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Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


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January 17, 2012 |

EPSON Expands Its PowerLite Pro Z-Series Projector Line

New models are designed for various commercial and campus settings, with added features for a variety of staging and installation needs.

Projector manufacturer Epson has expanded its popular PowerLite Pro Z-series projector line with five new models.

EPSON Expands Its PowerLite Pro Z-Series Projector LineThe new projectors are designed for corporate, higher education, house of worship, rental and staging, museum, and digital signage applications. Moreover, EPSON aims for the projectors to deliver “advanced image quality, connectivity, and installation tools as well as an expanded feature set with edge blending, split-screen capability and DICOM Simulation mode,” according to an EPSON statement submitted to Channel Pro-SMB.

“With the addition of these new PowerLite Pro Z models, Epson expands its installation projector portfolio to meet the installation needs of several markets,” says Sean Gunduz, EPSON’s projector product manager. “Epson is excited to offer this new line to a multitude of markets, including rental and staging and entertainment.”

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z-series deliver a range of color and white light output lumens, resolutions, and colors to meet a variety of installation needs. Additional features include:

  • Connectivity — In addition to the two HDMI inputs available, WUXGA models also include HD-SDI input for long distance, high-definition live broadcasts up to 300 feet.
  • 360-Degree Projection — Projectors can be installed at any angle.
  • Black Case — Projectors blend into the environment.
  • DICOM Simulation Mode — Specialized imaging uses standardized grayscale to reproduce medical images, such as x-rays.
  • Image Adjustment and Movie Reproduction — New Gamma and RGB image adjustments enable brightness and color tone adjustments. Faroudja DCDi chipset enhances video quality with deinterlacing, noise reduction, and sharpness improvements.
  • Super Resolution Technology — Improves low resolution or blurry pictures.
  • Frame Interpolation — WUXGA models deliver sharper and smoother pictures during fast motion videos, such as sports and action movies.
  • Edge Blending — Enables consistent and smooth brightness and color when using more than one PowerLite Pro Z model side by side for staging, art galleries, digital signage, video walls, or command centers.
  • Split Screen — Gives presentation flexibility with two side-by-side windows and three layout options; video and presentation materials run simultaneously for added convenience.
  • Memory — Save menu settings for up to 10 different scenarios.
  • Monitor and Control — Epson Easy Management enables network monitoring, maintenance scheduling, and email alerts to be sent via LAN; schedule function enables projector to run functions without being connected to a network.
  • Test Patterns — Six built-in test patterns are included to adjust image quality without video signals.

The new PowerLite Pro Z-series projectors offer additional features for large venue applications, including 3LCD, 3-chip technology, 5000:1 contrast ratio, a liquid cooling system, and a dual-lamp design. These projectors also offer Crestron RoomView compatibility, messaging broadcasting, a centered lens design, LAN connectivity, a built-in closed captioning decoder, and six optional lenses, including a rear-projection lens with horizontal and vertical lens shift.

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8450WUINL and Z8455WUNL will be available in February 2012. The PowerLite Pro Z8250NL and Z8255NL will be available in April 2012. The PowerLite Pro Z8350WNL will be available in May 2012.


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