Release of DCI Compliant 4K DLP Digital Cinema Projector by NEC Display
Following Sony’s foot step NEC Display Solution of America has announced its version of 4K DLP Digital Cinema Projector. NEC has publicly shown the pre-production model back in October of last year during ShowEast event, but I would assume at that point in time was not DCI compliant, so we have to stick to Sony’s story that their product is the first in lineup to be compliant with this specification being one of the major contributors to this specification. Anyhow, NEC’s NC3240S comes with 1.38-inch 4K DLP Cinema® Chip with curtsy of Texas Instrument® and is fully compliant with DCI. The new projector system comes in two models the 7kW and 4kW, the 7kW version is a single lens projector providing enough brightness to fulfill the NATO and DCI luminance standards for screen size of up to 105-feet wide. The new projectors offer the user a modular design with exceptional ease of maintenance. The new NC3240S features a new cooling system creating positive air pressure internally in preventing contaminants to enter the main chassis. In addition to this the new projectors come with 3D capabilities with special 3D control connector and optional automatic turret to mount polarized in front of lens. NEC differentiates its solution by stating that, they are the only manufacturer in the market to offer a DLP cinema projector/server solution developed completely in-house.
The optional 2K/4K Integrated Media Block (IMB) internal design allows for content management, screen management and higher security. Among some of the features on this newly released projectors are; One-Touch Operation and Memory Functions, Auto Lamp Brightness Control, Custom DMD shielding protecting projector from dust and oil to name a few. The new projector will be on display at CinemaCon 2011 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on March 28 to 31.