Japan's NEC has unveiled an augmented reality (AR) concept that allows users to type on a virtual keyboard from their forearm through the use of a pair of glasses and smartwatch. Dubbed the ARmKeypad, the technology's intended use is to allow users a "hands-free" text entry method, with the AR glasses letting them see the keys on their arm, and the data being entered into the smartwatch.
NEC has rolled out a new computer monitor called the E232WMT that features LED backlighting and several other features aimed at business users. The monitor has a full HD resolution webcam integrated for video conferencing. NEC also integrates speakers into the monitor and an ergonomic, adjustable stand. One of the biggest features of the new display is support for touch control.
NEC has rolled out a new portable LED projector designed to be compact enough to take on the road that also has impressive brightness. Often when a projector is made with an eye towards portability using LEDs, it's not a very bright unit and requires a very dark room to work well. NEC's new L102W portable projector is bright and uses long lasting LEDs rather than a traditional bulb.
NEC has unveiled a new big screen touch monitor called the V423-TM. The big monitor is touch enabled, but uses different tech than most of the smaller touchscreens we are familiar with. Rather than using touch tech that is integrated into the screen, the NEC monitor uses optical-imaging technology.
NEC has announced a new 27-inch LCD for computer users that promises high resolution in an eco friendly design. The new monitor is called the NEC MultiSync EA274WMi and it has LED backlighting. The monitor also uses IPS screen technology to provide wide viewing angles allowing collaboration in the business environment.
NEC has announced a new digital cinema projector that uses a laser light source rather than a traditional lightbulb. The projector is called the NC1100L Digital Cinema projector and it's aimed at art houses, mobile cinemas, University theaters, and public buildings. NEC says that the laser light source is able to deliver 2K DCI-compliant cinema quality video.
NEC has rolled out a new computer monitor aimed specifically at professional users called the MultiSync PA272W. The desktop monitor is available with a black case or a white case with both featuring a 27-inch screen. The display promises highly accurate color and is available with SpectraView calibration software and sensor.
NEC has pulled out of the smartphone business, conceding that it has been left behind in the highly-competitive segment, and announcing an immediate cessation of development, manufacturing, and sales of the devices. The Japanese company will continue to make dumbphones, however, along with tablets, but "handset shipments are following a downward trend and it is difficult to foresee improved performance in the future" in its smartphone business, NEC concedes.