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Epson Introduces New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays for Education

New BrightLink 685Wi, 695Wi, 696Ui, and 697Ui Transform Any Flat Surface in the Classroom into a Bright 100-Inch Interactive Learning Space

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the latest BrightLink® interactive ultra short-throw presentation displays for education, including the BrightLink 685Wi, 695Wi, 696Ui, and 697Ui. These enhanced displays enable individualized instruction with wireless content sharing and deliver crisp image quality with up to full HD resolution(1) and a bright, readable interactive image up to 100-inches – 3x as big as a 60-inch flat panel. Combined with Epson’s advanced 3LCD light engine for bright, vivid colors, the new BrightLink interactive displays result in impactful presentations and productive collaboration. Epson’s new BrightLink 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.

“The BrightLink interactive presentation displays make it easy for teachers to create engaging lessons and present and share information that students can read – no matter where they are sitting in the room,” said Jason Meyer, education product manager, Epson America. “With the ability to display bright, high-quality images much larger than traditional flat panels, Epson BrightLink interactive presentation displays continue to be the most advanced and affordable display technology for schools today.”

The new BrightLink interactive presentation displays deliver wireless capabilities for easy content sharing to help students learn and collaborate. The BrightLink series now enable instructors to share content between the big screen and wirelessly connected mobile devices for individualized learning. With the Epson Multi-PC Projection with Moderator function(2) and the Epson iProjection™ App, teachers have the ability to see and choose to display up to four devices simultaneously from a maximum of 50 connected student devices for an engaging, collaborative classroom experience. Students can wirelessly participate in discussions by displaying 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-side(3).

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-side(4).

Whether across campus or in the classroom, students can connect and share any type of content in real-time using the flagship BrightLink 697Ui presentation display. With the Whiteboard Sharing Tool, up to 15 participants can join a whiteboarding session directly from any mobile device with a web browser or from another BrightLink without a PC(3).

More about BrightLink Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays

Epson projectors offer 3x higher color brightness than competitive models(5). These new Brightlink presentation displays deliver clean images and include advanced connectivity to meet a variety of education needs. Additional features include:

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

Ultra Bright, Full HD Image – Up to 4400 lumens in full HD

Enhance Classroom Collaboration – Wireless display solution allows teachers to control which student devices to display at the front of the room and encourages student participation(3)

Wireless Networking – Enterprise-level security for peace-of-mind; wireless HD screen mirroring with Miracast; display Chromebook, iOS, Android, Mac, and PC screens(3)

Pen and touch-based interactivity – With most of the models, touch and pen-based interactivity allows up to 8 users to draw, share, and collaborate at once using familiar gestures(6)

Split Screen(4) Feature – Simultaneously project two images (video or still) from different sources side-by-side up to 280-inches

Long-Life, Low-Cost Lamps – Last up to 10,000 hours in ECO Mode(7)

Remote Management – Easy network connectivity with software included

Versatile Connectivity – 3x HDMI® supports multiple high-definition A/V devices, with MHL® support(8), ensuring flexible placement and fast, easy setup

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.

Availability and Support
The new BrightLink Interactive presentation displays are now available through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution, Epson.com, and the Brighter Futures program. A new wall mount is also now available ($109) for easy, affordable integration with a variety of interactive and standard whiteboards. Epson BrightLink 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 www.epson.com/education.

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: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

1) Full HD resolution available with BightLink 696Ui and 697Ui models.
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 www.epson.com for details.
4)Consult your user manual for input combinations.
5)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.
6)BrightLink 685Wi features only pen-based interactivity allowing up to two users to write and draw at once.
7) 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.
8) Includes one Mobile High-Definition Link® (MHL) HDMI port.

Note: EPSON and PowerLite are registered trademarks, Epson iProjection is a trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Brighter Futures is a registered trademark 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.