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Press Release  |  Jun 7, 2006

New Projector Provides User-Friendly Design, Closed Captioning, 3,500 ANSI Lumens Brightness, Increased Theft Prevention, New Air Filtration System, and More

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 7, 2006 – Epson America today unveiled a multimedia projector that is designed to satisfy the demands of high-use presentation environments such as universities, colleges and business conference facilities. The Epson PowerLite 6100i takes advantage of Epson's 3LCD technology and projects up to 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness in XGA (1024 x 768) native resolution, enabling presenters to display visual content with sharp details and rich colors.

In addition to projecting vibrant images in both dark and well-lit lecture halls and meeting facilities, the Epson PowerLite 6100i features embedded technology that helps address the visual needs of hearing impaired and colorblind students. The projector is compatible with tuners and components that transmit closed caption content. This embedded solution also serves as a convenient way for universities and businesses to display closed caption content on a projector without having to purchase and install external components that are frequently used to enable that capability.

"The Epson PowerLite 6100i is really an outstanding investment for virtually any educational institution or conference facility where there's a high demand for projecting presentations and all other forms of multimedia content," said Aaron Marinari, senior product manager, Epson America. "Beyond just offering a projector that's really bright, we've listened closely to what professionals in this industry need and have applied those unique demands into this design."

The Epson the PowerLite 6100i offers a wealth of features that make it a reliable asset which is easy for AV managers and campus technicians to manage. Some of these features include:

Unique filtration system captures particles in the air (such as chalk or dust), and prevents them from accumulating and potentially harming the projector's internal components over time.

Out-of-the-box networking technology that enables technicians to monitor and control the projector from remote locations via LAN or Internet.

Theft prevention: metal anchor bars are positioned on the bottom of the projector, which are designed to house a security cable. Security is further enhanced with password controls and other features.

1.6x optical zoom and +30-degree keystone contribute to greater setup flexibility.

5-watt speaker designed to provide room-filling sound of voices and other audio content.

Epson 3LCD Technology
Epson 3LCD technology uses a three-chip engine for natural color and bright, vibrant images. It is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving color wheel, resulting in accurate color registration, detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free. Epson 3LCD technology produces optimal viewing experiences for business applications, educational environment, and home entertainment.

Brighter Futures™ - Epson's Education Program
Epson's Brighter Futures is a unique sales and support program that is available specifically for schools. The program is designed to help educators select and implement the most ideal products for their schools' needs in addition to reducing costs and maximizing their technology budgets. The program offers special pricing, extended warranties, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support across Epson's full line of projectors.

Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite 6100i will be available in July 2006 for $3,199 (estimated price) and comes with a two-year limited warranty that includes elite technical support services such as two-year Epson PrivateLine™ availability and two-year Road Service Program. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product.

About Epson
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.