University of the Arts Adopts NEC Displays
A university dedicated to the visual, performance, and communication
arts, the University of the Arts offers undergraduate and graduate
programs to 2300 students on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s
Avenue of the Arts. The lab was designed by veteran photographer and
Media Arts (Film/Photography/Animation) adjunct professor Jeannie
The facility offers powerful hardware, software, and
other tools, including 13 student work areas, an instructor’s
workstation, and a printing depot. Among the technologies powering the
lab are 26-inch NEC MultiSync LCD2690WUXi, 30-inch NEC MultiSync
LCD3090WQXi, and 21-inch NEC MultiSync LCD2180WG-LED displays, as well
as hardware calibration devices, SpectraViewII Color Calibration
software, and SpectraViewII monitor hoods.
Pearce, associate professor Harris Fogel recommended the NEC displays.
“We wanted to create something unique for students to inspire them and
stoke their imaginations,” Fogel says. “This new lab offers a wonderful
environment for learning, exploring, and pushing the limits of digital
imaging. Our curriculum demands that students master color management,
and accordingly, they have very high expectations for the ability to
accurately soft-proof on screen before printing. We also love using NEC
ECO Mode to save energy in the lab and reduce our carbon footprint.
NEC’s displays are superb tools for us to teach and work with.”
MultiSync 90 Series displays include ColorComp, which digitally
compensates individual pixels for slight variations in the white and
color uniformity levels of the displays, resulting in greater image
accuracy; X-Light Pro technology, which allows brightness and color
settings to be held constant over the life of the displays; and 12-bit
internal lookup tables (LUT), which allow precise adjustments to be
made to the displays’ tone response curves without reducing the number
of displayable colors.