By Lisa Johnston
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Long Beach, Calif. — Epson introduced Wednesday the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi ultra-short-throw meeting room projector offering video-conferencing compatibility and remote collaboration.
The WXGA 3LCD projector can be used as a digital whiteboard to present and annotate on existing content, and can instantly capture and share newly created content by saving, printing or emailing through the network.
The BrightLink Pro features a 100-inch, widescreen display area suitable for showing presentations and a live meeting at the same time, using the split-screen option.
In addition, users can connect up to four BrightLink Pro units that all reside on the same network, regardless of location, for remote collaboration.
The BrightLink Pro comes with a Control Pad, which acts as a USB hub, an extension to USB ports or as a remote-control unit. Meeting participants can use the Control Pad to connect a USB thumb drive, a PC or printer.
Major functions include Whiteboard Mode, Source Search, Capture, Print or Save.
Epson is working with Chief to offer an all-in-one mounting solution with the BrightLink Pro to corporate users that want to match existing conference room decor. These mounting solutions include the BrightLink Pro, mount and whiteboard, and are bordered by one of three different finishes: cherry, aluminum or teak. A basic package with the BrightLink Pro and wall mount with no special finish is also available.
Other features of the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi include: 3,100 lumens of color brightness and 3,100 lumens of white brightness; digital whiteboard; image, basic shape and template insertion in up to 50 pages; PC-free annotation; and bring-your-own-device free Epson iProjection app for iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later.
Connectivity is supported with HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and USB cable or wireless EasyMP Network Projection.
Video conferencing is supported along with remote collaboration using EasyMP Network Projection v2.81 (or higher).
The Epson BrightLink 1410Wi will be available in April through VARs and resellers for a $2,999 or $3,999 suggested retail or $4,499 for the Chief all-in-one aluminum and wood finish solutions (respectively).
Epson's projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two technical support services: PrivateLine phone support and a two-year Road Service projector-replacement program.
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