Epson, the no. 1 projector maker in the world, recently launched four new 3D and six new interactive projector models, each with its own set of capabilities and features that are engineered to fulfill the needs of a diverse range of both home and business users.
EB-W16 and EB-W16SK
These are Epson’s first 3D projectors for educational and business users. The EB-W16 is an active 3D model that offers an easier setup and lower hardware requirements to deliver a 3D experience, whereas the EB-W16SK is a passive 3D setup using two stacked projectors that offer brighter 3D images, and uses affordable, non-powered, polarized 3D glasses that require no power.
The EB-W16 is better suited for users that need to set up a 3D projection system on a tighter budget for smaller audiences and darker rooms. The EB-W16SK is more ideal for larger venues as it presents brighter 3D images; and because of its more affordable 3D glasses, it is better for large audiences.
EH-TW6100 and EH-TW8100
These are two high-end 1080p home theatre 3D projectors able to generate the world’s brightest 3D images.
The Epson EH-TW6100 and EH-TW8100 models replace the older Epson EH-TW6000 and EH-TW8000, respectively. Both are full HD 1080p capable, and are able to deliver the brightest 3D images of any projector in the world, thanks to their unique Epson 480 hertz frame refresh rate that is twice as fast other 3D projectors, and which minimizes the “œblackout time” between 3D image frames.
The main feature that differentiates the TW-8100 is its lens shift capability that optically corrects distortions even if the projector is placed off-center from the screen. This allows users to place it anywhere they wish with no image compromise.
EB-400 and EB-1400wi series interactive projectors
The new Epson EB-400 series and EB-1400wi/1410wi are new models that extend Epson’s market leading range of projectors with integrated interactive technology.
The new EB-400 series short-throw projectors offer users who want integrated interactive capabilities a more affordable solution compared to Epson’s ultra-short throw models.
The Epson EB-1400Wi (2600 lumens)/1410Wi (3100 lumens) are the company’s first ultra-short throw projectors that are targeted for business users. Ideal for business meetings and collaborative planning, these new models offer very bright images that allow their images to be seen clearly even in the brightest environments, so users need not darken rooms to use them.
All new Epson projectors launched are designed for user convenience and compliance with industry standards: the 3D models are able to support all 3D formats without the need for additional hardware, unlike “œ3D Ready” projectors that require a separate format converter to play content in 3D formats used by Blu-Ray players or 3D TV broadcasts. In addition, Epson’s new active 3D models use RF-based (radio frequency) 3D glasses that comply with the new “œFull HD 3D Glasses” industry standard.
“œAs the world’s largest projector maker, we not only lead the world in volume sales, but also in useful technologies that give our projectors an edge over their competitors,” says Epson Philippines Corporation (EPC) Country Manager Toshimitsu Tanaka. “œAs you can see, the 3D and interactive projector models launched today set very high standards in performance, innovation, and functionality for a wide range of customers.”