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Epson BrightLink 455Wi and PowerLite 96W Win Projector Reviews “Best in Classroom” Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. (InfoComm, Booth # 1942) – June 15, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced two projectors received “Best in Classroom” awards in the annual Classroom Projector Report from Projector Reviews, a leading AV technology research, product review and advice website. The BrightLink 455Wi won in the interactive projector category for its image quality, resolution and many easy to use interactive features. The PowerLite 96W won in the non-interactive projector category for its image quality and advanced feature set, including HDMI, USB Plug ‘n Play, price, and advanced networking and optional wireless.

“The Epson BrightLink 455Wi and PowerLite 96W stand out as top products in the education projector market for their great color, brightness, extensive networking, excellent input and output flexibility, and advanced feature sets,” said Art Feierman, editor, Projector Reviews. “I believe interactive projectors are a powerful new tool for learning and information retention, and the BrightLink 455Wi is the most advanced interactive projector available, with solid, well thought out, easy to use features. And the PowerLite 96W packs a lot of punch for its price and has a lot to offer the K-12 educator.”

“These two ‘Best in Classroom’ awards underscore Epson’s dedication to providing high-quality, relevant and reliable products that are designed to be easy to use by teachers and students alike,” said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. “With intuitive, feature-rich and affordable technology solutions, teachers can truly deliver interactive and exciting classroom lessons, and further enrich the learning experience.”

About Epson’s Award-Winning Projectors
The BrightLink 455Wi interactive projector is designed to transform a wall or table into an interactive learning area. This flexibility allows for educators to meet the varied learning needs of their students – whether in large groups, small work teams or even individually – while maximizing the existing space in their classrooms. The interactive projector + pen combination is an ultra-short throw solution, offering image size flexibility and advanced connectivity options to project onto a whiteboard, wall, table, or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface. BrightLink offers installation flexibility by providing a wide range of XGA and WXGA usable interactive areas, and features 2,500 lumens color and white light output2 and native WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) for full compatibility with widescreen notebooks and visual content.

The PowerLite 96W is a budget-friendly projector offering 2700 lumens color and white light output with WXGA resolution, allowing teachers to fully leverage widescreen notebooks or tablets and widescreen DVD content. The projector offers high performance and future-ready features, including HDMI and network connectivity to easily monitor and control remotely with the ability to transmit both audio and video content over the IP network, as well as through an optional wireless module.

Both of these products are offered through Epson’s 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.

For additional information about these award-winning products, visit www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business, and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. 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 (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
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1 Based upon Q4 2010 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.
2 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.

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