Commercial LCD display and projector solution provider NEC Display Solutions of America recently showcased its latest digital cinema and digital signage technologies at CinemaCon 2012 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
According to the announcement, CinemaCon is the largest annual gathering of cinema owners and operators from around the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in the U.S. alone and more than 41,000 in multiple countries worldwide.
NEC offers a full lineup of digital cinema projectors, including the 2K-resolution NC1200C, NC2000C and NC3200S models, and the 4K-resolution NC3240S models. The NEC projectors were upgraded in December 2011 to prepare for higher frame rates, or HFRs, in the digital cinema industry. The upgrades enable the projectors to support the HFR with IMB input, allowing 60 frames per second in 2D and 3D, with 48 frames per second in Double Flash 3D. This leads to faster movement, sharper images and a much smoother picture, leading to less eye fatigue for the viewing public. NEC demonstrated HFR content on the NC2000C digital cinema projector in the Milano Meeting Suite by appointment.
Besides selected digital cinema projectors, NEC showcased for the first time a next-generation 4K-resolution laser projector designed for varying screen sizes and installation flexibility using the latest 4K DMD from Texas Instruments. NEC also showed off its P Series and X Series of industrial-strength digital signage displays, the latter of which includes ultra-narrow bezel models for near-seamless video walls.
NEC digital cinema projectors are Digital Cinema Initiatives compliant, which NEC said allows exhibitors to capitalize on current and future growth opportunities, and can be centrally managed, freeing up on-site theater personnel for more strategic activities.
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