BrightLink 697Ui Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Wins TCEA 2017 Best of Show Award - Tech Learning

BrightLink 697Ui Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Wins TCEA 2017 Best of Show Award

The flagship model for the new BrightLink series produces a bright, 100-inch high-definition image and includes new collaboration and interactivity features. 
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Mar. 1, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, and the new BrightLink® 697Uiinteractive ultra short-throw presentation display were selected a winner in the TCEA 2017 Best of Show Awards by Tech & Learning magazine. The winning products were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the TCEA conference in Austin, TX.

The judges evaluated products for quality and effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology. The winners will be featured online and in the April 2017 issue of Tech & Learning magazine. To view the list of winners, click here.

“Projectors offer the biggest display area for a great price and the BrightLink 697Ui provides this and so much more,” said Jason Meyer, education product manager, Epson America. “Students need to be able to read presented content regardless of where they are sitting in the classroom. Epson BrightLink interactive presentation displays ensure this and the interactivity and other added features make it easy for teachers to transform static lessons into collaborative learning sessions.”

The BrightLink 697Ui uses Epson’s advanced 3LCD light engine to deliver crisp image quality with full HD resolution and a bright, readable interactive image up to 100-inches –3x as big as a 60-inch flat panel. The touch and pen-based interactivity allows up to 8 users to draw, share, and collaborate at once using familiar gesturesand the new Split Screen1 feature enables instructors to simultaneously project two images (video or still) from different sources side-by-side up to 280-inches.

The new BrightLink interactive presentation displays deliver wireless capabilities for easy content sharing to help students learn and collaborate. Instructors can now share content between the big screen and wirelessly connected mobile devices for individualized learning. Using the Epson Multi-PC Projection with Moderator function2 and the Epson iProjection™ App, teachers can see and choose to display up to four devices simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected student devices. Students can wirelessly display content from Chromebooks, PCs, and Mac® computers, as well as iOS and Android devices. BrightLink supports BYOD learning environments and is the perfect tool for showing a variety of content or for comparing students’ work side-by-side3.

The new BrightLink series also introduces DuoLink, an extended whiteboard feature enabling teachers and students to get twice the collaboration space by utilizing two BrightLink devices side-by-side4. Additionally, students can connect and share any type of content in real-time with the Whiteboard Sharing Tool. Whether across campus or in the classroom, up to 15 participants can join a whiteboarding session directly from any mobile device with a web browser or from another BrightLink – without a PC3.

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.

About Epson Education Products

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.

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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1Consult your user manual for input combinations.

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

3 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.

4Consult your user manual for input combinations.

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark, Epson iProjection is a trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures and BrightLink are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. Mac and iOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android and Chromebook are trademarks of Google 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.