New Epson PowerLite S5 Projector Delivers Bright, Color-Rich 3LCD Performance for $649 Versatile Projector Delivers Brilliant Imagery with SVGA Resolution and

2,000 ANSI Lumens for Impressive Performance in Virtually Any Professional

or Home Environment



    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
 technology."
     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
        positioning flexibility
 
     -- 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.

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