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Epson America Debuts New PowerLite Projectors

May 2, 2007 12:00 PM

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Epson America unveiled the Epson PowerLite 1810p and 1815p projectors suitable for the demands of higher-education environments and corporate facilities. The new projectors from Epson feature 3,500 lumens of brightness, wireless and PC-free connectivity, and six-second automatic image adjustment. The PowerLite 1810p and 1815p projectors ($2,699 ESP and $2,999 ESP, respectively) weigh in at 6.5lbs. and 6.9lbs., respectively, providing a portable form factor ideal for small conference room or classroom settings, but delivering enough power for larger auditoriums.

“As the designers of the world’s leading projectors, Epson understands and delivers the features that presenters need most, and the PowerLite 1810p and 1815p projectors are a prime example,” says Daniel Oey, group product manager, Epson America. “As the education and corporate markets evolve, we work closely with our customers to design projectors and incorporate features to not only meet, but exceed their needs.”

The PowerLite 1815p includes Epson’s enhanced EasyMP technology for PC-free presenting, delivering multimedia video with audio files through an 802.11a/b/g wireless module. For increased flexibility, the projector also offers USB Type A connectivity to any PC, as well as RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote monitoring and control. For control via the IP network, the PowerLite 1815p features a new GUI interface with intuitive functionality that enables network administrators to remotely play and pause presentations as well as adjust images (i.e., e-zoom, keystone correction, volume, color mode, etc.). In addition, the new PC-free interfaces (USB port and Compact Flash slots) allow presenters to easily identify and display almost all file types via thumbnails, including JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, SIT, MPEG1, and MPEG2. The compact flash allows presenters to quickly update files via the network providing added convenience for network administrators working with installed units.

Epson Quick Setup technology provides six-second automatic image adjustment; for added flexibility, both projectors offer up to 45 degrees vertical and 30 degrees horizontal keystoning capabilities, 1.6X zoom ratio, and Epson’s improved Quick Corner technology. Custom color mode allows for the individual adjustment of each color’s hue and saturation from six different axes, providing total control over the look and feel of images for photography slideshows.

Using Epson 3LCD technology, the projectors’ three-chip engine delivers natural color and more intense, sharper images; it is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving color wheel and produces precise color reproduction, detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free

Availability and Support

The Epson PowerLite 1810p and 1815p are available through national retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and PC resellers in April 2007. Epson’s PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes three elite technical support services—two-year Epson PrivateLine availability, two-year Road Service Program and two-year International Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product.

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