RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—Oct 25, 2005
NEC Solutions America Unveils Next Generation of Large Screen DLP Cinema Projector; New Starus NC2500S Digital Cinema Projector Boasts Industry-First Features
(America), Inc. today announced the availability of the largest in its line of
Starus™ Digital Cinema projectors, the NC2500S. An advanced large screen
digital cinema projector, the Starus NC2500S combines the highest resolution 2k
DLP Cinema(R) technology from Texas Instruments with the brilliance of NEC's
The Starus NC2500S Digital Cinema projector is the only projector with lens
memory that simplifies displaying different types of content with different
aspect ratios by enabling the operator to pre-set the lens shift position, zoom
and focus. The Starus NC2500S is also the only DLP Cinema projector with lamp
power memory, which allows the operator to maintain constant screen brightness
regardless of the aspect ratio. Standard film projector lamps can be used in the
NC2500S, and lamps can be replaced simply through the back of the projector,
even in cramped spaces.
"NEC's Starus NC2500S is designed to light the largest cinema screens, and
offers greater enhancements to the projected images of large theatres," said
Kurt Schwenk, general manager, Digital Cinema Division of NEC Solutions America.
"We are proud to work with studios, exhibitors and Strong Digital, a division of
Ballantyne of Omaha, to deliver reliable digital cinema solutions that enhance
the audience's experience. The feedback to date has been overwhelmingly
At 115Kg, the Starus NC2500S is the lightest in its class and offers a contrast
ratio of 2000:1. With an optional touch-panel control, the NC2500S is the only
DLP Cinema projector on the market with a built-in multi-media switcher that
boasts a Realta™ processor with HQV™ technology powered by Teranex. HQV
delivers high quality de-interlacing, pixel-based noise reduction, automatic per
pixel film/video cadence detection, and detail enhancement.
The Starus NC2500S incorporates the Texas Instruments DLP Cinema technology
features, including CineLink™, CineCanvas™, CinePallette™, CineBlack™,
and projects concentrated black images allowing it to faithfully reproduce input
sources, like digital cinema, that require high resolution and high contrast. An
advanced prism assembly minimizes dust and reduces maintenance costs. The
advanced liquid cooling system enhances the reliability of the projector.
All of NEC's Starus projectors comply with DCI's Digital Cinema System
Specification for contrast ratio, colorimetry and uniformity. NEC is one of
three manufacturers with the rights to incorporate this technology into their
projectors. NEC Solutions America is the sole provider of NEC projectors using
Texas Instruments DLP Cinema technology in the Americas, and is leading the
industry in display development and fulfillment. NEC Solutions America will be
showcasing the new Starus NC2500S DLP Cinema projector and its full range of
Digital Cinema and ADVASuite™ In-Theatre Advertising solutions at ShowEast
2005 in Orlando, Fl., October 24-27; Suite Q.