NEC has announced its new S521 Digital Signage LCD Display to its S Series. The new S521 LCD Monitor features a 52-inch Full HD business-grade LCD display with a 1280×1080 resolution, 500cd/m2 brightness, 3000:1 contrast ratio, ambient light sensor for optimum brightness based on existing light conditions, advanced cooling design to prevent likeliness of image retention and improved color uniformity and video wall capabilities. The S521 was designed specially for digital signage applications with extended operation times, such as airports, retail and other public areas like the S401 and S461.
It includes also real-time clock and built-in scheduler and expansion slot. The S521 offers DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, DVI-D, 5 BNC (RGB/HV), composite, component, S-Video inputs as well as Ethernet, RS-232 in/out, IR and DDC/CI control ports. The S521 and S521-AVT will be available for May 2010 shipment at an estimated street price of $2,699 and $2,849, respectively.