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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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September 27, 2017 |

Epson Launches the PowerLite 685W for Classroom SMART Presentation Displays

New Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display Works Seamlessly with SMART Board M685 and 885 Interactive Whiteboards to Increase Classroom Collaboration

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, announced the Epson†PowerLite 685W Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Display for SMART. The new presentation display, which offers seamless integration with the SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP), is part of Epson’s continued collaboration with†SMART Technologies Inc.†to bring amazing images to classrooms using the SMART Board†M685†and†885†interactive whiteboards.

“Through our longstanding partnership with SMART, Epson is able to provide industry leading display technology for K-12 classrooms,” said†Veronika Knight, product manager, Projectors,†Epson America, Inc. “Epson PowerLite 685W for SMART’s compatibility with the SMART Board M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards, as well as the presentation display’s functionality takes collaboration and classroom learning to the next level.”

The PowerLite 685W for SMART leverages Epson’s proprietary 3LCD technology which offers up to 3x higher color brightness than competitive models2. The presentation display delivers 3,500 lumens of color and white brightness3, WXGA resolution, and includes versatile connectivity to meet a variety of classroom needs. †

“SMART is committed to providing technology and software that ensure classrooms are collaborative and engaging,” said†Fraser Smith, Manager, Group Programs, SMART Technologies. “The new PowerLite 685W for SMART provides customers the ability to maintain an integrated SMART interactive whiteboard system, powered by SMART Learning Suite software, with top-of-the-line projection technology.”

Ideal for BYOD classrooms, the new PowerLite 685W for SMART offers wireless functionality to help students learn and collaborate. It enables instructors to share content between the big screen and wirelessly connected mobile devices for individualized learning. Students can wirelessly participate in discussions by displaying content from Chromebooks, PCs and MacƆcomputers, as well as iOS and Android devices, with the Epson iProjection wireless display solution4. Up to 50 users can connect to the projector simultaneously when used in conjunction with†Epson Multi-PC†projection plus the Moderator device management software. Displaying content from as many as four students simultaneously, it’s the perfect tool for showing a variety of content, or for comparing students’ work side-by-side5.†

The PowerLite 685W for SMART also offers additional networking capabilities that allow schools to manage up to 1,024 Epson networked displays using the EasyMPƆMonitor software or Crestron RoomViewÆ. Teachers can also connect to an access point on the network to share their display with the entire class, without adding more cables. Additionally, using the Message Broadcasting plug-in for EasyMP Monitor, schools can send updates or announcements remotely to up to 1,024 Epson networked displays.

More about Epson’s new PowerLite 685W for SMART

The PowerLite 685W for SMART provides amazing quality, flexibility, and performance for classroom collaboration, with features including:

  • Compatible†– Specially designed to work with SMART Board M685 and 885 interactive whiteboards
  • Seamless integration†– Connect and control a display via the SMART Extended Control Panel (ECP)1
  • Ultra Short-Throw Presentation Displays†– Provides virtually no shadow interference from eight inches away
  • Up to 3x Higher Color Brightness2, and Reliable Performance†– Offers 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • Versatile Connectivity†– 3x HDMI supports multiple high-definition A/V devices, with MHL support6
  • Enhance Classroom Collaboration†– Wireless display solution allows teachers to control personal device display and encourages students to participate4
  • Bright Display†– High brightness along with 3LCD technology creates bright, colorful images
  • Long-Life Lamps†– Lasts up to 10,000 hours in ECO Mode7
  • Remote Management†– Easy network connectivity with software included
  • Powerful Sound†– Built-in 16W speaker and microphone input, or use external speakers, even in Standby Mode, for powerful sound to engage every student

As a leader in innovation and partnership, Epson also offers the†Brighter Futures†program, a unique sales and support initiative 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 a total of five years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

Availability and Support

The PowerLite 685W for SMART will be available in†October 2017†through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution,, and the Brighter Futures program. Epson PowerLite presentation displays come with a two-year limited warranty (five years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line, and a Road Service replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with paid shipping.

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