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NEC Asia launches NP500WS and NP600S portable projectors

NEC NP600S Projector

NEC Asia has announced two new portable projectors for schools as well as small-medium companies. Both the NP500WS and NEC NP600S are capable of projecting images with a diagonal of 60-inch from a distance of only one metre.

Singapore, 15 May 2009 – NEC Asia is extending its projector portfolio in the education sector with these new projectors and is offering an outstanding technology solution to this particular market sector. The highlight of both projectors is their virtual remote control allowing full PC control of all projector functions.

The NEC NP500WS and NEC NP600S can project pictures with a diagonal of 60-inch from a distance of only one metre. This means that presenters don’t cast any annoying shadows nor are they dazzled by the projector itself. The two models are ideal for small rooms and are also particularly suited for meetings and training courses where interaction between the participants is best undertaken directly in front at the whiteboard.

The unique Virtual Remote function allows all the projector settings to be directly computer controlled using the VGA cable, with the virtual remote control function able to be installed onto any computer.

Outstanding options for centralised network control and monitoring via the RJ45 LAN connection are additionally enabled by the PC Control Utility Pro 4 software (which can be downloaded free of charge from the NEC homepage). The NEC NP500WS and NEC NP600S have been equipped with a function allowing the programming of user-defined operating times so as to automatically switch them on and off.

Additional features include Off-Timer, Quick On and Off, and Direct Power Off. In addition, the NEC NP500WS and NEC NP600S have been equipped with an EcoMode function that even increases lamp lifetimes from 3,000 hours to up to 4,000 hours.

With WXGA (NEC NP500WS) and XGA (NEC NP600S) resolutions, the projectors also offer a contrast ratio of 600:1, automatic vertical keystone correction of +/- 20 degrees, all color correction with whiteboard mode as well as DVI-I interface for digital signals that can also be used as a second analogue connector using the included adapter.

Availability and Price
The NEC NP500WS and NEC NP600S models will be commercially available from end of May. Included in the package are a network cable and a mini D-Sub signal cable, an IR remote control unit, replacement battery, protective lens cap, as well as a handbook CD and a quick setup guide. The projectors are supplied in a carry case with their accessories.

NP500WS Projector – SGD1,999 w/GST
NP600S Projector – SGD2,288 w/GST

Further information can be found on the internet at http://www.nec-display.com/ap/

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