Epson America, Inc. has expanded its offerings for the education and corporate markets with the announcement of two new multimedia projectors : the Epson PowerLite 822p and 77c. Both models are engineered by Epson to deliver more vibrant, brilliant-looking images through the use of High Aperture Epson 3LCD (three-chip) imaging technology and XGA resolution. However, each projector also has other unique features that make them more specialized for certain types of presenters and environments.
The PowerLite 822p is optimized for education/classroom settings and features a seven-watt speaker, a built-in closed captioning decoder, and brightness level up to 2,600 ANSI lumens. Meanwhile, the PowerLite 77c achieves up to 2,200 ANSI lumens of brightness and offers XGA resolution at a price even the smallest business can afford. The PowerLite 822p is priced at $1,099 and the 77c at $749.
The PowerLite 822p is intended for any classroom or office setting with 2,600 lumens of brightness, XGA resolution and a range of features that include a built-in closed captioning decoder for hearing impaired students, a 7-Watt Speaker, RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote monitoring and control via a school’s IT network, regardless of the physical location of the projector, support for HDTV, flexible Positioning via a 1.2x power zoom lens that can project a large and clear image from either long or short throw distances, and remote-free control, which allows for control of installed projectors with direct power on/off controls designed to work with the room’s power source.
The PowerLite 77c offers 2,200 lumens, XGA resolution, and a range of features that enable professionals to deliver multimedia presentations including support for HDTV, an A/V Mute Slide that provides greater control over presentations with the ability to instantly turn off sound and images, a 1.2x power zoom lens that can project a large and clear image from either long or short throw distances, and security via a four-digit password. The projector powers off if an incorrect password is entered multiple times, making a stolen projector unusable.
Epson’s new PowerLite projectors use the latest generation of High Aperture Epson 3LCD technology, featuring a three-chip engine that is intended to deliver natural color and more intense, sharper images. The solid-state optical engine works without a moving color wheel, producing color reproduction with full-time color, and detailed video and data images.
The Epson PowerLite 822p and 77c will be available through national retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order and PC resellers in this month. Epson’s PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures educational 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.