Ilse Jurriën : August 20th 2006 - 19:34 CET
Epson XGA projectors
Epson X3e & 82e XGA projectors : Epson today launches two new versatile, affordable and compact XGA projectors ideal for the classroom. Flexibility, image quality or theft prevention, the X3e and 82e are the perfect choice for education facilities who want to sustain teaching excellence and use top of the range audio visual teaching equipment without compromising on security. Both units offer 2000 ANSI lumens with a 1500 ANSI lumen eco mode perfect for use with interactive white boards. They provide full peace of mind via a three-year next day on-site warranty, and are simple to use. The key impact these will have on education establishments, aside from being the latest in audiovisual technology, is their anti-theft features.|
Epson education facilities|
Between January and March 2005, The Metropolitan Police Authority revealed there were 194 school burglaries involving data projectors in London alone. Epson knows the damage to schools from burglary is not only monetary, but a loss in teaching time and resources can also be just as serious. To combat this, Epson has pioneered the X3e and 82e, which require a password to be entered whenever disconnected from the mains power and can only be operated via remote control – there isn’t even an on/off button on the projector. Simply put, the projectors will not work if removed from the premises without access to the pin code and remote control.
Epson LCD projectors - Security warning
To further discourage thieving, there is a bold security warning message on the projector case in bright orange, and window stickers and posters are provided stating that ‘It’s not worth stealing Epson projectors’. The X3e and 82e both display an additional warning message each time they are powered on, highlighting that the unit is potentially stolen if it is not being used within an educational establishment. The X3e and 82e are big on security but do not compromise on quality. Utilising the latest 3LCD technology, you’ll enjoy brighter, more natural colour reproduction and crisp, smooth video playback.
Epson XGA projector - Vertical Keystone correction
Epson has also addressed time constraints in education via the X3e and 82e with only 4-second delay before information begins to be displayed. The models also benefit from the Instant Off feature meaning no waiting around once the lesson is over. The +/- 30 degree Vertical Keystone correction is ideal for primary and secondary schools, and universities, whilst the intuitive functions and optical zoom lens mean the systems are quickly up and running even in the smallest spaces.
Epson X3e projector - Lightweight mobile
For simple installation, both the X3e and the 82e can be permanently fixed to classroom ceilings, using optional ceiling mounts either for integrating with whiteboard systems or for general projecting onto a screen or wall. The units are conveniently lightweight (2.8kg) with the enhanced security features making them an ideal mobile solution for moving from classroom to classroom, as required. With all the latest technology installed, the 82e can even be monitored remotely via the computer network, using a 3rd part device. Both support PC signals up to S-XGA, as well as composite and S-Video. Optional cables are available on both to connect the unit to a range of other sources such as DVD players and digital cameras.
Epson 82e technical design - E-TORL lamp
With unbeatable technical design, Epson’s patented E-TORL lamp ensures clear visibility from the X3e and 82e even in light rooms, giving increased brightness for lower power consumption than standard lamps. The E-TORL lamp shows Epson to be at the forefront of projection technology, and is another feature to set the X3e and 82e aside from other projectors on the market.
Epson 82e & X3e key features
• High security device - once stolen, unit becomes unusable without the pin code and remote control. An orange cover on the projector case warns thieves of this
• Three year next day on site warranty covering both the projector and the lamp and even includes de-installation and re-installation from standard height ceiling mounts
• Lightweight at only 2.8kg, therefore easy to manoeuvre and mount onto classroom ceilings
• EMP82e can be monitored over a network via a 3rd party device
• Utilises latest 3LCD technology for bright and crisp image reproduction
• Only 4 second delay from power on before image information is displayed
• Built- in speaker offers excellent audio support
• Optional cables are available to connect to a range of sources, such as DVD players and digital cameras
• Patented E-TORL (Epson Twin Optimized Reflection Lamp) ensures clear visibility
Available models Epson BECTA
• Epson EMP - 82e LCD projector - Approx street price £799 ex VAT
• Epson EMP - X3e LCD projector -Approx street price £749 ex VAT
Epson is a global leader in imaging products including printers, 3LCD projectors and small- and medium-sized LCDs. With an innovative and creative culture, Epson is dedicated to exceeding the vision and expectations of customers worldwide with products known for their superior quality, functionality, compactness and energy efficiency. Epson is a network of 90,701 employees in 120 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and to the communities in which it is located. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corp., the Group had consolidated sales of 1549.5 billion yen in fiscal 2005.