NEC Solutions of America ( has announced updates to its professional display portfolio, including the addition of the new 27-inch MultiSync PA271W display to the MultiSync PA Series, the first release of the MultiProfiler display configuration application and SpectraViewII version 1.1.04, which adds support for the 24-inch MultiSync PA241W and the new MultiSync PA271W.

Featuring a new size for the professional desktop category, the MultiSync PA271W is a high-definition monitor designed for advanced graphics applications, digital photography, video editing, print production and other environments where color accuracy is critical, according to Art Marshall, product manager for NEC Display Solutions. Boasting a 10-bit p-IPS panel, a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution and internal 14-bit programmable 3D lookup tables (LUTs), the MultiSync PA271W can display 1.07 billion colors out of a palette of 4.3 trillion when using the 10-bit DisplayPort input.

The new MultiProfiler application is exclusive to the MultiSync PA Series and provides control over several features. The application features Picture Mode preset configuration, which utilizes the SpectraViewII Engine in all MultiSync PA Series displays to allow multiple color modes to be configured based on gamma characteristics, color gamut, white point and brightness for applications such as real-time print preview and matching of legacy displays. The Picture-in-Picture (PIP) configuration allows two video signals to be viewed simultaneously in a secondary PIP or Picture-by-Picture (PBP) window configuration.

MultiProfiler also allows users to manage the monitor’s USB hub and map the various monitor inputs, such as multiple computers attached to one display. The automatic generation of ICC profiles by MultiProfiler aids users when switching between or adjusting color modes. MultiProfiler is compatible with Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher and Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7.

The new release of SpectraViewII version 1.1.04 brings the complete color calibration solution for NEC displays to the MultiSync PA Series. In addition, the arrival of two new SpectraViewII models, the 24-inch PA241W-BK-SV and 27-inch PA271W-BK-SV, offer highly accurate color for demanding users who require crisp images and infinite perfection by touting a 1000:1 contrast ratio and up to 360 cd/m² of brightness, says Marshall. Their screens purportedly cover more than 97 % of AdobeRGB, more than 92 percent of NTSC and 100 percent of sRGB. Enhanced connectivity for these models includes DisplayPort, two DVI-D inputs and a USB hub.

The MultiSync PA271W is available for May shipment with an estimated street price of US$1,399 and ships with a four-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight. The MultiSync PA241W-BK-SV and PA271W-BK-SV models with SpectraViewII and 4-year warranty are available for May shipment for $1,329 and $1,649, respectively. MultiProfiler is complimentary to all MultiSync PA Series customers at The SpectraViewII upgrade is free to download for all current SpectraView customers or for purchase for new customers at .