Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its short-throw projector range - EB-435W, EB-425W, EB-430 and EB-420 – targeted at schools looking for high-quality yet affordable equipments. The projectors can be mounted 72cm from the screen for a high-quality, 178cm picture with fewer shadows, making them the perfect partners for existing interactive whiteboards in schools.
The short-throw range, powered by 3LCD technology, achieves accurate colour reproduction, important in education for natural-looking flags, maps and diagrams. A high White and Colour Light Output of up to 3,000 lumens assures a clear picture, even in daylight, while a contrast ratio of 3,000:1 delivers sharp detail.
Moreover, teachers can captivate the class by showing 3D objects close-up with the optional Epson ELP-DC06 USB document camera, or create engaging interactive presentations by connecting the optional Epson ELP-IU03 interactive module. Offering an alternative to interactive whiteboards, the module works with the projector to make any surface interactive, and comes with a digital pen for creating and saving notes.
Khalil El-Dalu, General Manager, Epson Middle East, said: “Epson’s latest range of projectors achieves the perfect balance between high-quality performance and affordability. We believe these shot-throw projectors will particularly appeal to educational institutions in the Middle East given the low total cost of ownership, superior picture quality and a host of smart features for the classroom, such as a microphone input and a built-in 16W speaker.”
Simple to set up and use, the short-throw range has 3-in-1 USB display, which means that only one cable is needed for visuals, audio and mouse control. Aligning the picture takes just seconds with the vertical and horizontal keystone correction, which is unique to Epson in the short-throw category. The projectors can be conveniently controlled from a wall-mounted box at the front of the classroom when connected to Epson’s optional ELPCB01 Control and Connection Box.
Schools can make significant savings thanks to the short-throw range’s low total cost of ownership. The Epson E-TORL lamp produces more light using less energy, and lasts 6,000 hours in eco mode. The filter also has a long life of 5,000 hours for years of trouble-free operation. Further reducing costs and maintenance time, the projectors can be connected to a network to enable remote control and monitoring of lamp life, temperature and more.