Top 10 Portable Projectors

When it comes to an impactful presentation, refining the message and delivery are essential. Equally important though are the tools used to convey the message to the audience. You’ve spent countless hours developing your product, brand, or idea, now it’s time to tell the world. What is the best, and most efficient, way to do that? For most of us, it will mean utilizing a portable projector. These projectors have come a long way in recent years. Weighing in at just a few pounds, with a footprint that allows them to fit into your briefcase, these projectors are often equipped with advanced features such as wireless connectivity and are capable of displaying high definition images.

With so many portable projectors to choose from though, which ones are the best? Here are 10 current options that we like, and would highly recommend to you.

  1. Epson PowerLite 1264 Wireless HD WXGA 3LCD Projector
    • Up to 10,000 Hours of Eco Mode Lamp Life
    • MHL Connectivity via HDMI
    • USB Plug and Play Connectivity
    • Built-In 2W Mono Speaker
    • Includes Soft Case
  2. NEC NP-L102W 1,000-lumen Mobile Projector
    • Solid state LED light source improves total cost of ownership
    • Compact size and lightweight design simplify transport
    • Filter-free design eliminates hassle and time spent monitoring and changing filters
    • 1GB internal memory and SD input to expand storage up to 32GB
    • HDMI input connects you to high-definition sources
  3. Optoma W304M 3100 Lumens WXGA Mobile Projector
    • Ideal for on-the-road presentations
    • HDMI connectivity for maximum compatibility
    • 3D Ready for the most amazing, most immersive viewing experience
    • Advanced energy saving features to reduce the cost of operation
    • Easy to operate
  4. Epson PowerLite 1776W WXGA Multimedia Projector
    • Brilliant Widescreen Performance – HD WXGA resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
    • iProjection App – Project documents and photos wirelessly from your iOS device
    • Eco Features – Energy-efficient 3LCD light engine and a recyclable product
    • Quick Start – Minimize energy use during start-up, shut-down and non-operation
    • USB Plug ‘n Play – Compatible with Windows and Mac
  5. Casio XJ-A257 Slim Series 16:10 Multi-Media Projector with Wireless LAN Adapter
    • Small footprint – Less than 2” thick
    • Lamp Free Technology – LED/Laser light source lasts up to 20,000 hours
    • Versatile connectivity options – HDMI, VGA, Composite, and more.
    • Give “PC-less” presentations – USB port and 2GB Built-In Memory
    • Wireless – Includes Wireless LAN adapter for easy networking
  6. Optoma ML1000P WXGA 1000 Lumens Ultra Portable Projector
    • Perfect for traveling presenters
    • Wireless presentation capability included
    • Intuitive touchpad control for ease of operation
    • LED light source lasts for the life of the product
    • HDMI connectivity for maximum compatibility
  7. InFocus IN1146 LED Projector
    • 30,000-hour LED light source
    • Only 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg)
    • PC-less presentation via USB or SD card
    • Optional USB wireless connectivity
    • Built-in stereo speakers
  8. NEC NP-M282X 2800-Lumen Portable Projector
    • Easy wireless communication enhances portability.
    • Maintenance free design eliminates hassle and time spent changing filters
    • USB Viewer allows you to present without a PC using a USB flash drive
    • Powerful 20W speaker provides volume needed for large rooms
    • ECO Mode™ technology helps extend lamp life and lowers power consumption
  9. Sony VPL-DW127 2600 Lumen WXGA Mobile Wireless Projector
    • Lightweight and portable at less than 6lbs.
    • Up to 10,000 hour lamp life
    • Auto brightness adjustment function, depending on the contents
    • “Off and Go” technology for convenient tear-down and mobility
    • Includes carrying case
  10. InFocus IN1112a Portable Projector
    • Less than 3 lbs. for easy travel
    • High Definition WXGA resolution
    • Present and annotate wirelessly from tablets and smartphones with free apps
    • Display files from a USB drive
    • Includes carrying case

If you don’t see the one you’re looking for, you can browse over 400 other options on our site here. Not quite sure what you need? Feel free to give us a call at 888-525-6696, and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect projector for your application!

 

NEC NP-M402X Portable Conference Room Projector

Review Written By: Marc Davidson | View original article on Projector Central here.

NEC calls the NP-M402X portable, and, indeed, it’s light enough to carry if you need to. It even ships with a soft carrying case. But it’s also heavy enough, at eight pounds, not to mention bulky enough, at 3.5″ x 13.4″ x 10.1″ (HWD), to make it more appropriate for permanent installation or room to room portability on a cart. Built around a 1024×768 DLP chip and rated at 4000 lumens, although it came in a little lower on my tests, it can be a good fit for a mid-size conference room or classroom.

In addition to its brightness, the M402X delivers near-excellent data image quality, an audio system with enough volume for a mid-size room, and a 1.7x zoom lens that helps justify the $959 price. That’s easily enough to make it a potentially attractive choice.

The Viewing Experience

Image quality is a bit of a mixed bag, but the M402X handles data images like word processing and graphics well, which is the single most important issue for a data projector. Like the vast majority of DLP models, it shows occasional rainbow artifacts, in the form of red-green-blue flashes. With video, they showed up often enough, and were obvious enough, that anyone who sees them easily will almost certainly consider them annoying. However, I saw them infrequently enough with data and other static images that few people, if any, are likely to be bothered by them.

Near-excellent data image quality. The M402X scored well for data image quality despite a moderate problem maintaining fine detail. Although black text on white was crisp and readable at sizes as small as 7 points, for example, white text on black lost readability at sizes below 10.5 points. This won’t be a problem with programs like word processors, and it won’t be a problem unless you need to show images with fine detail. But it could be a problem if you need to show complex line drawings with white or other bright lines on a black background.

Very much on the plus side, the M402X did a good job with color balance. It maintained suitably neutral grays at all levels from black to white in every predefined image mode except the brightest, which showed a slight greenish tint in the brightest shades. Given that the brightest modes of most projectors have color balance problems, that’s not really an issue, however. Color quality was also good. Yellow was a little mustard colored in all predefined modes and red was a little dark in the brightest mode, which is typical for DLP projectors. More generally, colors were nicely saturated and vibrant in all modes.

Also on the plus side is that images designed to bring out pixel jitter were as rock solid with an analog (VGA) connection as with a digital (HDMI) connection.

Problematic video quality. With a 1024×768 native resolution, the M402X’s video quality is necessarily limited in crispness and in the detail it can show. Beyond that, I saw unusually obvious, and annoying, judder in clips with the camera panning across the scene, and I saw rainbow artifacts often enough and obviously enough that anyone in your audience who’s sensitive to them will likely find them annoying. All this makes video best limited to short clips with the M402X, if you use video at all.

Setup

Good connectivity. The M402X’s back panel offers a bit more than a typical set of connectors by today’s standards.

  • 2 HDMI
  • 1 VGA IN (for RGB or component)
  • 1 RCA composite
  • 1 USB A (for reading files from USB memory keys or for an $80 optional Wi-Fi dongle.)
  • 1 VGA OUT (monitor loop-through)
  • 1 USB B (for mouse control from the remote plus USB direct display.)
  • 1 LAN (for image and audio data and network control)
  • 1 Stereo mini plug IN (paired with the VGA port by default)
  • 1 RCA stereo IN
  • 1 Microphone mini plug IN
  • 1 Stereo mini plug OUT
  • 1 RS-232 (for external control)
  • 1 VESA 3D RF sync

Setting up. Setting up the M402X is easy, with the 1.7x zoom giving you a lot more flexibility than most models offer for how far you can put the projector from the screen for a given size image. For most of my tests at the native 4:3 aspect ratio, I used a 98-inch diagonal image with maximum zoom (full widescreen) and the projector 117″ from the screen.

Both the zoom and focus rings offer smooth control. However, the focus changes a lot with very little movement, so even though it’s not hard to get crisp focus over the entire screen, it’s a little harder than it should be to get it just right.

With the projector sitting on a table, the vertical offset puts the bottom of the image roughly 15% of the screen height above the midline of the lens. If you need to, you can move the image up with a drop-down foot on the front of the projector. In a nice touch, the foot also includes a screw adjustment for fine control. You can also move the image down by adjusting the screw-on feet at the back. As a finishing touch, you can adjust image shape if necessary. The menus offer both horizontal and vertical digital keystone controls and a choice of setting the feature to automatic or adjusting both settings manually.

Key Features

Potentially long lamp life. NEC rates the lamp life for the M402X at 3500 hours in the Normal setting for Eco mode and 8000 hours for the Eco setting. There’s also an Off setting, which is brighter than either Normal or Eco, and which presumably results in a shorter life, although NEC doesn’t provide a rating for the Off setting. In any case, with a $299 replacement cost for the lamp, taking advantage of one of the Eco modes can significantly lower the total cost of ownership.

Capable audio. The 20-watt mono speaker delivers good enough audio quality to be useful plus enough volume to fill a mid-size room. If you need better quality, stereo, or still more volume, you can plug an external audio system into the audio output.

Test Results


Bright image with wide brightness range. The M402X came in at a solid 91 percent of its 4000-lumen rating in my tests, at 3626 lumens in with its brightest predefined setting and with Eco mode set to Off. As a point of reference, following SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) recommendations, that’s bright enough for a 260″ diagonal image with a 1.0 gain screen in theater dark lighting. It’s also easily bright enough for the 98″ image I used for most of my tests to stand up to moderate ambient light.

For smaller screen sizes or lower light levels, you can switch to one of the Eco modes, choose any of six other predefined modes, or both. Normal mode dropped the brightness by about 20%, to 2868 lumens with the brightest predefined setting. Eco mode dropped it by about 55%, to 1990 lumens. With Eco mode off, the six other predefined settings came in at 972 to 2602 lumens.

Keep in mind too that as with most DLP projectors, the actual brightness is more complicated than with LCD models, because the color brightness is lower than the white brightness. This can make color images less bright than you would expect from just knowing the white brightness, and can also affect color quality. As is typical, the difference between the two for the M402X is most significant for the brightest predefined mode, which explains why red looks a little dark in that mode.

Good, but not great, brightness uniformity. Brightness uniformity across the screen came in at 71%. That’s low enough so I could see the difference between the brightest and darkest areas on a solid white or color screen. However the change was gradual enough across the screen to make it almost impossible to see a difference with the screen broken up by text or graphics.

Limitations

3D. For most people, 3D isn’t much of a factor for a 1024×768 data projector. To the extent that it matters, however, note that the M402X can work with a video source like a Blu-ray player or game console to show 3D images over an HDMI connection. Unlike most recent projectors, however, the M402X doesn’t automatically switch to 3D mode. You have to turn it on each time and then turn it off again manually to regain control over some settings on the menu. This can quickly get tiresome, with more than ten button presses needed for turning it on and off each time.

No MHL support. Although you can show images from an MHL-enabled phone or tablet using one of the M402X’s HDMI ports, the projector itself lacks MHL support. That means you need a special cable that can connect to a power source as well as the mobile device and the projector.

Conclusion

The NP-M402X is the wrong choice if you need to show much video. However, it also offers a lot to like otherwise, starting with its near-excellent data image quality. Beyond that, it’s easily bright enough, and the sound system is loud enough, for a mid-size room; the 1.7x zoom lens helps makes setup easy; and it offers lots of flexibility for image sources from PC-free presentations with a USB memory key to sending presentations over a network. If 1024×768 is the resolution you need, the NP-M402X offers more than enough to be worth considering.

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Ready to begin shopping for your projector? You can view the NP-M402X on our site here. You can also browse a variety of other projectors available from Projector SuperStore here. Don’t see the one you’re looking for, or have other questions? Give us a call at 888-525-6696 and one of our sales team members will be happy to assist you! 

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About NEC- NEC Display Solutions designs, produces and delivers leading-edge visual display technology for a wide variety of markets. We specialize in desktop and large-screen LCD displays, and a diverse line of projectors for customers who demand the most high-quality, reliable display solutions to meet their needs. You can learn more about NEC on their website here.

About Projector SuperStore – For over 20 years, Projector SuperStore has been the premier source for affordable Audio and Visual equipment online. We have worked with hundreds of businesses across the nation and have the expertise to help you integrate the right technology for your specific needs and bring your message to the masses. Whether you’re looking for a projector for a meeting room, a portable system for use in multi-purpose rooms, a state-of-the-art projection system for your main auditorium, the latest home theater technology or anything in between, we can help you create a system that is right for your needs and fits within your budget. View more information on our website here.

“Which Projector Do I Need?” – A Guide to Selecting Your Next Projector

Perhaps the million dollar question when it comes to projection systems is “Which projector do I need?” There are so many models out there for all sorts of different applications… It can certainly be overwhelming. However, when you break it down, there are a few simple questions you can ask that allow you to ensure you’re getting the right projector.

When buying a projector, you want the perfect balance of functionality and affordability. You don’t want to overspend, but on the other hand, you don’t want a projector that doesn’t meet your needs. A projector that isn’t bright enough, doesn’t have the right inputs, or doesn’t fill the screen isn’t ideal by any means. Once you’ve taken that step and invested in a new projector, you want that investment to shine. Additionally, you want it to shine for years to come. You don’t want something that is always in for repair. You want it to be installed and to be a reliable addition to your meeting facility.

So, now that we’ve established the goal, how do we get there? Truth be told, there are about as many guides to selecting a projector as there are projectors themselves. Well, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find a guide that will be of help to you, and point you in the right direction. Prepared by one of our manufacturing partners, the following areas are ones to consider when selecting your next projector-

Budget: In today’s economy, budget is often the first consideration for any purchase. However, it is not wise to purchase a projector that does not meet your needs even if it is priced within a budget.

Application: First, consider how and where you plan to use the projector. Ask yourself questions, such as: Will it be a fixed installation or does it need to be portable? Is the main usage in your sanctuary/auditorium or in a classroom or board room? How large of a screen will you need so the person in the last row can see and read your message? Can the ambient light conditions be controlled or must you overcome some adverse direct sunlight from windows?

Content: What is the main purpose for the projector, video, data or both? Video content is typically 25% lower in brightness than computer data and will require a brighter projector.

Room Configuration: Long narrow rooms require larger screens than a short wide room when the audience is closer to the screen. On the other hand, narrow rooms require screens that reflect more light directly back to the audience, whereas screens used in wide rooms require a wider angle of dispersed light and will require a brighter projector.

Brightness & Contrast: Projector brightness is specified in lumens and contrast defines the ratio comparing the brightest white of an image to the darkest black. In most cases, brightness is more important than contrast. There are very few applications when a projector is too bright.

Aspect Ratio: Until recent years, both video and computer images were in the old TV format 4:3 screen ratios. Today however, with the advent of High Definition (HD) most video and computer images are now wide screen format 16:9 or 16:10 ratio. When considering a new facility or future projector replacement wide screen format is the way to go.

Technology: Currently there are two main affordable projector technologies on the market: DLP (Digital Light Processing) and LCD, (Liquid Crystal Display). Each offers their unique advantages and disadvantages, and depending on application and personal preference, both are capable of displaying great images. DLP is often preferred when the content is primarily live video. Images from a high-end DLP projector will closely resemble the images we see at the motion picture theaters. Small low cost portable DLP projectors are often bright with high contrast ratios, but are usually week in color saturation and do not always accurately display the colors the same as on a computer monitor. LCD is the older of the two technologies and is very similar to the flat screen TV’s and computer monitor except the image is magnified and projected on a large screen. LCD projectors are best known for their high color saturation and accuracy. Computer generated images are accurately displayed like you seen on a monitor.

Support: Probably the most important consideration is the support provided by both the manufacturer and the selling dealer. A professional sound and video dealer can offer valuable insight and critical analysis by doing a site survey. When necessary they can arrange product demonstrations to determine the best projector for your application and budget. Always consider the manufacturers brand, warranty and history of supporting the products they sell.

Ready to select your next projector? Begin by browsing through a variety of quality options available from Projector SuperStore here. Don’t see the one you’re looking for, or have other questions? Give us a call at 888-525-6696 and one of our sales team members will be happy to assist you! 

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This guide was originally published by ASK Proxima, a PSS manufacturing partner.

About ASK Proxima – ASK Proxima, Inc. is a leading subsidiary of Shenzhen ACTO Digital Video Technology Co., Ltd. a high–tech enterprise specializing in research, development and manufacturing of digital video technology. They distribute a full suite of high-performance projectors, ranging from short-throw, ultra short-throw, large venue, portable and developing new lampless models. Their wide variety of projectors offer the best display LCD and DLP imaging technology available, yet all our feature-rich products are priced competitively in this dynamic market. ASK Proxima can meet your projector needs by providing quality solutions that are designed for most display and presentation markets, including: Educational, Corporate, House of Worship, Large Venue, Digital Signage and Small Business. ASK Proxima boasts an engineering team that offers some of the best technical expertise in the industry.  Many of their top-rated talent originated from leading R&D facilities around the world.  They stand by our work through extensive quality testing and excellent warranty programs that will make you feel secure in your decision to select them as your projector supplier of choice. You can view additional information about ASK Proxima on their website here.

About Projector SuperStore – For over 20 years, Projector SuperStore has been the premier source for affordable Audio and Visual equipment online. We have worked with hundreds of businesses across the nation and have the expertise to help you integrate the right technology for your specific needs and bring your message to the masses. Whether you’re looking for a projector for a meeting room, a portable system for use in multi-purpose rooms, a state-of-the-art projection system for your main auditorium, the latest home theater technology or anything in between, we can help you create a system that is right for your needs and fits within your budget. View more information on our website here.

 

NEC Display Solutions Introduces New Generations of V Series Models to Multimedia Projector Lineup

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today a new generation of V Series multimedia projectors with the 3100-lumen V311X and the 3100-lumen V311W, affordable XGA and WXGA models, respectively, that give users great tools to display presentations in classrooms or small meeting rooms.

The V311X and V311W models are designed to provide higher brightness to accommodate larger screen sizes or higher ambient lighting conditions. At just 5.5-pounds each and with up to 5000 hours of lamp life in ECO Mode™, these new V Series projectors have a low total cost of ownership. Their unique power management capabilities enable the projectors to automatically turn off when an incoming signal is not detected from any of the inputs.

The models also offer quick-start (3 seconds), auto power-on via the RGB input connector and direct power-off with no cooling required after shutdown. Additionally, their filter-free designs eliminate the hassle and time spent monitoring and changing filters.

“The new V Series projectors make a favorable impact, especially for users that require projection on-the-go, with sufficient features to quickly set up, present and swiftly shut down,” said Rich McPherson, Senior Product Manager for Projectors at NEC Display Solutions. “These models are packed with powerful technologies that greatly increase functionality. From their Plug and Play setups and BrilliantColor™ technology to built-in Crestron Roomview Connected™ technology, the V311X and V311W are versatile and efficient for both classrooms and meeting rooms.”
The V311X and V311W also include the following features:

  • Native resolutions of 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 800, respectively
  • 3100 lumens
  • 3000:1 contrast ratios with the latest DLP® engines from Texas Instruments®
  • Lamp life up to 5000 hours (in ECO Mode)
  • 3D capabilities, which increase interactivity and expand applications in educational settings
  • BrilliantColor technology for improved color accuracy
  • Color-coded and clearly labeled input panels, which include HDMI, dual computer, composite video, S-Video and component video (using optional 15-pin adapter cables)
  • Integrated RJ45 for quick connection to the LAN (10/100 base-T capability)
  • Variable audio-out to connect the projectors to an external speaker and control the volume with the projectors’ remote controls
  • 7-watt speakers
  • Built-in wall color correction presets
  • PC Control Utility Pro 4
  • ECO Mode, which allows for multiple settings dependent upon the brightness required in the application and power savings desired by the users
  • Virtual Remote (DDC/CI), which allows users to control the projector directly from a computer without the need for additional control cables
  • Carbon savings meter, which calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup

The V311X and V311W ship with a 2-year limited parts and labor warranty, and will be available in October 2013 at a minimum advertised price of $629 and $699, respectively. The lamps are covered for 1 year or 500 hours, whichever comes first. Education customers can receive an additional year on their warranties. Meanwhile, Star Student customers can receive an additional two years on their warranties with product registration. To qualify, visit www.necstarstudent.com for registration details.

Projector SuperStore is an authorized NEC dealer and service center. You can view their products on our site here. Contact us today to find an NEC product that will fit your application and budget!

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. – Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com.

About VUKUNET – VUKUNET, from NEC Display Solutions of America, is the engine that powers the digital out-of-home advertising business. VUKUNET is the only universal ad serving platform that drives ads to any digital out-of-home network, regardless of content management system. VUKUNET makes the buying, flighting and reporting of digital out-of-home ad campaigns easy. For additional information about VUKUNET, visit www.vukunet.com, or call (877) 805-VUKU. For VUKUNET logos and digital images, please visit http://www.vukunet.com/pressresources.aspx.

DisplayNote from NEC – Collaboration Software for Projectors, Tablets & Computers

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced today the introduction of NEC DisplayNote Software, a tool that lets educators, students, professionals and others present and share content, and collaborate across any device and platform.

NEC and DisplayNote, a provider of interactive software solutions to integrate PCs, tablet devices and projectors, have expanded their partnership to the U.S. and are now jointly developing deeper integration with the NEC product portfolio.

Users can annotate, underline, highlight and add notes to a presentation with DisplayNote Software. They also can send private messages to participants, build work groups, make any participant a presenter, and view a participant’s screen. The tool works with existing projectors and screens, negating the need to purchase new equipment. It also works with any education software platform, and the built-in projector control eliminates the need for costly external hardware.

“Our partnership with NEC Display Solutions enables a new wave of multi-user collaboration, one that enhances interaction and convenience,” said Eddie Morgan, Head of Marketing at DisplayNote. “This solution will not only improve learning outcomes, but also improve the whole learning experience as well as foster new levels of collaborative working.”

Learn more about DisplayNote software in this video-

Among the other benefits of DisplayNote Software, audience members can connect to a presenter’s session, capture the displayed content, and save it for future reference. Participants not only receive the presenter’s annotations, but also can create their own personalized annotations and notes, and save them for future reference.

“DisplayNote Software lets people work on the devices with which they already are familiar and which are driving the mobile revolution,” said Richard McPherson, Sr. Product Manager of projectors for NEC Display Solutions. “The DisplayNote platform is another example of NEC ingenuity to drive productivity efficiencies in the markets we serve.”

With DisplayNote Software, users can begin a session and open any type of content, be it video, an image, or PowerPoint. Through the Collaboration Mode feature, groups of devices can work together to share presentations, annotations and images.

In the classroom or training facility, DisplayNote Software allows educators to always be facing students while teaching, and their devices can be passed around the classroom, increasing student interactivity.

NEC DisplayNote Software includes the ability for users to do the following:

  • Present, share and collaborate across any device and platform
  • Annotate, underline, highlight and add notes to a presentation
  • Annotate in real-time over a computer desktop using images on the iPad
  • Send private messages to participants, build work groups, make any participant a presenter and view a participant’s screen
  • Let audience members connect to a presenter’s session, capture the displayed content and save it for future reference
  • Let participants not only receive the presenter’s annotations, but also create their own and save for future reference

NEC DisplayNote Software is compatible across platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) and compatible with any device (iTunes App Store, Google Play for Android tablets, laptops and smartphones).

For more information, please visit, http://www.displaynote.com.

About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc. – Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD monitors, commercial- and professional-grade large-screen LCD displays, a diverse line of multimedia and digital cinema projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, healthcare, education and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America products, call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the website at www.necdisplay.com. For digital images, please visit http://necdisplay.com/digital-media-library. Follow us on our social media channels: Facebook,YouTubeTwitter and LinkedIn.

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NEC NP-M311X / NP-M311W Projector

Information and a review on the NEC NP-M311X and NEC NP-M311W Projectors!

Keep your audience engaged during presentations with the NEC M311X, and NEC M311W. These projector are ideal for education and small-to-medium-sized business environments that need essential features, including bright images, automatic technologies and eco-friendly appeal.With a weight of 6.4 pounds these two projectors allow easy mobility without sacrificing reliable power. Both projectors offer up to 3100 Lumens of brightness for great quality lighting. Both have satisfying resolutions, while the M311W has a resolution of 1280X800, the M311X has a resolution of 1024×768 for reliably good looking presentations. Both also make presentations more appealing with their LCD Technology to allow brighter and more enthusiastic looking colors. The Contrast ratio for both projectors are 3000:1 for a much more vibrant and detailed images for any occasion. Both projectors have a reasonably long lamp life, but the M311W lamp can only be used up to 8,000 hours while the M311X can handle up to 10,000 hours of use depending on how well you take care of them. Both projectors have HDMI, S-Video, Video, Audio and USB connection plug ins. For convenience both projectors contain a, Wireless Imaging Utility (WIU) which allows users to send a picture from your iPad directly to the projector. Sadly for these great machines the USB Wireless Module is priced separately but still completely worth it, if you require the extra convenience.

ECO FRIENDLY

The NEC NP-M311X and NEC NP-M311W both offer an auto lamp power feature adjusts the power level of the lamp depending on the brightness of the projected image, thus resulting in power savings and potentially improved lamp life.  They also offer extremely long lamp life in Eco mode.  Combined with a 5000 hour filter life, the M311X should be operating for a long time without maintenance.

USES

Both are very user and budget-friendly portable projectors. Perfect for the classroom or the conference room. In addition to network and PC-free presentation capabilities, they feature a 10-watt speaker audio output which is more than sufficient for presentations in the classroom or conference room, without the need for powered external speakers. There’s no doubt that these projectors offer stunning features, of high brightness and a beautifully defining contrast ratio so your events will always look great!

 

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The NP-M260X was developed to address the needs of schools and offices on a tight budget that require a bright, network projector with remote monitoring and control capabilities. Designed to keep audiences engaged during presentations, the NP-M260X is value-driven, eco-friendly portable projector is ideal for education and small-to-medium-sized business environments. This model delivers remarkably bright images and features wired and wireless (optional) networking, HDMI and USB inputs, high contrast (2000:1) and up to 6000 hours of lamp life (in ECO Mode). This Portable projector was created with the environment in mind and includes a carbon savings meter, energy-saving features such as Power Save mode, quick startup and direct power off.

Additionally, this projector offers extended lamp and filter life, benefiting classrooms and boardrooms alike. The maintenance-free design enables users to change their filter and lamp simultaneously after 6000 hours of use.

The NP-M260X includes the following features:

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· XGA native resolution

· Brightness up to 3000 lumens

· Lamp life up to 6000 hours when operated in ECO Mode

· 6000-hour filter life provides a virtually maintenance-free projector and lowers the total cost of ownership

· Ample input connectivity, including HDMI and USB

· 10-watt mono speaker

· Variable audio-out to connect the projector to an external speaker and control the volume with the projectors remote control

· Less than 0.5 watt consumption in power-saving mode

· DICOM Simulation enables users in medical environments to display accurate diagnostic images

· Image Express Lite enables the wireless transmission of an image to the projector without the need for external components

· Wireless LAN Connection IEEE801.11n (optional)

· Auto vertical keystone correction instantly projects a square image even when the projector is set up at a steep offset angle to the screen

· USB Viewer allows users to present in seconds by using a flash drive to project jpeg images without a computer source

· Active sliding lens cover enables presenters to immediately mute the audio and video, then seconds later lower the lamp brightness to 25% for a short period of time

· Closed captioning enables decoding and display of text information from a video source

· ECO Mode allows for multiple settings dependent upon the brightness required in the application and power savings desired by the user

· Carbon savings meter calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup

BENEFITS OF DIGITAL SIGNAGE FOR RESTAURANTS

If you’re a restaurateur seeking expansion in a new location for your existing restaurant brand, what steps do you take when considering audio video solutions for your customers? As the cost of flat panel HDTVs has dropped, more and more restaurants are looking to interact with their customers, prospects and employees through the use of digital signage solutions.

One of our manufacturing partners is NEC, which is well-equipped to tailor display systems designed specifically for restaurants. In a recent white paper, NEC outlined the new uses for audio-visual solutions in restaurants, from digital menus to interactive entertainment options. The benefits to restaurants are numerous – here are a few:

Digital signage reinforces your brand image: Digital signage can power your brand with a consistent promotional message. Logos look great on professional HD and LCD screens, and combined with NEC’s award-winning SpectraViewII™ technology, the look far surpasses the varying reproduction quality of printed signage.

Digital signage decreases perceived wait time: 20 minute wait for a table? No more customer complaints with a professional audio-visual display system. Use the waiting room screen to get customers excited about their impending dining experience, or use it to promote the restaurant’s seasonal promotions, daily specials and new product offerings.

Digital signage entertains your customer: Digital signage can entertain your customers throughout their dining experience. TV dinners have become commonplace among American families (for better or for worse), so having screens around will put your customer right at home.

Digital signage can help minimize waste and food spoilage: Some restaurants use the visual screens to post daily specials on menu items that are either low in stock or not selling well. Say goodbye to chalkboard scribbles.

Digital signage connects your staff: Having a digital display system facilitates communication among your employees — from hosting, to the wait staff, to the kitchen. Tables are turned over more quickly and orders are fulfilled more efficiently.

Digital signage saves on costs: Forget about window signs or in-restaurant sign boards. Digital screens are easier to change, moving straight from design phase to live display. No more waiting on printed materials or paying extra for fast shipping. Play that photo or video slideshow for your customers, and save on costs.

These are just some of the ways that audio-visual solutions like those outlined by NEC can help restaurants provide better atmosphere for their customers and their own staff.

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