NEC Technologies Introduces Industry's First Sub-Five Pound LCD-Based Projector Featuring DVI-I Interface

New 'Go! Series' Projector Gives Mobile Presenters Compatibility

With Emerging Technology and Protection Against Obsolescence



Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from NEC Technologies, Inc.

    ITASCA, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Technologies, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   NIPNY) today introduced the LT156, the industry's first sub-five
 pound LCD-based projector to feature a DVI-I interface.  The latest in NEC's
 "Go! Series" of microportable projectors, The LT156 includes all of the
 features of NEC's award-winning LT155 model while upgrading the analog input
 to a DVI-I input, which enables the transmission of both analog and digital
 signals.  This gives users a projector that is not only compatible with the
 analog outputs featured on laptops today, but also with future generations of
 laptops that may feature digital outputs.
      Many experts believe that in the next few years, the digital connection
 standard will become more prevalent in monitors, projectors and PCs. This is
 due to the improved image quality inherent in a digital to digital connection
 as compared to an analog connection, and to the fact that fewer components are
 needed to build a digital-to-digital connection, resulting in simpler
 construction and lower costs.
     "The LT156's DVI-I interface with included 15 pin to DVI-I adapter arms
 mobile presenters with protection against obsolescence," said Bob Guentner,
 product marketing manager for Visual Systems at NEC Technologies.  "LT156
 users can rest easy knowing that their projector is not only compatible with
 the analog outputs of today's laptops but also with the digital outputs that
 may be incorporated in the laptops of the future."
     The LT156 features 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness as well as XGA native
 resolution, stunning data and video image display and true portability without
 the need for a laptop, all in a package lighter than most notebook computers
 at 4.9 pounds.
     By introducing a product with a DVI-I input, NEC Technologies further
 solidifies its position as the only manufacturer with the vision to provide a
 solution for virtually any display need.  NEC Technologies is already the only
 company in the industry to offer users both LCD- and DLP-based projectors
 weighing less than five pounds.
 
     Feature-Rich And Ready To "Go!"
     NEC Technologies incorporates a host of features into the LT156 to make it
 the ideal product for mobile presenters, including:
 
     -- AutoSense(TM) Technology, which automatically synchronizes the LT156
        with the source computer, so the user needs only to focus to display a
        great image.
     -- Advanced AccuBlend(TM) Intelligent Pixel Blending Technology to enable
        the display of accurate and detailed images from non-native resolution
        computers (VGA-UXGA).
     -- VORTEX Technology(TM), which provides data and graphic displays with
        superior uniformity, color and contrast, and video displays with
        greater depth, detail, brighter whites and more realistic colors.
     -- Eco-Mode(TM) technology, a selectable option that allows users to
        reduce the projector's light output by 20 percent, resulting in a
        doubling of usable lamp life and decreased lamp replacement costs
        throughout the projector's life.
     -- A built-in Presentation Viewer that enables users to download
        presentations onto a CompactFlash(TM), removing both the need for a
        laptop and the traditional boot-up time associated with a laptop's use.
 
     The LT156 also ships with a full-function presentation remote with laser
 pointer, a soft case that can accommodate a projector and laptop, and a USB
 input that gives users the option of connecting a USB mouse to operate the
 menu system and make onscreen Chalkboard(TM) annotations during a
 presentation.
 
     Complete Service and Support Program
     The LT156 is backed by NEC Technologies' industry-leading service
 programs. Two years of InstaCare(R) coverage comes standard with the projector
 in addition to the three-year limited parts and labor warranty.  InstaCare
 Xpress(SM) provides customers with a "next available flight" replacement
 option (fees and airline restrictions may apply).  And TravelCare(SM) offers
 repair and return service or the use of a temporary loaner projector (at a
 nominal fee) while traveling outside of the United States and Canada.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The LT156 projector is available now through the NEC Technologies
 nationwide network of professional channel partners.  The Estimated Street
 Price (ESP) of the LT156 is $4,795. For more information about the LT156, call
 1-877-NEC-EDIT or visit the NEC Technologies web site at
 http://go.nectech.com .
 
     NEC Technologies, Inc.
     NEC Technologies, Inc. is the only manufacturer with the vision to provide
 a solution for virtually any display need by offering a wide array of premium
 imaging peripherals and other technology products to the North American
 market.  The Visual Systems Division of NEC Technologies markets, sells and
 supports unlimited large screen presentation solutions from a single source.
 The company offers a complete line-up of application-focused products,
 exclusive technologies, market-driven programs and leading service and
 support.  Products include DLP- and LCD-based field, facility and large venue
 projection systems as well as the only family of PlasmaSync(R) plasma monitors
 designed specifically for the unique needs of the public display and
 multimedia presentation environments.  NEC Technologies, Inc. is an affiliate
 of NEC Corporation.
 
 

SOURCE NEC Technologies, Inc.
    ITASCA, Ill., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Technologies, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   NIPNY) today introduced the LT156, the industry's first sub-five
 pound LCD-based projector to feature a DVI-I interface.  The latest in NEC's
 "Go! Series" of microportable projectors, The LT156 includes all of the
 features of NEC's award-winning LT155 model while upgrading the analog input
 to a DVI-I input, which enables the transmission of both analog and digital
 signals.  This gives users a projector that is not only compatible with the
 analog outputs featured on laptops today, but also with future generations of
 laptops that may feature digital outputs.
      Many experts believe that in the next few years, the digital connection
 standard will become more prevalent in monitors, projectors and PCs. This is
 due to the improved image quality inherent in a digital to digital connection
 as compared to an analog connection, and to the fact that fewer components are
 needed to build a digital-to-digital connection, resulting in simpler
 construction and lower costs.
     "The LT156's DVI-I interface with included 15 pin to DVI-I adapter arms
 mobile presenters with protection against obsolescence," said Bob Guentner,
 product marketing manager for Visual Systems at NEC Technologies.  "LT156
 users can rest easy knowing that their projector is not only compatible with
 the analog outputs of today's laptops but also with the digital outputs that
 may be incorporated in the laptops of the future."
     The LT156 features 1200 ANSI lumens of brightness as well as XGA native
 resolution, stunning data and video image display and true portability without
 the need for a laptop, all in a package lighter than most notebook computers
 at 4.9 pounds.
     By introducing a product with a DVI-I input, NEC Technologies further
 solidifies its position as the only manufacturer with the vision to provide a
 solution for virtually any display need.  NEC Technologies is already the only
 company in the industry to offer users both LCD- and DLP-based projectors
 weighing less than five pounds.
 
     Feature-Rich And Ready To "Go!"
     NEC Technologies incorporates a host of features into the LT156 to make it
 the ideal product for mobile presenters, including:
 
     -- AutoSense(TM) Technology, which automatically synchronizes the LT156
        with the source computer, so the user needs only to focus to display a
        great image.
     -- Advanced AccuBlend(TM) Intelligent Pixel Blending Technology to enable
        the display of accurate and detailed images from non-native resolution
        computers (VGA-UXGA).
     -- VORTEX Technology(TM), which provides data and graphic displays with
        superior uniformity, color and contrast, and video displays with
        greater depth, detail, brighter whites and more realistic colors.
     -- Eco-Mode(TM) technology, a selectable option that allows users to
        reduce the projector's light output by 20 percent, resulting in a
        doubling of usable lamp life and decreased lamp replacement costs
        throughout the projector's life.
     -- A built-in Presentation Viewer that enables users to download
        presentations onto a CompactFlash(TM), removing both the need for a
        laptop and the traditional boot-up time associated with a laptop's use.
 
     The LT156 also ships with a full-function presentation remote with laser
 pointer, a soft case that can accommodate a projector and laptop, and a USB
 input that gives users the option of connecting a USB mouse to operate the
 menu system and make onscreen Chalkboard(TM) annotations during a
 presentation.
 
     Complete Service and Support Program
     The LT156 is backed by NEC Technologies' industry-leading service
 programs. Two years of InstaCare(R) coverage comes standard with the projector
 in addition to the three-year limited parts and labor warranty.  InstaCare
 Xpress(SM) provides customers with a "next available flight" replacement
 option (fees and airline restrictions may apply).  And TravelCare(SM) offers
 repair and return service or the use of a temporary loaner projector (at a
 nominal fee) while traveling outside of the United States and Canada.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     The LT156 projector is available now through the NEC Technologies
 nationwide network of professional channel partners.  The Estimated Street
 Price (ESP) of the LT156 is $4,795. For more information about the LT156, call
 1-877-NEC-EDIT or visit the NEC Technologies web site at
 http://go.nectech.com .
 
     NEC Technologies, Inc.
     NEC Technologies, Inc. is the only manufacturer with the vision to provide
 a solution for virtually any display need by offering a wide array of premium
 imaging peripherals and other technology products to the North American
 market.  The Visual Systems Division of NEC Technologies markets, sells and
 supports unlimited large screen presentation solutions from a single source.
 The company offers a complete line-up of application-focused products,
 exclusive technologies, market-driven programs and leading service and
 support.  Products include DLP- and LCD-based field, facility and large venue
 projection systems as well as the only family of PlasmaSync(R) plasma monitors
 designed specifically for the unique needs of the public display and
 multimedia presentation environments.  NEC Technologies, Inc. is an affiliate
 of NEC Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  NEC Technologies, Inc.