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Epson Announces Research Showing How Display Size Matters

- New laser ultra-short throw projectors underpin Epson's commitment to every student's right to an equal education -

EB-710Ui laser ultra-short throw projector

- TOKYO, Japan, June 14, 2017 -

Following on from last year's study in the United States, Epson today announced new findings by Radius Global Market Research that evaluated the readability of content displayed on 70-inch screens in average-sized classrooms in Singapore and the United Kingdom. According to the surveys, more than 50 percent of students in each country found that contents displayed on 70-inch screens was difficult to read, with more than half of students writing down at least one item incorrectly from a 70-inch screen.

For example, in the United Kingdom, the study was conducted with 119 students ages 12 to 22 divided into groups of approximately 30. The students were asked to read typical educational content including charts and text-based information displayed on a top-selling 70-inch flat panel in a traditional 8.3 meters by 8.4 meters classroom, and then write down six short items of information based on what they saw. Similar studies were conducted in an average-sized classroom in Singapore.

The research findings support the 4/6/8 rule for display size recommendations. This rule is a long-standing informal guideline commonly used by AV integrators and installers for determining the appropriate sized displays for different environments including classrooms, conference rooms and large venues. See the attachment for more information (185KB)PDF about the surveys and the 4/6/8 rule.

"When it comes to choosing the best display for your classroom, it is important that it's large enough so every student in the room can clearly read what's on it," said Yasunori Ogawa, COO of Epson's Visual Products Operations Division. "This is absolutely critical to each student's success. Designed with educator input, the new EB-710Ui and other Epson advanced interactive display and projector technologies make bright, collaborative learning environments a reality."

The research findings are revealed as Epson announces its latest generation of ultra-short -throw laser projectors designed to enhance the quality of educational learning. The new Epson EB-710Ui laser ultra-short throw projector that will be rolled out worldwide from the end of October, can provide better visibility in the classroom for images in large sizes of up to 100 inches. In addition to the large display size, the EB-710Ui boasts 4,000 lm in brightness and WUXGA resolution, which allows it to be used to provide high-level educational content in classrooms around the world. In addition, the EB-710Ui has a laser light source that provides consistent performance and frees customers from lamp replacement concerns.

Epson's 3LCD laser ultra-short throw projectors can be viewed at InfoComm 2017 held in Orlando, United States, from June 14 to 16. View Epson's products at booths 1642 and W204B.

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