Epson Introduces Bright, Value-Priced Projectors for Small Businesses

    Epson Introduces Bright, Value-Priced Projectors for Small Businesses

Epson VS220 and VS320 Deliver High-Definition Performance with 2,700 Lumens
HDMI Connectivity

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one
selling projector brand worldwide^1, today introduced new VS-series projector
models, designed to provide small businesses with high-brightness at low
costs. The VS220 ($359*) and VS320 ($429*) offer SVGA and XGA resolution
respectively and deliver high performance with 2,700 lumens of color
brightness and 2,700 lumens of white brightness^2 and HDMI connectivity for
high-quality audio and video with one cable.

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"These new VS models break the mold for affordable business projectors," said
Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America, Inc. "Designed with budget
conscious small businesses in mind, both the VS220 and VS320 deliver
high-brightness along with HDMI connectivity to deliver compelling,
high-impact presentations."

The VS220 and VS320 offer easy-to-use connectivity and control features,
including USB Plug 'n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a PC
or Mac^® computer via a USB connection, as well as automatic vertical keystone
correction for easy image alignment and fast setup. The VS320 offers
additional features, including a horizontal easy-slide control bar for
enhanced image correction, allowing for a rectangular image from any angle, as
well as an A/V Mute slide which stops the sound and picture to allow for a
quick pause in the presentation.

The new VS models also feature Direct Power On and Off for wall switch power
control and Instant Off^® which instantly powers the projector on and off with
no cool down time. Both models are lightweight and travel friendly for
ease-of-use when on the road.

All Epson^® projectors feature the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver
amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations. 3LCD
technology provides an energy-efficient and reliable light engine which uses
available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP
technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen
of brightness^3.

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance

The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue)
published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to
compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side
shootout. With today's high definition content, businesses require tools to
display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly
impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high
white brightness. High color brightness enables an even better image for
larger screen sizes and on a larger variety of screen materials. Without
sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even
in a dark room. Whether projecting a presentation or spreadsheet, Epson's line
of value-priced projectors deliver consistent color brightness and white
brightness, allowing businesses to view bright content in nearly any
environment.

Availability and Support

The Epson VS220 and VS320 are currently available through national resellers,
mail order and distribution. Epson's projectors come with a standard one-year
limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services- Epson
PrivateLine^® phone support with direct access to an expedited support
telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a Road Service
projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business
days with paid shipping. For additional information about the VS-series, visit
www.epson.com/projectors.

About Epson

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges
from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices.
Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers
customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision
technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and
industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more
than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its
ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which
it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's
regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more
about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

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^1 Based upon Q3 2012 worldwide front projection market share estimates from
Pacific Media Associates. ^
^2 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White
light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
^3 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com Jan. 2012. Average of 1,122 shipping
models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all
resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage
per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five
brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per
lumen in each of the five segments.

Note: EPSON and Instant Off are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your
Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PrivateLine is a
registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are
trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson
disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

SOURCE Epson

Website: http://www.epson.com
Contact: Duane Brozek, Epson America, Inc., +1-562-290-5683,
Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com; Becki Gervin, Walt & Company, +1-408-369-7200
x1052, bgervin@walt.com