said Gerd Kaiser, Product Line Manager Large Venue Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “We are happy to provide our customers this important upgrade to secure future technology already today.”

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA, divided into the five sales regions Northern Europe, Central and Central East Europe, Western and South Europe/Mediterranean, Commonwealth of Independent States and Middle East/Africa. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Managing Director of the European head office is Bernd Eberhardt.

Further information can be found online at: www.nec-display-solutions.com

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Contacts for further information:

Megan Sweeting
Marketing Executive
NEC Display Solutions UK Ltd
1 Victoria Road
London
W3 6BL

Tel: 07860 927103
E-Mail: megan.sweeting@emea.nec.com