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    • 4200 lumens brightness
    • Lamp light source
    • XGA resolution
    • 3 years de/re install warranty


XGA (1024 x 768, 4:3)
4200 lumens
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If you a looking for a high brightness, fully featured XGA projector then this is the model every other projector manufacturer has to beat. The NEC M420x produces a powerful 4200 lumens and has a wide throw width ratio of 1.3-2.2:1 giving greater install flexibility and an optical zoom of 1.7x

There are no other projectors with this kind of zoom/lens ratio as standard unless you spend double the price and also pay for an optional additional lens!

Extensive selection on inputs from VGA to HDMI to USB as well as RJ45 for remote location control, monitoring and display over LAN network. Optional wireless USB dongle also available.

Please note that the NEC M420x is not supplied with a carry case.

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NEC M420X throw distance range: 60-1380cm
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Enjoy great performance and flexibility, with the confidence you are saving the environment and your budget. The new M Series by NEC include advanced Eco features without compromising on quality and flexibility. With an impressive range of standard, wide and short throw models and various brightness levels, suitable for a wide range of projection applications.

M Series projectors incorporate new NEC innovations such as 75% AV Mute, Dynamic Eco Mode and longer lamp life support as well as all the advanced connectivity and functionality you can expect for today and tomorrow.

NEC M Series like other NEC Projector ranges are also available with special warranty packages and mounting solutions dedicated to education.

Simplicity and flexibility are at the heart of the M Series design concept.The wide lens throw ratio, advanced range of connectivity options, simple to use remote and automated set up features mean that fast, accurate projection is available almost instantly and your presented materials for the classroom or corporate meeting rooms are not delayed.

The M Series range include a host of improvements over our previous models, including 2000:1 contrast with Auto-Iris function on all models, faster start-up in about 3 sec, a USB Viewer with JPEG support, lower noise levels, 27 OSD languages and a 10W speaker (instead of 7W)

Maintenance and servicing are easier and less frequent, with the wide throw range that makes professional installation simple and the user centric design that matches lamp and filter life at up to 6000 hours. Filter as well as lamp are also easily accessible, even when the projector is ceiling mounted.

At the heart of the M Series concept is flexibility and we have taken major steps to bring the control of the projector completely within the hands of the presenter whether working via a connected notebook, a local area network or even an installed USB device.

This user centric approach is also applied to the intuitive remote and clear easily accessible surface control button arrangement and ECO innovations such as 75% AV Mute that can be operated with a simple slide of the front cover or pressing the convenient AV Mute button.

Flexible installation - Traditionally, replacing a projector could all too often mean changing or repositioning the mount as throw ratios differ with the added cost of using an installation contractor. The wide 1.7x lens ratio of the M Series projectors mean they can be adjusted to fit most mounting locations without the need for extra installation services, in addition this means projectors can be easily moved between locations in a campus or organisation with only the need to make adjustments to the throw.

NEVER AGAIN WASTE TIME SEARCHING FOR YOUR REMOTE - The unique NEC Virtual Remote Software, supplied with all NEC M Series loads on your host computer and allows complete control of the Projector via an on screen remote control console. All you need for full remote functionality is a VGA cable or network connection between your computer and the projector.Especially useful to the classroom environment where lost remote controls between class changes are common. Control your projector this way via VGA or network

USB TYPE A 2.0 CONNECTORS - M Series Projectors have two additional USB Type A 2.0 connectors. One is designed for adding an optional USB WLAN device for instance network functionality across site, whilst the second is ideal for instance for direct viewing JPEG files on a USB memory stick.

USB TYPE B 2.0 CONNECTOR This ‘Type B’ connector delivers power in addition to carrying data, it therefore is able to operate with almost all USB devices, in particular it provides Future proof connectivity with the ability to display your PC screen on the projector. The option to use the projector remote control to manage your presentation and direct your mouse. The power to enjoy instant screen display without activating an external monitor output (e.g. by pressing the function and F5 keys). This operation is simple, just connect the USB cable, (maximum 5 metres) and the NEC image Express Lite software is automatically launched via the USB cable (this is achieved without the need for administration rights in Windows 7

The Free Wireless Utility iPAD / iPhone app allows for projecting photos and documents to the NEC projector via wireless LAN from iPad / iPhone / iPod touch.

Highlights :

  • Images and documents stored in Wireless Image Utility on iPad / iPhone or iPOD Touch can be projected to the projector. Photos in the album can also be projected to the projector.
  • Images captured by the built-in camera can be projected to the projector in real time.
  • Web pages can be projected to the projector.
  • You can draw lines or characters into projected photos / documents.
  • You can control the connected projector. Switching input signal, Picture-Mute, Sound-Mute, etc. are available


    DisplayNote, NEC Edition, is the latest interactive whiteboard tablet solution, which combines advanced collaboration tools with the market leading utilities available with NEC Projectors to create the ideal collective presentation solution for learning establishments. Users can present, share and collaborate ideas and presentations across all major platforms (Windows, Android, Apple, Linux and iOS) and any connected device, such as an iPad, Android tablet, smartphone, netbook or laptop.

    DisplayNote’s platform independent approach means you can fundamentally upgrade your presentation system’s effectiveness without the need to replace hardware.

    DisplayNote NEC Edition operates in two main scenarios, a presenter scenario with powerful presentation and annotation features and the multi-user collaboration scenario which makes the learning process a fully inclusive class activity.

    DisplayNote is available with a number of different licence options that allow access to designated features and host and client connections.There are two different scenarios for DisplayNote usage, a ‘Presenter Mode’ (a free download for customers who purchased a qualifying NEC Projector or Touch Display, or available by purchase) and a more advanced Multi-User scenario that allows multiple devices to connect and includes presenter functions and collaborative features for the whole class.

    Highlights of the DisplayNote NEC Edition:
  • Works on all Major Platforms and Connected Devices
  • NEC Edition includes Additional Pre-Programmed Features that allow control of the Projector, Tools and Content via a Single Remot
  • Multi-level features include Annotation, Highlighting, Drawing,Underlining and Adding Text, Notes and Images
  • Save Sessions and Reload them when you wish
  • Import Images from Photo Streams or live from an Integrated smart device camera
  • Free Presenter Licence download with M Series projectors (Valid for projector Purchases between 5th November 2012 and 31st December 2013)

    Get your Free Displaynote Presenter Software Licence

Get your Free DisplayNote Client Version App for iPAD


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