LONG BEACH, Calif., March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc. today announced it continues to hold its number one position in the North America projector market for 2015. According to PMA Research, the worldwide information experts on front projectors, Epson has grown its overall North America market share to 48 percent in units in 2015, which represents a five-point increase year-over-year. Also, with positive revenue growth six years in a row, Epson continued its number one position in the North American projector market in 2015 with a 34 percent revenue share, representing a four-point increase year-over-year – the largest share growth of any manufacturer1.
"Image quality is the number one priority for projector buyers in business, education and home theater markets," said Richard Miller, director, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "Epson's focus on delivering uncompromising image quality via our 3LCD technology means we consistently provide users with big, vibrant images, high color brightness and superior readability. Our continuous growth and high market share in each of these markets is a direct result of our product quality and the strong support of Epson's channel partners."
Epson 3LCD projectors deliver up to three times higher Color Brightness than leading competitive projectors2. Combining high quality performance, innovative features and technology advancements, Epson brings the user's experience to another level with collaboration tools on its BrightLink® interactive projectors, 3LCD reflective laser technology for state-of-the-art home theater, as well as uncompromising image quality in large venues with its PowerLite® Pro G and Pro Z-Series projectors. Additionally, Epson provides an exceptional network of service and support experience to its dealers, installers, partners, and customers. Epson's projector technology leadership spans the following market segments:
- Business: Retained its principal position within the business market with a five point growth in unit share to 48 percent – the largest share growth of any manufacturer.
- Interactive Projectors: Epson BrightLink interactive projectors for education and business remained the clear choice in the market for the sixth straight year, achieving 67 percent unit market share.
- Installation: Continued to maintain its leading position within high-end projectors (4,000+ lumens), with its Epson PowerLite Pro G and Pro Z-Series projectors.
- Home Theater: Maintained its leading unit position within the home entertainment market with 45 percent unit market share.
- Home Theater Laser: Led high-end home theater laser market with 94 percent unit share in laser-phosphor light source projectors.
- Resolution Categories: Held the number one spot in major resolution categories, which include SVGA, XGA, 720p3, WXGA, and 1080p for consumers.
In addition, according to recent sell-through unit data, Epson continues to retain the top spot in each of the four channels of Pro AV, Distribution, Retail, and Commercial Reseller in 2015 in North America4.
PMA Research collects monthly sell-through data and reports on projector sales in the Distribution, Pro AV and Retail channels. "Month in and month out, Epson consistently has the leading market share in each of our Reseller Tracking Service panels," said PMA Research Vice President, Linda Norton. "With Epson's extensive product line, we also saw many Epson models make our monthly 'Top 5' best-selling Projector lists throughout 2015. This was true across all channels and in a variety of product segments."
For more information on Epson's award-winning projector solutions, visit www.epson.com/projectors.
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 72,000 employees in 93 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.
Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (twitter.com/EpsonAmerica), YouTube (youtube.com/EpsonAmerica), and Instagram (instagram.com/EpsonAmerica).
1 Unless otherwise noted, the source for all rankings in this release is PMA Research 2015 Q4 Worldwide Census Prices, excluding Digital Cinema and Pico and Personal projectors.
2 Color brightness (color light output) measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4. Color brightness will vary depending on usage conditions. The projectors used by a third-party lab for measuring color brightness were leading Epson 3LCD projectors and leading 1-chip DLP projectors, based on NPD sales data for June 2013 through May 2014 and PMA Research sales data for Q1 through Q3 2013.
3 720p resolution includes consumer WXGA chipset.
4 PMA Research Pro AV and Distributor Projector Tracking Services – December 2015. The NPD Group Retail Tracking Service, U.S. and Canada; and Commercial Reseller Tracking Service, U.S. – December 2015.
Note: EPSON and PowerLite are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BrightLink is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and 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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