LONG BEACH, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2015 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, was recognized by both the 2014 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Awards. The Epson BrightLink® 595Wi and Epson PowerLite® 570 projectors were selected as best New Products by Tech & Learning and the Epson BrightLink® interactive projector was named a winner of District Administration’s award.

For more than 30 years, the 2014 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence program has been honoring outstanding education technology products including software, hardware, network and web solutions, as well as those that add significant enhancements to proven education tools. Over 150 products enter into this prestigious program to be judged by qualified educators and the Tech & Learning editorial team.

District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products is an annual awards program that alerts superintendents and other senior school leaders to the best products helping districts excel. A record-breaking year, more than 2,400 unique nominations were submitted to District Administration’s editorial board.

“We’re honored to have won the Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence and District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products Awards,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Wins from this year further reinforce the robustness of our technology and its impact in the teaching and learning process. Epson will continue to offer powerful projectors and interactive solutions that support the classroom ecosystem and meet the needs of both teachers and students.” 

Additional award victories garnered by Epson in 2014 include:

  • Epson® DC-12 document camera, Learning® Magazine 2015 Teachers’ Choice SM Award for the Classroom
  • Epson® PowerLite® 99W, received a 4 out of 5, Excellent rating from PCMag.com, Best in Classroom award from ProjectorReviews.com, and an EdTech Digest Award
  • Epson BrightLink 595Wi, received a 4.5 out of 5, Editors’ Choice rating from  PCMag.com and a Hot Product Award from ProjectorReviews.com

More about the BrightLink 595Wi

The Epson BrightLink 595Wi is the world's first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector. The ultra-short throw BrightLink 595Wi delivers 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white brightness2 and features advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, and more.

The BrightLink 595Wi is equipped with an external module that mounts directly to a wall or existing whiteboard enabling finger touch control and annotations. It supports gestures3, up to six fingers at the same time, and dual-pen support. The BrightLink 595Wi projector also gives teachers more control with the built-in Moderator device management software, allowing up to 50 computers, tablets and other handheld devices to be connected via the network for ultimate classroom collaboration.

More about the PowerLite 570

Specifically designed for K-12 classrooms, the Epson PowerLite 570 ultra-short throw projector delivers bright and colorful images, powerful connectivity, and unique collaboration options for bring your own device (BYOD) and one-to-one classrooms. Offering Moderator device management software, the PowerLite 570 projector allows teachers to wirelessly connect up to 50 devices and share students’ work from up to four device screens simultaneously, including computers and iOS® and Android tablets and phones. For enriched high definition viewing capabilities, the Epson PowerLite 570 also includes two HDMI ports, one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices.

More about the DC-12 document camera

The DC-12 document camera is a classroom imaging solution designed to help educators deliver engaging lessons and enhance the learning experience. With HD image quality and HDMI connectivity to deliver sharp text and bright, colorful images, the DC-12 is a valuable and easy-to-use tool that can be utilized for a wide range of learning applications, in turn creating a large impact in the classroom environment.

More about the PowerLite 99W

This PowerLite series projector features impressive audio and a range of networking choices including RJ-45 or optional wireless (sold separately), as well as HDMI connectivity for exceptional image quality for bright, vivid lessons. And, as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becomes more commonplace, Epson has incorporated new Moderator software into these projectors, which allows teachers to present up to four different device screens to the class enabling ultimate collaboration. Administrators can also manage up to 1,024 Epson networked projectors using the included EasyMP® software or Crestron RoomView™, saving time and money. 

More about Epson’s Projectors

Epson 3LCD projectors deliver three times brighter colors than leading competitive projectors4. Additional convenient and advanced features for educators include:

  • BYOD Collaboration: Moderator device management software allows teachers to wirelessly share and compare students’ work from multiple devices, simultaneously5
  • 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; wireless module sold separately5
  • Extended Lamp Life: Lamps have extended life in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time; replacement lamps cost $79 through the Brighter Futures program, providing a lower overall total cost of ownership
  • 3LCD Technology: Features the latest 3-chip 3LCD technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; 3LCD technology also provides an energy-efficient light engine using 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 brightness6.

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 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 http://www.colorlightoutput.com.

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 72,000 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.

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1 Based upon Q3 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 With Windows 7/8 or Mac OS X only

4 Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors compared to leading one-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research data for Q1 through Q3 2013.

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.

6 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.

Note: EPSON, PowerLite and BrightLink are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, 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.