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Epson’s New ‘PowerLite Presenter’ Gives Teachers the Ultimate Presentation Tool

Projector/DVD/Speaker Combo Delivers Image Quality and Full Sound in a Portable, Easy to Use Solution

ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm, Booth 4127) – June 17, 2009 – Schools that want to offer projection technology, but may not be able to afford an A/V cart full of equipment for every classroom, now have a portable and feature-rich projector-DVD player-sound system combination available at an affordable price. By combining these features into the new PowerLite Presenter, Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1 , has created the ultimate presentation tool that enables educators to show DVD movies and other content without the need for additional equipment.

Offering WXGA resolution and 2,500 lumens color light output and 2,500 lumens white light output2 , the PowerLite Presenter features an integrated DVD player, two 10-watt virtual surround sound speakers, microphone input, and closed captioning. It also includes USB Plug ‘n Play connectivity, a feature that allows for quicker and easier setup and presentation of digital materials by eliminating the hassle of dealing with bulky VGA cables and screws and toggling between computer keys. Leveraging Epson’s latest, 3-chip 3LCD optical engine, the PowerLite Presenter delivers amazing images with vibrant color and detail.

“The PowerLite Presenter is Epson’s first ever all-in-one projector solution created specifically with the needs of educators in mind,? said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America Inc. “Now teachers can easily and conveniently expand their multimedia content options and command greater attention with beautiful image quality and powerful integrated speakers that will help their lessons come to life.?

While educators may connect the PowerLite Presenter to classroom computers, they can also opt to use the projector’s USB Type A port using a USB memory device such as a thumbstick or iPod® to show their materials. In addition, educators may project classroom photos in large format with the included Slideshow Viewer. The PowerLite Presenter also includes a microphone input, allowing teachers to amplify their voice using a microphone and the included speakers to reduce strain on their voices and keep students’ attention.

Epson’s exclusive E-TORL® lamp technology offers more lumens per watt than lamps used with competitive projection technology with similar lumens specification. This allows for increased energy efficiency and cost savings over time as using E-TORL lamp technology can result in up to 4,000 hours of lamp life in economy mode3. Another convenient feature is a brightness sensor that measures the room’s ambient light, which automatically selects the projector’s most ideal color mode to maximize image quality.

Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative that is 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 three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors.

Pricing, Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite Presenter will be available in October 2009 for $899* through national resellers, retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution. Epson’s PowerLite Presenter comes with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support where projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange typically in one business day. For additional information about the new PowerLite Presenter, visit www.epson.com or www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.

About Epson America
Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC) and is a leading provider of digital imaging products that exceed the vision of its customers. The company is a global manufacture and supplier of an extensive range of high quality printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs which were designed for functionality, compactness, and energy efficiency. The Seiko Epson organization is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and was recently added to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.

Note: Epson and E-TORL are registered trademarks and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite and Brighter Futures are registered trademarks of Epson America 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.

* Estimated street price
1 Based upon Q1 2009 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates
2 Light output varies depending on modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard
3 Lamp life results will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage; lamp brightness decreases over time

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