NEC installs 40 digital cinema projectors

Move came ahead of 3-D release of 'Monsters vs. Aliens'

NEC Corporation of America said Monday that it had installed 40 NEC digital cinema projectors in theaters across the country in advance of the 3-D release of DreamWorks Animation's "Monsters vs. Aliens."

Working in conjunction with RealD 3-D and Dolby 3-D systems, NEC installed the projects at Marcus Theaters, Clearview Cinemas, National Amusements and Southern Theatres.

"3-D continues to be the leading impetus in the shift to digital cinema, and NEC's technology is making what could be a challenging scenario, easier and more manageable," said Jim Reisteter, GM of NEC's Digital Cinema Division. "Both our NC2500S and NC1600C projectors are being well-received by a large cross-section of the exhibitor population, and with the installation and servicing support from our master reseller, Strong Technical Services, we are championing the movement toward digital cinema."