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NEC Intros 4 Projectors at InfoComm

NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced four new models in its lineup of LCD projectors, including one designed specifically for the education market. These include the NP1150, NP2150, NP3150, and VT700. The new models debuted at the InfoComm 2007 show in Anaheim, CA.

The new NP-series models are professional integration projectors, aimed at large corporations, higher education, and government. They include support for the Network Projector function in Microsoft Windows Vista and can be controlled via a USB mouse and keyboard. They all come with the Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system installed.

The NP1150, NP2150 and NP3150 offer a brightness of 3,500, 4,000 and 5,000 lumens, respectively. They also offer Silicon Optix HQVT video processing and scaling technology that includes pixel-based, motion-adaptive de-interlacing to remove motion artifacts from interlaced signals. According to NEC, lamp life can be up to 3,000 hours in economy mode. Pricing has not been announced, but the models are expected to ship in late 2007. Further details were not available at press time.

NEC has also introduced its new VT700, a portable LCD projector targeted toward the education market. It offers a resolution of 1,024 x 768 and a brightness of 3,000 lumens. Some of its features include:

  • Automatic keystone correction;
  • DVI-I input (among other, unspecified inputs);
  • Five-watt speaker;
  • Lamp life up to 3,000 hours;
  • Wall-color correction technology for projecting onto whiteboards, blackboards, and colored walls; and
  • Automatic computer signal synchronization.

The VT700 will begin shipping in August. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at [email protected]. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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