EPSON BRIGHTLINK 595WI Projector Intro:
The Epson Brightlink 595Wi is an ultra short throw, interactive projector, sporting 3300 lumens. It targets the education projector market, suitable for both K-12 and higher education applications. Features include WXGA resolution (i.e., 1280 x 800 pixels), Wired and Wireless (with optional WiFi dongle) networking, advanced user interactive inputs using dual pens plus finger touch, and classroom filling sound. The Brightlink 595Wi is the most advanced of three new Epson interactive projectors in this series. The Brightlink 575Wi projector is the entry interactive model with 2700 lumens, while the mid-level Brightlink 585Wi is very similar to the W595Wi, but lacks the finger touch user input interactive capability of the 595Wi.
Art reviewed the BrightLink 585Wi in May 2014 (HERE
) and because that model is in most aspects very similar the 595Wi, where appropriate I have used text from that earlier review for this review of the 595Wi. Epson also offers a non-interactive model in the BrightLink 5xx series, the $1499 Brightlink 585W (no “i”), for those not interested in full interactivity. This Brightlink series of projectors from Epson may primarily focus on schools, (including large educational discounts), but are also widely sold for business use as well.
It brings ultra short throw and interactivity to conference rooms, training rooms, and at trade shows. The Brightlink Pro 1410Wi projector (review HERE
) offers interactive capabilities along with video conferencing capabilities, and targets the executive boardroom while costing $100 more than the 595Wi.