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Epson Reinforces Commitment to High-Brightness Projector Segment with 3LCD Laser Projectors

- New 3LCD laser lineup to offer enhanced image quality, reliability and flexibility -


The world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector

- TOKYO, Japan, and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, February 9, 2016 -

Epson, the world's leading projector manufacturer*1, has announced it will this year launch a lineup of 3LCD business projectors with a laser-light source. The projectors, which include the world's first-ever 25,000-lumen 3LCD projector*2, are also the first to include inorganic 3LCD panels with a laser light source including an inorganic phosphor wheel*2.

Thanks to Epson's newly developed laser light source and proprietary 3LCD technology, the new lineup will offer customers outstanding performance, and includes a 4K-compatible lens and the world's first zero offset ultra-short throw lens*3: Confirming Epson's commitment to the high-brightness segment, the new projectors are the result of sustained research and development. Offering mind-blowing image quality, reliability and flexibility, the lineup will include seven models ranging from 25,000 to 6,000-lumens. Epson will announce full product specifications later in the year.

Epson has in recent years steadily increased its lineup of projectors in this class for applications including large exhibition rooms, concert halls and outdoor signage. The high-lumen projector market is forecast to grow by 125% by 2020*4, and the company is continuing to invest heavily in developing technologies and products to meet those expanding needs.

"We are delighted to announce Epson's first ever 3LCD laser projectors for business." said Junichi Watanabe, COO of Epson's Visual Products Operations Division. "Not only do these products offer customers the outstanding value and performance you would expect from the global projector market leader, but they demonstrate Epson's firm and ongoing commitment to the high-lumen market. We are confident that these high-brightness projectors will fully demonstrate the quality and other benefits that Epson brings to the market, and will continue to expand our lineup of 3LCD projectors tailored precisely to meet the needs of customers in this segment."

The advantages of Epson's new lineup of 3LCD laser projectors are as follows:

Image quality

With a highly efficient light source, Epson's 3LCD laser projectors are well suited for large venues such as auditoriums and concert halls. Using Epson's proprietary 3LCD technology, the new projectors are capable of reproducing spectacular images with outstanding levels of color brightness.

Reliability

Epson's original LCD panels and phosphor wheel are made of inorganic material with superior light and heat resistance. Combining these in a laser projector results in bright, vibrant images for extremely long periods, and 20,000 hours of maintenance-free use*5.

Flexibility

Epson's lineup of 3LCD laser projectors is designed for every venue and application. Rotating 360 degrees and fully tiltable, a large variety of lenses ensures that these projectors can be installed in a wide variety of locations for projection mapping, signage and a host of other applications.

Epson's 3LCD laser projectors can be viewed at Hall 1 Stand H90 at ISE 2016 to be held in Amsterdam, RAI, Netherlands, from February 9 to 12.

*1 Largest unit share of the market for 500-lumen and higher projectors. (Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited, 2001-2015)
*2 According to Seiko Epson research (as of December 2015)
*3 Allows a short throw projector to be placed closely and unobtrusively against a wall or other surface.
*4 Source: Futuresource Consulting Limited
*5 Approximate time until brightness decreases 50% from first usage. Measured by acceleration test assuming use of 0.04 - 0.20 mg/m³ of particulate matter. Time varies depending on usage conditions and environments.

To learn more about projector technology, visit:
http://global.epson.com/innovation/core_technology/micro_display.html

To learn more about 3LCD, visit:
http://www.3lcd.com/

Note that Epson products and services vary by region. Please refer to your local Epson sales company for details of products and services available in your region:
http://global.epson.com/web_sites.html

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. 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 nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.
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