Epson’s New PowerLite Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays Deliver Bright Images and Versatility for K-12 Classrooms - Tech Learning

Epson’s New PowerLite Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays Deliver Bright Images and Versatility for K-12 Classrooms

New PowerLite 675W, 680 and 685W Deliver Minimized Glare and Shadow Interference, Brilliant Images and Advanced Network Connectivity
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced new ultra short-throw presentation displays for K-12 classrooms – the Epson PowerLite®675W, 680 and 685W. Designed for classroom collaboration, the new presentation displays enable individualized instruction with wireless content sharing and offer bright images up to 100-inches with minimal shadows and glare – enhancing communication and inspiring student engagement. Epson’s new PowerLite projectors for education will be on display at FETC 2017 in Orlando, Fla. from Jan. 24-27 at Epson booth, #135, and TCEA 2017 in Austin, Texas from Feb. 6-10 at Epson booth, #2355.

Ideal for BYOD classrooms, the new PowerLite 675W, 680 and 685W offer large, easy-to-see images and wireless functionality to help students learn and collaborate, regardless of where they sit. The PowerLite series now enable instructors to share content between the big screen and wirelessly connected mobile devices for individualized learning. Students can wirelessly participate in discussions by displaying content from Chromebooks, PCs and Mac® computers, as well as iOS and Android devices, with the Epson iProjection wireless display solution. Up to 50 users can connect to the projector simultaneously when used in conjunction with Epson Multi-PC projection, plus the Moderator device management software1. Displaying content from as many as four students simultaneously, it’s the perfect tool for showing a variety of content, or for comparing students’ work side-by-side2.

“The new PowerLite ultra short-throw presentation displays provide an all-in-one classroom solution. With their combination of brightness, versatile displays and wireless capabilities, these models take classroom collaboration to the next level,” said Veronika Knight, product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “The new line delivers a wide range of options, set to enhance classroom lessons with high resolution and brightness, as well as connectivity options, to best fit the teacher’s personal classroom needs.”

The new ultra short-throw presentation displays also offer additional networking capabilities that allow schools to manage up to 1,024 Epson networked displays using the EasyMP® Monitor software or Crestron RoomView®. Teachers can also connect to an access point to share their display with the entire class, without adding more cables. Additionally, using the Message Broadcasting plug-in for EasyMP Monitor, schools can send updates or announcements remotely to up to 1,024 Epson networked displays.

More about PowerLite Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays

Epson projectors offer 3x higher color brightness than competitive models3. These new presentation displays deliver clean images, minimize glare and shadow interference, and include advanced connectivity to meet a variety of classroom needs. Additional features include:

·Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays – Provides virtually no shadow interference

·Versatile Connectivity – 3x HDMI® supports multiple high-definition A/V devices, with MHL® support4, ensuring flexible placement and fast, easy setup

·Enhance Classroom Collaboration – Wireless display solution allows teachers to control personal device display and encourages students to participate1

·Display High Quality Images – High brightness along with 3LCD technology creates bright, colorful images that can be seen even in well-lit rooms

·Long-Life, Low-Cost Lamps – Lasts up to 10,000 hours in ECO Mode5, including $49 replacement lamps

·Remote Management – Easy network connectivity with software included

·Powerful Sound – Built-in 16 W speaker and microphone input, or use external speakers, even in Standby Mode, for powerful sound to engage every student

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.

PowerLite Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Specifications








MSRP Price

PowerLite 675W

3200 lumens

3200 lumens


100-inches from 11-inches


PowerLite 680

3500 lumens

3500 lumens


92-inches from 11-inches


PowerLite 685W

3500 lumens

3500 lumens


100-inches from 11-inches


About Epson Education Products

Designed with educator input, Epson’s advanced presentation display and projector technologies make bright, collaborative learning environments a reality. Compatible with a wide range of devices and widely-used interactive software, Epson presentation displays 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.

Availability and Support

The new PowerLite ultra short-throw presentation displays are now available through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution,, and the Brighter Futures program. Epson PowerLite presentation displays 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, and a Road Service replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit

About Epson
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.

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: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

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1 Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.

2 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 specification 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 wires connection. Not all Epson projector are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See for details.

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.

4Includes one Mobile High-Definition Link® (MHL) HDMI port.

5 ECO Mode is up to 10,000 hours. Normal Mode is up to 5,000 hours. Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp brightness decreases over time.

6Color 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.

Note: Epson,EasyMP and PowerLite are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Google is a registered trademark and Android and Chromebook are trademarks of Google Inc. All other product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. 



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