Long Beach, Calif. - Epson introduced Tuesday three EX-series multimedia projectors targeting business applications, and unveiled a new projector/DVD player combo unit .
The EX-series 3LCD projectors include the Epson EX31 ($549 estimated selling price), EX51 ($649) and EX71 ($749). They will all ship this month and feature compact body designs and 2,500 lumens of color and white light output.
Epson said both will do equally well mounted in conference rooms or carried around in a bag for portable presentations.
The EX31 is an SVGA resolution model. The step-up EX51 produces XGA resolution and adds HDMI connectivity. and the EX71 is a WXGA resolution model with a 16:10 aspect ratio for full display of widescreen notebooks, and HD video content.
Epson's E-TORL lamp technology enables up to 5,000 hours of operation in economy mode. Epson said replacement E-TORL lamps can cost up to $100 less than competing replacement lamps.
The company also introduced the PowerLite Presenter ($899 estimated retail) combo 3LCD projector and DVD player. The projector features WXGA resolution, a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2,500 lumens of brightness and USB plug-and-play instant setup.
A microphone input is added, allowing the dual 10-watt speakers to amplify any presentation.
The compact projector weighs 9 pounds and is targeted at the education market.
The projectors are being carried at leading retailers, including Best Buy, OfficeMax, Staples and Amazon.com