NEC’s high-brightness displays have gained a new size class, in the 55″ MultiSync X554HB. Like NEC’s other high brightness models, self-diagnosing and real-time temperature sensors are integrated, and linked to five cooling fans to disperse heat as needed, although the company said that the monitor is rated to run at up to 110ºC.
An SPVA panel is used in the product, which has an operating temperature of up to 110°.
A quarter-lambda optical film is fitted to the display, to change the polarisation of output light. NEC says that this raises readability in semi-outdoor conditions, for landscape and portrait orientations, when users are wearing polarised sunglasses. The screen can also be used outdoors (in an enclosure) and operated 24/7.
NaViSet Administrator 2 software is bundled, which is intended to ease management of large display installations. NFC is built-in to to aid set-up.
The display has a direct LED backlight, which outputs up to 2,700 cd/m² (2,000 cd/m² typical) to the screen. Resolution is 1920 x 1080, with a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, 178² viewing angles and 6ms response time. An OPS slot is fitted.
DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, RS232 and RJ45 ports are featured. Typical power consumption is 370W.
NEC is selling the X554HB now, for $5,300.