Epson BrightLink 436Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector

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Epson just introduced the BrightLink 436Wi — a fully integrated, portable short-throw interactive projector for K-12 and higher education. Building on the success of Epson’s current line of BrightLink ultra-short throw projectors, the BrightLink 436Wi is the first interactive, short-throw Epson projector that can be moved from room to room. Offering advanced connectivity options and dual pen support, the BrightLink 436Wi can project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface.

Similar to the current ultra-short throw BrightLink models, the new BrightLink 436Wi boasts built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to instantly interact directly with a projected image from a variety of sources beyond the PC, including tablets, document cameras, Blu-ray players, VCRs, and more. With the BrightLink 436Wi, teachers are free to connect existing multimedia devices already in their classroom, over their network or even PC-free and keep writing.

The BrightLink 436Wi works with Epson’s existing and optional short throw wall mount or can be easily set up on a tabletop or hard surface, as no wall mount is required, giving schools the option to easily move the interactive solution from classroom to classroom using the included carrying case. There is also an optional pen extension, making it easier for students and teachers to reach anywhere on the board while helping to reduce shadowing.

This cost-effective BrightLink model offers 3,000 lumens of color brightness and 3,000 lumens of white brightness3 and delivers a large interactive learning area with variable image sizes from 53 to 116-inches diagonal (WXGA). The Epson BrightLink 436Wi includes HDMI connectivity and joins the BrightLink line to deliver several options to meet a variety of classroom installation needs:

Epson BrightLink 436Wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector - mounted

More about the BrightLink 436Wi:

The new short throw BrightLink 436Wi, along with the current ultra-short throw BrightLink 475Wi and 485Wi, offers several features to bring interactive technology unlike any other to the classroom, including:

  • Built-in Annotation: Allows teachers to connect the BrightLink to a variety of devices, including an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, document camera, DVD player, and more, to share and engage with more content; annotate over the network via a wired or wireless LAN, or annotate using the built-in tools PC-free
  • Dual Pen Interactivity: Two users can work simultaneously, or independently, with dual pen support2
  • Auto Calibration: Performs automatic calibration for seamless interaction with the pens
  • iProjection: Leveraging the Epson iProjection app, teachers can present to BrightLink from most iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later
  • Software Tools: Ships with Epson’s Easy Interactive Tools (EIT2) software and Teamboard Draw annotation software; both are available for Windows and Mac
  • Speaker and Microphone Input: Dedicated input allows teachers to use a microphone to amplify voice using the internal 16W speaker, saving the teacher’s voice and ensuring all students can hear; volume can be adjusted using projector or remote control buttons
  • Monitor and Control: Epson Easy Management allows for network monitoring, maintenance scheduling, and email alerts to be sent via LAN; schedule function allows projector to run functions without the need to be connected to a network
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership: Brighter Futures customers can purchase replacement lamps for $99
  • Easy Setup and Control: Instant On and Instant Off helps to avoid delays when starting and finishing lectures; A/V Mute Slide instantly turns off the sound and images, customizable Sleep Mode saves energy, and 1.6x manual zoom offers positioning flexibility
  • Advanced Connectivity: HDMI digital connection provides high-definition video and audio; USB Plug ‘n Play Instant Setup instantly projects images, transmits audio and controls the presentations from either a Windows PC or Mac via a standard USB cable
  • 3LCD Technology: Features the latest, 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations; 3LCD technology provides an energy efficient light engine which efficiently uses available lamp light to create stunning images; in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness

Availability and Support
The new Epson BrightLink 436Wi projector will be available in mid-February 2013 through select dealers on a state-by-state basis. Epson’s projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day with paid shipping.

Product
Short Throw/Ultra-Short Throw
Lumens
Education Pricing
BrightLink 436Wi
Short throw
3,000
$1,250
BrightLink 475Wi
Ultra-short throw
2,600
$1,599
BrightLink 485Wi
Ultra-short throw
3,100
$1,699

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