Epson, one of the world’s largest producers of projectors and computer printers, has introduced six new Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors ranging from 13,000 to 20,000 lumens of the same color. The new generation of 3LCD projectors includes the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000-lumen projectors – EB-PU2220B and EB-PU2120W. They are about 64% smaller and 50% percent lighter than their predecessors.
“As the 20,000-lumen market segment continues to grow, Epson’s new EB-PU2220B and EB-PU2120W will become the benchmark for quality and flexibility in live event installations,” said Epson America’s Gavin Downey. “With a significant reduction in size and weight over their predecessors, the new projectors simplify setup without compromising performance.”
The new 3LCD projectors possess a completely sealed optical engine to keep image-spoiling dust away and throw a WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution image up to 1000 diagonal inches at 16:10 aspect. Pixel-shifting 4K enhancement technology is built-in with device-specific contrast given as 2,000:1 and they are capable of 20,000 lumens of color and white brightness.
Each of the units is compatible with nine interchangeable Epson lenses, having an ultra-short-throw lens with a zero-offset design for installation flexibility. Features like screen matching, edge blending, and color calibration can be achieved with the attachment of an optional camera to aid with stacked projector setups.
Connectivity shapes up as USB, VGA, HDMI, DVI, and Ethernet. The EB-PU2120W model does not involve a shutter or SDI in/out, but the model EB-PU2220B does involve – 3G-SDI input and output allowing for many units to be daisy-chained together and for long cables to be employed.
Other additions include two 13,000 lumen units and two 16,000 lumen models. All such models will be available from May. The company’s lawsuit filed against Vava last April has come to a head with the latter agreeing to correct the claimed “6,000 or 2,500 lumens” capabilities of its 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser TV to 1800 lumens.
“The results of the settlement help to validate Epson’s concerted efforts to ensure that consumers have access to accurate performance claims using industry-recognized standards,” said VP of consumer sales and marketing at Epson America, Mike Isgrig. “Vava’s actions to correct lumens claims across marketing and promotion vehicles is a step in the right direction to helping provide shoppers accurate performance information.”
Epson determines the quality including the brightness of its projectors in accordance with standards set by the International Organization for Standardization and the International Committee for Display Metrology to permit consumers to make informed choices.