Epson Pro L10 Laser Projectors with Interchangeable Lens Options Unveiled at ISE 2019

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As ISE 2019 kicks off in Amsterdam, Epson brings some exciting new projectors to the table, and to their already-impressive lineup. They’ve just announced a new line of compact laser projectors with interchangeable lens options – the Pro L10 series. The Epson Pro L10 Series features six compact laser projectors with 3LCD technology, interchangeable lenses, intended for corporate, education, hospitality, exhibition, and house of worship applications. Let’s take a closer look at the latest projectors from Epson.

The Pro L10 Series Specs

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These six projectors are spread across three resolutions: XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA. Three of the six have support for 4K enhancement, while the other three do not. They work with 12 different interchangeable lenses for ultimate placement flexibility, ranging from ultra short throw to long throw, with options of .35 to 10.11 for throw ratio. The lenses the projectors work with are pictured below.

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Starting with the lower-end options, we have the Epson PowerLite Pro L1070, the L1060W, and the L1070W. The L1070 is their XGA model, and boasts 7,500 lumens. The PowerLite Pro L1060W and L1070W are the WXGA models, and have 6,000 and 7,000 lumens respectively. These three projectors are expected to ship in January 2020, and come in a white casing.

The three remaining projectors in the series, as mentioned, all have 4K enhancement in the form of Epson’s PRO-UHD chip, expanding on their already-sharp WUXGA resolution. The PowerLite L1060U touts 6,000 lumens, and the L1070U and L1075U, 7,000 lumens. The L1060U comes in white, while the other two come in black. These three projectors are expected to ship in September of 2019.

Each projector has a high contrast ratio of 2,500,000:1, and with their 3LCD technology, each produces as many color lumens as they do white lumens. This, combined with the high lumen count, means you can expect these projectors to cut through some serious ambient light.

The Hardware

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The Epson Pro L10 line has great connectivity, with all the inputs and connectors you need for business and education applications. It has wired LAN, and HDBaseT for running audio, video, and control signals over extremely long distances (up to 100 meters). There’s a DVI-D connector, an HDMI 2.2 port for accepting 4K content, several Audio inputs, and an RS-232c connector for old-school command and control. It also has BNC connectors, a service port, and an input for a wired remote control.

The Special Features

The Epson PowerLite Pro L10 Series has a host of special features. The projectors feature Edge Blending, which allows two projectors to be set up side by side to project a wide image. The included software allows these images to be matched, edge to edge, without producing a seam. Where previous operations and software used to require the use of two separate remote controls to line these images up, the process can now be done from a single PC, greatly reducing installation time.

These projectors are endowed with another impressive feature called Projection Mapping. With this function, you can project onto curved surfaces and quickly fix the distortion created when projecting onto these surfaces. It also allows you to do the same for projecting onto objects with corners, as seen in the second photo in the slider above.

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You can also run local content via a USB drive to project USB-stored images and video, eliminating the need for a PC. That in and of itself is a pretty standard feature found on many business and education projectors. What Epson has added with this function is the ability to overlay effects such as color and shape filters, as well as lightness, on top of the projected image to deliver a variety of visual effects.

Epson's Marketshare

Epson is a big name in the projector industry, boasting 53% of the marketshare in the United States and Canada. This does not include pico and pocket type projectors, as this is a segment Epson doesn’t play in – they prefer the more “serious” projector game. These new releases mark their growing marketshare of revenues in over-6,000-lumen-projectors.

Epson has been dramatically expanding into the medium-large and large venue markets, and specialty projectors (such as those with projection mapping). Epson now has 32% of the 6K-lumen-and-up market in terms of revenues. That’s a 33% increase from just a year ago. Not bad, Epson!

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