Epson has announced a new line of portable projectors, the PowerLite 2000-Series. The series features nine projectors with up to 5,500 lumens, full HD 1080p support and comes equipped with built-in enterprise-level Wi-Fi security, and features a full interface for multiple connections and installation flexibility.
The new Epson PowerLite 2000-Series includes HDMI connectivity and a USB port to present via removable drives rather than a computer. In addition, these new projectors include a wireless LAN module and offer security features such as WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-EAP, and WPA2-EAP wireless encryption to keep data safe in an enterprise environment. Wireless capabilities via Miracast allows PowerLite 2000-Series users to stream full HD content from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC.
The series also features Faroudja DCDi Cinema video enhancement technology, In addition, the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Simulation Mode provides the ability to reproduce images with an advanced grayscale level that simulates DICOM Part 14.
The flagship models—PowerLite 2265U and PowerLite 2165W—include HDBaseT connectivity for ease of installation, in addition to support for Multi-PC projection, which allows up to four individual PC screens to be displayed simultaneously over the network, with up to 32 connected to the same projector. The projectors include Screen Fit, an auto-sensing one-button feature that adjusts the image size to fit within a frame. The PowerLite 2265U and PowerLite 2165W projectors can be used with the Epson iProjection App to display content from iOS or Android mobile devices with wireless or network capabilities. Finally, the projectors’ included software allows for remote monitoring and control of Epson networked projectors, and the line is also compatible with Crestron Room View.
The PowerLite 2000-Series will be available in January 2017 .
Recent surveys by PMA Research have found that both end-users and dealers believe that the ability to wirelessly stream presentations to a projector to be a very important feature.