LONG BEACH, Calif., April 17 -- Epson America, Inc. today unveiled the Epson PowerLiteTM 1810p and 1815p projectors suitable for the demands of higher-education environments and corporate facilities. The new projectors from Epson, the number-one selling brand of front projectors worldwide1, feature 3,500 lumens of brightness, wireless and PC-free connectivity and six-second automatic image adjustment. The PowerLite 1810p and 1815p projectors ($2,699 ESP and $2,999 ESP, respectively) weigh in at 6.5 pounds and 6.9 pounds, respectively, providing a portable form-factor ideal for small conference room or classroom settings, but delivering enough power for larger auditoriums.

"As the designers of the world's leading projectors, Epson understands and delivers the features that presenters need most, and the PowerLite 1810p and 1815p projectors are a prime example," said Daniel Oey, group product manager, Epson America. "As the education and corporate markets evolve, we work closely with our customers to design projectors and incorporate features to not only meet, but exceed their needs."

New PowerLite 1815p Connectivity, Functionality and Control

The PowerLite 1815p includes Epson's enhanced EasyMP™ technology for PC-free presenting, delivering multimedia video with audio files through an 802.11a/b/g wireless module. For increased flexibility, the projector also offers USB Type A connectivity to any PC, as well as RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote monitoring and control. For control via the IP network, the PowerLite 1815p features a new GUI interface with intuitive functionality that enables network administrators to remotely play and pause presentations as well as adjust images (i.e., e-zoom, keystone correction, volume, color mode, etc.). In addition, the new PC-free interfaces (USB port and Compact Flash slots) allow presenters to easily identify and display almost all file types via thumbnails, including JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, SIT, MPEG1, and MPEG2. The compact flash allows presenters to quickly update files via the network providing added convenience for network administrators working with installed units.

PowerLite 1810p and 1815p Shared Features and Performance

The PowerLite 1810p and 1815p offer many additional features to enable higher education and corporate presenters to deliver vibrant, multimedia presentations virtually anywhere, including:
  • Easy Set-up and Presentation:  Epson Quick Setup technology provides
    six-second automatic image adjustment; for added flexibility, both
    projectors offer up to 45 degrees vertical and 30 degrees horizontal
    keystoning capabilities, 1.6x zoom ratio, and Epson's improved Quick
    Corner technology
  • A/V Mute Slide:  Creates a quick pause in the presentation to
    emphasize a point; the projectors will enter A/V Mute mode when the
    lens cover is closed and will return to normal mode automatically
    upon reopening the lens cover
  • Accommodating Presentation Modes:  Offers eight unique color modes,
    including blackboard mode and theater mode, so the projector can
    display optimal performance in a variety of environments
  • Precise Color Control: Custom color mode allows for the individual
    adjustment of each color's hue and saturation from six different axes,
    providing total control over the look and feel of images for
    photography slideshows
  • Dual Brightness Modes:  Offers two levels of brightness, allowing
    lamp life to be extended up to 3,000 hours
  • Epson 3LCD Technology:  Using Epson 3LCDTM technology, the projectors'
    three-chip engine delivers natural color and more intense, sharper
    images; it is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving
    color wheel and produces precise color reproduction, detailed video
    and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free

Brighter Futures™ - Epson's Education Program

 
Epson's Brighter Futures™ program is a unique sales and support initiative that is available specifically for schools. The program is designed to help educators select and implement the most ideal products for their needs to help reduce long-term costs and maximize technology budgets. The program offers special pricing, an extended three-year warranty, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support across Epson's full line of projectors.

Availability and Support

The Epson PowerLite 1810p and 1815p are available through national retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and PC resellers in April 2007. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes three elite technical support services -- two-year Epson PrivateLine™ availability, two-year Road Service Program and two-year International Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product.

About Epson America, Inc.

Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Note: Epson and Epson PowerLite are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks.

1 Based upon worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates for the last two consecutive years.