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NC3541L / NC2041L

Digital Cinema Projector Series

NC3541L / NC2041L Laser Projector



The NC3541L / NC2041L introduces laser technology to the projection realm for the first time.

The NC3541L series features a built-in laser light source with blue and red laser diodes and outputs 35 Klm* - brightest in the cinema market as a laser phosphor projector. Only NEC provides a full laser phosphor projector lineup from small to large screens for affordable installations. This projector’s reliability, maintenance-free operation and 30,000-hour** lifetime result in a lower total cost of ownership.

Delivering Genuine Benefits

  • Maintenance-free operation for a long period of time with approximately 30,000** hours of expected usage of the light source and DLP chips.
    • -Higher reliability
    • -Lower running cost due to savings of:
      • (a)No lamp replacement
      • (b)No maintenance labour
      • (c)No need of stock lamps
  • Play captivating 3D content - take your establishment into the next generation and stay ahead of the competition with the latest digital content, an increasingly essential element of the latest movies and media.
  • Highly flexible - as no exhaust system is required, the NC3541L series is suitable for floor and ceiling installation and versatile content playback.
  • No external chiller - a cooling system is built into the projector, which removes the need for costly HVAC.

Integrated Media Server NP-90MS02-4K (Option)

Integrated Media Server NP-90MS02-4KIntegrated Media Server NP-90MS02-4K

An “all in one” integrated media server with 2 TB of RAID 5 storage offers versatile connectivity and savings with fewer peripheral devices needed. A host of integrated features includes a built-in 2 TB RAID 5 screen server, 2 × 3GSDI and 1 × HDMI interfaces, and advanced network and built-in GPIO functions.

Outstanding Performance

  • The RB laser system features red and blue lasers paired with green phosphor to produce a rich colour spectrum with unsurpassed brightness for the ultimate cinema experience.
  • Steady and reliable operation without any risk of black screen. No downtime during the exhibition of contents with the laser light source, with which brightness may slightly decrease.
  • Enjoy lower TCO - up to 30,000** hours of lifetime keeps costs to a minimum. You can enjoy better quality imaging while experiencing an overall lower cost of ownership. Brightness decreases in a linear fashion resulting in consistent image quality and greater satisfaction for your customers.
  • *NC3541L, NC2041L is 20 Klm.
  • **30,000 hours at a 50% decrease from initial laser power at 90%. 20,000 hours at a 50% decrease from initial laser power at 100%. The lifetime may vary depending upon environmental conditions.

Super Dust Protection

  • NEC’s unique cooling system includes separate independent cooling sections for dust protection in both the optical engine and light source offering the best overall performance while providing theatre owners piece of mind.



from one touch operation, ergonomic keyboard layout and memory functions.


for easy installation.

Currently supports 4K at 30fps

for outstanding picture quality.


a trouble free one-stop solution.


including two 3G-SDI interfaces and 1 HDMI interface.


MODEL   NC3541L NC2041L
OPTICAL Projection Method 3-chip DLP relection method (DLP light Engine) 
Light Source  Laser (Blue and Red) with Phosphor (Green) 
Expected Life*  30,000 hours 
DLP chip Speciications  1.38" DC4K DLP chip 
Resolution  4,096 × 2,160 
Brightness  35,000 lumens 20,000 lumens
Contrast Ratio  2000:1 
Throw Ratio      NC-50LS12Z 1.13 – 1.66:1 
NC-50LS14Z 1.30 – 1.85:1 
NC-50LS16Z 1.45 – 2.17:1 
NC-50LS18Z 1.63 – 2.71:1 
NC-50LS21Z 1.95 – 3.26 
L2K-30ZM 2.71 – 3.89 
Lens Zoom / Focus  Motorised 
F-number, f-number      NC-50LS12Z F = 2.5, f = 35.2 – 51.6 mm 
NC-50LS14Z F = 2.5, f = 40.6 – 57.8 mm 
NC-50LS16Z F = 2.5, f = 45.2 – 68 mm 
NC-50LS18Z F = 2.5, f = 50.9 – 85.2 mm 
NC-50LS21Z F = 2.5, f = 60.8 – 102.3 mm 
L2K-30ZM F = 2.5, f = 85.0 – 121.6 mm 
Lens Shift  -0.06 to +0.06 Vertical, +/-0.02 Horizontal 
Supported Screen Size (max)**  Up to 32 m Up to 20 m
Tilt Angle  Tilt Free 
Cooling Method Projector Liquid Cooled 
CONNECTIVITY     Connectivity IMS NP-90MS02-4K    External Controls 2 × RJ45 (4 GPI and 6 GPO);
2 × RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet 
Input Terminals 1 × USB Type 2.0;
2 × 3GSDI bidirectional (input and output);
2 × USB Type 3.0; eSATA; HDMI 
Output Terminals 2 × RJ45 (16-channel AES3-EBU Digital Audio) 
Additional Features HFR 3D Support (48 Hz/eye, 60 Hz/eye);
Integrated SMS; Integrated Storage: 2 TB (DCP, RAID5); NAS support 
Connectivity Projectors External Controls 1 × GPIO (3D) (D-sub 15 pin female); 1 × GPIO (D-sub 37 pin female); 1 × RJ45 100Base-T 
ELECTRICAL   Power Requirements  200 - 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Single Phase 
Input Current  30 A 16.3 A
Power Consumption  4885 W 2425 W
MECHANICAL   External Dimensions*** (W × D × H)  697 × 1180 × 455 mm 
Weight  169 kg (Excluding lens) 128 kg(Excluding lens)
Fan Noise  55 dB 53 dB
ENVIRONMENTAL   Operating Temperature  10° – 35°C 
Humidity  10 – 85% non-condensing 
Storage  -10° – 50°C 
REGULATIONS        Oceania  Safety EN60950-1 (Marking: RCM) 
Korea  Safety K60950-1 (Marking KC) 
EMC KN32 Class A, KN35 
India  Safety IS 13252 (Marking BIS) 
EMC – 
Other Asia  Safety EN60950-1 (Marking CE) 
EMC EN55022 Class A, EN55032 Class A, EN55024, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12 
LASER / LAMP STANDARD   IEC60825-1: 2014 Class 1
IEC62471-5: 2015 RG3 

  • *The lifetime may vary depending upon environmental conditions. This lifetime is not warranty.
  • **Screen width may vary depending upon environmental conditions.
  • ***Without protrusions


NP-NC3541L, NP-NC2041L


Optional Lenses

NC-50LS12Z, NC-50LS14Z, NC-50LS16Z, NC-50LS18Z,
NC-50LS21Z, L2K-30ZM

Integrated Media Server




These products have been equipped with a laser module and is classified as Class1 of IEC60825-1 2014 and RG3 of IEC62471-5 2015. DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE BEAM.

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