NEC Display Solutions of America is releasing a new 18,000-lumen digital cinema projector to complete the first series of modular laser projectors.
With the option to replace the laser light module in the projector head, the NC Series delivers 2K imagery on small to medium screens while making installation and maintenance simple.
The NEC NC1802ML joins the NC2402ML and NC2002ML models, and thanks to the interchangeable laser light sources, exhibitors can enjoy the most advanced laser solutions without the system becoming outdated. Starting with one of three swappable light modules (24,000, 20,000, and 18,000 lumens), cinema operators can adapt the projector for various screen sizes up to 72 feet.
All three laser lamps are DCI-Certified. The NC1802ML uses blue laser, while the NC2402ML and the NC2002ML feature RB laser and phosphor technology, and all are capable of showing 100 percent of the digital cinema color space (DCI), native 2K (2048x1080), and deliver up to a 50,000-hour lifetime.
The design of this series also extends to its installation: the unit features an internal liquid chiller, removing the need for an external cooling system and thereby making it easier to install into tight spaces. Flexible ownership options are also available. NEC says its customers are able to lease or purchase the system and its laser light modules as a system or individually.
Other features of the series include:
Virtually zero maintenance – The Laser Light engine is lamp-free and filter-free, which means there are no lamp or filter replacement costs, and any service can be done on-site
Lower TCO – The laser light source delivers the highest available reliability, maintenance-free operation, low power consumption, and up to 50,000-hour lifetime
Integrated Connectivity – Features a built-in 2TB screen server, 2 x 3G SDI Interfaces, HDMI interface for alternative content, advanced network and built-in GPIO functions with NAS support
The NC1802ML with the 18,000-lumen module is available now, joining the interchangeable 20,000- and 24,000-lumen modules already available. The unit will be on display at CinemaCon 2020, taking place March 30 through April 2 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas in Milano Suite 4 and 8.