The NC900C digital cinema projector, from NEC Display Solutions Europe, has passed the final test for complete Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) Digital Cinema System Specification (DCSS) certification, further reducing costs for smaller screen digital cinemas.

The projector has passed the Compliance Test Plan (CTP) Ver1.1 for the certification, validating NEC’s efforts to be innovative while maintaining the necessary quality and capabilities required by the digital cinema industry.

The NC900C is aimed for use in small art house cinemas or mobile ‘pop-up’ cinemas in small venues, as well as for university lecture theatres and public buildings.

The projector has a NSH dual-lamp design, instead of the conventional Xenon lamps, eliminating the need for an extraction system and minimising the electricity costs, reducing electricity consumption by up to 50 per cent compared to an equivalent Xenon projector. The NC900C incorporates an Integrated Media Server (IMS) with 2 terabytes of net storage.

NEC’s Gerd Kaiser, the head of large venue projectors for NEC Europe, said that the DCI certification assures the exemplary quality of the NC900C.

“Xenon lamps have been the standard for use in cinema projectors for a long time. The NC900C breaks this tradition, but still provides the quality and performance with much lower power usage,” he said. “This, combined with the inclusion of the innovative S2K chipset means the NC900C has an incredibly low total cost of ownership.”