US-based projector firm NEC Display Solutions has launched a new series of advanced professional projectors designed to suit corporate conference rooms and large classrooms that require an installation projector.

NEC has added an array of new features to its PA series as part of an effort to improve quality over preceding models in the NP Installation Series.

One example is the centre lens design of the four PA models - PA600X, PA550W, PA500U and PA500X - which makes retrofitting existing installations easier and more cost effective.

The new chassis also provides enhanced connectivity with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, delivering a greater level of flexibility during use.

For the first time, NEC has introduced Crestron Roomview software, which allows users to directly connect their projector to the managed network for monitoring and control.

With a brightness level ranging from 5000 to 6000 lumens and the ability to project in three different native resolutions, these projectors are perfect for any large room requiring AV support.

According to NEC, they are also virtually maintenance-free due to 4000 hours of lamp and filter life, which reduces the total cost of ownership and lengthens the projectors’ lifecycle.

In addition, the four PA models can be stacked vertically or horizontally to boost the image brightness up to 24,000 lumens - a useful feature for large projector screens and in rooms with ambient light.

Rich McPherson, product manager of projectors for NEC Display Solutions, said, “These advanced models provide the most connectivity and control options of any NEC multimedia projectors, from their DisplayPort input to their integrated networking capabilities. The vast amount of aptitude displayed in the new PA Series gives users what they need to effectively present day in and day out.”