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Epson Introduces New PowerLite 1200-Series Wireless and Portable Projectors

Press Release  |  Aug 16, 2017

New PowerLite 1286 and 1266 for SMBs Deliver Remarkable Brightness and Robust Connectivity Features

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today announced the PowerLite® 1286 and 1266 – two new wireless(1) , portable projectors that feature big, bright imagery, and enable fast, easy setup in small and medium sized meeting rooms. In addition, the high-end PowerLite 1286 is Full HD and offers wireless screen mirroring from a smartphone or streaming device with Miracast.

“Epson continues to lead the meeting room projector industry segment through constant technology innovation at every price point,” said Remi Del Mar, senior product manager, Epson America, Inc. “With the ability to display large, bright images, combined with the latest connectivity features, the new PowerLite 1200-Series ensures ease-of-use and productivity.”

Epson projectors feature 3-chip technology for up to 3x Higher Color Brightness(2) and up to 3x Wider Color Gamut3 than competitive DLP projectors – delivering remarkable color accuracy. The PowerLite 1200-Series supports advanced wired and wireless solutions – including MHL and HDMI – allowing users to project presentations from laptops, mobile and streaming devices(1). The PowerLite 1266 offers WXGA resolution, and the PowerLite 1286 features WUXGA Full HD resolution, enabling Full HD-quality content for each projector. In addition, both models provide 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness4 for more accurate colors and sharp image resolution, even in well-lit rooms.

The PowerLite 1200-Series delivers innovative features that ensure bright, vibrant images, as well as quick and easy setup across devices. The projectors include the following features:

Remarkably accurate and vivid color even in well-lit rooms – Featuring 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness(4)

Higher Color Brightness and Wider Color Gamut – 3LCD, 3-chip technology for 3x Higher Color Brightness(2) and up to 3x Wider Color Gamut(3) than competitive DLP projectors

Wireless Connectivity – Project from your laptop, tablet or smartphone(1) without plugging into the projector, so you can move freely

HDMI Video and Audio – Works with the latest laptops and media players

Quick and Easy Setup – Get up and running in no time with fast wireless setup, easy image adjustments and convenient controls

Availability and Support
The PowerLite 1286 ($799 MSRP) and PowerLite 1266 ($649 MSRP) will be available in September through authorized Epson resellers. All PowerLite products come with a two-year limited warranty and a 90-day limited lamp warranty, with next business day5 replacement to the U.S. or Canada, free of charge and arriving with a postage-paid return shipping label. For additional information, visit

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 88 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: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

(1) For wireless functionality, including via the Epson iProjection™ App, the projector must be configured on a network, either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specifications for availability) or via a wireless connection. Check your owner’s manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable a wireless connection. Not all Epson projectors are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See for details.

(2) Color brightness (color light output) in brightest mode, measured by a third-party lab in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. Top-selling Epson 3LCD projectors versus top-selling 1-chip DLP projectors based on PMA Research sales data for Dec. 2015 through Nov. 2016.

(3) Gamut volume in brightest mode, measured by a third-party lab in 3D in the CIE L*a*b* coordinate space. Top-selling Epson 3LCD projectors versus top-selling 1-chip DLP projectors based on PMA Research sales data for Dec. 2015 through Nov. 2016.

(4) 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. (5) 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 and PowerLite are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Miracast® is a registered trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance®. All other product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.