LONG BEACH, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc. today
announced the feature-rich Epson PowerLite S5 multimedia projector,
offering SVGA resolution and 2,000 ANSI lumens at an attractive price point
of $649 (estimated street price) for brilliant presentations in almost any
environment. Engineered by Epson, the number-one selling brand of front
projectors worldwide(1), the versatile PowerLite S5 weighs 5.8 pounds and
offers a range of features and great performance, including HDTV support,
to accommodate business or educational needs during the day as well as home
entertainment needs such as movies and gaming in the evening.
"The PowerLite S5 brings versatility, power and affordability to
entrepreneurs, educators and business professionals alike," said Heather
Litus, A/V product manager, Epson America, Inc. "Presenters will benefit
from the ease-of-use, flexibility and industry-leading image quality and
performance that are inherent in Epson's award-winning projectors and 3LCD
Bringing unmatched flexibility and performance at an outstanding value,
the PowerLite S5 is the ideal solution for a range of industries and
applications. Sales professionals can deliver powerful presentations in
almost any lighting condition with 2,000 ANSI lumens. And, with Epson's
latest generation of high aperture 3LCD (three-chip) technology for sharp,
more intense images, users are able to project with vivid color
reproduction and detail. For added versatility, the projector features a
high brightness "Game" Mode and can be plugged directly into a gaming
console for an enhanced gaming experience.
Key Features of the PowerLite S5
-- Instant On and Instant Off(R) -- Enables presenters to be up and
running in only five seconds between pressing the "Power" button and
the appearance of the start-up screen to avoid delays at the beginning
of a presentation; powers down in four seconds enabling presenters to
unplug and pack up immediately and safely without a cool-down period
-- A/V Mute Slide -- Instantly turns off the sound and images to create a
quick pause in the presentation; the projector enters A/V Mute mode
when the lens cover is closed and returns to normal mode automatically
upon reopening the lens cover
-- Supports HDTV -- Enables presenters to show high-definition materials
with remarkable clarity and detail to captivate the attention of the
audience; supports HDTV (720p, 1080i)
-- Flexible Positioning -- Features 1.3x digital zoom to project a large
and clear image from short and long throw distances for greater
-- Energy Efficiency -- Features Epson E-TORL(TM) lamp technology which
allows the projector to achieve more efficiency by projecting more
lumens (brightness) per watt with and relatively lower overall power
consumption than competitive models; this technology also allows the
lamp to last up to 4,000 hours for added cost savings
-- Security Convenience -- Includes a convenient anchor bar for added
security in any environment
Epson 3LCD Technology Benefits
Epson's new PowerLite S5 uses the latest generation of high-aperture
Epson 3LCD technology, featuring a three-chip engine that delivers natural
color and more intense, sharper images. The solid-state optical engine
works without a moving color wheel, resulting in exact color reproduction,
and detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free with
full time color.
Availability and Support
The Epson PowerLite S5 is currently available through national
retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and PC resellers. Epson's
PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty that includes
three elite technical support services -- two-year Epson PrivateLine(TM)
availability, two-year Road Service Program and two-year International
Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an
expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included
with the product.
About Epson America, Inc.
Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning image capture and
image output products for the consumer, business, photography and graphic
arts markets. The company is also a leading supplier of value-added
point-of-sale (POS) printers and transactions terminals for the retail
market. Founded in 1975, Epson America, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of
Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, a global manufacturer and supplier of
high-quality technology products that meet customer demands for increased
functionality, compactness, systems integration and energy efficiency.
Epson America, Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
Note: Epson and Epson PowerLite are registered trademarks of Seiko
Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or
registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any
and all rights in these trademarks.
(1) Based upon worldwide front projection market share estimates from
Pacific Media Associates for the last two consecutive years.
SOURCE Epson America, Inc.