Projector Reviews

EPSON PRO EB-PU1008W 3LCD LARGE VENUE LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW – SOFTWARE

EPSON iPROJECTION SOFTWARE

iProjection makes it easier to display content from a wide range of devices
iProjection makes it easier to display content from a wide range of devices

Epson iProjection is a free software solution that allows users to display content wirelessly from PC, Mac, Chromebook, Android, or iOS devices to the EB-PU1008W and other compatible Epson projectors. 

iProjection’s built-in Moderator feature connects up to fifty users and can display content from as many as four of the fifty users simultaneously. The Moderator feature also allows users to push displayed content from the projector to other connected devices.

EPSON PROJECTOR PROFESSIONAL TOOL

EPPT Detect, Control, and Adjust
EPPT Detect, Control, and Adjust

The Epson Projector Professional Tool (EPPT) software enables professional display customers to manage multiple projectors over a network. With this software, you can control and adjust the powerful built-in geometric correction and edge blending functions of an individual projector or multiple projectors simultaneously.

EPPT automatically detects projectors in the same network. Features such as focus, shift, zoom, geometric correction, and edge blending are easily accessed with EPPT. This powerful software also supports auto-calibration and screen matching while providing the ability to quickly adjust brightness and color via a projector’s built-in or optional external cameras. According to Epson’s Gary Lem, their EPPT software graphical user interface “…is designed to reduce setup and configure times on average by about fifty-six percent.” That’s an impressive saving. 

EPSON CONTENT MANAGER

EPSON CONTENT MANAGER

The Epson Projector Content Manager software allows users to add images and movies to playlists and save them on an external storage device. You can use a variety of playlist control functions as necessary. Users can add effects such as intervals, transitions, loop playback, brightness, color, and customize shape effect filters.

Easily schedule playlists to specify when each starts and finishes. Scheduling playlists to begin automatically is useful when users want to repeat the same playlist. The Epson Content Manager also supports simultaneous play on multiple projectors.

EPSON PROJECTOR MANAGEMENT UTILITY

Easily check the projector’s status, errors, and warnings.

Epson Projector Management software allows you to check the status of multiple networked projectors and perform various operations from your computer. You can get information such as power status, errors, and warnings, so you are alerted to projector abnormalities immediately. You can also select individual projectors or projector groups to check detailed information such as a light source’s usage hours, the current input source, and any current errors or warnings. The Epson Projector Management software is primarily focused on monitoring.

EPSON CREATIVE PROJECTOR

Project video or still content onto objects, walls, and more to enhance the retail experience
Project video or still content onto objects, walls, and more to enhance the retail experience

Epson Creative Projector is an exclusive iOS app meaning this application is not able to run on Android or Windows OS devices. Epson Creative Projector allows users to create custom content using built-in templates and stamps. They can then wirelessly transfer the custom content to the projector, providing that it is connected to a wireless access point. The EB-PU1008W does not have built-in wireless networking but can easily be connected to an access point through the projector’s built-in RJ45 I/O port or wirelessly by using an optional $99 WiFi adaptor.

EPSON PROJECTOR CONFIGURATION TOOL

Easy projector configuration via NFC technology
Easy projector configuration via NFC technology

The Epson Projector Configuration Tool allows users to quickly access the projector’s built-in NFC technology to connect a compatible mobile device to the EB-PU1008W. Installers can read and write projector settings, manage installed projectors, and more from a device like a smartphone. Epson developed this tool to help professionals complete the installation and setup of the EB-PU1008W faster from almost anywhere in the venue. You can download the latest software and documentation from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

DMX ART-NET

DMX is an older command and control system best known for controlling lighting. Because it is still a viable solution for live shows and concerts in theaters, DMX is still used heavily today for stage work and classrooms.

With DMX Art-Net, this projector can be controlled/automated along with any automated lighting that is being controlled via this program at your venue. It really is a potentially powerful way to tackle things like projection mapping, which is utilized in many concerts today.