Epson has launched nine new PowerLite long-throw projectors for K-12 classrooms. The new Epson PowerLite S39, X39, W39, 107, 108, 109W, 970, 980W, and 990U offer up to 4,000 lumens of brightness, 12,000 hours in ECO mode lamp life, and resolutions up to WUXGA.
The new PowerLite projectors also support 1:1 or BYOD environments with enhanced wireless technology to connect to multiple devices. To support BYOD classrooms, the projectors provide enhanced wireless display technology allowing teachers to connect the projector to up to 50 Chromebooks, PCs and Mac computers, and iOS and Android devices. Educators can also simultaneously display up to four screens with the Epson iProjection 4 wireless display solution. They also include features to streamline the installation and setup process.
The Epson PowerLite projectors incorporate many features geared towards the K-12 classroom, including:
- Resolution – Native WUXGA, WXGA, XGA, and SVGA displays
- Flexible, Easy Installation and Setup – Most models include ±30 degrees vertical and horizontal keystone correction, Easy-Slide control, and Quick Corner
- Long-Life, Low-Cost Lamps – Up to 12,000 hours in ECO Mode (up to 10,000 hours for the PowerLite S39)
- Advanced Network Control – Some models include RJ-45 and optional wireless connectivity for remote projector management, presentations over the network, and more
- HDMI® Connectivity – Projectors in the series offer connectivity options such as 2x HDMI to connect multiple A/V devices, HDMI digital connectivity, which allows video and audio to be connected with just one cable, and 1x MHL-enabled port8
- On-Board Sound – Some models include a built-in 16W speaker and microphone input; teachers can also use external speakers even in Standby Mode
Ranging in price from $399 to $1079, the new PowerLite projectors will be available beginning in November through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution, Epson.com, and the Epson Brighter Futures program.
Display analyst firm PMA Research follows the projector market. Their monthly and quarterly market sizing and trend reports show that the education vertical market is still one of the leading purchasers of projection technology.