Sound is most impressive, with 16 watts of speaker, and a microphone input to help the teacher or professor’s voice carry the room.
The 99W supports Epson’s “Moderator” feature that allows the projector to work directly with as many as 50 networked computers, even allowing up to four of their screens to be displayed in four quadrants. There’s Epson’s iProjection app for working with iOS and Android devices, such as iPads.
Wired networking is advanced with support for Crestron RoomView, AMX, etc. so things like scheduling, monitoring, push notifications, closed captioning and more are available.
The Powerlite 99W can go PC free presenting with its media players, an assortment of video and photo formats as well as running Office and Keynote from iOS devices.
The Powerlite 99W is basically a poster hild for pretty much what most school IT/AV coordinators are looking for for large school and district wide deployments. If it’s not, it’s probably because they are looking for ultra-short throw interactive projectors, not that you can’t do some interactivity from portable devices. The official price of the Powerlite 99W is $749, before regular, and Epson’s hefty educational discounts. If this one’s up your alley, you’ll want to learn about Epson’s school “Brighter Futures” program.
The projector has a modest 1.2:1 zoom lens, and pretty standard throw, so although this 4.7 pound projector could be used portably, it will normally be ceiling mounted in most school environments.
Wired networking is standard, with advanced features thanks to Crestron RoomView and AMX compatibility, making this projector suitable for mass installations tied to a large network. Wired capabilities include projecting for (out of a maximum of 8) projector’s screens simultaneously in four quadrants.