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NEW EPSON POWERLITE S4 MULTIMEDIA PROJECTOR DELIVERS BRIGHT, COLOR-RICH 3LCD PERFORMANCE AND VERSATILE, FEATURE-PACKED DESIGN FOR $699

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 6, 2005 – Epson America, Inc. today introduced the Epson PowerLite S4 – a multi-purpose, feature-rich 3LCD projector that is designed to raise the bar on value and performance for projectors in the sub-$700 category. Designed for busy, on-the-go presenters, classroom instructors and home users, the Epson PowerLite S4 projects presentations and virtually all other forms of video content with rich colors and sharp detail in up to 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness and SVGA (800 x 600) native resolution. Priced at $699 (estimated street price), this 5.7-pound projector is easily transportable and features Epson technologies that are designed to make setup and shut-down procedures as quick and trouble-free as possible.

"When it comes down to making big impressions on a not-so-big budget, the PowerLite S4 provides the best all-around combination of bright, color-rich image quality and user-friendly features among any multimedia projector in this price category," said Aaron Marinari, senior product manager, Epson America. "Whether you're using it for a business presentation, teaching a class, or even taking it home for the weekend to project movies, share digital photos or play video games, this projector can do it all with great-looking quality and easy operation."

Fast Setup and Epson's Exclusive Instant Off™
The Epson PowerLite S4 is designed to help reduce pre-presentation jitters and stress on end users with unique, time-saving setup and shutdown features. The projector's power-on verification tone gives presenters immediate assurance that their projector is running the moment they press the on/off button, and just four seconds later, the projector already begins to display an image. In addition, the Epson PowerLite S4 automatically recognizes and adapts to video signals coming from virtually all types of computers and video devices. And upon conclusion of a presentation, Epson's Instant Off™ feature saves presenters even more time and reduces further hassles by enabling them to turn off, unplug and pack up the projector immediately and safely without a cool-down period.

Outstanding Performance in Any Environment
The Epson PowerLite S4's 170-watt lamp produces 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness for vibrant, clear viewing of big screen images, even in well-lit rooms. It also offers seven selectable color modes that are pre-programmed and optimized to enhance image quality when connected to various video devices. Depending on the selected application, users can choose color modes such as presentation, theater, gaming, and even a photo mode with black-and-white enhancement levels to show off highlights in photographs.

The PowerLite S4 features an A/V mute slide for greater control over presentations and several security features including a timer and key lock protection to prevent unauthorized use and theft.

Epson 3LCD Technology
Epson 3LCD technology uses a three-chip engine for natural color and bright, vibrant images. It is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving color wheel, resulting in accurate color registration, detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free.

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite S4 is now available through national retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and PC resellers. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty that includes three elite technical support services – two-year Epson PrivateLine™ availability, two-year Road Service Program and two-year International Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product.

About Epson
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.

Note: Epson is a registered trademark and Instant Off is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite and PrivateLine are registered trademarks and Presenters Online is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.