Epson Announces Its First HDBaseT-enabled Projectors for Commercial Applications

The Epson EB-G6900WU and EB-G6800 is the company's first release as a member of the HDBaseT Alliance

AMSTERDAM - ISE 2013 - January 30, 2013 - Epson today released its new commercial projectors that incorporate the HDBaseT technology to enable professional installers to reduce installation time and costs without sacrificing video quality. Epson becomes the latest leading manufacturer to join the HDBaseT Alliance, a consortium of companies that works to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology. Empowered by the Valens Semiconductor HDBaseT chipset, HDBaseT enables whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content over a single CAT5e/6 cable.


"One feature that makes HDBaseT so unique is that it enables long-reach wired connectivity up to 100 meters for uncompressed full HD multimedia content, making it ideal for projectors," said Yasunori Ogawa, VI Planning & Design Department General Manager, Epson. "Joining the HDBaseT Alliance enables us to provide our customers with the HDBaseT standard technology that will enable them to realize significant time and labor cost savings in part by relieving them of concerns about loss of video fidelity due to cable length."

"Adding Epson, a worldwide leader in the projector market, to the HDBaseT Alliance will make the HDBaseT technology more available to meet the growing demand among both professionals and consumers," said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance. "The HDBaseT Alliance has seen tremendous growth in membership, and products enabled by HDBaseT are already on the market. We expect to see additional devices coming to market throughout 2013 as the adoption rate continues to increase."

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.

About Epson Europe
Epson Europe B.V., based in Amsterdam, is the Group's regional headquarters for Europe, Middle-East, Russia, and Africa. With a workforce of 1,757 employees, Epson Europe's sales for fiscal year 2011 were 1,546 million Euros. http://www.epson.eu

About the HDBaseT Alliance
Founded by LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor, the HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org.

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