NEC intros new 40-inch super-slim display to digital signage lineup

Sept. 13, 2012

NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, has added the 40-inch X401S display to its super-slim category within the specialty X Series product line, according to a company announcement. The X401S will be on display at all four NEC Showcase events this fall, including Houston, Atlanta, San Francisco and New York City.

The LED backlighting technology offered in the super-slim products enables lightweight design with minimal 1.7-inch depth, providing flexibility for a variety of installations including those requiring ADA compliance, the company said. The panel allows for 24/7 operation with advanced thermal protection, internal cooling fans and a sealed panel design to accommodate digital signage industry requirements.

Along with its 46-inch X461S and 55-inch X551S sister models, the X401S includes Intel Corp.'s Open Pluggable Specification slot, an industrywide standardization designed to simplify the installation, use and maintenance of digital signage. Users receive full connectivity including DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI-D, as well as remote management through the network control and communication tools. Ethernet connectivity provides email notifications to the administrator, while RS-232 connectivity enables multidisplay control and daisy-chain capabilities to simplify display management.

"The addition of the X401S gives our customers a new size category with which to work during the project planning stage," said Rachel Karnani, product manager for large screen displays at NEC Display Solutions. "With the addition of the 40-inch model and bundled solutions, NEC's award-winning super-slim line provides a comprehensive portfolio for customers requiring LED backlighting, a technology researchers indicate will lead to further growth of the digital signage market. This technology not only reduces customers' total cost of ownership with lower power consumption, it decreases the product's depth and appears near-seamless when tiled into a video wall configuration."

The X401S will be available in November and carries a three-year limited parts and labor warranty, which includes the backlight.

NEC's new SB-03TM ATSC digital tuner module enables high-definition broadcast capabilities for digital signage applications and is included in the X401S-AVT, X461S-AVT and X551S-AVT models. These will be available this fall, and each carries a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, which includes the backlight.

Additionally, the X401S-PC, X461S-PC and X551S-PC Digital Signage Solution bundles provide a complete product for customers that need a professional-grade display and computer to source content. Each bundle includes an NEC X Series super-slim display and an OPS-PCAF-WS computer which is integrated utilizing the expansion slot of the display. This built-in functionality allows for a clean, hidden integration, while reducing the bill of materials needed for installation, the company said.

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Topics: Display Technology , Hardware

Companies: NEC Display Solutions , Intel Corporation

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