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Epson projectors have consistently been a favorite of ours for their dependability and excellent overnight replacement warranty (if you should happen to need it). They are adding to their fleet, the VS410 and VS350W (widescreen) projectors. Brightness and low price make them ideal for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Read on for more information from Epson:
Epson Introduces Two New Value-Priced, Ultra-Bright Projectors for Small Businesses
VS410 and VS350W Offer Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Affordability, Quality and Ease-of-Use
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 16, 2011 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the VS410 and VS350W – the newest evolution of its high-brightness, low-cost projector series. The VS410 ($899*) offers 4,000 lumens of color and white light output2 with XGA resolution, and the VS350W ($949*) delivers 3,500 lumens color and white light output with WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution for users looking to leverage widescreen notebooks and high-definition content.
“These new VS-series high-brightness projectors are designed to deliver proven performance, reliability and vibrant images without impacting the budget,” said Jason Meyer, product manager, Epson America. “The easy-to-use Epson VS410 and VS350W offer the perfect option for businesses looking for cost-effective projectors with basic functionality and the versatility for use in all lighting conditions.”
The VS410 and VS350W offer easy-to-use connectivity and control features, including USB Plug ‘n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a PC or Mac® computer via a USB connection, as well as Direct Power On and Off for wall switch power control and Instant On/Off® which instantly powers the projector on and off with no cool down time. In addition, the convenient A/V Mute Slide instantly turns off the sound and images to create a quick pause in the presentation, conserving lamp life and energy, and helping to save costs.
The Epson VS410 and VS350W provide presenters with value-added features such as built-in 5W speakers and Epson’s exclusive E-TORL lamp technology which enables the lamp life to last up to 4,000 hours in economy mode, helping to maximize presentation time. The VS410 and VS350W also come equipped with the latest 3LCD, 3-chip technology to deliver vibrant images, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations. 3LCD technology provides an energy-efficient light engine which uses available lamp light to create stunning images, and in contrast to 1-chip DLP technology, 3LCD requires, on average, 25 percent less electricity per lumen of brightness.
Availability and Support
The Epson VS410 and VS350W will be available in Sept. 2011 through national resellers, mail order and distribution. Both models come with a standard one-year limited warranty 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 Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in two business days. For additional information about the VS410 and VS350W, visit www.epson.com/projectors.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
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* Estimated street price
1 Based upon Q1 2011 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.
2 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. 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.