NEC Display Solutions of America held an open house this week to unveil its new US Corporate Headquarters and Briefing Center. They invited members of the business community, clients, and partners to tour the space. The new facility features 6,000 square feet of showroom space to demonstrate NEC’s latest solutions offerings, while accommodating their expanding workforce with a bright, open-concept office that incorporates the newest collaborative technology for their employees.
The heart of the new office is the Briefing Center, dedicated to showing off the latest NEC Display technology, and includes a 4K Direct View LED Video Wall, large format displays and digital cinema projectors. The Briefing Center features 10 dedicated vignettes showcasing customer-centric display and collaboration solutions for transportation, quick-serve restaurants, healthcare, education, retail, command and control, corporate applications, and large venues such as lecture halls, house of worship and cinema.
On display in the Digital Cinema vignette was NEC’s latest DCI compliant RB Laser DLP cinema projector – the NC2041L. Designed for auditoriums with screens up to 65.6 ft. wide, NEC’s NC2041L offers 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution and high contrast images (2000:1). This new projector is also 3D capable and 3D content utilizes the projector’s full 4K resolution using triple flash technology for smooth motion. The NC2041L has memory functions for lens position and light output which help simplify frequent operation, and also offers direct selection buttons for eight stored projector configurations. In addition, the projector can be controlled from an optional touchscreen. The NC2041L utilizes lamp free technology and uses an RB laser module as the light source. It has an available auto brightness control feature to maintain constant brightness by adjusting the laser power as it ages. Finally, the NC2401L incorporates custom DMD shielding to protect the projector from dust/oil contaminates to provide optimal picture quality.
Display market analyst firm PMA Research reports on the display market. Recent findings from their monthly channel tracking reports and quarterly Census reports indicate that sales of high-end projectors utilizing Laser technology are on the rise. Sales of projectors incorporating Laser, Laser/LED and Laser/Phosphor technologies grew by nearly 30% from 2016 to 2017 and all indications from 1H2018 sales indicate that this trend will continue.