LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 19, 2016 – Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, and the BrightLink® 595Wi interactive projector have been recognized by District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2016” awards program. The annual awards program highlights K12 leaders’ nominations for products making a positive difference in education.
The winners were compiled from more than 1,500 nominations submitted by District Administration’s readers over the past year. The Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products were featured online and in the December 2016 issue of District Administration magazine. To view the list of this year’s winners, click here.
“The BrightLink 595Wi is one of Epson’s most popular projectors because it is such a powerful tool for the classroom,” said Jason Meyer, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “The projector’s finger-touch interactivity, compatibility with interactive software and overall ease of use gives teachers incredible flexibility to create engaging lessons.”
Epson and the BrightLink interactive projectors product line were also recently awarded two Readers’ Choice Awards from T.H.E. Journal and Campus Technology. Epson received a Platinum Readers’ Choice Award for “Best Projector Maker,” and the BrightLink series received a Silver Award for "Best Interactive Whiteboard, Display, Flat Panel or Kiosk" from both publications. Additionally, the BrightLink Bright Spot product demo videos were awarded a Tech & Learning Stellar Service Award for The Videos Most Likely to Go Viral: Best Online Product Demos.
More about the BrightLink 595Wi
The Epson BrightLink 595Wi is the world's first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector. The ultra-short throw BrightLink 595Wi delivers 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white brightness1 and features advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, and more.
The BrightLink 595Wi is equipped with an external module that mounts directly to a wall or existing whiteboard enabling finger touch control and annotations. It supports gestures2, up to six fingers at the same time, and dual-pen support. The BrightLink 595Wi projector also gives teachers more control with the built-in Moderator device management software, allowing up to 50 computers, tablets and other handheld devices to be connected via the network for ultimate classroom collaboration.
More about Epson’s Projectors
Epson 3LCD projectors deliver three times brighter colors than leading competitive projectors3. With the BrightLink 595Wi, convenient and advanced features for educators include:
-BYOD Classrooms: Wirelessly share4 and compare students’ work from multiple devices, simultaneously, with Moderator device management software5
-Epson iProjection™: Wirelessly project from an array of devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ tablets and smartphones using the free Epson iProjection app4
-Extended Lamp Life: Lamps have extended life in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time; replacement lamps cost $49 through the Brighter Futures program, reducing 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 brightness6.
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 a total of three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.
Designed with educator input, Epson’s advanced interactive display and projector technologies make bright, collaborative learning environments a reality. Compatible with a wide range of devices and widely-used interactive software, Epson projectors make it easy for teachers to share content to engage students, no matter where they sit in the classroom. Epson’s unmatched technology, service and support ensure educators are confident that high quality, bright images and multimedia are available in the classroom every day.
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 connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 91 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
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1 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light
output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.
2 With Windows 7/8 or Mac OS X only.
3 Color 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.
4 For wireless functionality, including via the Epson iProjection App, the projector must be configured on a network, either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specifications for availability) or via a wireless connection. Check your owner’s manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable a wireless connection. Not all Epson projectors are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See www.epson.com for details.
5 Moderator feature is part of EasyMP® Multi-PC Projection software.
6 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 and EasyMP are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures and BrightLink 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.