Epson innovates for new business projector launches

Instant interactivity alongside bright, sharp and ultra-short throw images

Epson innovates for new business projector launches

18 June 2014 - Epson has announced six new 3LCD projectors across two new series that introduce new innovations never before seen in business projection. The four models in the EB-1985WU series - including Epson’s first WUXGA projector under 5kg, and the first with Miracast - bring high resolution and high brightness to get the best out of business presentations. The two-strong EB-1430Wi series contains two ultra-short-throw interactive meeting room systems - including one with finger-touch, Epson's latest innovation in interactive projection.

Graeme Davidson, business manager for visual imaging at Epson UK, says “Since Epson's introduction of finger-touch technology earlier this year, teachers and students have been able to collaborate using either their fingers or the interactive pens to underline or write onto any image, slide, graph and even video. Finger-touch is great for collaboration and brain-storming sessions, so we brought it to boardrooms and meeting rooms in the form of an ultra-short throw projector. High-resolution business projectors that are able to match the resolution output by most laptops have been demanded by the market for some time, so we're pleased to offer the EB-1985WU series, which pairs WUXGA resolution with high brightness.”

All six projectors are built around Epson's own 3LCD technology, which ensures equally high White and Colour Light Output for bright images and vivid colours.

The EB-1985WU series (EB-1985WU, EB-1980WU, EB-1975W and EB-1970W) are well-connected business projectors that reach WUXGA resolution and up to 5,000 lumens, creating more detailed and brighter presentations, even in daylight. As well as two HDMI ports, Wi-Fi and wired LAN, and built-in 16W speakers, all models are compatible with Epson's iProjection app[1].Selected models also include Miracast and WiDi for wirelessly streaming content from a tablet or smartphone.

The EB-1985WU, EB-1980WU, EB-1975W and EB-1970W are available from August.

The EB-1430Wi series (EB-1430Wi and EB-1420Wi) brings ultra-short throw projection to meeting rooms, as well as dual pen interactivity. The new whiteboard sharing mode allows meeting participants to view and annotate whiteboard content from a range of smart devices, without the need for any special applications. Multi-location image annotation makes it even easier to collaborate during meetings between different offices.  Both include EasyMP software for network monitoring, network projection and multi-PC projection, as well as Epson's iProjection app1 for touchscreen devices to easily share and display content. With 3,300 lumens brightness and WXGA resolution, both the EB-1430Wi and EB-1420Wi have two HDMI inputs, built-in 16W speakers and two interactive pens.

The EB-1430Wi adds finger-touch interactivity. Finger-touch is all about instant interactivity using natural gestures, and it's perfect for quickly emphasising a point. A precise technology that's simple to set-up and easy to use, finger-touch complements the use of interactive pens. It works by using a laser curtain over the projected image that detects interaction from up to 6 points of finger-touch, enabling input from multiple participants.

The EB-1430Wi and EB-1420Wi are available from August.

[1] iProjection App available on Android and iOS devices

Features – EB-1985WU seriesEB-1985WUEB-1980WUEB-1975WEB-1970W
Equally bright White and Colour Light Output (lumens)4,8004,4005,0005,000
3LCD technology for equally high White and Colour Light Output
Wi-Fi and WiDi/Miracast connectivityNoWi-Fi only
Long lamp life in hours (eco mode/normal)4,000/3,0004,000/3,0004,000/3,0004,000/3,000
Automatic vertical and horizontal keystone correction
Focus help and screen fit functions
2 HDMI ports, including one with MHL connectivity
2 HDMI ports, including one with MHL connectivity
Copy OSD settings
Split-screen function
Network projection, PC-free presenting direct from USB
Compatible with iProjection1 software
Multi-PC software that can support up to 50 PCs
16W built-in speaker

Features – EB-1430Wi seriesEB-1430WiEB-1420Wi
Equally bright White and Colour Light Output (lumens)3,3003,300
Native Resolution (16 : 10 aspect ratio)WXGAWXGA
Dual pen interactivity
Finger-touch interactivityNo
10,000:1 contrast ratio
2 HDMI inputs for high-definition video & audio content
4-in-1 USB Display
PC-free annotation, projector controls on screen
Easy Interactive Tools 3.0
Split-screen function
16W built-in speaker
Compatible with iProjection1 software
Wi-Fi capable