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Epson Projectors Stand Out in Education Industry Publication Awards Programs

Epson Projectors Named Winners of Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence, Learning Magazine's Teachers Choice Awards and District Administration's Top 100 Products

LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson projectors have won several top education industry publication awards, including three 2010 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence, two 17th Annual Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards(SM) and one District Administration 2010 Readers' Choice Top 100 Product. The BrightLink™ 450Wi, PowerLite® Presenter and PowerLite 825+ for the 2010 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence, the BrightLink 450Wi and PowerLite Presenter received the Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards and the BrightLink 450Wi was named a 2010 Readers' Choice Top 100 Product by District Administration. All of these award-winning projectors offer a unique set of features and capabilities that meet the diverse instructional needs of educators.

"It is essential for 21st century educators to be equipped with feature-rich, easy-to-use, and affordable technology solutions to aid in delivering effective and engaging classroom instruction," said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "Epson works diligently to produce projectors that benefit both educators and students and the recognition from these awards programs exemplifies the impact that our hardware is having on classroom learning."

About Epson's Award-Winning Projectors

The BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector + pen combination incorporates ultra-short throw distance, image size flexibility, and advanced connectivity options that allows educators to turn any standard whiteboard or smooth wall into an interactive learning area. BrightLink 450Wi offers school administrators a price advantage and installation flexibility by providing a wide range of XGA and WXGA usable interactive areas. The solution includes two digital infrared pens and wall mount hardware for easy installation out of the box.

The PowerLite Presenter provides schools with one portable and feature-rich projector-DVD player-sound system combination available at an affordable price. Offering WXGA resolution and 2,500 lumens color light output and white light output(1), the PowerLite Presenter features an integrated DVD player, two 10-watt virtual surround sound speakers, microphone input, and closed captioning. It also includes a 3-chip 3LCD optical engine and USB Plug 'n Play connectivity, allowing for easier setup and eliminating the hassle of dealing with bulky VGA cables and toggling between computer keys.

The PowerLite 825+ offers 3,000 lumens color and white light output, XGA resolution and a set of advanced features, including USB Plug 'n Play connectivity for PC and Mac computers, improved microphone support, and pre-set line and graph patterns designed to aid teachers in instruction. In addition, the PowerLite 825+ offers the ability to send content over the IP network, optional wireless connectivity, virtual remote control functionality, message broadcasting, and numerous other features to give educators advanced flexibility within the classroom.

All of these products are offered through Epson's Brighter Futures® 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.

SOURCE Epson America Inc.