BrightLink 536Wi Also Recently Selected a Tech & Learning Award of Excellence Winner
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2015 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today announced the BrightLink® series of interactive projectors was selected a winner of District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015” for making a positive difference in K12 education. Additionally, the BrightLink 536Wi was recognized as a winner in Tech & Learning magazine’s Awards of Excellence program.
District Administration magazine compiled the winners from more than 2,100 reader nominations. The Readers’ Choice Top Products annual awards program was created to help inform superintendents and other senior school district leaders of the products their colleagues are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability and curriculum instruction. This is the second consecutive year that the BrightLink series was selected as a winner. To view the list of this year’s winners, click here.
Now in its 33rd year, Tech & Learning magazine’s Awards of Excellence selected 124 new and upgraded education technology products, including software, hardware, network tools, as well as app and web products. A panel of more than 30 educators tested the hundreds of entries and chose the winners. To view the entire list of this year’s winners, click here.
“Being recognized by these two awards programs shows that the BrightLink series is as well-loved by educators and education decision makers as it is by us,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We’re grateful that our customers and other education judges have chosen Epson and are excited to make more advancements in interactive displays and projectors for the classroom so educators can continue to provide students with compelling imagery to engage them in learning.”
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 projection2
- 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.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson’s lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.
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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.
Note: EPSON, PowerLite and BrightLink are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures 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.