NEC NP510WS and NP610S short throw projectors
NEC is back with a couple of new short throw projectors – the NP510WS and NP610S which will come under the stable of its NP Short Throw Series. Both projectors are portable units that aim to address the needs of educational facilities and corporate applications which require a short throw distance, be it in classrooms or conference rooms. As with many other gizmos these days, green is the keyword, and the wide-format NP510WS and standard-aspect NP610S will include a range of eco-friendly features which will prolong the projector’s lifespan, helping your organization save both money and energy simultaneously. Now how about that for killing two birds with one stone?
The NEC NP510WS and NP610S will come with ECO Mode technology that extends lamp life up to 5,000 hours, while achieving a lower power consumption and noise level (29dB) which is whisper quiet, making way for a pleasant presentation for speakers and audiences alike. The included power management controls will also contribute to energy savings as the unit will turn itself off automatically whenever an incoming signal is not detected from any of the inputs. On the other hand, the quick start function (3-4 seconds) and quick shutdown makes it a snap to use and power off the device without having to worry about a cooling period as well as the lamp’s lifespan.
Some of the new features introduced in the NP Short Throw Series include a longer filter usage time and a carbon savings meter, where the latter allows users to calculate positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode – something which is reinforced each time the system boots up via an optional message. Among the shared features found in both models are :-
- Short throw lens, which eliminates shadows on the screen along with projected light in the presenter’s eyes created by traditional front projection systems
- Virtual Remote (DDC/CI), which controls the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
- Remote diagnostics, which enables the user to monitor and make adjustments to the projector remotely
- Closed captioning, which enables users to display text information for the hearing impaired
- Automatic Vertical Keystone Correction, which allows the projector to be tilted up or down and still produce a square image without the need to make manual image adjustments
- Auto Power ON, which eliminates the need for a remote control by automatically turning the projector on when a signal is detected
- AutoSense, which enables quick setup for users that need fast functionality by intuitively syncing the projector with most computer signals
- Dual computer inputs (VGA and DVI-I with HDCP), which ensure quick switching between presentations
- Integrated RJ45 connection, which provides for quick connection to the LAN (10/100 base-T capability)
- Top cover lamp change, which provides easy lamp changes without removal of projector from the mount
- Powerful 7-watt speaker, which fills the volume requirements for most classrooms and conference rooms
- Optional wall mount kit, which provides flexibility during integration and allows for wall mounting
- Optional control and signal interface box, which manages power on/off, input switching and volume
Expect the NP510WS and NP610S projectors to ship sometime next month for $949 and $999, respectively.