NEC Display Solutions unveils its new affordable hardware-calibratable display in the award winning SpectraView® Series

The 23-inch colour specialist

London, 28 October 2010 – With the NEC SpectraView® 231, NEC Display Solutions is launching a high-calibre, 23" IPS LCD monitor for colour-critical applications onto the market. The hardware-calibratable display, just like the SpectraView® Reference models 241 and 271, features a 14-bit LUT for exceptional colour control and a 3D LUT for precise colour space reproduction. Digital Uniformity Control (ColorComp) and Backlight Ageing Correction also give users stable performance values over the display’s entire lifetime. The model is targeted for colour-critical users in the fields of digital photo-editing and video-processing, colour workflow, pre-press or DTP.

Equipped with a high-end IPS panel, the NEC SpectraView® 231 covers 75 per cent of the Adobe RGB colour space and offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In practical terms, this means excellent picture quality with high viewing angle stability. The Digital Uniformity Control (ColorComp) feature automatically controls the colour distribution to create a balanced and homogeneous picture, which is of particular importance for professional colour applications.

Intelligent features such as the picture-in-picture function, which allows multiple program windows to be displayed simultaneously, facilitate increased productivity and permit complex workflows to be easily realised. The display’s connectivity options also provide first-class flexibility. The NEC SpectraView® 231 comes equipped with the future-proof DisplayPort connector, two DVI-D interfaces and finally a VGA analogue input. The integrated, programmable USB hub also supports the connection of multiple PC platforms, so that a single mouse and keyboard can control two computers.

With height adjustability of up to 150 mm and the pivot function for positioning the display in landscape or portrait mode, personalised comfort at the workstation is guaranteed. The NEC SpectraView® 231 has been awarded the TCO 5.0 certificate in recognition of its ergonomic features and responsible approach to minimising environmental impact.

“The new NEC SpectraView® 231 offers an excellent price/performance ratio,” says Christopher Parker, Product Line Manager for Professional Displays at NEC Display Solutions. “With this product, we're offering professional users a high-end colour-critical display at an unbeatable low price.”

Availability and warranty

The NEC SpectraView® 231 is now available in black. The package includes NEC’s SpectraView® Profiler software on CD, a power cable, DisplayPort, DVI-D and VGA cables and a user manual. NEC Display Solutions Europe offers a three-year warranty including backlights.

NEC Display Solutions Europe GmbH has its European headquarters in Munich, Germany and is responsible for all business activities in EMEA, divided into the four sales regions Northern Europe, Western and Southern Europe, Central Europe, Eastern and South-East Europe with Middle East/Africa. NEC Display Solutions benefits from the technological know-how and technologies of the NEC Corporation and, with its own Research and Development, is one of the world's leading manufacturers offering the widest product range of display solutions in the market. The display product portfolio ranges from entry-level to professional and speciality desktop LCDs, via large-size Public Displays for Digital and Retail Signage. The Projector range offers products for all needs, from portable devices via business projectors to products for permanent operation (such as PoS applications) and digital cinema projectors. Managing Director of the European head office is Bernd Eberhardt.

Further information can be found online at: www.nec-display-solutions.com

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