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NEC Solutions America Delivers STARUS Multiplex-Wide Digital Cinema System to Theatres

Technology Innovator Provides Fully Redundant Digital Solutions with High-Speed Connectivity
EC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, today announced the delivery of the NEC STARUS Digital Cinema system that includes a line of STAR*Beam DLP™ projectors; STAR*Cor Multiplex servers and software; and STAR*Show screen servers. The multiplex-wide digital cinema system deployment is the first and only complete solution available from a single vendor for theatres.

"NEC continues to develop state-of-the-art digital technologies that challenge common perspectives of what is possible," commented Toshi Iwanami, president and CEO, NEC Solutions America. "We are proud to work directly with studios and exhibitors to deliver reliable digital solutions that enhance the audience's experience, while maintaining high levels of customer service and cost-effectiveness."

The NEC STARUS Digital Cinema system combines the immaculate imagery of digital projection with the disaster recovery and confidence that comes from NEC's award-winning server technology. Utilizing high-speed fibre channel connectivity, exhibitors can now eliminate transporting hassles, and guarantee continuous visual clarity to their audiences. NEC designed its digital cinema system to deliver simple playlist management and seamless integration at a competitive price. Theatre managers are able to meet the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) requirement of transferring 2-hour movie files within 15-minutes.

"NEC STARUS Digital Cinema systems represents an all-in-one, upgradeable solution that scales across multiple complexes efficiently and cost-effectively," said Kurt Schwenk, director of Media Solutions for NEC Solutions America. "This revolutionary system will transform and improve feature quality, provide complete redundancy and dramatically reduce operating expenses."

Utilizing best-of-class technology innovations, the NEC Solutions America Media Solutions Division leverages NEC's world-class expertise in visual display products, infrastructure, and integration services to develop specialized, turnkey solutions for the delivery and management of digital content. By combining the expertise of movie-making professionals with the technological innovation of NEC, the Media Solutions Division is creating all-encompassing, practical media solutions that meet the requirements of the cinema industry.

Reliability of STAR*Cor Multiplex Server

At the center of NEC's STARUS system is the NEC STAR*Cor multiplex server. STAR*Cor is a fault tolerant server that offers full redundancy for up to 99.999% continuous uptime to theatre chains. STAR*Cor transmits the presentation in conjunction with the STAR*Show screen server delivering unprecedented redundancy. The disaster recovery FT solution is already proven within the business environment and is now uniquely positioned to serve the needs of digital cinema. Every component in this one-of-a-kind server has an identical twin component for ensured hardware redundancy eliminating downtime.

Flexibility of STAR*Show Screen Servers

The NEC STARUS system includes the NEC STAR*Show digital cinema screen server. Designed for easy installation and manageability, STAR*Show comes standard with configuration software and a suite of software tools to monitor, analyze and manage server performance. NEC is providing a scalable server unit that can seamlessly grow into a multiplex-wide solution without the need to replace the unit itself.

Brilliance of STAR*Beam DLP™ Projectors

As part of the multiplex-wide system deployment of the NEC STARUS system, NEC Solutions America is introducing a line of STAR*Beam DLP digital cinema projectors. The STAR*Beam iS8 projector and STAR*Beam iS15 projector are Texas Instruments(R)-licensed projectors with DLP "dark chip" technology. NEC is one of only three manufacturers with the rights to incorporate cinema-grade DMD™ technology into their projectors. NEC Solutions America is the sole provider of NEC DLP Cinema™ projectors in North America, and is ideally positioned to lead the industry in display development, manufacturing and fulfillment.

NEC Solutions America will be showcasing all of its Media Solutions at the ShowEast 2004 Conference in Orlando, Fla., October 25-28; suite Q.
NEC Digital Cinema Contacts: North America and South America
NEC Display Solutions of America 
Phone: 630-467-3000 

Jeff Kaplan
NEC Digital Cinema

Marketing: Danielle Moore
Channel Marketing Manager
Phone: 630-467-3309

Public Relations: Kathy Errera
Digital Marketing Specialist

Europe, Middle East, Africa
NEC Display Solutions Europe Gmbh 
Phone: 49(0)89-99 6990 

Public Relations: Ann Kjellser 
PR Manager EMEA 
Phone: 46 72 162 8719 

Sales: Mark Kendall 
Senior Manager, Digital Cinema 
Phone: 44 118 969-1352 

Marketing: Gerd Kaiser 
Product line manager, Large Venue Projectors 
Phone: 49(0)89 99 699-623 

NEC Display Solutions, Ltd. 
Phone : 0120-610-161 (Customer Support Center) 
      *9:00-18:00 except Saturday/Sunday/National holidays 

NEC Solutions (China) Co., Ltd. 
Phone  +86-10-5934-2885 

Australia, New Zealand
NEC Australia Pty Ltd 
Phone: +61 3 9262 1111 

Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Kambodia, Brunei
Goldenduck Group 
Phone:  +66 2887 8807 

Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
Strong Westrex, Inc. 
Phone: +852 2827 8289 

India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal
Real Image Media Technologies Pvt. Ltd. 
Phone: +91 44 42041505 

South Korea
Hyosung ITX Co., Ltd. 
Phone: +82 2 2102 8591 

*Web Site of NEC DLP Cinema Projectors 

Logo: NEC Digital Cinema About NEC Digital Cinema: Combining advanced DLP Cinema® projectors with reliable multiplex and screen servers, NEC Display Solutions’ Digital Cinema Projector Series offers the most comprehensive digital cinema solution on the market today. These 3D-capable models enable theaters to deliver stunning digital images regardless of screen size, while simplifying theater management and reducing costs. All of NEC's digital cinema projectors meet DCI specifications for performance and reliability, meeting the requirements of today’s cinema industry. NEC also offers full digital signage solutions, highlighted by its award-winning 32”-98” LCD displays, multimedia projectors and desktop monitors for lobbies, concessions and concourses. NEC Digital Cinema Directory page NEC Digital Cinema Web Site About NEC Corporation: NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. NEC Corporation Directory page

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