NEC launches digital projector with laser light source


NEC Display Solutions of America is debuting the NC1100L Digital Cinema projector, a laser-light source projector targeted to exhibitors with small screens or projection booths as well art houses, mobile cinemas, theatres in universities and public buildings.

The NC1100L projector delivers 2K DCI-compliant cinema quality, which translates to an image brightness of 14-ft-L (using a 1.8 gain screen) on screens up to 36ft./11m in DCI color. It is the world’s first digital-cinema-compliant projector with a built-in laser light source. 

The NC1100L projector is being demonstrated at ShowEast on Oct. 21-24 at the Westin Diplomat & Spa in Hollywood, Fla.

“Driving innovation in digital cinema is part of what NEC Display does on a daily basis, and as part of our mandate we’re offering a projector that meets the needs of more exhibitors,” said Jim Reisteter, general manager of digital cinema at NEC Display Solutions. “Our new NC1100L projector is the light source of the future.  The unit’s reliability, maintenance-free operation and approximately 20,000 hours of lifetime result in an overall lower total cost of ownership.”

The NC1100L projector features 2K (2048 x 1080) resolution, 3D capability and three-chip DMD reflection method. Its all-in-one Integrated Media Server (IMS) and 2 TB RAID5 Storage Server offer versatile connectivity and savings with fewer peripheral devices needed. Several bayonet lens options are available, enabling motorized zoom, focus and shift capabilities.

The NC1100L will be available in March 2014 with a two-year limited warranty (for U.S. and Canada only), including parts and labor.