Epson launches first 4K 3LCD laser installation projector and a new compact 20,000-lumen WUXGA model

New laser solutions offer fit and forget reliability, and can use current Epson 4K-compatible lenses for easy integration

Epson launches first 4K 3LCD laser installation projector and a new compact 20,000-lumen WUXGA model

6 February 2018 –Epson has announced two new 3LCD laser installation projectors, including the EB-L12000Q, the industry's first 12,000-lumen native 4K 3LCD projector¹, and the EB-L20000U, Epson’s first model in the popular compact 20,000-lumen WUXGA installation projection sector. These projectors are designed to expand Epson’s line-up in the high-end AV rental sector,  and to be used at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres, as well as for  corporate and educational purposes.

The EB-L12000Q and EB-L2000U share the same casing – a light, compact design that makes them easy to integrate into existing infrastructure. Both models are also compatible with the same 4K-compatible lenses used by Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors, so introducing 4K into your installations needn’t require the additional expense of replacing lenses. Both models also support HDR via both PQ and HLG.

Installation is made easy not just by the compact casing, but also by a design that means these projectors can be installed at and project from any angle, including portrait. A built-in camera allows remote diagnostics and set-up, and can be used in conjunction with Epson’s new Professional Projector Tool software to set up multiple-unit installations, and take advantage of advanced techniques such as edge blending and projection mapping. Additionally, interchangeable interface boards mean greater flexibility and futureproofing for as yet unreleased interfaces and transmission standards.

Thanks to their sealed design and durable inorganic phosphor wheel technology, these new projector models offer outstanding fit and forget reliability, with Epson’s five-year, 20,000-hour warranty, and no lamp replacements, so they can be fitted with confidence even in hard-to-access areas.

Daniel Rose, product manager, Epson Europe, says, “Making the big step into 4K is an important one for Epson, and something we wanted to get right. I think we’ve achieved that with the EB-L12000Q, as it doesn’t just offer incredible resolution but also a host of features the rental and installation sector has demanded, such as backwards lens compatibility and swappable interface boards. The EB-L20000U is equally important for us, as it’s our first entry into the competitive compact 20K WUXGA category, and shares the same features as its 4K sibling, making it very easy to integrate into existing installations.”

The EB-L20000U is available from November 2018, and the EB-L12000Q will be available from January 2019.

Key featuresEB-L20000UEB-L12000Q
Brightness20,000lm12,000lm
Native resolutionWUXGA4K
Native contrast ratio2500:11200:1
Compatible with Epson Projector Professional Tool software
Built-in high-resolution camera for diagnostics and setup
New short-throw zoom lens
Automatic geometry connection and edge-blending
Swappable interface boards for versatile installation
Accommodates HDR (both PQ and HLG)
Flexible connection options including HDBaseT, HDMI, DVI and component
Simple 360º installation and projection at any angle
Compatible with 12G-SDI Input -
Compatible with BarcoLink
BT.709 and Natural colour modes
Sealed optical unit to protect against dust and smoke
1. As of October 2017.