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Epson Introduces PowerLite 1263W Commercial Portable Business Projector

Wireless, Widescreen HD Projector Delivers Convenient Connectivity for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced the PowerLite® 1263W wireless HD projector sold exclusively through distribution, value-added resellers and direct market reseller channels. Delivering sharp, widescreen images and convenient wireless connectivity, the PowerLite 1263W is ideal for displaying content from a laptop, smartphone or tablet onto a big screen.

Epson America, Inc.

"The PowerLite 1263W offers a wide range of features to provide small- to medium-sized businesses with advanced projector and connectivity technology at an affordable price," said Eric Uaje, associate product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "Leveraging wireless connectivity and Epson's new quick connect on-screen QR code feature, this projector makes it even easier to travel and present without a laptop."

The PowerLite 1263W delivers 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens white brightness2 and widescreen HD performance with WXGA resolution. In addition, the projector offers wireless connectivity, and an HDMI port, which also supports Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), to display content from MHL-enabled smartphones and tablets. 

More about the PowerLite 1263W
The PowerLite 1263W offers several easy-to-use and versatile features ideal for small- to medium-sized businesses, including:

  • 3LCD Technology: Features the latest 3-chip 3LCD technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; Epson projectors offer three times brighter colors than leading competitive projectors3. This technology also provides an energy-efficient light engine which uses available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness4.
  • Wireless Connectivity: Connect directly to a laptop with the included wireless LAN module
  • Epson iProjection: Present content from smartphones or tablets, wirelessly, with the free Epson iProjection™ app5 
  • QR Code Connection: Epson's new quick connect on-screen QR code provides access to content from smartphones and tablets; simply turn the projector on, use Epson iProjection to scan the on-screen QR code and be instantly connected to share content
  • Advanced Connectivity: HDMI provides high-quality audio and video content with one cable; features two HDMI ports, one with MHL for connecting multiple digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices, for enriched high definition viewing capabilities
  • Quick Control: Automatic vertical keystone correction and a horizontal Easy-Slide control bar for enhanced image correction; Direct Power On and Off delivers wall switch power control, Instant Off® quickly powers down the projector with no cool down time, and the A/V Mute Slide pauses the presentation without turning the projector off

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The 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, presenters 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 http://www.colorlightoutput.com.

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite 1263W ($649*) is available through national resellers, mail order, distribution, and through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (90-day limited lamp warranty) 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 dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

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/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonAmerica).

* MSRP; dealer pricing may vary

1 Based upon Q1 2014 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 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com, Jan. 2014. Average of 1,243 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 six brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the six segments.
5 Check your owner's manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable wireless connection on your Epson projector. Epson projectors can be networked either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specifications for availability) or via a wireless connection. Not all Epson projectors are able to be networked. Availability varies depending on model.

Note: EPSON, PowerLite and Instant Off are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and EPSON iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark of Google 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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