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Epson's New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Deliver Powerful Connectivity for the BYOD and One-to-One Classroom

Epson PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, 585W Offer Bright Images with Advanced Features for the Connected Classroom

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FETC, Booth #631 -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the Epson® PowerLite® 570, 575W, 580, and 585W – four bright, affordable and reliable ultra-short throw projectors designed for the connected K-12 classroom. Offering a Moderator functionality that allows a network of up to 50 personal devices to connect to the projectors, teachers can wirelessly control which personal devices are displayed, with up to four student screens shown simultaneously. In addition, the new projectors feature two HDMI ports, one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices, for enriched high definition viewing capabilities.

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"Collaborative learning is essential to today's modern K-12 classroom, so Epson has engineered these new projectors to support the latest BYOD and one-to-one computing initiatives," said Sara Kim, associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "The new Moderator feature makes it easier than ever to encourage students to share engaging content, while also providing teachers control of the content being displayed."

The new ultra-short throw PowerLite projectors minimize glare and shadow interference and deliver brightness and resolution options to accommodate a diverse range of classroom needs:

Product

Color Brightness2

White Brightness2

Resolution

Education Pricing

PowerLite 570

2,700

2,700

XGA

$999

PowerLite 575W

2,700

2,700

WXGA

$1,049

PowerLite 580

3,200

3,200

XGA

$1,049

PowerLite 585W

3,300

3,300

WXGA

$1,199

More about the PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, and 585W

Epson 3LCD projectors deliver three times brighter colors than leading competitive projectors3. Additional convenient and advanced features for educators include:

  • Epson iProjection: Leveraging the Epson iProjection app, teachers can present from most iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later, including the iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch®, and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later
  • Increased Communication: Powerful internal 16-watt speaker fills the classroom with sound and saves on equipment costs; built-in closed captioning decoder makes presentations accessible to viewers with hearing impairments at no added cost and helps meet ADA section 508 compliance; a convenient microphone input is also included for voice amplification through the projector's built-in speakers
  • Extended Lamp Life: The lamp life can last up to 10,000 hours4 in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time; replacement lamps cost $79, providing a lower overall total cost of ownership
  • 3LCD Technology: Features the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; 3LCD technology provides an energy-efficient light engine which uses available lamp light to create stunning images; in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness5

As a leader in innovation and partnership, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today's high definition content, teachers and students can display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness is important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit www.colorlightoutput.com.

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, and 585W will be available in April 2014 through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution, and Epson.com. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line, and a Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/projectors.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

1 Based upon Q3 2013 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.

2 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

3 Compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors based on NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions

4 Lamp life for the PowerLite 570 and 575W is up to 10,000 hours (eco mode) and 5,000 hours (normal); lamp life for the PowerLite 580 and 585W is up to 6,000 hours (eco mode) and 4,000 hours (normal). Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp Brightness decreases over time.

5 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com Jan. 2013. Average of 1128 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the five segments.

Note: EPSON and PowerLite are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures and PrivateLine are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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