NEC Daisy Chains Projectors Through Screen Splitter

NEC’s new generation of PA-series 3LCD projectors, for corporate and education use in medium and large venues, can be daisy-chained to create an UltraHD image. NEC claims that this feature is an industry first and is enabled through a screen splitter.

The three projectors (PA521U (1920×1200), PA571W (1280×800) and PA621X (1024 x 768)) feature flexible installation options, such as tilt-free and portrait mode projection. They also support edge blending, mapping and wired/wireless networking.

Differences come in resolution (above) and brightness. The PA521U has 5,200 lumens; the PA571W has 5,700 lumens; and the PA621X has 6,200 lumens. A 330W lamp, lasting 3,000 – 4,000 hours, is used as a light source. Contrast ratio is 5,000:1.

Each model can throw a 40″ – 500″ image from 0.74 – 20.9m (1.5-3.02:1 throw ratio). They have a 2x optical zoom, manual focus and +/-40 deg vertical and +/-30 deg horizontal keystone correction.

A 10W speaker is built into each unit. They feature DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, RS232, USB (for control) and IR connections. Measurements are 499 x 366 x 164mm and weight is 8.4kg.

Available this month in the USA (they are not on the European roadmap), the PA521U, PA571W and PA621X will cost $5,800, $3,900 and $4,500, respectively.