EPSON PowerLite 93+ Named Best Presentation Solution and BrightLink 485Wi and Epson Stylus Pro 7700 Named Finalists in Awards Program

LONG BEACH, Calif. – May 10, 2012 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has been recognized by the 2012 EdTech Digest Awards with three EdTech Digest Cool Tools Award, the EPSON PowerLite® 93+ projector was selected as a winner and the EPSON BrightLink® 485Wi and EPSON Stylus® Pro 7700 were selected as finalists.

“Epson works tirelessly to bring innovative interactive and projector technology solutions to classrooms that are both high-quality and affordable,” said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. “These recognitions stand as a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional technologies that take classroom learning to the next level.”

Epson’s PowerLite 93+ was selected as a winner in the Presentation Solution category. In the Interactive Whiteboard Solution and Product or Service categories, the BrightLink 485Wi and EPSON Stylus Pro 7700 were both named finalists, respectively.

“Innovation in education is alive, well and expanding like never before,” said Victor Rivero, editor-in-chief, EdTech Digest. “Quality, access and real results are the defining characteristics of our honorees, and will be precisely what moves education forward into its next iteration.”

About Epson’s Award-Winning Products

The PowerLite 93+, a powerful yet budget-friendly projector designed for K-12 classrooms, offers 2,600 lumens of color and white light output2 and XGA resolution. The projector comes equipped with a range of connectivity features, including RJ-45 wired LAN connectivity for remote projector management as well as use of a virtual remote control via a web browser for basic projector control from a computer instead of the projector’s remote control. The PowerLite 93+ also includes HDMI connectivity for connecting to the latest devices for high-quality video and digital audio.

The ultra-short throw EPSON BrightLink 485Wi offers dual pen interactivity and is the first interactive projector with built-in annotation technology that allows teachers and students to interact directly with a projected image from a variety of devices beyond the PC, including tablets, Blu-ray players, VCRs, document cameras, and more. With this technology, teachers are free to connect existing multimedia devices already in their classroom, over their network or even with no device at all. The BrightLink 485Wi interactive projector + pen combination with advanced connectivity options projects onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, light-colored, hard surface.

The EPSON Stylus Pro 7700 is a 24-inch printer designed to produce professional-quality images, including banners, posters and artwork, to meet a variety of classroom needs. The EPSON Stylus Pro 7700 incorporates the company’s latest achievements in high-performance ink jet printing, including EPSON MicroPiezo® TFP® print heads that help produce stunning photographic images and extremely precise text and line art at speeds nearly double that of Epson’s previous generation printers. The included Print Artist design software, with over 16,000 templates and numerous graphics, makes printing professional-looking large format projects quick and easy. Image quality is further enhanced by EPSON UltraChrome® Vivid Magenta inks, a smudge-proof and waterproof pigment-based ink technology that enables prints to attain true archival permanence on a wide range of media types.

All of these products are offered through Epson’s Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative that is available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors.

For additional information about these award-winning products, visit www.epsonbrighterfutures.com. To see the complete list of 2012 EdTech Digest Awards winners, visit EdTech’s website.

About EdTech Digest

EdTech Digest celebrates all the latest technologies moving education forward, delving deeper into the stories of the people behind the technology to discover what truly drives them to conceptualize, create, develop, and deploy their ideas to the masses. Featuring movers and shakers in and around education who are dedicated to making a difference for our future generations, editorial focus is on the topical and current to thought-leader broadviews. The EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes the best and brightest people and transformative technology products and services in education. To learn more, visit www.edtechdigest.com.

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 75,000 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.

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1 Based upon Q4 2011 worldwide front projection market share estimates from Pacific Media Associates.
2 White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.

Note: EPSON, PowerLite, EPSON Stylus, EPSON UltraChrome, MicroPiezo, and TFP are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BrightLink and Brighter Futures are registered trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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