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Epson America Inc.
Epson Launches Its Brightest Large Venue Projector
The Epson PowerLite Z8050WNL Brings Brightness and Brilliance to
Corporate, Higher Education and House of Worship Venues
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Jan. 7, 2010 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today unveiled the PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL, the company’s latest high brightness multimedia projector designed for auditorium and large venue applications. The PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL is Epson’s brightest projector ever, with 7,000 lumens color light output and 7,000 lumens white light output2 (ISO 21118). The PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL also features native WXGA resolution (1280 x 800) and Epson’s industry-leading, high-aperture 3-chip 3LCD technology to deliver high-quality images and crisp, sharp text without any distortion or scaling.
“Epson is committed to bringing the best and brightest large venue projectors to market, and the PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL represents that with a combination of brightness, performance and control,” said Edgar Jimenez, associate product manager, business projectors, Epson America. “In addition, the message broadcast functionality and the off axis installation flexibility make it ideal for digital signage uses.”
Developed for large venue applications in education, corporations and houses of worship, the PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL offers 5000:1 contrast ratio, an innovative liquid cooling system, durable optical chips, and a dual-lamp design that further enhances its outstanding image quality, performance and reliability. The projector’s design allows for easy access to lamps and filters which provides a lower overall cost of ownership, and a recommended 10,000-hour filter cleaning schedule3 makes maintenance easier and less frequent.
The PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL offers flexible installation features and customized powered lens options for motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift functions that are controllable through the remote, RS-232 or IP. The centered lens design for easy installation, and can be installed +/- 30-degrees off-axis horizontally and +/- 10-degrees off-axis vertically. Installers can choose from six optional lenses, including a rear-projection option, to customize a solution to fit even the most challenging mid to large venue installation. Additional benefits include easy integration with other devices, LAN connectivity, a built-in closed captioning decoder, plus simple monitor and control capabilities with the included Epson monitor software allows for remote monitor and control of Epson networked projectors.
Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL projector is currently available through pro audio/video dealers for an MSRP of $18,999. The PowerLite Pro Z8050WNL offers a three-year limited warranty and 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 entire PowerLite Pro projector line, visit www.epson.com.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson America Inc. is a leading provider of an extensive range of printers, 3LCD projectors, scanners and point-of-service printers that are renowned for their high quality, functionality, innovation and energy efficiency. Epson America is a U.S. affiliate of Seiko Epson Corporation, which employs more than 70,000 people in 106 companies around the world. Seiko Epson is committed to its ongoing contributions to the global environment and for the second year in a row has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria.
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1Based upon Q3 2009 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates
2Light output varies depending upon modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard
3 Recommendation based on normal room conditions. Cleaning requirements may vary depending on use, environment and other conditions. Cleaning intervals may be adjusted to accommodate the environment in which the projector is used
Note: Epson is a registered trademark and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. PowerLite is a registered trademark 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.
*All prices are estimated street price