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