NEC Display Solutions Europe has launched its much-anticipated enhanced PA Series of installation projectors, promising users brighter and larger images in even the vastest of settings. Five updated XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA resolution LCD projectors are included in the range, which delivers a plethora of enhancements to both image quality and functionality.
In fact, the new series represents a significant step forward in large scale picture processing, using NEC’s integrated Scaler Chip picture processor to manage 4K/60p input while sharing signal with connected projectors and creating a large 4K image. When combined with advanced noise reduction, scaling and an array of inputs and outputs, these improvements help secure the series’ position at the forefront of the installation projector market.
Further features that have helped this new series make an impact include a motorised lense, which provides simple installation for users, as well as Rec. 2020 colour conversion, which essentially means that the series has better colour accuracy than that of many competitors. The advanced HDBaseT out connection is the final touch, an ideal addition for a professional environment, allowing users to connect multiple UHD 4K devices.
The first projector in this impressive line up, the PA903X, certainly holds its own on the installation projector stage. Featuring a native XGA resolution (1,024 x 768 pixels) and capable of producing 9,000 ANSI lumens of brightness with a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, this brand new device offers multiple advanced connectivity options including HDMI, Displayport and HDBaseT. Additionally, the PA903X has been developed to work with a number of lens options, which ensures it can be adapted to the needs of a specific environment.
The PA853W takes NEC’s latest installation technology one step further, offering native widescreen WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800 pixels) alongside 8,500 ANSI lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for an even more immersive experience in environments of any size. Just like its sister projector, the PA853W also offers multiple connectivity options and the option of using interchangeable lenses, which allow the device to be adapted to suit its setting.
Just like the other projectors in the new NEC PA range, the PA803U provides users with multiple lens options and plenty of options when it comes to connectivity, while also boasting a brightness level of 8,000 ANSI lumens. However, this model comes into its own with the inclusion of WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,000 pixels), which helps to create an advanced display capable of perfectly projecting just about any type of media.
This powerful installation projector is another featuring WXGA resolution, which is combined with 7,000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 8,000:1 to create a device suited for office and education settings. Just like the other PA models, PA703W offers multiple connectivity options that suit an ever changing setting and user base, as well as enough lens options to ensure it can rise to any professional occasion.
The PA653U offers 6,500 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 8,000:1, making it an ideal contender in any busy office or conference venue. Built with widescreen WUXGA resolution, the PA653U creates an image of impressive quality, while delivering the same speed and reliability as any other projector in this industry-leading range.
Gerd Kaiser, product line manager for Large Venue Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe, remarked that all of the projectors in the NEC PA Series offer notable gains in the operational life of the projectors and lamps, reducing the need for expensive maintenance and lowering the frequency with which the devices will need to be replaced - great for smooth running and tight budgets.
He stated: "The latest enhancements to our established NEC PA Series projector range builds upon our success in delivering accurate, bright and clear projected images while still delivering the latest in resolution and image processing technologies.”