First, before we get into these high power projectors: If you need a projector for K-12 classrooms or a small conference room, these aren’t the projectors for you. If you need something "small" I must point out that NEC offers you a full line of K-12 and Higher Education suitable projectors, as well as offering their Star Student program which provides special pricing and longer warranties for schools.
It has a list price just under $20,000. Where might you need one or more of these?
We’re talking auditoriums – medium and large ones, command and control rooms, and almost any house of worship, except perhaps the largest and brightest of the mega-churches. This is the type of projector ideally suited for most corporate auditoriums and rental and staging applications, including corporate meetings, and trade shows. Definitely expect to find these driving large museum displays too.
PX1004UL mounted in the rafters, in a museum type environment..The PX1004 is available on black or white case, to better blend in.
There is no shortage of optional NEC lenses available (8) to allow for almost any placement distance, and almost any sized screen that the room and 10,000 lumens are suitable for. And that includes a whole lot of larger digital signage applications as well.
Of course, the PX1004UL is long life laser projector, it starts out as a WUXGA DLP projector one which is also 4K capable. One interesting capability – suitable for large signage, concerts, and more, is that four projectors can be directly hooked up in a 2x2 array and with built in edge blending to produce a large native 4K image from a single 4K source. No muss, no fuss! Big and Bright!
Speaking of multiple projectors. You can stack these PX1004s. Two stacked will almost double up, to 20,000 lumens… Or hang one or more from the rafters – under 70 lbs. each + lens.
This projector can be rotated – portrait, off angle, etc. It’s an advantage that laser projectors offer. NEC rates its laser light engine up to 20,000 hours (which is typical). Now for you digital signage folks, it is one of the first projectors to support the first industry wide standard for option slots which provides many benefits.
I could go on, as this projector is just loaded with capabilities, I could fill pages (wait for the full review). Here’s your link to more info on the NEC PX1004UL.