University of the Arts Adopts NEC Displays
May 21, 2009

University of the Arts Adopts NEC Displays

Chicago, Ill. - NEC Display Solutions of America announced that the University of the Arts in Philadelphia has outfitted its new digital imaging lab with NEC’s MultiSync 90 Series desktop monitors, built for professionals in the visual arts.
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 Pearce.

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.

Working with 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.”

The 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.