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The Epson PowerLite 450W and 460 ultra short-throw projectors

By Kathie Felix - Posted Jan 1, 2010
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The Company

Epson America, Inc.

3840 Kilroy Airport Way

Long Beach, CA 90806

Phone: (800) 463-7766


The Epson PowerLite 450W and Epson PowerLite 460 ultra short-throw projectors are well-suited for classroom use with interactive or standard whiteboards.

The units can be mounted as close as 2.5" from a wall to accommodate smaller classrooms or meeting rooms. In addition, the projectors can offer a 60" diagonal image with the lens 18" away from a whiteboard or screen. These ultra short-throw devices virtually eliminate the problem of individuals accidentally blocking interactive whiteboard sensors.

The PowerLite 450W provides a widescreen option with 2,500 lumens white light output, 2,500 lumens color light output, and WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) appropriate for use with whiteboards and notebook or tablet computers.

The PowerLite 460 offers a brighter option with 3,000 lumens white light output, 3,000 lumens color light output, and XGA resolution appropriate for whiteboards and computers.

Both projectors include wall-mount hardware, a 10-watt speaker, and closed-captioning features. The units provide the ability to deliver presentations over a network using RJ-45 connectivity and optional wireless capabilities.

The 450W and 460 also feature USB plug-and-play instant setup, microphone input, extended lamp life, computer-free presentations, and 3LCD technology.

Users can project images from a computer with either a Windows or Mac operating system via a USB connection. A dedicated microphone input enables voice amplification using the projectors’ internal 10-watt speaker. The volume can be adjusted with buttons located on the projector or on its remote control.

Epson’s E-TORL lamp technology enables the projectors’ lamp to last as long as 3,500 hours in economy mode. Replacement lamps can cost up to $200 less than some competing replacements.

The USB connection option makes it possible to offer presentations without the use of a personal computer. USB memory devices such as a thumb drive can be used to pre­sent images and other information.

The 450W and 460 feature the latest 3LCD 3-chip technology designed to deliver true color and detail, as well as an energy-efficient light engine. On average, the 3LCD technology requires 25% less electricity per lumen of brightness than 1-chip DLP technology.

The projectors are supported by the Epson Brighter Futures program, a school-focused sales and support initiative. The Brighter Futures program includes special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for 3 years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors.

The PowerLite 450W and 460 units will be available in February 2010. The PowerLite 450W is priced at $1,499. The PowerLite 460 is priced at $1,699.

—Kathie Felix

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