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Epson Expands Ultra-Short Throw Projector Portfolio Delivering Increased Brightness and Connectivity to K-12 Classrooms

Posted Jan 23, 2012
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Epson has introduced the Epson PowerLite 470, 475W, 480, and 485W - four bright, affordable and easy-to-install ultra-short throw projectors designed for the K-12 classroom. These projectors expand Epson's ultra short-throw projector line, delivering comprehensive connectivity, including HDMI, and lower height requirements for mounting in classrooms with low ceilings. Ideal for use with standard or interactive whiteboards, these models provide minimal shadow interference and glare and include wall mount hardware for quick, easy and inexpensive installation. In addition, replacement lamps cost only $79*, providing increased savings and lowering overall cost of ownership.

The PowerLite 470 ($1,399*), 475W ($1,499*), 480 ($1,499*), and 485W ($1,599*) projector solutions are for teachers in need of a wall mounted short throw projector for use with their standard dry erase or interactive whiteboard. The PowerLite 470 and 475W deliver 2,600 lumens color and white light output2, the PowerLite 480 delivers 3,000 lumens color and white light output and the PowerLite 485W delivers 3,100 lumens color and white light output. The PowerLite 470 and 480 offer XGA resolution and can project 4:3 content up to 93-inches diagonal, while the PowerLite 475W and 485W deliver WXGA resolution for widescreen content and can project a 16:10 image up to 100-inches diagonal.

All four models offer comprehensive connectivity features ideal for current and future classrooms, including HDMI digital connectivity for high-quality video and audio and RJ-45 or optional wireless (via 802.11 b//g/n module $99* or access point) network connectivity for presenting audio and video for lessons over a school's network, monitoring and controlling projectors remotely, virtual remote control via projector IP address, and broadcasting messages to an entire school. The projectors also offer USB Plug ‘n Play for instantly projecting video with audio, while also allowing control of the presentation via remote control from a PC or Mac® computer via a single USB connection.

Offering increased flexibility, Epson's new ultra short throw models can be mounted approximately eight inches away from the wall to accommodate smaller classrooms or meeting rooms, and can easily be used with a standard or interactive whiteboard, projection screen or a simple white wall.

Source: Epson,


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