NPC-1 By EIKI Turns Projector Into Network Device


Network Projector Control & NetControl Advanced Package SoftwareTurn any* projector into a network device, instantly


Now colleges and universities have a resource available to help deal with growing expectations and shrinking budgets. With the EIKI NPC-1 Media Center staff can perform routine inspection, or handhold an end user, without leaving the control center, saving valuable time and providing more timely response.

The EIKI NPC-1 system consists of a palm-sized projector-to-network interface, and supplied software with basic features permitting you to monitor projector status and manage projector functions.

The NPC-1 is a universal projector control system. Preconfigured for EIKI projectors, NPC-1 can control most projectors* … from EIKI or other manufacturers, in current production or legacy … with a simple file download**.

It’s easy to configure and use. NPC-1 requires no programming. The NetControl Basic Package Software locates the NPC-1 on the network and assigns the projector. And, only the control program on the computer gets updates … not the controller.

NetControl Advanced Package Software extends the power of the NPC-1, adding deeper level controls, multiple projector management, the creation and management of groups of projectors, the creation and execution of time-based events, the creation and operation of maintenance alerts (such as lamp life, both on-screen and via e-mail) and the creation and operation of security alerts (such as failure or theft, both on-screen and via e-mail).

Unlike web server systems, there is no delay time between command and execution, or feedback and display with the NPC-1 system. And true simultaneous execution of the same command on multiple devices is built-in (with the NetControl Advanced Package). And, the NPC-1 system is secure, because the brains of the system are in the computer … not the controller. Even if the projector and controller are both disabled, the system can detect it and issue an alert (with the NetControl Advanced Package).

* The projector must be RS-232 controllable, and the control code must be available and comply with the conventional control standards implemented in the NPC-1.
** The required RS-232 control code must be already included in the NetControl Starter Package Online Update: if not, it will be added promptly and at no charge.

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