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Fast, easy-to-use and eco friendly, the NEC NP500W combines impressive performance with comprehensive features – perfect for education and SMEs

NP500W includes extended 3 year lamp guarantee

London, 1st December 2008 - NEC Display Solutions has unveiled the latest addition to its desktop projector range – the NEC NP500W. The NP500W brings wide-format functionality to NEC’s recently introduced projector series (NEC NP400, NP500 and NP600). Featuring an integrated 7W speaker, this WXGA projector has ultra-bright 3,000 ANSI lumens for perfect presentations even in the lightest of venues.

The NP500W has an extensive feature-set including remote network function, automatic keystone correction, AutoStart and Quick Power Off. The NP500W is also equipped with an EcoMode which enables the projector to be operated with maximum eco efficiency, therefore lowering operating cost and helping to prolong lamp life.

Flexible and user-friendly, NEC’s NP500W is particularly suited to the education sector and as such, NEC is also offering a special education package with this product which includes an extended three-year lamp guarantee.

Whether used for presentations on the move or installed in a fixed location, the NP500W’s numerous automatic features mean that it’s very well equipped to handle almost any situation. Automatic vertical keystone correction and wall-colour correction functions provide flexibility from any location within a room, while the Quickstart function enables users to get up and running in only eight seconds from power up. Thanks to its Auto Input function, the projector automatically recognises the connected signal source. If the signal should be interrupted, the NP500W automatically switches itself off.

A particularly practical and cost-saving feature of the NP500W is its remote network monitoring and control. The projector’s free Control Utility software allows it to be centrally controlled via PC and offers a variety of timer functions and it even sends automatic email alerts in the unlikely event of any technical problems which makes for easier and predictable maintenance.

To ensure low cost of ownership, NEC has equipped the NP500W with a selection of energy-saving features. For example, lamp lifetime is up to 4,000 hours (in EcoMode) which reduces costs but also minimises waste. Alongside EcoMode, it also offers a special Power Save option, which allows additional power to be saved when in stand-by mode (3 Watts instead of 11 Watts). In this way, not only can users keep their TCO low, but they can also be more environmentally conscious in their use of energy and resources.

As with all models in the new NEC NP projector series, the NEC NP500W has also been equipped with the latest security features such as, for example, a Kensington lock connector and password protection. Additional protection is offered by the security bar which further secures the device against unauthorised access.

Availability and price
The NEC NP500W is available now. The recommended street price is £775 ex VAT.
Included in the package are a network cable (4.5 m) and Mini D-Sub cable, IR remote control unit, a protective lens cap, as well as a CD-ROM handbook and quick set-up guide. The projector is supplied, including accessories, in a carry case. NEC Display Solutions provides a free, 3-year, next working-day service guarantee for the NEC NP500W at premises anywhere in Europe. The manufacturer also offers a guarantee period of six months or max. 1,000 hours of operation for the projector lamp.

Technical data
LCD 3 x 1.5 cm (0.59") p-Si LCD panel with MLA
Recommended resolution 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
Contrast ratio 500:1
Brightness in ANSI lumens 3,000
Power consumption
325W/ 240W/ 11W/ 3W
Weight 1.7 kg
Extras Auto Power On/Off function; automatic and manual keystone correction (V= +/-30°); Virtual Remote for direct PC control; Colour management; Altitude mode; Kensington lock; Security bar; Off-Timer; Quick On/Off; On-screen menu in 21 languages; optional user-logo; Password security system; RS-232 control; Control and maintenance via LAN; Keypad locking; Magnification; Wall-colour correction
Connectors: Computer analogue: Input: 1 x Mini D-Sub 15-pin, compatible with component (YPbPr), Output: 1 x Mini D-Sub 15-pin.
Computer digital: Input: 1 x DVI-I (with HDCP)
Video: Input: 1 x RCA
S-Video: Input: 1 x Mini DIN 4-pin
Audio: Input: 1 x RCA, stereo L/R (video and S-video); Input: 2 x 3.5 mm stereo minijacks for computer, analogue and digital; Output: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo Minijack (variable)
PC-control: Input: 1 x D-Sub 9-pin (RS-232)
LAN: 1 x RJ45
Audio feature 1 x 7 W mono loudspeaker

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NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH
NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA, divided into the four sales regions Northern Europe, Western and Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern and South-East Europe with Middle East/Africa. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage (LCD and plasma technology) to plasma displays for home cinema applications. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Managing Director of the European head office is Bernd Eberhardt.

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