Epson Introduces the Ultimate Meeting Room Productivity Tool

         Epson Introduces the Ultimate Meeting Room Productivity Tool

BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Provides an Easy-to-Use Instant Collaboration Projection
Solution to Present, Annotate, Capture, and Share

PR Newswire

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 27, 2013

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today introduced the
BrightLink® Pro 1410Wi – an ultra-short throw meeting room projector designed
to provide increased organizational productivity and efficiency. The
BrightLink Pro turns a traditional whiteboard, wall or virtually any flat
surface into a new digital surface and offers a variety of features to boost
meeting room collaboration, including video conferencing compatibility and
remote collaboration.

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The BrightLink Pro projector solution can be used as a digital whiteboard, to
present and annotate on existing content, and can instantly capture and share
newly created content by saving, printing or e-mailing through the network –
no computer or special software required. A simple to use, but powerful
device, users can power BrightLink Pro on and present, annotate and capture
with no technical expertise needed to drive a collaborative instant meeting.
With a 100-inch, widescreen display area, users can display presentations and
a live meeting at the same time with the split screen option. In addition,
users can connect up to four BrightLink Pro units that all reside on the same
network, regardless of location, for remote collaboration.

To enhance ease-of-use, the BrightLink Pro comes with a Control Pad, which
acts as a convenient USB hub, an extension to USB ports or as a remote control
unit. Meeting participants can use the Control Pad to connect to USB thumb
drive, a PC or printer. To further streamline meetings, it also offers buttons
to power the BrightLink Pro on and off, and to select major functions,
including Whiteboard Mode, Source Search, Capture, Print, or Save.

"With the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi, Epson is creating a new category in the
display industry with a powerful and simple solution to address a need faced
in every meeting," said Sean Gunduz, product manager, Corporate Projectors,
Epson America. "The BrightLink Pro works as a stand-alone appliance, with no
computer or software required, making it very simple to use and allowing users
to project, collaborate, capture and maximize their productivity."

In conjunction with Chief, Epson is offering all-in-one mounting solutions
with the BrightLink Pro to corporate users that want a sleek finish to match
existing conference room decor. These mounting solutions include the
BrightLink Pro, mount and whiteboard, bordered by one of three different
finishes – a deep cherry, sleek aluminum or beautiful teak – to seamlessly fit
in with the existing decor at any corporate setting. Users can also purchase a
basic package with the BrightLink Pro and wall mount, with no special finish.

"We're very excited to partner with Epson to create a completely new
integrated solution for customers," said Derek Derks, business development
manager, Chief. "This new all-in-one system combines an Epson BrightLink Pro
with Da-Lite screen technology and Chief mounting systems to create a complete
installation and superior customer experience."

More About BrightLink Pro – the Meeting Productivity Tool

The BrightLink Pro 1410Wi offers several features to boost meeting room
collaboration, including:

  oThree Times Brighter Colors with Epson^1: Epson 3LCD 3-chip technology
    ensures the projection of brilliant images with true-to-life color
  oImages in HD: Delivers high definition WXGA widescreen resolution and
    3,100 lumens of color brightness and 3,100 lumens of white brightness^2
  oDigital Whiteboard: Users can simply turn on the projector and start
    writing without using a PC; images, basic shapes and templates can be
    inserted and up to 50 pages created; multiple pages can be saved as a
    single PDF or multiple PNG files on a USB or network drive, printed to a
    local or network printer, or e-mailed to another user
  oPC-Free Annotation: Allows users to connect the BrightLink Pro to a
    variety of devices, including most tablets and smart phones, document
    cameras, DVD players, and more, to share their content; annotate on it,
    capture and share their notes without a computer
  oBring Your Own Device (BYOD): Leveraging the free Epson iProjection™ app,
    users can bring their own iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later and
    most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later, project on BrightLink
    Pro, annotate, capture and share.
  oPC Interactivity: Turns the interactive pen into a wireless mouse and 
    Provides flexibility to run any application on a computer, access the web
    and edit documents on the go; can be enabled via a combination of HDMI,
    DisplayPort, VGA, and USB cable or wirelessly using free EasyMP^® Network
    Projection
  oVideo Conferencing: Allows users to connect a video conferencing system to
    display an image as large as 100-inches diagonal, effectively replacing
    the need for a flat panel display
  oRemote Collaboration: Using EasyMP Network Projection v2.81 (or higher),
    users can share content via the network on up to four remote BrightLink
    Pro units; all locations have the ability to annotate on the projected
    image and their annotations are visible at all four locations as well as
    the computer

Availability and Support
The Epson BrightLink 1410Wi projector will be available in April through VARs
and resellers for $2,999* or $3,999* and $4,499* for the Chief all-in-one
aluminum and wood finish solutions (respectively). Epson's projectors come
with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers)
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 two-year Road Service projector
replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day with
paid shipping. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/blpro.

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, corporate and higher education
presenters can 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 is important for
larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen
materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and
lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit
http://www.colorlightoutput.com.

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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* Estimated street price; Brighter Futures education pricing available

^1 Compared to leading 1-chip DLP business and education projectors based on
NPD data, July 2011 through June 2012. Color brightness (color light output)
measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on
usage conditions
^2 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White
light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a
registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson
Corporation. BrightLink and PrivateLine 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., 562-290-5683,
Duane_Brozek@ea.epson.com, or Becki Gervin, Walt & Company, 408-369-7200
x1070, bgervin@walt.com
 
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