NEC Display Solutions Europe has recently launched the NC900C, the most compact DCI-certified digital cinema projector on the market, powered by dual NSH lamp technology.

NEC Digital Cinema projector engineers, along with Texas Instruments, investigated the best lamp technology to incorporate with new S2K chipset when designing the NC900C digital cinema projector. The NC900C was the first projector to incorporate the new S2K chipset and use NSH lamps. Perfect for small cinema screens, art houses and mobile and public cinemas, the NC900C called for a lamp that was easy to implement and maintain, lowered total cost of ownership (TCO), and had unbeatable brightness, colour and reliability.

The NC900C runs with a 350W NSH Dual-Lamp system, which uses almost half the power consumption of competitors. This puts the projector’s power consumption at less than 1000W, which translates into savings up to approximately €700 per year (at typ. 3,000h usage/year and 0.25 EURO/kWh). The choice of an NSH dual-lamp ensures one lamp still operates in case of any lamp problem, and the defective can be swapped out while projector is working. Furthermore, as the Lamp mirror is safely included within the lamp module, there is no need to worry about potential mirror damage, and because NSH lamp heat dissipation is lower than its Xenon counterparts, no external projector exhaust is needed.

In addition to all the benefits NSH lamps bring to the NC900C and the digital cinema market, NEC Colour Management ensures that the same natural colour standards remain high and uncompromised.

“In the NC900C NEC Display Solutions has combined our compact S2K chip and the most suitable NSH dual-lamp technology to create an incredibly efficient projector. We are really pleased with the end result and how well received the NC900C is on the market,’ said Dave Duncan, Business Manager of DLP Cinema for Texas Instruments.

“With the combined powers of Texas Instrument’s S2K chipset, NSH lamps, and our innovative easy-lamp system, we were able to bring a high-end digital cinema solution to smaller cinema settings,’ said Gerd Kaiser, Product Line Manager for Large Venue Projectors at NEC Display Solutions Europe.

“NEC engineers had our customers in mind to make the NC900C the most user-friendly digital cinema projector. This combination of lamp system and chipset helps lower the TCO and makes it easy for anyone to change the lamp as the lamp is not under pressure in the OFF-state.’

NEC will also be partnering with digital video server provider Doremi to deliver a one stop solution of one manufacturer with a fully integrated, true turnkey cinema solution. This provides an end-to-end worry-free solution for theatres desiring to join the digital cinema revolution.