NEC Display Solutions announces world's first DCI compliant laser projectors for digital cinema

Digital Cinema Initiatives certification for NC1100L and NC1040L projectors reinforces market commitment and leadership


Munich, 30 May, 2014NEC Display Solutions Europe is proud to announce that both its NC1100L and NC1040L projectors have earned Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI) compliance, making them the world's first laser projectors to do so.

This certification is proof of NEC's ability to innovate while still maintaining the standards that ensure quality, interoperability, security and compatibility required in the digital cinema industry. NEC is the first to market with not one, but two DCI-compliant laser projectors.

"The Digital Cinema Initiative (DCI) sets the standard for digital cinema projectors while laser projectors offer high reliability, dramatically lower running costs and long life operation, as well as a rich colour gamut, high resolution and performance. This combination delivers the quality and performance viewers expect from a modern digital cinema," said Gerd Kaiser, Product Line Manager for Large Venue Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

The NC1100L is also the world’s first compact Digital Cinema projector using blue Laser Light Source, and is the ideal 2K digital cinema solution suitable for screens up to 11m or small projection booths at the highest quality and affordable price. On the other hand, the NC1040L offers a 4K resolution and the world's widest colour gamut to deliver unequalled image quality for the most discernible cinemagoers. It is designed for screens up to 10m.

By using a solid state light source, both projectors provide up to 20,000 hours – lifetime, with only a filter to clean occasionally, providing lower maintenance costs. Both laser projectors also meet Laser Class 3R on IEC60825-1 Edition2, international laser standards for the digital cinema market – the only ones in the world to do so.

The DCI compliance test was completed by the Research Institute for Digital Media and Content (DMC) at Keio University in Japan. This one of three entities licensed by Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC to perform the Compliance Test Plan (DCI CTP) test.

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA. 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. 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. Bernd Eberhardt is President and CEO of NEC Display Solutions Europe.

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NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH
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