Epson announced the PowerLite 1850W and 1880 3LCD portable projectors designed to provide high brightness and advanced functionality for businesses and higher education institutions. The PowerLite 1880 offers 4,000 lumens color and white light output with XGA resolution. The PowerLite 1850W delivers 3,700 lumens color and white light output with WXGA resolution, allowing presenters to leverage widescreen notebooks, tablets and video.
Both the PowerLite 1880 and 1850W come equipped with flexible setup features such as Easy-Slide technology, an intuitive horizontal keystone adjustment slider, as well as advanced connectivity options, including HDMI digital connection, USB Plug 'n Play, and PC-Free slideshows. In addition, the PowerLite 1880 offers advanced networking with wired LAN connectivity for ease-of-use and management over a network, allowing for remote monitoring and control, the ability to send content over the IP, message broadcasting, and Crestron RoomView compatibility.
The Epson PowerLite 1880 and 1850W deliver several easy to use and advanced features ideal for any boardroom or classroom, including:
- Image Adjustment: Easy-Slide technology horizontal keystone slider squares the image even if the projector is placed off-center from the screen, adapting for easy setup in multiple rooms; Quick Corner allows any four corners of an image to be adjusted independently for a perfectly rectangular picture
- Positioning Flexibility: 1.6x optical zoom allows for larger images from shorter throw distances and eliminates dead spaces
- USB Plug 'n Play: Instantly projects images, transmits audio and controls the presentation from either a Windows PC or Mac via a single USB connection; allows for easier set up and eliminates the hassle of dealing with bulky VGA cables and toggling between computer keys
- PC-Free Slideshows: Offers convenient connectivity with USB memory devices such as a thumb drive for easily viewing and sharing pictures without a computer
- HDMI Connectivity: Includes an all-digital HDMI connection for high quality video and digital audio
- Convenient Control: Direct Power On and Off allows for an installed projector to be powered on and off with a flip of a wall switch
- Extended Lamp Life: Using Epson's exclusive E-TORL lamp technology, the lamp life can last up to 4,000 hours
- Powerful Communication: Built-in 10-watt speaker offers great sound and closed captioning decoder makes presentations accessible to viewers with hearing impairments
- 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
Price and Availability
The Epson PowerLite 1880 and 1850W will be available in September 2011 through national resellers or through Epson's Brighter Futures program, a unique sales and support initiative that is available specifically for schools.