NEC Hopes Solid State Appeals to Educators

NEC’s PH502L is said to be the world’s most compact 5,000-lumen laser projector. First introduced at ISE this year, we recently saw it an Infocomm (NEC Ups Laser Phosphor Projector Offerings), and the NEC showcase in London.

As a solid state model, the laser light source in the DLP projector will last for 20,000 hours. Large venues and education establishments are the focus for this product; these applications place a higher value on low-maintenance features such as this.

Interactivity is possible with the addition of NEC’s Image Express Utility Light and Wireless Image Utility; up to 16 people can view and share content with the projector, using these products. Miracast technology is also built in, so that mobile devices can share a screen with the projector.

The unit supports 360° installation and features a carbon savings meter. It can also show images in DICOM Simulation mode.

1920 x 1080 resolution joins +/-25° manual horizontal and +/-30° manual vertical keystone correction. Manual focus and zoom (1.7x) adjustments can also be made. A throw ratio of 1.24-2.1:1 enables a 30″ – 300″ image to be projected from 0.8m to 14.2m.

HDMI (x2), VGA, RCA, HDBaseT, , RJ45, USB-A (x2) and USB-B ports are featured. The projector measures 469 x 365 x 137mm and weighs 8.8kg. It will be on sale at the end of August.