NEC launches world’s first modular laser cinema projector at CinemaCon in Las Vegas

Modular laser light system sets new flexibility standards, while offering attractive financing options


Munich, 1 April 2019NEC Display Solutions Europe  today announces the world’s first cinema projector that integrates a modular laser light system with a projector head.

The NEC NC2402ML projector uses a modular approach which enables cinema venues to plug-in the appropriate light module based on the required brightness they need. This functionality is crucial for adapting projectors according to screen sizes, ensuring that each projector can be deployed in even the biggest auditoriums. The new modular light concept is the perfect choice for venues wanting to be flexible for optimal light requirement.

The NC2402ML bundles the NEC NP-02HD projector head with the modular 24,000lm light module out of three swappable light modules (24,000lm, 20,000lm and 18,000lm). Having all in one box, the modular approach makes it quick and easy to achieve the desired light output for different screens and scenarios.

The new cinema projector uses RB laser technology, providing crisp, almost speckle-free imagery, combining all the benefits of RGB laser technology with a lower capex and opex cost.

Cinemas can make further savings, since the NC2402ML can be used with the NEC NC2000 projector lens series.

The new NC2402ML is engineered to bring down costs while delivering outstanding performance and unbeatable versatility,” said Gerd Kaiser, Senior Product Line Manager Large Venue and Digital Cinema projection at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

The new projector can be used anywhere, and easily adapted for different screen sizes, brightness requirements and applications. This means that venues can expand their audience beyond cinema – for example, by enabling them to screen alternative content for corporate presentations, gaming events and more. Meanwhile, they can also take advantage of new financing options that enable venues to lease light engines and only pay for the light they use.

Other benefits of the NC2402ML include:

  • Virtually zero maintenance – no lamp and no filter replacement costs, no maintenance personnel costs and no lamp stock due to the innovative Laser Light engine.
  • Lower TCO – highest reliability, maintenance-free operation, low power consumption and up to 30,000 hours life; the Laser Light source results in a significantly lower total cost of ownership.
  • Sealed optical engine – minimising dust and smoke ingress, consistent performance is assured and no special maintenance is required.
  • A host of integrated features – optional built-in 2TB screen server, 2 x 3G SDI Interfaces, HDMI interface for alternative content, advanced network and built-in GPIO functions with NAS support.

The new NEC NC2402ML cinema projector will be showcased for the first time at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and will be available with brightness module 24,000lm from August 2019. The 20,000lm and 18,000lm light modules will follow soon.

Contacts for further information and interviews:

Ann Kjellser
PR Manager EMEA
NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH
Tel: +46 72 162 87 19

Lisa Brandes
Senior Account Executive
Tel: +49 (0) 211 88 24 76 37

About NEC Display Solutions Europe

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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