Epson Expands Large Venue and Portable Projectors

Epson US has launched four new members of its PowerLite 5000 series projectors which feature 5,500 lumens of ANSI and CLO output and is intended for installation applications. Connectivity is comprehensive with built-in HDBaseT, dual HDMI, VGA, BNC, and LAN digital inputs. In addition, the PowerLite 5000-Series can integrate with Creston, Extron, and Control4 systems for added networking capabilities.

There is an optional wireless module that can support Miracast and the devices can be managed remotely using Epson Monitor software.

The projectors have up to 58% vertical and ±38% horizontal lens shift and the units also feature lens shift lock. Lamp life is quoted at 10,000 hours in eco mode, 5,000 hours in normal mode.

Epson 5000 series

The company also announced a new portable range, the 2000 Series, which has brightness that can also reach 5,500 Ansi Lumens in some models.

Epson 2000 Series

The 2000 Series has HDMI connectivity and USB to allow PDF, JPEG, BMP, GIF or PNG files to be shown without the need to connect to a PC. There is an optional wireless LAN model for some models. Other features include Faroudja DCDi Cinema video enhancement and a DICOM simulation mode for use in medical environments. The top 2265U and 2165W models include HDBaseT connectivity. The projectors can be used with the Epson iProjection App to display content from an iOS or Android mobile devices with wireless or network capabilities.

Analyst Comment

The 5000 series projectors will be available in January 2017 and we expect more detailed information before then.

Epson also said that it is finally shipping the L25000U rental and staging product that it has been showing and promoting since ISE and which represents the company’s entry into that market. It worked with Lang in Germany on the development (A Phoenix Rises…) (BR)