NEC Launches V554Q: A 55-Inch 4K Monitor for Professional & Signage Applicationsby Anton Shilov on March 26, 2019 6:15 PM EST
NEC has introduced its new large-format 55-inch 4K display designed for commercial and digital signage applications, the NEC MultiSync V554Q.
The V554Q display is based on an IPS panel featuring a 3840×2160 resolution, 500 nits max brightness, a 1100:1 contrast ratio (without local dimming), a 60 Hz refresh rate, a 8 ms response time, 178º viewing angles, and so on. The LCD can display ‘more than’ 1.07 billion colors and, still uncommon for most monitors, supports the BT.2020 color space (though the manufacturer doesn't list how much of the gamut is supported).
One of the key features of the V554Q monitor is its anti-glare coating, which the manufacturer says can removes glares almost completely without compromising color accuracy. Another key technology used on the monitor is NEC’s SpectraView Engine, the company’s proprietary color management and color uniformity correction tool. Finally, to ensure longevity of the display even if it has to work in tough conditions for 24/7, it features an integrated cooling system with three fans, which kicks off automatically when internal sensors detect high temperatures.
Since the NEC V554Q was formally designed primarily for digital signage, the monitor has an on-board media player that can playback content from an SD card or a USB drive. It also has an OPS slot for NEC’s Raspberry Pi compute module, essentially allowing to installa fully-fledged PC inside the display. Meanwhile, the LCD can be controlled using local buttons, an IR remote, as well as remotely using 100 Mbps Ethernet ports, or an RS232 connector (as well as NEC’s NaViSet Administrator software).
Speaking of connectivity, it is necessary to note that the MultiSync V554Q has two DisplayPort 1.2, three HDMI 2.0 inputs, and various audio outputs (3.5 mm, HDMI out, analog, DP Audio out).
|NEC's 55-Inch UHD Display|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||8 ms|
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Pixel Pitch||0.3171 mm2|
|Pixel Density||80 ppi|
|Color Gamut||1.07 billion+|
|Inputs||2 × DisplayPort 1.2
3 × HDMI 2.0
|Outputs||3.5 mm audio output
|USB/MicroSD||4 × USB Type-A ports
|LAN||2 × 10 Mbps Ethernet|
|Power Consumption (idle/active)||Idle: 0.5 W
Typical: 120 W
Max: 300 W
Besides the compute module, NEC offers numerous accessories for its 55-inch V554Q monitor, including a tabletop stand, external speakers, human sensor, wall mount, and so on. Which means that while the monitor may be first and foremost aimed at digital signage, it is a complete stand-alone (and standing) monitor that can be used for more regular workloads as well.
NEC’s MultiSync V554Q can be ordered from NEC and its partners for $1,849. In addition, the manufacturer offers the V554Q-AVT2 model with an integrated ATSC tuner.
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