NEC E988 98-inch 4K commercial LCD display monitor

Sharp NEC Display Solutions has unveiled its latest addition to the digital signage arena: the E988, a massive 98-inch commercial LCD display monitor designed for robust performance and vivid visuals. Encased in sturdy metal housing, this monitor boasts an IPS panel with a crisp 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels at 60 Hz, complete with HDR10 support and local dimming capabilities. Although the exact number of dimming zones is unspecified, the monitor ensures impressive contrast and dynamic display quality.

NEC E988 commercial LCD display monitor

The E988 doesn’t just stop at resolution. It offers a 10-bit color depth (8-bit + FRC) for rich and accurate colors, coupled with an 8 ms response time (gray to gray), 350 cd/m² peak brightness, and an 1100:1 contrast ratio (when local dimming is inactive). Content playback is facilitated through an integrated media player accessible via USB. Moreover, the monitor incorporates two internal 10-watt speakers, an ambient light sensor, and a temperature sensor, ensuring a comprehensive feature set.

Remote management of the E988 is streamlined with the NaViSet Administrator 2, making it an ideal choice for 24/7 operations. The range of interfaces includes HDMI 2.0, RJ-45 (100 Mbit/s), RS232C, USB 2.0, USB-C, and VGA. Weighing 64.6 kg without the stand, the E988 is VESA mount compatible (600 x 400 mm) and operates with a power consumption of 200 watts.

Price and availability

Currently available on, the NEC E988 is priced at $7,831, positioning it as a premium choice for businesses aiming for high-quality digital signage solutions.

NEC E988 specifications

NEC E988 commercial LCD display monitor
  • Display: 98-inch IPS-LCD panel, Anti-Glare / Matte
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
  • Brightness: 350 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio: 1100:1
  • Response Time: 8 ms
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • Bit Depth / Color Support: 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
  • Color Gamut: 70% NTSC
  • Viewing Angle (H x V): 178 x 178°
  • Screen Area: 2158.85 x 1214.35 mm
  • Dot Pitch: 0.5622 x 0.5622 mm
  • Pixels Per Inch: 45 PPI
  • Features: NaviSet Administrator 2, HDMI CEC, 24-hour on/off timer, Crestron Connected, HDR10, HDCP 2.2, Ambient Light Sensor, Kensington Lock Slot, SNMP support
  • Ports: 3 x HDMI (2.0), 1 x DE-15/DB-15 (VGA), 2 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm (Analog Audio), 1 x TOSLINK Optical (Digital Audio), 1 x USB-A 2.0, 1 x USB-C, 1 x RJ45 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet, 1 x DE-9/DB-9 Serial (RS-232C) Control Input
  • Audio: 2 x 10 W Speakers
  • VESA Mount: 600 x 400 mm
  • Dimensions: 2194.7 x 1250.2 x 84.3 mm
  • Weight: 144.2 lb / 65.4 kg

Earlier this year, Sony introduced its own contender in the form of the BZ50L, a remarkable 98-inch commercial monitor tailored for professional applications. This commercial flat-screen TV dazzles with a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, maintaining an impressive 780 nits across its entire surface. Priced at $7,396, it stands as a compelling alternative in the commercial display landscape.

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