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Epson today announced the BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector is now available for businesses looking for an interactive, widescreen collaboration tool. Introduced earlier this year to the education market, BrightLink integrates a host of collaboration tools that enhance communication, productivity, interaction and creativity.
The Epson BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector + pen combination incorporates ultra-short throw distance, image size flexibility, and advanced connectivity options to project onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, hard surface. BrightLink offers installation flexibility by providing a wide range of XGA and WXGA usable interactive areas. The solution includes two digital infrared pens and wall mount hardware for a great value and easy installation out of the box.
“Companies are looking for ways to generate the best ideas, share information quickly, and increase efficiency even though teams are often located remotely. Effective collaboration is critical now more than ever,” said Heather Gareis, senior product manager, Epson America. “The Epson BrightLink 450Wi’s interactive capabilities have helped educators enhance presentations and boost classroom productivity, and now Epson is bringing that collaborative environment to corporate meeting rooms as well.”
When using BrightLink in conjunction with webinars or other common desktop-sharing utilities, remote users can simultaneously see what’s being written and presented so business users can easily update, annotate and save files in real-time. Presenters can capture notes and ideas on a virtual whiteboard that can be distributed via email or saved to a networked drive even before the meeting attendees have left the room.
The BrightLink 450Wi features 2,500 lumens white light output and 2,500 lumens color light output2 and easy-integration features, including networking. It also delivers WXGA resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) for full compatibility with widescreen notebooks and video content, and can easily meet the space needs of any conference room by projecting images up to 96-inches diagonal (WXGA).
Epson BrightLink 450Wi Features for Businesses
BrightLink provides many useful features and benefits for businesses and corporations to enhance their meetings, including:
- Collaborate: Interactive tools allow users to share documents, navigate content, make annotations, and take notes on an interactive display area and virtual whiteboard.
- Capture: Easily annotate presentations, write meeting notes and capture creative ideas that stem from group discussions, and then quickly save and share them with team members in real-time.
- Content: Display and interact with whatever software you are running, streaming or broadcasting; it is software agnostic, and it allows companies to integrate any interactive solution that can grow with business needs.
- Connect: With Epson’s EasyMP software, businesses can send content over IP to remotely display a presentation on a networked BrightLink projector anywhere in the world via a local area network.
- Communicate: Integrates seamlessly with existing video conferencing systems, enabling businesses to use a large image display area to create life-sized telepresence.
- Cost-effective: With projection, interactive capabilities, a virtual whiteboard, and a video-conferencing display all in one device, businesses eliminate the cost and space required for dedicated equipment such as flat-panel displays.
More about the Epson BrightLink 450Wi Interactive Projector
The Epson BrightLink 450Wi offers several easy-to-use and versatile features, including:
- Flexible Display Size: Creates one of the largest widescreen interactive areas without the need to pay a premium for size; select the size to match and maximize available space with variable image sizes from 59-inches to 96-inches diagonal (WXGA) or 55-inches to 85-inches diagonal (XGA).
- Ultra-Short Throw Distance: Wall-mounted for easy installation and to accommodate even smaller meetings rooms, at just 3-inches from the wall, BrightLink displays a 60-inch diagonal image and interactive area while virtually eliminating shadows.
- Simplified Network Monitoring and Control: RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote monitoring and control via an IT network helps saves time and money by allowing administrators to monitor usage, power-off, and change source settings remotely.
- Message Broadcasting: EasyMP Monitor software allows the projector to be used as a broadcast system to show customized images and alerts over the network for announcements or instructions.
- Easy Setup and Control: Instant On and Instant Off help to avoid delays when starting and finishing presentations, and customizable Sleep Mode saves energy.
- Extended Lamp Life: Using Epson’s exclusive E-TORL lamp technology, the lamp life can last up to 3,500 hours3 in economy mode and 2,500 hours in normal mode.
- Speaker and Microphone Support: Integrated 10W speaker and microphone support provides audio out of the box.
- 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 brightness4.
Availability and Support
The Epson BrightLink 450Wi is currently available for $2,199* through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, and distribution. Epson’s projectors come with a two-year limited warranty that includes two elite technical support services — two-year Epson PrivateLine phone support where projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day. For additional information about the BrightLink 450Wi, visit www.epson.com/brightlink.
*Estimated street price
1 Based upon Q1 2010 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates
2 Light output varies depending upon modes (color and white light output). White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard
3 Lamp life will vary depending upon mode selected, environmental conditions and usage. Lamp Brightness decreases over time.
4 Data source: ProjectorCentral.com Jan. 2010. Average of 910 shipping models for which the manufacturers provided lumens and total power data, all resolutions and brightness levels. Energy efficiency was measured as wattage per lumen. It was measured for both 3LCD and 1-chip projectors in each of five brightness segments. 3LCD projectors averaged less required electricity per lumen in each of the five segments.