First announced in 2010 by NEC, Intel, and Microsoft, Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) is a computer module plug-in that can transform a plain old flat panel screen by easily adding newer or more advanced technology. An OPS slot enables a display or projector to be easily maintained and upgraded to add or alter capabilities such as computing technology, signal distribution, media playback and wireless data transmission.
Self-contained or modular OPS cards simply plug into an OPS slot on a display or projector, making installation easy. You can modify a device quickly and without additional hardware and cables that would typically be required. OPS boards can be set up to power down when not being used and can be managed remotely—an important consideration when numerous OPS boards are in use.
Currently, NEC offers 16 displays and 5 large venue projectors that feature built-in OPS slots, as well as several OPS options ranging in price and capability, such as an HDBaseT Receiver or an Internal 3G/HD/SD-SDI input card. Upgrading an entire facility of flat screens or projectors can be performed at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new equipment and with much less effort making OPS a smart and very adaptable solution for many educational and corporate facilities.