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Press Release: Epson Wins Learning Magazine’s 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award and District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award

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Epson Wins Learning Magazine’s 2014 Teachers’ Choice Award and District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award

Epson PowerLite X15 Projector, DC-20 Document Camera and BrightLink Interactive Projector Receive Education Awards

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Dec. 2, 2013 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has received the Learning® Magazine 2014 Teachers’ ChoiceSM (TCA) Award for the Classroom for its Epson® PowerLite® X15 and DC-20 document camera. Additionally, the Epson BrightLink® interactive projector was named a winner of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products for 2013 Award.

The TCAs is a highly-recognizable annual educational awards program that honors products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home, including hardware, software, classroom supplies, and more. Each TCA for the Classroom nominated product was exclusively reviewed by a team of teachers in the classroom and judged on quality, instructional value, ease-of-use, and innovation. Only products that met the teachers’ stringent standards were chosen to receive an award. This year, only the top 20 percent of scores were deemed winners.

District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products are chosen annually by superintendents and other senior school district leaders. Winners are the most innovative products used to help districts excel. The winning products, selected from a record 1,800-plus nominations, were products that received the highest number of nominations and best descriptions from K-12 leaders.

“One of our main goals in developing Epson education products and technologies is to make the classroom experience a much more engaging and user-friendly environment for teachers and students alike,” said Heather Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. “The recognition from these prestigious education award committees reaffirms that our whole suite of products are helping to do just that.”

More about the Epson PowerLite X15
The Epson PowerLite X15 offers 3,000 lumens color light output and 3,000 lumens white light output2, XGA resolution and advanced connectivity at $599* for today’s budget conscious schools. The PowerLite X15 delivers an advanced feature set, including HDMI digital connectivity to connect to the latest devices for high-quality video and digital audio. The projector also features USB Plug ‘n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a PC or Mac® computer via a USB connection. In addition, the projector offers easy setup with Easy-Slide technology, an intuitive horizontal keystone adjustment slide control bar that allows teachers to place the projector off-center from the screen and easily make the necessary horizontal image adjustments with the touch of a finger.

More about the DC-20 Document Camera
The Epson DC-20 document camera is a valuable teaching tool designed to enhance the K-12 classroom experience, enrich learning and help educators engage students and make a bigger impact with curriculum. The DC-20 features a 12x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom to provide detailed images without any sacrifice in image quality. The camera also comes equipped with a large imaging sensor that captures more light per pixel than smaller imaging sensors, resulting in brighter images with amazing quality and crisp details. Additionally, the DC-20 is able to connect to projectors via its HDMI output, allowing for full 1080p HD quality video projection.

About BrightLink Interactive Projectors
All BrightLink models offer an interactive projector + pen combination with advanced connectivity options to project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface. Epson’s ultra-short throw BrightLink models – BrightLink 475Wi, 485Wi, and Pro 1410Wi – offer WXGA resolution and dual pen interactivity with built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to instantly interact directly with a projected image from a variety of devices beyond the PC, including tablets, Blu-ray players, VCRs, document cameras, and more. With these models, teachers are free to connect existing multimedia devices already in their classroom, over their network or even PC-free and keep writing.

Building on the success of its line of BrightLink ultra-short throw projectors, Epson also offers the BrightLink 436Wi – the company’s first interactive, fully integrated short-throw projector that can be moved from room to room.

Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative 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.

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance
The new color brightness specification (measuring red, green and blue) published by the Society of Information Display (SID) allows consumers to compare projector color brightness without conducting a side-by-side shootout. With today’s high definition content, teachers and students want to enjoy content with higher quality in brighter environments. For a truly impressive image, projectors need to offer both high color brightness and high white brightness. High color brightness enables an even brighter color image for larger screen sizes and on a larger variety of screen materials. Without sufficient color brightness, images may be muddy, soft and lose detail, even in a dark room. Whether projecting a presentation, interactive lesson or movie, Epson’s line of education projectors deliver consistent color brightness and white brightness, allowing students and teachers to view life-like reproduction of any content.

About Epson
Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. 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: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://ww.31.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

* All prices shown are Epson MSRP

1 Based upon Q3 2013 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.
2 Color and 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.

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

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