Epson Invites Educators to Share Their Stories in the 'Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest'

 Epson Invites Educators to Share Their Stories in the 'Epson Document Camera
                          in the Classroom Contest'

Educators Invited to Provide the Top Five Benefits for Using Document Cameras
in the Classroom for a Chance to Win One of Four Epson DC-20 Cameras

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Epson, the number-one
selling projector brand worldwide^1, is asking K-12 and post-secondary
educators in the United States and the District of Columbia to share their top
five benefits of using document cameras in the classroom for a chance to win
one of four Epson^® DC-20 document cameras during the "Epson Document Camera
in the Classroom Contest." Epson invites U.S. educators to submit their
entries online at www.epson.com/doccamcontest between March 15 and May 10,
2013.

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Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: creative use of document
cameras in the classroom (50%), practicality of implementing the idea using
real life examples/application (25%), and impact of using document cameras on
student learning (25%). Epson will select the top four entries and highlight
them on the new Epson document camera website www.epson.com/documentcameras.
Winners will be announced in early June 2013. 

"Document cameras are undeniably a valuable teaching tool and we have added
many powerful features to our latest document camera," said Sara Kim,
associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America. "We hope
many educators will share their innovative ways of utilizing document cameras
in their classrooms."

More about the DC-20
The DC-20 provides teachers and their classrooms with a variety of advanced
features to enrich learning, including:

  oPC-free Annotation: Write or draw over live images by simply plugging in a
    wired USB mouse – no computer necessary
  oBuilt-in Microphone: Record audio with video lessons
  oApplication Software: Provides advanced functionality such as editing
    captured images, recording time-lapse photography, video web upload, and
    file management
  oMicroscope Adapter: Connect to any standard microscope eye-piece to share
    magnified images with the entire class
  oImage Storage: Capture, store and present images via 1GB internal memory,
    SD card slot or USB flash drive port
  oSplit Screen Function: Display images side-by-side, perfect for comparing
    before and after photos
  oCamera Flexibility: Camera head rotates +/- 90 degrees to capture many
    angles - record white board images, student faces, or classroom wall

Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support
initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators
select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the
most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson
limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account
managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and
associated accessories.

Availability and Support

The DC-20 document camera is currently available for $699*, and can be
purchased through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order,
distribution, and through the Brighter Futures ^ program.

Epson's DC-20 document cameras come with a two-year limited warranty –
three-years for purchases through the Brighter Futures program – that includes
two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine^® phone support with
priority access to a dedicated telephone support agent, and a Road Service
replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with
paid shipping. For additional information and a complete set of contest rules,
visit www.epson.com/doccamcontest.

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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(http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and
YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

* Estimated street price

^1 Based upon Q3 2012 worldwide front projection market share estimates from
Pacific Media Associates.

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a
registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PrivateLine and Brighter
Futures are registered trademarks 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; or Kati Elliott, KEH Communications,
+1-410-975-9638, kati@kehcomm.com
 
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