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Epson's New PowerLite 410W Projector Brings Large-Scale Projection to Small Spaces

Next Generation Short-Throw, Widescreen Projector Offers Shorter Throw Lens and Increased Brightness Ideal for Interactive Whiteboards
LONG BEACH, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- To address K-12 schools' needs for interactive whiteboard projection solutions, Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today introduced the PowerLite 410W short throw, widescreen projector. An upgrade to the incredibly popular PowerLite 400W - the industry's first short throw, widescreen 3LCD projector - the PowerLite 410W offers native WXGA resolution (1280x800) for use with widescreen computers and 16:10 interactive whiteboards, and additional enhancements including a shorter throw lens, increased brightness and an optional wall mount for added flexibility.

Featuring a shorter throw lens than the previous model, the PowerLite 410W projects a 60-inch 16:10 image from two feet away, making it ideal for wall mounting. This improved design gives more space to students and teachers in smaller classrooms, while drastically reducing shadows from presenters.

"The Epson short throw projector line is a big hit with our teachers," said Scott Foster, director of instructional technology, Northland Pines School District in Wisconsin. "The ability to mount the PowerLite 410W projector's predecessor without having to run wires and power up to the ceiling made it a hit with our budget as well. The projector combined with a SMART Board(TM) has been a great way to improve instruction in our district, and we're looking forward to continued success with the PowerLite 410W."

The new projector also features 2,000 lumens white light output and 2,000 lumens color light output(2) for brilliant and vibrant image quality without excessive glare. In addition, the PowerLite 410W offers an adjustable optional wall mount to suit a wide variety of screen sizes. This wall mount option allows for quick installation with increased flexibility at a low cost.

"The PowerLite 410W represents the continuous technology enhancements that Epson brings to today's classrooms," said Sara Kim, associate product manager, Epson Projection, Epson America. "The PowerLite 400W was an unprecedented leap in projection technology, and the PowerLite 410W follows suit with improved features to greater benefit the classroom, making it an easy and affordable solution for displaying large, widescreen content in a small space without jeopardizing picture quality."

More about the PowerLite 410W Projector:

The new PowerLite 410W offers several classroom-centric features, including:
-- Extended Lamp Life: Epson's exclusive E-TORL(R) lamp technology offers more lumens (brightness) per watt than lamps used with competitive projection technology offering similar lumens specification, leading to increased energy efficiency and cost savings over time; using E-TORL, lamp life can last up to 4,000 hours in economy mode(3), and replacement E-TORL lamps cost up to $200 less than competing replacement lamps
-- Flexible Communication: Powerful internal 10-watt speaker and built-in closed captioning decoder make presentations accessible to viewers with hearing impairments with no added cost, and help meet section 508 compliance
-- Epson 3LCD Technology: Features Epson's latest, 3-chip 3LCD optical engine to deliver amazing color and detail for powerful presentations
-- Network Monitoring and Control: RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote monitoring and control via a school's IT network helps saves time and money, regardless of the projector's physical location
-- Easy Operation: Direct power on/off for remote-free power control on installed units
-- Setup Flexibility: 1.35x digital zoom and +/-15 degree vertical keystone correction allow for immediate set-up when sharing a projector among multiple classrooms
-- Versatile Presentation Modes: Eight special color modes, including blackboard and whiteboard modes, allow for presenting in a variety of environments

Epson also offers the Brighter Futures(R) program, a unique sales and support initiative that is 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 three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors.

Pricing, Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite 410W projector will be available in late April 2009 for an estimated street price of $1,299 through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services - two-year Epson PrivateLine phone support to directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day. For additional information about the new PowerLite 410W projector, visit www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.

About Epson America
Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) and is a leading provider of digital imaging products that exceed the vision of its customers. The company's extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs are renowned for their superior quality, functionality, compactness, and energy efficiency. The Seiko-Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and was recently added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.

Note: Epson, E-TORL and Instant Off are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite, PrivateLine and Brighter Futures 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 trademarks.

(1) Based upon Q4 2008 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates
(2) Light output varies depending on modes (color light output and white light output)
(3) Lamp life results will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage; lamp brightness decreases over time