Epson Intros PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching, Control

epson-powerlitepilot-0314Epson this week introduced the PowerLite Pilot 2 Projector Connection and Control Box. Wall mounted, the PowerLite Pilot 2 integrates into classrooms and supports advanced connectivity including VGA, HDMI, MHL and USB.

Built upon the platform of the PowerLite Pilot, the new PowerLite Pilot 2 delivers source switching and volume adjustments and also helps consolidate cables. The control box offers two HDMI ports, including one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices. The PowerLite Pilot 2 can also be used as an extension box, expanding the range of classroom cables that can be connected to it for added flexibility. It also includes a protective cable cover to prevent dust from entering.

Control is done via RS232, and available inputs and outputs include two HDMI (including one with MHL support), two VGA (computer 1 and 2) connectors with corresponding Audio (inputs/outputs), Composite Video, S-Video, AUX input (for use with portable audio devices), USB Type A, USB Type B and Rec Out. The PowerLite Pilot 2 also works with Epson ELPSP02 Active Speakers (optional, sold separately), a set of two wall-mountable speakers delivering 30 watts of powerful sound with a built-in amplifier, for a complete classroom control and extended audio solution.

The PowerLite Pilot 2 will be available in early May and list for $249. All the specs are here.