Unit Shipments of Personal Projectors Expected to Nearly Double by 2017 – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
New Report by PMA Research and Insight Media Provides Forecasts for the Pico, Personal and Embedded Mobile Projector Markets
San Juan Capistrano, California â January 28, 2014.Â PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, and Insight Media, a leader in display technology research, have jointly released a report called the 2014 Mobile Solid State Projector Report. The report includes forecasts for unit sales and revenue through 2017 and historical shipment data since 2009. This reportalsocovers technical and marketing aspects of mobile solid state projectors, including pico projectors, personal (micro) projectors and mobile devices containing embedded pico projectors.
The report provides forecasts from two of the most respected market research firms in the display industry. A top-down forecast developed by PMA Research which is based on manufacturer supplied shipment data, a monthly projector channel trend analysis, and PMAâs long history of forecasting for the projector market. The forecasts developed by Insight Media use a multi-variable penetration model to understand the factors that drive adoption and penetration into the market.
âMobile projectors with solid state light sources, especially LEDs, are becoming increasingly common as both consumer and professional products,â noted analyst Jack A. Segal with PMA Research.Â âThe market for these products is expected to continue to grow as more projector manufacturers move into this space, and as the product specs and features evolve,â says Segal.
The Personal projector segment, which PMA defines as projectors under 1,000 lumens which utilize primarily SSI, weigh <1.75kg/<3.86 lb, and are powered by wall or laptop power supply brick, shows the biggest potential. When PMA began tracking the Pico and Personal projector market in 2009, annual shipments for the year were a little over 130,000 units shipped worldwide. By 2013 the personal projector segment had more than doubled to nearly 395,000 units shipped. By 2017, PMA expects that number to grow to more than 930,000 units shipped globally.
The report covers all important factors in the buying decision for these mobile solid state projectors, including key human factors associated with pico and personal projectors.Â The report also discusses the technical factors that allow these projectors to be manufactured and lists key manufacturers of the projectors, the projector modules and components used in the projectors.
Epson’s New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Deliver Powerful Connectivity for the BYOD and One-to-One Classroom – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
More new educational models introduced at FETC this week.Â Read on for more information!
Epson PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, 585W Offer Bright Images with Advanced Features for the Connected Classroom
January 29, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) â Jan. 29, 2014 â Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the EpsonÂ® PowerLiteÂ® 570, 575W, 580, and 585W â four bright, affordable and reliable ultra-short throw projectors designed for the connected K-12 classroom. Offering a Moderator functionality that allows a network of up to 50 personal devices to connect to the projectors, teachers can wirelessly control which personal devices are displayed, with up to four student screens shown simultaneously. In addition, the new projectors feature two HDMI ports, one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices, for enriched high definition viewing capabilities.
âCollaborative learning is essential to today’s modern K-12 classroom, so Epson has engineered these new projectors to support the latest BYOD and one-to-one computing initiatives,â said Sara Kim, associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. âThe new Moderator feature makes it easier than ever to encourage students to share engaging content, while also providing teachers control of the content being displayed.â
The new ultra-short throw PowerLite projectors minimize glare and shadow interference and deliver brightness and resolution options to accommodate a diverse range of classroom needs:
Epson Announces New BrightLink Series with World’s First Touch-Enabled 3LCD Interactive Projector – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
Our editor, Art Feierman, has arrived at the FETC show tonight.Â We expect he will be checking out these new Epson projector models tomorrow.Â Stay tuned for his preliminary thoughts!
Industry Leader Expands Interactive Learning Possibilities in the Classroom
ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) â Jan. 29, 2014 â Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today introduced its new line of ultra-short throw interactive projectors â the BrightLinkÂ® 575Wi, 585Wi and 595Wi. Designed for K-12 and higher education markets, the series delivers advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, Moderator software for ultimate collaboration, and up to 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white light brightness. The line also takes interactive capabilities one step further with the BrightLink 595Wi, the worldâs first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector.
âEpson understands the need for a fresh approach to classroom collaboration, and with the introduction of the BrightLink 595Wi â the very first finger-touch interactive 3LCD projector â students are able to experience a kinesthetic and intuitive approach to learning,â said Tom Piche, product manager, K-12 interactive projectors, Epson America, Inc. âAs the classroom landscape continues to evolve, teachers require tools to engage students in the learning process. With functionality to support BYOD initiatives, including Moderator software to control collaboration, the BrightLink series is ideal for creating an immersive learning environment.â
The new BrightLink series delivers WXGA resolution for widescreen performance, as well as brightness and functionality options to accommodate nearly any classroom:
BenQ Releases New Line of Professional Installation Projectors – Press Release
January 29, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:Â Below find BenQ’s new press release, announcing a pair of extremely bright commercial projectors starting at 5700 lumens. Â BenQ has been expanding its line of install projectors, and these two, are built for flexibility, from multiple lens choices to interchangeable color wheels, and networking.
P Series Brings High Brightness, Six Optional Lenses, and Interchangeable Color Wheels for Complete Installation Flexibility
COSTA MESA, Calif. â Jan. 28, 2014 âÂ BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the introduction of its new P Series line of professional installation projectors. Designed to bring top performance to commercial applications in education, retail, and corporate environments, the company’s new projector family provides XGA and WXGA resolutions, up to 6,500 lumens of brightness, and flexible setup options for switchable color wheels and optional lenses â all at a competitive price point.
“Our new line of P Series projectors was engineered to provide the marketplace with a more affordable package for producing professional-grade projection within a wide range of settings,” said Kristin Kennedy, Associate Vice President, Sales at BenQ America Corp. “Built with high-brightness capabilities, easy control options, and the ability to customize the projector’s components to satisfy specific applications, our P Series is BenQ’s latest value-centric innovation made to bridge the needs of customers with a cost-effective solution coupled with powerful features.”
Consisting of the PX9600 and PW9500, the P Series’ respective XGA and WXGA models deliver high brightness of 6,500 and 5,700 lumens as well as crisp 2800:1 contrast ratios â enabling Colorificâ¢ picture-perfect clarity in any lighting scenario or installation environment for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color reproduction. Equipped with HQV image processing, the technology allows the devices to scale outputs, enabling the projectors to cast full resolutions that enhance both image details and overall picture quality. The feature also reduces the mosquito effect and blocks the random noise often associated with compressed digital videos formats.Â
BenQ Brings Classroom IQ Solutions to FETC 2014 and TCEA 2014 Educational Events – Press Release
January 25, 2014 - Art Feierman
New Products and Education Initiatives Bring Multidevice Connectivity, Increased Interactivity, and Power-Saving Technologies to Schools
COSTA MESA, Calif. â Jan. 23, 2014 â BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions, today announced its participation at two upcoming educational events in support of its expanding commitment to the education sector. The company will join education leaders and technology experts at FETC in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 28-31, as well as at TCEA in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 3-7. BenQ Classroom IQ Solutions on display will include new Colorificâ¢ projectors, interactive flat panel (IFP) displays, and collaborative classroom applications.Â
With an increased commitment to the education market, BenQ has recently unveiled a number of initiatives including the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program. Created to provide educational partners across North America with a wide range of dedicated sales and support initiatives, the program furthers BenQ’s focus on the success of today’s students, teachers, and learning institutions.Â
Furthering its market support, BenQ named former educator Patti Postel as National Education Sales Manager. As a former teacher, Patti understands the needs of educators and commented: “BenQ is very keen on bringing the most advanced classroom technologies to teachers, students, and schools. Our Classroom IQ Solutions are specifically designed to satisfy the need for more interactive and immersive experiences by integrating the world of connected devices with solutions that are innovative, affordable, and easy to use. Schools can now create connected classrooms using visual display tools that will both protect their investment and enrich the overall learning experience.”Â