NEC MultiSync® EA221WM – excellent picture quality with low total cost of ownership and environmental credentials

NEC Display Solutions expands its new NEC MultiSync ® EA series with a new 22” widescreen LCD

Munich, 01. September 2008 – With the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM, NEC Display Solutions is proud to present a widescreen model in its new “Enterprise Advanced” NEC MultiSync ® EA series. As a successor to the popular NEC MultiSync ® 70 series, the 22” display offers outstanding picture quality as well as advanced ergonomics. In addition, the new product offers even better performance with its efficient use of energy and resources, excellent economy and low environmental impact. The display has been awarded with EPEAT* Gold (for the black version) and Silver (silver/white version) certificates, which in addition to other criteria is awarded according to the use of environmentally-friendly materials. In addition, the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM is equipped with an integrated Carbon Footprint Meter that measures and displays the on-going saved CO 2 emissions of the monitor. The NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM has been particularly designed to satisfy the needs of the SMB and corporate business sectors, and is ideal for all traditional office and multimedia applications. Analogue and digital connections with HDCP, as well as USB ports, ensure the best possible flexibility and future-proofing.



The requirements of corporate business are the primary consideration of the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM. For this reason, the LCD offers excellent picture quality, outstanding technical features and a fully developed design with a particularly good cost-performance ratio. A high-quality TN panel with 160 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles ensures excellent reproduction, along with a response time of 5ms, an excellent 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution, as well as a maximum contrast ratio of 1000:1. The elegant design of the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM, along with its narrow bezel, also enables the simple tiling of multiple displays. So multi-monitor solutions at the work place or video-walls with almost imperceptible transitions are possible. Operation of the display has been optimised both for external control, as well as for use by the OSD. The OSD buttons integrated within the panel bezel underline the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM‘s modern design. An intuitive, menu-driven system provides the LCD display with easily-understood and uncomplicated control. To the rear of the device, 2 x 1 Watt loudspeakers have been unobtrusively fitted; although where necessary, these can also be easily switched off using the OSD. Should sound still be required, however, headphones can also be plugged directly into the monitor. The NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM has been equipped with an active USB 2.0 hub for quick connection of an external memory device, whilst a handle grip at the rear of the cabinet allows easy transport of the monitor.



Saving energy and protecting the environment


New models in the NEC MultiSync ® EA series also offers a range of environmental features to enable users to be more conscious in their use of energy and resources. For example, the LCD display carries EPEAT Gold (for the black version) and Silver (for the white-silver version) certification. Such EPEAT certification is based on the consideration of important factors, including power consumption, use of hazardous materials, recycling, packaging and the methods of production. In addition, the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM can also operate in the effective and popular EcoMode. Here, the brightness of the display is reduced by up to 60 percent – a setting that also reduces the power consumption by at least 20 percent. The associated CO 2 emissions are also similarly reduced, with the total amount of CO 2 emissions thereby saved during the total running time of the monitor is indicated by the integrated Carbon Footprint Meter of the on-screen display (OSD). Naturally, the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM also fulfils all the other certifications required for the European market, such as TCO’03, Energy Star (version 4.0), Energy Label or RoHS.



Excellent working environment due to high-quality features and top ergonomics


NTAA (no-touch auto-adjustment) guarantees that the LDC display’s settings are always correct. The function constantly checks and optimises the display’s settings when it’s first switched on, as well as during normal operation. With its sRGB support, the NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM has a standardised colour space so it offers consistently accurate image reproduction. Future-proofing and flexibility are ensured by its analogue and digital (DVI-D) connections with HDCP. A range of ergonomic features also allow an excellent and productive working environment. For example, the display can be vertically adjusted by up to 110 mm, whilst the panel can also be turned through 90 degrees into portrait mode, for instance to view files and pictures in an upright format.



Availability and warranty


The NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM will be commercially available from September 2008. Displays are available in black, or in white with a silver bezel. Included in the package are a power cable, VGA and DVI-D cables, a handbook, and also an installation and drivers CD. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three year guarantee on its displays, including the back light.




Technical Data



NEC MultiSync ® EA221WM


Display type


TN TFT, 22“


Viewing angle


160° hor./160° vert. (contrast ratio 10:1)

176° hor./176° vert. (contrast ratio 5:1)


Recommended resolution



1680 x 1050 at 60Hz



250 cd/m² 


Contrast ratio




Response time


5 ms (black to white, white to black)




16.77 million




Auto adjust, Colour temperature control, Fine adjust (analogue), Brightness, Contrast, EcoMode, LED brightness, Intelligent power management, Menu language, Monitor information, NTAA, sRGB, Lockable OSD, Lockable audio/volume, DV Mode, Power-off timer




Analogue: 1 x mini D-sub 15 pin;  Digital: 1 x DVI-D (HDCP)


Model variations


White/silver or black




CE; GEEA/Energy Label; Energy Star; FCC Class B; ISO 13406-2 (pixel failure class II); PCT/Gost; TCO‘03; TÜV Ergonomics; TÜV GS; UL/C-UL or CSA; CCC; MPR II/ MPR III; EPEAT TM Silver (white/silver), EPEAT TM Gold (black).


Special features


Landscape and portrait modes, up to 110 mm height adjustment, NaviSet ®  and NaviSet ®  administrator compatible;  EcoMode, Carbon Footprint Meter, USB-Hub, Integrated loudspeakers





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 the 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 via business projectors to products for permanent operation as for PoS applications and digital cinema projectors. Managing Director of the European head office is Bernd Eberhardt.


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