Friday, 21 September 2012

NEC announce 23- and 27-inch SpectraView displays

NEC Display Solutions, the professional imaging display maker, has added two new models to its wide-gamut SpectraView (SV) monitor range that already includes two 23-inch models, the SV 231 and SV 232. The new SpectraView models differ to the European Multi-Sync models by including full hardware calibration, for more consistent color reproduction, while apparently not offering the zero-pixel defect warranty of the SpectraView Reference series, nor the hood (though that can be purchased separately), putting the range more inline with the US SpectraView models (albeit without the bundled NEC-branded X-Rite sourced calibrator).
Pricing has yet to be confirmed by the firm, although it should be between the two existing ranges. The two new models will be available from September 2012.

Press Release:

NEC Display Solutions adds two new models to SpectraView® desktop range 23- and 27-inch models added to uncompromising color critical suite of products

London, 21 September 2012 – NEC Display Solutions Europe has launched two new additions to its SpectraView® range at Photokina, the world's leading imaging fair in Cologne.

The NEC SpectraView® 232 and NEC SpectraView® 271 are 23- and 27-inch Professional Color Displays, ideal for all creative professionals, designers, photographers, precision engineers and other users for whom color accuracy is critical.

The new additions to the acclaimed NEC SpectraView® range maintain benchmark standards in all fields of color editing and visualization, delivering uncompromising contour sharpness, color reproduction and luminance. True colors are delivered through a wide color gamut of 75% coverage AdobeRGB with the SpectraView® 232, and unparalleled coverage of the Adobe® RGB color space in the case of the SpectraView® 271 thanks to 98% coverage.

Both displays boast an IPS panel, a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution (1920 x 1080 for the SpectraView® 232) and internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables (LUTs) for 42-bit color control and gamma correction, irrespective of color and input. The SpectraView® 271 with its 10-bit p-IPS panel is able to display 1.07 billion colors out of a palette of 4.3 trillion when using the 10-bit DisplayPort input and provides the widest viewing angles available with minimal off-angle color shift. The SpectraView® 232 has an IPS 16:9 TFT display for consistent color viewing. The SpectraView® 232 is also NEC’s first color critical display based on LED backlighting technology.

Utilizing a full complement of connectivity options including DisplayPort and two DVI inputs (DisplayPort, HDMI and one DVI for the SV232), these displays deliver enhanced productivity and multi-platform working options through picture-in-picture support and an integrated USB hub for connecting peripherals and other video inputs.

Further features such digital uniformity control and backlight aging correction, for long-term brightness and color stability, make these displays ideal for advanced graphics applications, digital photography, video editing, print production and other environments where color accuracy is critical.

"We are continually analyzing the exacting requirements in the color management sector and developing our innovative LCD display technology in close cooperation with leading color industry professionals," said Christopher Parker, Product Line Manager Professional Displays at NEC Display Solutions Europe. “These two new SpectraView® displays combine our award winning display monitor technology with sophisticated software, resulting in highly accurate, reliable, repeatable and feature rich displays."

Both displays are not only picture perfect, but suitable for long and intensive working days with 150mm height adjustment and portrait rotation capability, and IPS viewing angle stability.

In keeping with NEC's environmental commitments, the effective cabinet and stand design allows for a reduced packaging footprint compared to similar displays. Combined with the carbon savings counter, the built-in ECO Mode allows responsible energy usage and at the same time motivates and informs the user about their usage behavior. The SpectraView® 271 uses as little as 1.4W in Power Savings Mode whilst the SpectraView® 232 uses just 1W.

Availability and warranty
The NEC SpectraView® 232 and NEC SpectraView® 271 are available from September 2012. Both models include a power cord, DisplayPort cable and user manual on CD-ROM. The SpectraView® Profiler software is also provided on CD-ROM and can also be downloaded freely. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three-year pan-European service warranty including the backlight.


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