Infotech Lead America: NEC Display Solutions of America, a provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, has launched its E Series in the U.S.
NEC said the new series is aimed at providing cost-effective digital signage solution for education and enterprise customers. E Series displays will also be targeted for use in retail stores, quick-service restaurants, healthcare waiting rooms and fitness centers.
NEC claims that the edge-lit LED backlighting of these models allows a thinner, lighter product that is easier to install and maintain. This reduces cost associated with shipping, warehouse storing, installing and servicing large-screen displays.
Additionally, the LED backlighting consumes up to 56 percent less power resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The commercial-grade panel allows a three-year warranty and reliably displays digital signage throughout a normal workday.
The NEC E Series includes up to full HD resolution and three HDMI inputs. Its RS-232C technology is used to remotely manage, control and sync multiple displays. E Series products also include a USB media player for user-friendly display of .jpg images.
“In addition to providing a reduced TCO, the edge-lit LED backlighting makes the new NEC E Series an eco-friendly display choice. LED backlighting technology eliminates the use of hazardous materials, such as mercury, in the display. We are confident customers will be happy with the impact of this product on both their wallets and the environment,” said Rachel Karnani, product manager for Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions.
The E323, E423, E463 and E553 will be available in November 2012 at price of $419, $649, $829 and $1279, respectively.
All four displays ship with a 3-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.