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Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Interactive Projector Review

Posted on September 10, 2013 by Art Feierman
EPSON BRIGHTLINK PRO 1410Wi PROJECTOR:  This ultra-short throw projector is Epson's flagship interactive, geared for serious presentation work in corporate boardrooms, and training rooms. Extremely capable!

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Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Specs
Price 2999
Technology 3LCD
Native Resolution 1280x800
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim) 3100
Contrast 000:1, 3
Zoom Lens Ratio None
Lens Shift No
Lamp Life 5000 Hrs. Eco Mode / 3500 Normal Mode
Weight 14.8
Warranty 2 years

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Interactive Projector Review

This projector review looks at what may be the most versatile interactive projector on the market today - Epson's Brightlink Pro 1410 Wi.

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Projector Highlights

  • Rated at 3100 ANSI lumens in both white and colored light
  • Dual pen support
  • Annotate over multiple sources like HDMI video, VGA and more
  • Capture, Save and Print annotated documents, from remote, or Control Pad...
  • Excellent lamp life
  • Advanced networking, both hardwired and Wifi (Wifi module plugs in)
  • App support for iOS - iPhone, iPad devices, and Android
  • Split screen capability (two images the same size, side by side, or one larger than the other.
  • Is both MAC and PC compatible
  • Wall mount or project on to a table to create an interactive horizontal, or angled space
  • Lamp door allows replacement without unmounting down the Epson projector

Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi Projector Overview

Click to Enlarge. So close. I could almost call the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi a “concept” projector, except that the Brightlink Pro 1410Wi is a very real projector that’s been shipping for a few months.  What is it, you ask?  It starts out as one of Epson’s ultra-short throw projectors.  When I say ultra-short throw, in this case, it truly sits only a few inches from the screen – or rather white-board wall.

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This Epson 1410Wi projector is built to be both super sophisticated, yet user friendly solution for corporate boardrooms and conference rooms where having both powerful and easy to understand and use technology is appreciated.  It also has some impressive cosmetic options to make it look extremely professional and “classy” for those executive board rooms.  Basic or fancy, though, the projector offers up some serious capabilities. Here’s one of the “enhanced” configurations of the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi , with a matching whiteboard that comes with this configuration:  From an MSRP standpoint (list price), the Brightlink Pro 1410 Wi base configuration is $2999, but other configurations up to $3999 include a decorative covers to partially hide the projector as well as a large whiteboard in matching trims.   Below with wood grain type trim. We're talking serious dress up for the corporate board room. Now we normally think first that a projector hooks up to computers, or video sources, perhaps USB…  In the case of the Brightlink Pro 1410Wi, it does all of that and more, however, it also works without a computer.  At it’s most basic this Epson projector, works as an interactive whiteboard, that let’s you write on a whiteboard with pens, save and print out the information.   But of course, you can throw a computer source in there, or other sources, and write on top of them – you know – interactive presenting, and also save or print the combined data/images. Imagine.  The Brightlink Pro 1410Wi is mounted on the wall inches above a whiteboard.  No surprises there, but, wait, there’s other “stuff” in the box. Of course, as you assumed, this projector is loaded with interactive features, afterall, the education oriented Brightlink 485Wi, received one of our top education awards: Best In Classroom:  Interactive projector.  Folks, the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410 exceeds the interactive abilities of the top of theline Epson education oriented projector. The Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi starts out very similar to Epson’s Brightlink 485Wi, physically, and in general operation, but the standard version of the Epson Pro 1410Wi is almos, over $1000 more.  Like the education Brightlink 1410Wi, it has onboard networking including Crestron RoomView support, and it also offers wireless networking optionally with a small wifi module (as does the 1410Wi), which we got to play with this time! What else you ask?  The projector comes with 2 interactive pens (yes, you can use both at the same time – two users at once.

Click to Enlarge. So close. Perhaps the unique aspect of this Epson projector is the smallish Control Pad (about 6x5 inches) that mounts to the wall alongside your whiteboard.  Either a cable, or the IR sensors talk directly to the projector.  This allows additional inputs to be conveniently connected to the Control Pad, not the projector which is high enough to be out of reach.   It has many inputs and outputs, including a printer output.  It will accept Display Port, HDMI, USB… We discuss the Control Pad and it's many capabilities in the Special Features section.  Certainly it addresses the key issue of making it easy for someone to come in with their own presentation sources, and easily plug in, even with the projector mounted out of reach!  Nicely thought out. Did I mention that the Brightlink Pro 1410Wi, can be mounted to a table top, or even a drafting table type setup, on an angle?  You bet, in fact we did just that, use the table top mount for an angled setup, as you can see in the images, and the video review.

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