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Epson Expands Line of PowerLite Pro G-Series Projectors for Large Venues

All Eight New Models Deliver HDBaseT™ and Other Integration Options
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide(1), today introduced eight new PowerLite® Pro G-Series projectors delivering enhanced connectivity and installation flexibility for large venue commercial spaces in education, corporate, houses of worship and museum applications. Building upon the success of the previous generation of Pro G projectors, all the new models have a built-in HDBaseT™ interface for easier connectivity and reduced costs as well as support for Extron® XTP® and Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).

Epson projectors offer three times higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors(2). The Pro G-Series offers bright, true-to-life images and produces color brightness and white light brightness(3) ranging between 4,500 to 7,000 lumens, including the addition of a new 6,500 lumen WXGA model.

“As AV technology continues to advance, integrators require solutions with more diverse connectivity options, as well as easy installation capabilities,” said Sean Gunduz, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We listened to our customers’ needs and introduced the new PowerLite Pro G-Series with exceptional image quality, and tools for easy integration into their existing infrastructures in nearly any venue.”

Advanced Connectivity and Control Protocol Support
The new PowerLite Pro G-Series includes several features that allow it to connect with virtually any system. With built-in HDBaseT for simpler installation, without the need for additional cables, signal repeaters or added labor for carrying Full HD video, audio, network and control commands, the new Pro G projectors also deliver support for Crestron®, AMX®, Extron® XTP® and Control4® Simple Device Discovery Protocol (SDDP).

The Pro G-Series projectors are also equipped with Multi-PC Projection with Moderator(4) for users to wirelessly connect up to 50 devices, including computers and iOS® and Android™ tablets and phones, and share from up to four device screens simultaneously(5). In addition, the new Pro G-Series includes cloning features, which allow users to copy projector settings from one system to others using a USB thumb drive, a PC or over the network, saving time and resources for multi-location installations.

More about Epson’s New PowerLite Pro G-Series Projectors
Several of the new PowerLite Pro G models offer widescreen, full HD performance (WUXGA) for presentations, videos, digital signage, and more. In addition, all models are compatible with DisplayPort connectivity for added convenience.

Additional features include:
-Six optional lenses with lens shift: including rear-, middle- and long-throw lenses for complete flexibility and easy exchange

-Easy installation features: built-in edge blending, 360-degree installation flexibility

-Industry-leading service and support: long-life air filter and easy maintenance tools, plus peace-of-mind ownership with next-business-day replacement(6)

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector color performance without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high definition content, presenters can display content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness is important for larger screen sizes and provides flexibility for a variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. For more information, visit http://www.colorlightoutput.com.

The new PowerLite Pro G-Series projectors offer lumen and resolution combinations to meet a range of installation needs.

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite Pro G-Series projectors will be available in March 2015 through pro audio/visual dealers. Epson’s projectors come with a three-year limited warranty that includes Road Service projector replacement program with projector exchange in one business day with paid shipping(6), and a 90-day limited lamp warranty. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/largevenue.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. 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: www.epson.com.

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

* Estimated street price
1. Based upon Q3 2014 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.
2. Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Leading Epson 3LCD business and education projectors compared to leading one-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research data for Q1 through Q3 2013.
3. 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.
4. Moderator feature is part of EasyMP Multi-PC Projection software.
5. Consult your user manual for input combinations.
6. Expedited shipping not available in all areas. Road Service orders must be in by 3 p.m. Eastern Time for Next-Business-Day delivery.

Note: EPSON, EasyMP and PowerLite are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark. iOS is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Android is a trademark 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.

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