Thursday, December 17th 2015

NEC Enhances 27-inch and 30-inch MultiSync EA Monitors with IPS Panels

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, today announced the new MultiSync EA305WMi and EA275WMi, 30-inch and 27-inch displays. Designed for dual monitor configurations, these widescreen models feature IPS panel technology with wide viewing angles (178° horizontal/vertical), DisplayPort 1.2 inputs and outputs, and the NEC-exclusive ControlSync technology.

ControlSync technology allows users to control up to six displays in a multi-monitor configuration. Upon establishing one unit as the master, users are able to control most settings of the multi-monitor setup in unison through the primary monitor. "The new EA305WMi and EA275WMi displays give business professionals new, powerful tools, especially when using multiple monitors," said Art Marshall, Senior Product Manager for Desktop Displays at NEC Display Solutions. "The displays also include NEC's leading environmental and productivity features, as well as NEC-exclusive ControlSync and human sensors."
The models also offer smart sensing technology, which automatically detects work conditions to determine the proper display brightness with ambient light and human sensors, as well as touch-sensitive menu controls. A comprehensive input panel, including HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 out, DVI-D, and 3-port USB hub, connects users to the latest devices, and a fully adjustable stand, including height adjust, tilt, rotation and pivot functionality, ensures that these displays can fit any desktop environment.

The wide color gamut EA305WMi is a cost effective option for photography, video production and print, while the sRGB gamut EA275WMi is ideal for online content development.

Each of the displays includes the following features:
  • Widescreen IPS panel with LED backlighting
  • 350 cd/m2 brightness and 8-bit color
  • 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio (1000:1 typical)
  • Ergonomic adjustable stand with 130mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
  • Integrated speakers (1W x 2) and headphone jack
  • ECO Mode, carbon footprint meter and cost meter
  • ENERGY STAR 6.0 and TCO 6.0 compliant
The MultiSync EA305WMi-BK and EA275WMi-BK ship with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty, and will be available in December 2015 at a minimum advertised price of $1,399 and $699, respectively.

The SpectraViewII EA Kit, which includes NEC's SpectraViewII Software and a Datacolor Spyder5 calibration sensor, is available as a separate option (minimum advertised price of $199) or bundled with the 30-inch monitor as the EA305WMi-BK-SV and 27-inch monitor as the EA275WMi-BK-SV at minimum advertised prices of $1,549 and $849, respectively.
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5 Comments on NEC Enhances 27-inch and 30-inch MultiSync EA Monitors with IPS Panels

#1
erixx
what the heck is "EA Monitors".... And it is not gaming no...
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#2
R-T-B
erixx
what the heck is "EA Monitors".... And it is not gaming no...
Certainly not. These are most likely intended to be used for digital signange/billboards
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#3
truth teller
ControlSync
if this supports source select/change and power on/off, it seems quite handy for multi-monitor setups

daisy chaining scheme using what seems to be 3.5mm audio jacks and cables (maybe spi?)

the repeated "exclusive"s makes me think that this is patented in a way that even if the communication scheme/mode changes on a competitor product there will still be litigations... what a shame, this could become quite handy, no one in their right mind should pay for a license to use a few (im betting less than 50 with comments) lines of microcontroller code and usage of an audio cable in this scenario. patenting use cases is dumb.

edit:
according to a another monitors manual, the connection chain seems to be an active one
Only the master monitor's human sensor and ambient sensor are active
instead of changing and applying the configuration on the slaves, the master forces values directly onto the slaves controller as fast as possible (definitely not an i2c bus, overclocked spi bus?)
nothing of value is lost if this isnt allowed to be used by other brands
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racedaemon
truth teller
nothing of value is lost if this isnt allowed to be used by other brands
A much more useful technology for controlling multiple monitors is DDC/CI. I had a very brief look at this to try and automate brightness changes of my screen and the technology seems to be able to take full control of a display, down to passing i2c commands to the controller to access vendor specific features. But this appears to be only used in the software that comes with the display. In have not passed by any information regarding simultaneous multiple display control in my searches, although the specifications seem to offer the functions needed.
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#5
Prima.Vera
the 27" one is 1440p. Anyone knows if is at least semi-glossy ?
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