NEC reveals compact laser projector for lecture halls NEC reveals compact laser projector for lecture halls

Major projector manufacturer NEC has found a way of transforming traditional university lectures into collaborative learning environments with its new 5,000 lumen laser phosphor projector.

The P502HL, first revealed at this year's ISE, offers educators and students the opportunity to view and switch between shared content, while Miracast technology means that images can be shared from mobile devices.

Thanks to Solid State Light Source (SSL) technology, the P502HL also boasts up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation and eliminates the need for lamp replacement, further reducing costs.

“Higher education organisations today make significant investments in projection technology as it’s a key aspect of the learning experience,” commented Ulf Greiner, product line manager business projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

“Large learning environments using projection technology are in almost-constant use throughout the day and evening so reliability is crucial. Organisations need to know learning venues will not be disrupted at any point. Solid state lamp projection is a key technology in ensuring this.”

The projector offers a range of features to suit any large learning environment, including free tilting, portrait mode and 3D support, multiple inputs and a screen size that ranges from 30 - 300in. These options accommodate different installation and connectivity scenarios, making the P502HL ideal for applications ranging from museums to digital signage.