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NEC Unveils Ultra-Short-Throw Projector for Use on Any Surface

NEC Display Solutions of America’s new UM352W comes with two interactive pens and a built-in interactive pen receiver.NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new ultra-short-throw projector will allow users to make annotations on the image projected onto any wall, dry erase board or chalkboard without the need of a computer.

The company's UM352W is designed to provide greater collaboration between students and teachers.

The 3,500-lumen projector includes two interactive pens and a built-in interactive pen receiver that can be used on just about any surface. Although it can be used without a computer, it does work with NEC's NPO1TM touch module, allowing finger-touch white-boarding and interactivity with a connected computer.

It includes an app that lets teachers and students present, share and annotate content from a large variety of devices, including PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Among the UM352W's other features:

  • Lamp life of up to 6,000 hours;
  • 1,280 x 800 WXGA resolution;
  • The ability to share content over multiple wired and wireless networks at once;
  • Integrated 20-watt speaker;
  • Remote control;
  • Keystone correction tools; and
  • A wide set of inputs.

The UM352W with built-in pen-based interactivity, stand-alone white-boarding and DisplayNote software is available at a suggested retail price of $2,349. Bundled with a custom wall mount, the suggested retail price is $2,449, and with the custom wall mount and interactive touch module $2,748.

"Educators continually tell us the importance of collaboration with students in the classroom," said NEC Display Solutions Senior Product Manager Bob Guentner. "The UM352W projector helps them fulfill that mission."

About the Author

Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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