NEC Updates its V Series Displays

NEC-V462NEC Display Solutions of America has added three new models to its commercial-grade V Series large-screen display product line. The 46-inch V462 will replace the V461, and the 46-inch V462-AVT and 65-inch V651-AVT with integrated tuners are new to the product line. These three models offer digital signage users a cost-effective solution. 

Designed for extended use in retail, restaurants, indoor venues, training facilities, and corporate boardrooms, the V Series includes full 1080p high-definition resolution; built-in, low-profile 10-watt speakers; and a built-in expansion slot that allows for seamless integration of NEC accessories, third-party components, and Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) products. Additionally, the new DVI loop-through option allows customers to pass a digital signal from one device to the next, thereby eliminating the need for additional hardware, such as a DVI daisy chain module. The V462, V462-AVT, and V651-AVT also include popular features such as NEC’s TileMatrix™ technology for building video walls up to 100 displays, a real-time scheduler to power on/off the display at a specific time, and remote diagnostics to monitor and control the display from an off-site location.

“The next generation in our V Series lineup aims to provide better connectivity with added features that will help simplify and future-proof digital signage projects,” said Rachel Karnani, product manager for Large-Screen Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “The added NTSC/ATSC tuner in the 46-inch and 65-inch sizes will also enable customers to install the product where high-definition broadcast capabilities are desired.”

The V462, V462-AVT, and V651-AVT include the following features:

  • Commercial-grade, sealed panel design with advanced cooling capabilities
  • Maximum brightness of 450 cd/m” (V462 and V462-AVT) and 500 cd/m” (V651-AVT)
  • Contrast ratio of 3000:1 (V462 and V462-AVT) and 5000:1 (V651-AVT)
  • Full 1080p high-definition resolution
  • Expansion slot supports the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS), which is the industry’s first standardized option slot that simplifies digital signage installations
  • Enhanced connectivity with DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI
  • Enhanced loop-through capability with DVI and Composite Video
  • Improved mechanical design with slimmer depth
  • Remote diagnostics and external control, including RS-232C, RJ45 LAN, IR Remote, DDC/CI
  • TileMatrix technology (up to 100 displays)
  • Real-time clock has the ability to set schedules for display on/off times and warmup 30 minutes before use for optimum color representation
  • Text ticker enables the display of emergency warnings or breaking news updates in a dedicated portion of the screen
  • Programmable lookup tables (LUT) and 10-bit color over an HDMI connection
  • Carbon footprint meter tracks and calculates the conservation of green gas emissions
  • Protective-glass and touch-panel-ready design
  • Built-in NTSC/ATSC analog/digital tuner allows for high-definition broadcast capabilities (V462-AVT and V651-AVT only)
  • Optional accessories and products for the V651 include stands, wall mounts, external PCs and media players

The V462, V462-AVT, and V651-AVT will be available in July 2011 at a minimum advertised price of $1,149, $1,249, and $5,399, respectively.  The displays ship with a three-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.