BURBANK, Calif.—Mar 13, 2006
NEC Solutions America Announces New Family of Starus Digital Cinema Projectors at ShoWest 2006
DLP Cinema Projector and Server Solution Provides Stunning Digital Images and Easy Management for Multiplex-wide Deployment
NEC Solutions (America), Inc., today announced
at ShoWest 2006 the availability of a full new line of STARUS™ Digital Cinema
projectors. The complete family of STARUS Digital Cinema projectors includes the
STARUS NC2500S for large screen multiplexes, the STARUS NC1500C for medium-sized
movie screens, and the STARUS NC800C for small theatres, screening rooms, and
NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema projectors deliver amplified brightness, sharper
graphics and eye-catching color, using DLP Cinema® technology from Texas
Instruments®. NEC Solutions America has exclusive rights to market NEC 3-chip
DLP Cinema projectors provided by NEC Viewtechnology, Ltd. (NECVT) to the North
American cinema market. The digital cinema solution delivers remarkable digital
images to screens of all sizes and simplifies theatre management, while reducing
costs by delivering up to 99.999% continuous uptime via robust fault tolerant
servers. The STARUS line of servers allows the system to manage playlists,
upload features and perform playbacks from anywhere in the multiplex.
"Theatres have the ability to offer movie-goers the ultimate cinematic
experience on screens of all sizes with NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema solution,"
said Kurt Schwenk, general manager, Digital Cinema Division of NEC Solutions
America. "NEC's complete family of DLP Cinema projectors ensures that our
customers have the best possible projected image in their theatres."
Flexibility of NEC's STARUS DLP Cinema Projectors Announced at ShowEast 2005 in
Orlando, the STARUS NC2500S is the world's brightest DLP Cinema projector for
large-sized screens 49 feet wide and larger . Delivering 2K resolution and high
contrast images (2000:1), the STARUS NC2500S Digital Cinema projector is easy to
operate and requires minimal maintenance.
The addition of the STARUS NC1500C, the world's first integrated DLP Cinema
projector of its size, ensures that theatres with medium-sized screens from 26
to 49 feet wide have a projector designed for their requirements. NEC's STARUS
NC1500C Digital Cinema projector delivers high quality output and is easy to
operate. Managers are able to set lens position and lamp output using memory
functions, and technicians can perform lamp changes quickly from the back of
projector. Additional state-of-the-art features include optional touch-screen
control, auto lamp brightness control, and compatibility with most standard film
Another addition to the family of offerings is the STARUS NC800C, the world's
smallest and lightest DLP Cinema projector for smaller screens from 10 to 25
feet wide. Designed for screening rooms, post-production facilities and
commercial cinemas with smaller screens, NEC's STARUS NC800C Digital Cinema
projector is the world's smallest integrated digital cinema projector to employ
2K DLP Cinema technology from Texas Instruments. Delivering pristine images, the
STARUS NC800C exceeds Texas Instruments' DLP Cinema guidelines for contrast
ratio, colorimetry and uniformity.
Empowered by innovation, NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema projectors set the standard
in the movie industry for excellence, ease of use, and low maintenance concerns.
With its suite of state-of-the-art digital cinema projectors designed for the
largest to the smallest screens, NEC offers flexibility in digital cinema
projection that fits the needs of movie houses of any size. NEC Solutions
America will be showcasing its STARUS Digital Cinema solution and ADVASuite™
In-Theatre Advertising systems at the ShoWest 2006 Conference in Las Vegas,
March 14 - 16 in Palace Rooms 4 and 5.
NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema Solution
Utilizing best-of-class technology innovations, the NEC Solutions America
Digital Cinema Division leverages NEC's world-class expertise in visual display
products, infrastructure, and integration services to develop specialized,
system-wide solutions for the delivery and management of digital content. By
combining the expertise of movie-making professionals with the technological
innovation of NEC, the Digital Cinema Division is creating all-encompassing,
practical digital cinema solutions that meet the requirements of the cinema
NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema solution combines the immaculate imagery of digital
cinema projection with NEC's award-winning fault tolerant server technology.
NEC's STARUS Digital Cinema solution offers the most comprehensive digital
cinema solution on the market today. Utilizing high-speed fibre channel
connectivity, exhibitors can now alleviate the "Thursday night challenge" by
enabling the transfer of movies from screen to screen in minutes controlled from
a single or multiple locations. NEC designed the STARUS Digital Cinema solution
to deliver simple multiplex and presentation management in addition to seamless
integration at a competitive price. NEC Financial Services offers an attractive
selection of leasing or financing packages to suit any exhibitor's requirements.