Model: np-me423w
$795.00 USD
ME Series projectors using LCD technology and a breakthrough lamp design provide all the essential features that you need to simply and reliably connect with your audience at a very affordable price. The bright 4200-lumen, WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution NEC ME423W is ideal for classrooms that need a clear image that can be seen all around the room. The ME Series offers an incredible lamp life up to 20,000 hours which reduces maintenance requirements and lowers total cost of ownership. The ME Series features a broad 1.7x zoom range that provides greater mount placement options for a more flexible installation in projector replacement applications. The environment is kept in mind with ECO Mode™ technology, a carbon savings meter and energy-saving features such as quick startup and auto power off. Built-in MultiPresenter functionality allows for screen sharing of up to 16 devices simultaneously via a wired or wireless connection (wireless requires NP05LM1). MultiPresenter is Windows, MAC, Android and iOS compatible. (No Internet access or WAN required)
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  • Up to 20,000 hour lamp reduces maintenance requirements and lowers total cost of ownership
  • LCD technology provides brilliant, colorful and engaging images in any learning environment
  • Broad 1.7x zoom range gives installers more options when choosing a mounting location
  • Powerful 16W speaker provides volume needed for medium size rooms
  • Dual HDMI inputs ensure quick switching between sources
  • Wired and optional wireless network connectivity allows remote management and control as well as screen sharing
  • Digital keystone and cornerstone correction ensure the image fills the screen properly from almost any angle
  • ECO Mode™ technology helps maximize lamp life and lowers power consumption
  • Built-in MultiPresenter functionality allows for screen sharing of up to 16 devices simultaneously via a wired or wireless connection (wireless requires NP05LM1). (Win, MAC, Android, iOS) (No Internet access or WAN required)
  • NaViSet Administrator 2: Free software solution that greatly eases administration and management of large scale projector deployments



Legal Disclaimer To California Residents
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Styrene and Formaldehyde (gas), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, and Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov


Display

Imaging Device LCD Aspect Ratio 16x10
Native Resolution WXGA 1280x800 Maximum Resolution Up to WUXGA (1920x1200) with Advanced AccuBlend
Contrast Ratio (typical) 16,000:1  

Synchronization Range

Horizontal (Analog/Digital) 15-100kHz (RGB: 24kHz or over) Vertical 50-120Hz

Signal Compatibility/Connectivity

SD/HD Video Signal Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p PC Signal Compatibility VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, UXGA, WUXGA
Macintosh Signal Compatibility Yes External Control RS-232 (D-Sub 9pin), IR, LAN
Input Terminals
RGB1(analog):
VGA 15pin D-sub
RGB1(digital):
HDMI w/ HDCP (v2.0)
RGB2(digital):
HDMI w/ HDCP (v2.0)
Video 1:
RCA
Audio 1:
Stereo Mini Jack
Audio 2:
RCA (L/R)
Output Terminals
Audio:
Stero Mini Jack
Audio Out:
Stereo Mini Jack
Monitor Out:
VGA 15pin D-sub

Power Consumption (typical)

On 305W Input Current 3.3-1.3A
Power Requirements 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz  

Physical Specifications

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Product:
13.6 x 4.3 x 10.3 in. (345 x 108.4 x 261 mm)
Shipping:
17.7 x 7.8 x 15.4 in. (450 x 200 x 390 mm)
Weight
Net Weight:
7.3 lbs. (3.3 kg)
Shipping:
10.4 lbs. (4.7 kg)

Environmental Conditions

Operating Temperature 41-104°F / 5-40°C Operating Humidity 20 to 80% Humidity (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature 14-122°F / -10-50°C Storage Humidity 20 to 90% Humidity (Non-Condensing)

Limited Warranty (parts & labor)

Registered owners receive a 3-year parts and labor warranty including InstaCare next business day exchange. The lamp is covered for one year or 1,000 hours, whichever comes first.  

Additional Features

  • Wireless LAN (Optional)
  • Keystone correction
  • Cornerstone
  • USB Viewer
  • Quick start
  • Auto power off
  • ECO Mode technology
  • Carbon savings meter
  • NaviSet Administrator2 compatible
  • MultiPresenter compatible
  • Crestron, AMX, PJLink support
  • Advanced AccuBlend
  • AutoSense
 

Optical

Display Technology 0.64" LCD Light Output(Lumens) 4,200 boost
Lamp Type 225W AC Light Source Life 10,000 hours normal / 20,000 hours eco
Light Source Lamp Screen Size (diagonal) 30 - 300 in. / 0.76 - 7.62m
Throw Ratio 1.5-1.8:1 Projection Distance 2.9 - 35.9 ft. / 0.9 - 10.9 m
Projector Angle 0 - 9° tele / 0 - 10° wide (at 60") Lens
Zoom:
1.7x
Focus:
Manual
F number, fnumber:
F:1.7~2.2 /f=17.4~29mm
Keystone Correction +/- 30° horizontal (manual), +/- 30° vertical (manual + auto)  

Mechanical

Installation Orientation Floor/Front, Floor/Rear, Ceiling/Front, Ceiling/Rear Fan Noise 37dB (ECO mode Off), 29dB (ECO mode)
Regulations USA: UL (UL60950-1/UL62368-1) FCC Part15 Class B, Canada: CAN/CSA (62368-1-14) ICES-003 Issue 6  

Accessories

Included
  • Remote Control, (2) AAA Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • RGB Signal Cable
Optional
  • Wireless LAN Adapter (NP05LM1)
  • Replacement Lamp (NP47LP)
  • Replacement Remote Control (RMT-PJ39)
  • Custom Ceiling Mount (MP300CM)
  • Carry Case (NP402CASE)

Lens Adjustment Functions

Manual focus, zoom  

Supported Screen Size (maximum)

30 - 300 in. / 0.76 - 7.62m  

Advanced AccuBlend™
Ensures detailed images when non-native resolution sources are connected to the projector.
Crestron Roomview
Provides unified management, including the ability to switch the power on and off for multiple projectors connected to a network.
ECO Mode™
Extends lamp life, lowers audible noise and reduces total cost of ownership.
Wireless LAN (Optional)
Allows you to transmit images from a PC wirelessly to the projector, eliminating the need for traditional cumbersome cables.
Cornerstone Correction
Allows for horizontal, vertical and diagonal image correction for aligned images even when the projector is set up at an angle to the screen.
AutoSense™
Intuitively syncs the projector with most computer signals and features one-touch image optimization.
USB Viewer
Permits playback (without a PC) of presentations or display images stored as JPG files from a USB flash drive.
Variable Audio Out
Adjusts the volume of an external speaker system using the projector's remote control.
Quick Startup and Quick Power-Off
Allows users to begin presenting within 3 to 4 seconds and allows immediate power off with no cooling required after shutdown to ensure efficient energy usage.
Wired Network Connection
Integrated RJ45 connection for quick connection to the LAN (10/100 base-T capability).
Built-in Wall Color Correction
Presets provide for adaptive color tone correction to display properly on non-white surfaces.
16W Audio
provides the volume needed for large rooms
Carbon Savings Meter
Calculates the positive effects of operating the projector in ECO Mode, which is encouraged by an optional message at startup. A green ECO Mode button on the remote control makes the switch easy.
Dual HDMI inputs (with HDCP)
Ensure quick switching between presentations and allows for simultaneous digital connections of high-definition sources, such as Blu-ray players, cable boxes, satellite receivers and computers

Press

Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors for Classrooms with Increased Brightness and Industry-leading Lamp Life
NEC’s breakthrough lamp technology lasts up to 20,000 hours, effectively eliminating lamp maintenance requirements for the life of the projector

Media

SNDS Upgrades Projector Series for K-12 Classrooms
The What: Sharp NEC Display Solutions (SNDS) has upgraded it ME and MC Series projectors. Primarily designed for K-12 education, the upgraded projectors leverage new lamp technology that increases the brightness to between 4,000 and 4,500 lumens and feature a lamp life that can extend to 20,000 hours in ECO mode.
Sharp NEC Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors
Sharp NEC Display Solutions announced its upgraded ME and MC Series projectors. Primarily designed for K-12 education, the upgraded projectors leverage new lamp technology that increases the brightness to between 4,000 and 4,500 lumens and features the longest lamp life on the market, extending to 20,000 hours in ECO mode.
Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors for Classrooms with Increased Brightness and Industry-leading Lamp Life
Sharp NEC Display Solutions Upgrades ME and MC Series Projectors for Classrooms with Increased Brightness and Industry-leading Lamp Life

Warranty Length: Registered owners receive a 3-year parts and labor warranty including InstaCare next business day exchange. The lamp is covered for one year or 1,000 hours, whichever comes first.

Cables/Adapters

Wireless LAN Adapter

Mounts/Mounts Accessories

Adjustable Extension Column, 6" - 9"
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Mount
Ceiling Plate

Replacement Remotes

Replacement Remotes

Lamps

Replacement Lamp

Cases

Carrying Case

  • Remote control
  • Batteries
  • Power cord
  • RGB signal cable
  • User manual CDROM
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Security Sticker

Have a problem with your NEC product? Here you'll find common questions. If you do not find a sufficient answer, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at 800-632-4662.

Projectors

You will need an additional accessory called a remote mouse receiver -Part Number NP01MR. 3 Ways to Order:
  • NEC Website
  • Contacting Projector Telephone Support at 800.836.0655.
NEC projector input panels feature RGB computer inputs, a composite video input (yellow RCa type plug) and an S-Video input. The RGB computer input (blue) and can also be used with an optional component video adapter for connection to a DVD player or other video source, if desired.
  • If the lamp indicator light on the projector is solid red then you would need to change the lamp as it has been used beyond its usable life.
  • Once the new lamp is installed you will need to reset the lamp hours of the projector with the remote control.
  • While the unit is in standby mode, meaning the power light is solid orange, you will need to hold down the help button on the remote for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Once the lamp hours are reset the lamp LED light will go out and at that time the unit should power on normally.
  • In the projectors on screen menu select the Setup option.
  • Under setup go to Installation or Installation 1 in the sub menu.
  • Within installation you will need to select Orientation.
  • In orientation select the box that says desktop front, press enter and change the option to either ceiling front or ceiling rear depending on which direction the unit is facing in regards to the screen.
This tip works for most NEC Projectors: First, ensure that the projector is powered “on.” Second, hold down the “cancel” or “exit” button on the projector for about 15 to 20 seconds.
Function F* (this varies from computer to computer)
This can be done by going into the OSM and making the change there or by sending a specific RS232 command to the projector from a computer.
If you are experiencing an issues related to image quality, colors, and signal, Factory Reset is the first setup to perform. (Please make a note of any custom setting prior to doing a factory reset.)
With certain NEC projectors it is possible to project onto non-flat surfaces such as cylinders or corners using free software such as the Geometric Correction Tool, Keep in mind that the 16:9 format will not be supported.
To permanently save your digital keystone corrections by activating "3D Reform Memory." To do this:

1. Go to the "Extended Menu" and choose "Projector Options."
2. Choose "Setup" and go to page 4.
3. Choose the checkbox "3D Reform Memory" and press OK.

Your horizontal, vertical and diagonal 3D reform (keystone) data will now be permanently saved.
The flash memory card or USB drive must be formatted with the FAT16 or FAT file system. (FAT32 and NTFS are not recognized.)
The PC card slot, which is situated on the projector main unit, allows you to make presentations without a PC. Just insert a compact flash or flash memory card containing your stored presentation material and display images directly onto a screen. The projector will display JPEG, BMP, TXT and text-only HTML files.
To present your digital images or stills using an NEC projector you can use the following memory cards:

Compact flash cards (with a Type II PCMCIa CF adapter)
Smart media (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Memory stick (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Memory stick pro (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Multimedia card (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
Secure digital (with a 4-in-1 Type II adapter)
The PC Card Viewer and the Blackboard Function. Projectors equipped with the PC Card Viewer feature are particularly suitable for mobile use since you do not need a notebook or PC to make a presentation. Instead, you can take your presentation along with you stored on a normal PC card or Compact Flash card. Meanwhile, the Blackboard feature allows you to create drawings via the USB mouse and project them onto a screen, facilitating interactive presentations and audience rapport.
Yes. NEC projectors are fitted with inputs for video and S-Video, and meet NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 4.43NTSC and PaL60 standards. You can connect the projector using video, S-video and component (YUV) cables. Please, all projectors are PaL Progressive-enabled (via YUV or RGB). The latest NEC projectors produce virtually no irritating fan noise.
Most projectors use LCD technology. This splits light into the primary colors red, green and blue. Each color is then directed through an LCD display acting as a ‘light valve’ and the light is then reassembled. There is an LCD display for each individual pixel and each primary color. DLP technology involves the use of huge numbers of tiny quadratic mirrors arrayed on a Texas Instruments DMD chip. Only when a mirror is tilted will it reflect the light shining onto it back towards the screen. This very high-frequency switching on and off of points of light is not perceived by the human eye and allows different shades of color to be portrayed. The colors are generated by a color ribbon featuring the primary colors red, green and blue.
It depends on the installation environment. In environments with more ambient light, we recommend choosing DLP. For the greatest flexibility, choose an NEC projector that features both technologies.
Check your projector's installation guide, or use our Image Calculator.

Keep in mind that distances shown in the Installation Guide or Image Calculator may vary ± 5%. We recommend that you verify the distance before the projector is installed.
As a general rule, the distance between the viewers and the screen should between 1.5 and 6 times the image width.
Your ideal screen will depend on your installation, the size of the room, the amount of ambient light, and other factors. We recommend contacting your installer or a screen vendor for screen recommendations.
Most lamps have an expected life of about 2000 hours.
There are several things you can do to increase your lamp life. • Always make sure there is adequate clearance near the intake and exhaust vents. • Keep the environment clean and relatively dust free. • Clean air filters every 100 hours, or more often if there are a lot of dust or contaminants in the room. • Striking the lamp ages the lamp as it causes slight changes to the shape of the electrodes that light the lamp, so light up your projector when you're ready to use it and avoid frequent on and off cycles. • Avoid shock to the lamp or projector. • Use Eco-Mode, if your projector has it. • After you run the projector, leave it plugged in until the fan turns itself off. • Avoid storing the lamp or projector in extreme temperatures or humidity levels.
Certain projector lamps contain mercury. Some states have laws that require projector lamps to be disposed of as a hazardous material if they contain mercury. Check with your audio-visual sales associate or local municipality to find out what the projector lamp disposal laws are for your state. You may also contact NEC Technical Support to have your lamp recycled by Sharp NEC Display Solutions.
For Windows XP (ver. 2.08):

LT265 & LT245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800

For Windows Vista (ver. 2.08):

LT265 / 245 (Firmware Version: 1.04 or later) / WT615 / 610 (Firmware Version: 1.08 or later) / LT380 / 280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800

For Mac OS (Intel) (ver. 1.2.5)

LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)

For Mac OS (PowerPC) (ver. 1.2.4)

LT265 / LT245 (Firmware version: 1.03 or later) / LT380 / LT280 / NP3150 / NP2150 / NP1150 / NP3151W / NP905 / NP901W / NP2000 / NP1000 / VT800* / WT610 (Firmware version: 1.00 or later)

*The "Easy Connection" function cannot be used with VT800.
Virtual Remote Tool is compatible with NP300/400/500/500W/600 models.
PC Control is designed to control a single projector, while PC Control Pro is designed to control multiple projectors.
The PC Control Utility or PC Control Pro can be connected from your computer to the projector using a serial or LAN connection.
Select "Lamp Mode" on the remote control and use the menu to select Eco-Mode.
Excessive moisture, dust, heat and smoke.
You're seeing the result of dust build-up on the green LCD panel. We recommend that you schedule a service visit. Please contact NEC technical support or your local NEC service provider to set it up.
No, NEC only provides service support and parts to NEC authorized servicers and technicians. NEC-authorized service centers/technicians have attended training classes to ensure quality service on NEC products
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