Epson Now Holds 39 Percent of Projector Market Share in U.S.


According to PMA Research, Epson continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013 with a market share of 39 percent, representing a five-point increase year-over-year. With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a […]

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Epson Intros PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching, Control


Epson 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 […]

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EPSON’s BrightLink Pro Gets Boardroom Makeover, Thanks to Chief


EPSON and Chief Manufacturing have partnered to debut what it will call BrightLink for Boardrooms — although the official name for it is the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi. In case you don’t know, the BrightLink Pro is like a SmartBoard on steroids — it’s an interactive whiteboard with an integrated short-throw projector (PowerLite 1410Wi). The […]

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BenQ Takes Aim at EPSON’s Brighter Futures Program with New Ed-Based Market Support Program


BenQ America this week unveiled the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program. Created to provide educational partners across North America with dedicated sales and support initiatives, the program, at first glance, seems to be an EPSON Brighter Futures knock-off. Available to members across the United States and Canada, BenQ’s BEST program provides educational partners […]

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Epson Introduces EX5230 Pro Portable Projector With 3,500 Lumens


Epson’s new EX5230 Pro projector offers 3,500 lumens of color light output (and 3,500 lumens of white light output), automatic vertical keystone correction and a horizontal slide control bar for image correction. The 3LCD projector also has HDMI connectivity, wireless projection (PC and MAC) and instant on and off (with no cool down time). The […]

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Epson Launches Budget Projectors Aimed at Small Business


Epson’s new VS-Series projector models are aimed at small businesses on a budget. There are three models: Epson VS230, VS330 and VS335W, which are all priced under $529 and feature 3LCD technology. Features for the VS series include HDMI and VGA inputs, automatic vertical keystone correction, a horizontal easy-slide control bar and direct power on/off. […]

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Almo Pro A/V Closes Year with 4th Record-Setting E4 AV Tour Stop


The New Jersey version of the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour was held last week in the Meadowlands Exposition Center and not only did it set an attendance record for a New York area show, at over 600, but it was also an all-time attendance record for the four year AV Tour. If you’re […]

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Epson Partners with Almo Pro A/V in Distribution Deal


This week Almo Pro A/V announced an agreement with Epson America to distribute the complete line of Epson commercial projection models, including the BrightLink Pro Interactive Meeting Room Solution. Epson has also joined the Almo E4 AV Fall 2013 Tour. “Epson is clearly a leader in projection technology with some of the most specialized high […]

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rAVe Scoop: Almo to Distribute Epson ProAV Line


This morning, rAVe Founder Gary Kayye, recorded a special edition of his Daily Rants and rAVes and we got a big scoop! It appears that Almo ProAV is about to announce that it’s the first ProAV distributor to distribute the entire Epson projection line, including the Epson BrightLink line. The details are in this video […]

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Epson Adds Sub-$1000 Home 1080p Projector with PowerLite Home Cinema 2030


Epson’s new PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a 2D and 3D 1920x1080p 3LCD projector that offers MHL-enabled HDMI. You can learn all about MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) here. Basically, MHL is a smaller connector (for small devices like memory stick streaming devices, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) that can output resolutions up to 4K and do […]

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Epson Introduces Brighter EX-Series Projectors


Epson today introduced its new EX-Series — four LCD projectors: the EX7220 (WXGA), EX6220 (WXGA), EX5220 (XGA) and EX3220 (SVGA) — all spec’d at 3,000 ANSI lumens and with HDMI inputs. The EX6220 and the EX3220 also have wireless projection capabilities. All the projectors include keystone correction, remote lens control and a 1.2x zoom lens. […]

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Epson Introduces New 4K and 5K Lumen Projectors


Epson’s new PowerLite 4000-Series includes three new projectors specified for large venue applications. The PowerLite 4650, 4750W and 4855WU projectors claim 5,200, 4,200 and 4,000 lumens and offer XGA (1024×768), WXGA (1366×768) and WUXGA (1920×1200) resolutions, respectively. Integrated with Faroudja DCDi video processing, a centered lens design and up to two times optical zoom with […]

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Rants and rAVes – Episode 116: A Pre-Configured System Aimed at Schools


Chief, Da-Lite and Epson worked together to bring to market a pre-configured AV system aimed at schools. The best part about it is it can be installed in a couple of hours. Having trouble listening to the podcast on this page? You can subscribe using RSS, iTunes or the Stitcher mobile App Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Chief, Da-Lite and Epson Partner for Pre-Configured System


Chief is now shipping the Chief Integrated Interactive System, an all-in-one design that brings together Chief mounts and Da-Lite screen technology to create a unified solution for the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (short-throw projector). The system includes a custom Chief mount, Da-Lite Interactive Dry Erase Application Screen technology (IDEA), a dedicated housing for the interactive control pad and equipment and a marker tray. […]

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Promethean and Epson Announce Partnership


Promethean and Epson today announced a partnership that gives educators in the United States and Canada a wider range of options for converting classrooms into collaborative and interactive learning environments. Under the agreement announced today, customers will be able to purchase Promethean’s teaching and learning software, ActivInspire, from Epson when buying Epson’s industry-leading BrightLink interactive […]

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Epson Intros $429 and $359 2,700-Lumen Projectors


Epson’s new VS-series (The V stands for Value) projectors include two models so far. The VS220 ($359) and VS320 ($429) offer SVGA and XGA resolution, respectively, and deliver high performance with 2,700 lumens (non-ANSI) of color brightness and 2,700 lumens of white brightness. They also offer HDMI connectivity for high-quality audio and video with one […]

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Epson Intros 7K Lumen Projectors with Single Lamp


Epson today announced the new PowerLite Pro G-series projectors that include features such as edge blending, 360-degree installation, six optional lenses and several connectivity options. Ranging from 4,500 to 7,000 lumens of “color brightness” (non-ANSI), the projectors are aimed at both the install market and rental and staging. There are seven models in the Pro […]

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Epson, Sharp, NEC and Panasonic Dominate ProAV Brand Image According to TFCnet


Last week TFCinfo announced the completion of its “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2013.”  This report marks the 12th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted. This research measures projector brand strength among experienced projector users and purchasers in the five most important market segments in the AV industry: […]

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PMA’s Survey Shows Dealers Rate Hitachi and Epson as Top Brands


Hitachi and Epson earned the top two spots based on their overall composite ratings in the 15th survey of North American projector dealers conducted by Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors. The survey was conducted during November and December 2012. The survey ranks 21 aspects of marketing support, products, […]

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Epson Announces Stackable 3D Projector Solution Aimed Specifically at Education


Epson’s new the PowerLite W16 and W16SK are both 3D, which offer active or passive 3D, respectively. Both are WXGA (1280×800) resolution and, unlike most 3D-ready projectors, support multiple HDMI 3D formats out of the box, with no external converter box required. The Epson PowerLite W16 is designed for educators interested in an active 3D […]

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Epson Intros $899 3,000-Lumen Home Theater Projector


Epson today announced a new projector, the 3LCD PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD, and entry level 3D home theater projector. The Home Cinema 750HD offers 3,000 lumens brightness, making it Epson’s brightest home theater projector, as well 720p resolution and active shutter 3D technology. The projector can be mounted anywhere from 3.5 to 35.5 feet from […]

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Epson Introduces New BrightLink Training Videos for Educators


Epson has developed more than 30 “BrightLink Bright Spots” training videos to help teachers and technology trainers better understand the wide range of features available through EPSON BrightLink ultra-short throw and short throw interactive projectors. Available for free on the Epson website, the BrightLink Bright Spots are short video clips that cover specific topics related […]

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Epson Debuts $99 Replacement Lamps for K-12 Projector Line


Epson has lowered prices for K-12 education-focused projector replacement lamps. Compatible with 24 of Epson’s projectors, the replacement lamps are available for $99 or less, exclusively for Brighter Futures customers. According to TFCinfo, a worldwide leader in audio/visual market research, the education sector repeatedly ranked the high cost of replacement lamps as the number one […]

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Epson Debuts New Document Camera


Epson’s new DC-20 document camera features a 12x optical zoom (and 10x digital zoom), an HDMI output, native 1080p projection and a built-in microphone.  Designed specifcially for K-12 applications, this document camera allows teachers to write or draw over live images with an animation feature. It can also record and play back time-lapse photography and […]

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PMA Says Epson, Sony and Optoma Top Selling High-end and New Era Projectors


For more than a dozen years, Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. The company’s Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels. […]

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Epson Intros the Ultra-Portable 1700-Series Wireless Projectors


Epson introduced at InfoComm its new line of EPSON PowerLite® 1700-series projectors — thePowerLite 1751, 1761W, 1771W, and 1776W. Designed for mobile professionals, these models weigh less than four pounds and are 1.7-inches tall, plus offer HDMI connectivity on all models and advanced wireless capabilities. They also offer USB plug ‘n play, keystone correction, network control (1761W, 1771W and 1776W models) and an extended lamp life. The PowerLite 1751 ($649) and 1761W ($799) offer […]

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Epson’s Newest Projectors Aimed at HOW and ED


Epson has expanded its PowerLite 1900-series with six new models spec’d at up to 5,000 lumens and with split screen projection capability. The PowerLite 1940W, 1950 and 1960 offer features such as split screen, DICOM simulation mode, Faroudja DCDi for a home cinema-like experience in Pro applications and digital connectivity with HDMI and DisplayPort inputs. […]

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Epson Debuts 720p Projector for $650


Yesterday Epson broke a price-barrier with the industry’s first 3LCD 720p true home theater projector that’s priced at $650 — the PowerLite Home Cinema 710HD. With a giant zoom ratio that allows the projector to be mounted anywhere from 3.5 to 35.5 feet from the screen, the Home Cinema 710HD offers new “Easy-Slide” image correction, […]

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