NEC’s new specialty LCD display, the Multisync X474HB, is designed to adapt to its surroundings. Intended for signage use, the 47″ screen reaches a brightness level almost three times that of other NEC units: 2,000 cd/m². Brightness is dynamically scaled through the integrated ambient light sensor. Additionally, a presence sensor switches the display from low to high brightness when a person is detected.
The display is able to withstand the heat of direct sunlight. Full outdoor readability is supported through an anti-glare film and quarter-lambda optical filter, which ensures that the display can be viewed while wearing polarised sunglasses. NEC says that the X474HB is capable of 24/7 operation.
An NFC sensor simplifies set-up; installers can use an (Android) app to set the display configuration and then copy it to all other screens – without needing them to be powered on. The sensor can also transmit maintenance information.
Resolution of the IPS panel is 1920 x 1080, with 178 deg viewing angles, a 10ms response time and 1,300:1 contrast ratio. As well as an OPS slot, the X474HB features DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, VGA, RJ45 and RS232 ports.
NEC will begin to sell the X474HB this month, for £2,720 ($4,260) (ex VAT).