CEDIA - Epson Unveils New Line of Premium Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors for Custom Home Installation Market

New Pro Cinema Series Delivers Bigger Screen Sports and Innovative Alternative to Flat Panels for Creative Custom Installers

DALLAS, Oct. 14, 2015 -- (CEDIA Expo 2015, Booth #4700) Epson, the number-one projector manufacturer in the world, today unveiled an expanded line of Full HD 1080p Ultra-Bright Pro Cinema Projectors, the Epson Pro Cinema G6970WU, Pro Cinema G6570WU, Pro Cinema 4855WU, and wireless Pro Cinema 1985. Featuring up to 6,000 lumens of color brightness and 6,000 lumens of white brightness1, Epson's latest projectors provide custom installers, sports and AV enthusiasts versatile solutions specifically designed to provide exceptional image quality and wireless connectivity2 in large, open ambient light environments that compete directly with traditional flat panels.

"Epson is optimizing the home theater experience beyond the dedicated home theater room and into expansive settings - like media rooms with large windows - where light control is not an option," said Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America. "We know people gather together for their entertainment, especially for their favorite sports. The Epson Ultra Bright Pro Cinema projectors deliver brilliant, immersive bigger screen sports with an image size that TVs simply can't touch."

More About the Pro Cinema G6970WU, G6570WU and 4855WU
Dealers and their customers alike will benefit from the latest Epson Pro Cinema projectors' exceptional brightness, connectivity and installation flexibility to enhance their viewing experience to enjoy their favorite content. Designed with custom installers in mind, the Pro Cinema G6970WU, G6570WU and 4855WU are equipped with a suite of advanced features for easy installation and flexible setup, including vertical and horizontal lens shift, centered lens design and Arc Correction. In addition, Faroudja DCDi Cinema® technology produces state-of-the-art image quality without introducing artifacts. These versatile performers can even project content from two HD connections, side by side, with the Split Screen3 function. For added value and customization, the three models include a ceiling mount and extra lamp.

The Pro Cinema G6970WU and G6570WU offer a total of six lenses each - standard, rear, two middle and one long-throw - enabling installers to choose the lens best suited for the space. A quick-release lever provides fast, easy lens exchange. Cutting edge HDBaseTTM connectivity, ideal for large home installations, integrates full HD video, audio, network and control commands into a single CAT 5/6 cable that may be extended up to 328 feet - significantly reducing installation costs by eliminating additional cables, signal repeaters and labor.

The Pro Cinema G6970WU and G6570WU offer seamless control protocol support and are compatible with Crestron, AMX, Extron XTP and Control Simple Device Discovery Protocol. For extra flexibility, the Pro Cinema G6970WU adds HD-SDI (Serial Digital Interface) connectivity to extend the signal 300 feet supporting high frame rates and color depth.

More About the Pro Cinema 1985

The Pro Cinema 1985 wireless projector shines bright and supports the latest in connectivity - transforming the projector into a versatile home entertainment hub. Users can stream media from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop using cutting-edge wireless projection3 with Miracast and Intel WiDi. For brilliant entertainment right out of the box, the projector features built-in sound and two HDMI ports to connect cable and satellite boxes, gaming consoles and more. In addition, the Pro Cinema 1985 supports MHL-enabled devices, including ChromecastTM, Rok4 and Amazon FireTM TV Stick.

Color Brightness Specification and Projector Performance

Brilliant image quality requires high color brightness. Epson projectors offer 3x higher color brightness than leading competitive projectors5. Epson Pro Cinema projectors utilize 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with vivid color.

Availability and Support

The Pro Cinema G6970WU, G6570WU and 1985 will be available in November through CEDIA and specialty dealers. The Pro Cinema 4855WU is shipping now. Each projector comes with Epson's industry leading service and support, including toll-free access to Epson's PrivateLine® priority technical support, and free two-business day exchange with Extra CareSM Home Service. The Pro Cinema 4855WU and Pro Cinema 1985 include a three-year limited warranty, while the Pro Cinema G6970WU and Pro Cinema G6570WU include a four-year limited warranty. For more information, please visit epson.com/brightprocinema.

The new line of Epson home theater projectors will be on display and demoed at Epson's booth #4700 at the CEDIA Expo 2015, Oct. 14 - 17.

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in printing, visual communications, quality of life and manufacturing. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 70,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental burdens.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).

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