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First fully professional grade public displays with LED backlights

NEC Display Solutions unveils LED-backlit MultiSync® X-series large-format LCDs

NEC Display Solutions has announced two additions to its MultiSync® X-series range, which are the market’s first LED-backlit, large-format public displays using a professional panel.

The 46-inch X461S and 55-inch X551S are equipped with ultra-thin professional public display panels with the brightness and reliability standards suitable for public display applications. Both models boast a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and are only 43.3mm deep, making them ideal for any signage application including heavy-duty installations and integration into super slim housings.

As well as being the lighter, slimmer and more environmentally friendly than its predecessors, these new displays also incorporate NEC’s second generation Slot Technology (STv2). This makes these the first LCD displays in the world to support the new Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) – a standard developed by NEC and Intel to ease the design and development of digital signage devices and pluggable media players.

The X461S and X551S have a typical contrast ratio of 3,000:1 and 4,000:1 respectively and both have a maximum brightness of 600cd/m2 and are suitable for 24/7 usage. To ensure long-term sustained use, both employ NEC’s established thermal management system, which allows for fan activation and control and temperature monitoring via the on-screen-display or over network or serial link. Similarly, LAN control with SNMP support means that users can control the screens over the network and receive automatic email alerts in the event of a problem with the display.

“The LED backlighting not only helps create a slimmer and lighter display, but also allows for very low energy consumption. Combined with an ambient light sensor and the complete lack of any environmentally hazardous substances such as mercury, these new displays reflect the NEC ‘Green Vision’ philosophy,” said Thorsten Prsybyl, Product Line Manager, Public Displays at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

“These new displays highlight the constant innovation within NEC and are perfect for high-end retail signage applications or central information displays in hotels or conference centres.”

Both models also include the full range of connectivity options that would be expected from a professional public display, including DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI digital ports and PC, composite, s-video and component analogue connectors.

Availability and warranty

The X461S and X551S will be available starting in May 2011. Each unit includes an IR Remote Control, power cord, user’s manual on CD-ROM and quick setup guide. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three-year pan-European service warranty including the backlight.

Japanese Earthquake

As a Japanese-based company, the whole of NEC Corporation and its staff was and still is indirectly impacted by the earthquake and resultant tsunami that struck the region on 11 March, 2011. All divisions of the company, including NEC Display Solutions Europe, are coordinating efforts to raise funds in order to assist the relief and recovery process of those affected.

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Munich, Germany, is responsible for all business activities in the EMEA region. Profiting from the NEC Corporation’s technological expertise, NEC Display Solutions, with its own research and development facility, is one of the world market leaders with the most comprehensive product portfolio of display and projector solutions. As the innovation and market leader in the field of digital signage, NEC Display Solutions supplies the central components of digital signage systems. An excellent understanding of the market and the industry, coupled with state-of-the-art technology, result in customised products and solutions with high levels of failure safety, intuitive operation and low total system costs for all areas of application. Examples include special high-brightness displays for use in daylight environments or public displays with extremely narrow frames for the construction of video walls with virtually invisible screen transitions. In addition to hardware, NEC also supplies its digital signage software, a simple and effective tool for creating and uploading content. For its projectors, NEC offers specialist software that can be used to turn any surface into a projection screen. The manufacturer also offers a stacking solution that enables up to four devices to be combined to form a bright, fail-safe unit.

As well as products and solutions, NEC Display Solutions also sets great store by consulting expertise and a focus on service. Together with its partners, NEC has established a unique network of expertise in the field of digital signage and can therefore supply everything – from network infrastructures and the hardware and software they use to the content for turnkey, complete systems – from a single source. The result is a unique portfolio of visual solution concepts that offer customers new, effective ways to boost their sales.

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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

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Munich / Bucuresti, 20.04.2011

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