LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2018 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has been selected as a finalist in the 2018 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. The BrightLink® ultra short-throw interactive display was one of 10 education technology products recognized specifically for their unique use in schools. An additional 20 products were finalists for their use in classrooms and districts. The winners will be announced at a special reception at TCEA 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. To view the entire list of this year’s finalists, visit Techlearning.com.

“Since 1982, Tech & Learning has sought out and celebrated the best in education technology through the AOE,” said Kevin Hogan, managing director of content for Tech & Learning. “It used to be a simple review of speeds and feeds. In this year’s contest, nominated products were judged on two key factors: their uniqueness in the classroom, school, or district, and whether or not the nominated product solved specific problems.”   

The BrightLink interactive display turns whiteboards and other flat surfaces into a giant tablet allowing students and teachers to control, annotate, and more using their fingers or an interactive pen. With multi-user capabilities, students and teachers can use up to two stylus pens and six fingers at a time. In addition, built-in wireless capabilities make it easy to share content and collaborate.

Educators can share content between the big screen and students’ wirelessly connected mobile devices using the Epson iProjection™ App with Moderator function2. Teachers have the ability to see and choose to display up to four devices simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected student devices for an engaging, collaborative classroom experience. Students can wirelessly display content from Chromebooks, PCs, and Mac® computers, as well as iOS and Android devices. BrightLink also supports BYOD learning environments and is the perfect tool for displaying a variety of content or comparing students’ work side-by-side3.

The award-winning BrightLink product line features several different models ranging in brightness, resolution, and price including, the world’s first 3LCD interactive laser display – the BrightLink 710Ui. The BrightLink 710Ui delivers a large, bright, image up to 100 inches, up to 20,000 hours4 of laser light source life, and Instant Off®. It also offers 4,000 lumens of color brightness and 4,000 lumens of white brightness5 with a Full HD WUXGA display for crisp images even in well-lit classrooms, built-in pen/touch interactivity, and multi-platform connectivity options. The BrightLink 710Ui is also compatible with popular software used in today’s classrooms and includes a one-year subscription to SMART Learning Suite.

Epson and the BrightLink interactive display were also recently recognized in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards hosted by both THE Journal and Campus Technology. The award programs, each in their fourth year, ask their readers to weigh in on their favorite education technologies. Both publications awarded Epson a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Projector by Brand and the BrightLink a Silver Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Interactive Whiteboard, Display, Flat Panel or Kiosk by Brand.

“The BrightLink creates a unique, interactive learning experience for students,” said Jason Meyer, group product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Receiving recognition from these leading education awards programs reinforces Epson’s leadership and popularity in providing projection technology to schools and districts.”

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 a total of three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

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1 Epson is the #1 projector brand worldwide and in the U.S. according to most recent quarterly data from PMA, a leading high-tech market research and publishing firm specializing in the display market.
2 Moderator feature is part of ®EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.

3 For wireless functionality, including via the Epson iProjection App, the projector must be configured on a network, either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specification for availability) or via a wireless connection. Check your owner’s manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable a wires connection. Not all Epson projector are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See www.epson.com for details.

4 20,000 hours is the estimated light source life when used in Normal Mode. Actual hours may vary depending on mode and usage environment. The BrightLink 710Ui comes with a three-year limited warranty.

5 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.

EPSON, EasyMP and Instant Off are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Better Products for a Better Future, BrightLink and Epson iProjection are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2018 Epson America, Inc.