A new TCO-certified range of projectors has been unveiled by NEC, succeeding the successful NP610-series.

Dubbed the M Series, the new range leads the brands new naming concept for its wide range of projector models, aimed at making the portfolio more transparent to its customers.

Projectors in the M Series offer lamp lives of up to 6,000 hours and feature a new 75 per cent AV Mute function, which allows users to limit the projector's energy consumption through using the lens cover or by pushing a single button on the remote control. It decreases the overall power consumption of the projector and results in an increased lamp life.

The range also features an Auto Eco mode, which means the brightness of the lamps is automatically calibrated to give optimum luminance to the content being projected. This furthers the devices' ability to offer brightness and energy efficiency at all times. On some models there are two Eco mode levels, with the second level aimed specifically for use with whiteboard applications.

The image resolutions can be delivered in XGA (1024 x 768) and WXGA (1280 x 768), with a contrast ratio of 2,000:1 and brightness of up to 4,200 lumens.

The new naming concept offers ease of identification. For example the designation M260X identifies a projector of the multi-media M Series ("M") with a brightness of 2,600 lumens ("26") of the first generation ("0") with XGA resolution ("X").