LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 1, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced its projectors and document cameras won top awards in the first-ever Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awardsand THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. Epson secured three titles – a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors, a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Document Cameras and a Gold Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the higher education competition, and two titles – Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for Best Projectors (by Brand) and a Silver Readers’ Choice Award for Best Interactive Whiteboard – in the K-12 competition.
Both in their inaugural year, Campus Technology and THE Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards featured the best and most vital software, hardware and services for educating and supporting K-12 and higher education students.
“Being included in the list of winners for both Readers’ Choice Awards is telling of the impact Epson technology has on learning,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We couldn’t be more honored that our customers chose our technologies for these awards and we look forward to continuing to improve upon A/V technologies to help educators teach effectively and to drive student engagement and learning outcomes.”
Epson was also recently recognized in the Learning® Magazine 2016 Teachers’ ChoiceSM Awards (TCAs) for the Classroom, the 2015 EdTech Digest Awards and The ComputED Gazette BESSIE Awards. The PowerLite® 99WH, part of the newest PowerLite series, won the TCA for the Classroom because it is a bright, budget-friendly and collaborative projection solution with a low total cost of ownership. The Epson BrightLink® 595Wiwon an EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award for Best Classroom Hardware Solution and the Epson PowerLite 585W was selected a Cool Tool finalist for the Best Presentation Solution. The Epson Multi-PC with Moderator Software function was awarded with a Classroom Technology Tool BESSIE in both the Multi-Level and Teacher Tool categories.
More about Epson Projectors
Epson 3LCD projectors deliver three times higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors1. Additional convenient and advanced features for educators include:
-BYOD Collaboration: Moderator device management software allows teachers to wirelessly shareand compare students’ work from multiple devices, simultaneously2
-Epson iProjection™: Leveraging the Epson iProjection™ app, teachers can present from most iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later; wireless module sold separately; Epson’s unique Moderator device management software offers multi PC projection
-Extended Lamp Life: Lamps have extended life in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time; replacement lamps cost as low as $79 through the Brighter Futures program, providing a lower overall total cost of ownership
-3LCD Technology: Features the latest 3-chip 3LCD technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; 3LCD technology also provides an energy-efficient light engine using 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 brightness3
As a leader in innovation and partnership, 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.
Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The 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, teachers and students 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.
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1Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. The projectors used by a third-party lab for measuring color brightness were leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors and leading 1-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD sales data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research sales data for Q1 through Q3 2013.
2 All models offer Moderator function with the exception of the PowerLite S27. Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.
3 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com, Feb. 2015. Average of 1,420 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 six brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the six segments.
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