LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson projectors have won several top education industry publication awards, including three 2010 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence, two 17th Annual Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards(SM) and one District Administration 2010 Readers' Choice Top 100 Product. The BrightLink™ 450Wi, PowerLite® Presenter and PowerLite 825+ for the 2010 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence, the BrightLink 450Wi and PowerLite Presenter received the Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Awards and the BrightLink 450Wi was named a 2010 Readers' Choice Top 100 Product by District Administration. All of these award-winning projectors offer a unique set of features and capabilities that meet the diverse instructional needs of educators.
"It is essential for 21st century educators to be equipped with feature-rich, easy-to-use, and affordable technology solutions to aid in delivering effective and engaging classroom instruction," said Heather Litus Johnston, product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "Epson works diligently to produce projectors that benefit both educators and students and the recognition from these awards programs exemplifies the impact that our hardware is having on classroom learning."
About the Awards Programs
Tech & Learning, a leading publication for K-12 technology-focused educators, named 78 education technology products as winners of the prestigious 28-year-old recognition program. Honored software, hardware, network, and Web products included innovative applications that break new ground, as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. Each entry was judged by a panel of more than 30 esteemed educators.
Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Awards, a highly recognized and prestigious awards program in the educational market, judges each nominated product exclusively by a team of teachers in the classroom. Each product is evaluated on its own merit and is judged on quality, instructional value, ease-of-use, and innovation. Only products that meet the teachers' stringent standards are chosen to receive a Teachers' Choice Award.
From hardware, software, online resources and facilities solutions, to books and classroom materials, District Administration's Readers' Choice Top 100 Products Awards provide thousands of district administrators with the unique opportunity to learn what their colleagues around the country are recommending, and how these products contribute to the success of their districts. This year, readers submitted hundreds of products into the awards program.
About Epson's Award-Winning Projectors
The BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector + pen combination incorporates ultra-short throw distance, image size flexibility, and advanced connectivity options that allows educators to turn any standard whiteboard or smooth wall into an interactive learning area. BrightLink 450Wi offers school administrators a price advantage and installation flexibility by providing a wide range of XGA and WXGA usable interactive areas. The solution includes two digital infrared pens and wall mount hardware for easy installation out of the box.
The PowerLite Presenter provides schools with one portable and feature-rich projector-DVD player-sound system combination available at an affordable price. Offering WXGA resolution and 2,500 lumens color light output and white light output(1), the PowerLite Presenter features an integrated DVD player, two 10-watt virtual surround sound speakers, microphone input, and closed captioning. It also includes a 3-chip 3LCD optical engine and USB Plug 'n Play connectivity, allowing for easier setup and eliminating the hassle of dealing with bulky VGA cables and toggling between computer keys.
The PowerLite 825+ offers 3,000 lumens color and white light output, XGA resolution and a set of advanced features, including USB Plug 'n Play connectivity for PC and Mac computers, improved microphone support, and pre-set line and graph patterns designed to aid teachers in instruction. In addition, the PowerLite 825+ offers the ability to send content over the IP network, optional wireless connectivity, virtual remote control functionality, message broadcasting, and numerous other features to give educators advanced flexibility within the classroom.
All of these products are offered through Epson's Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative that is 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 three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors.
For additional information about these award-winning products, visit www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.
About Epson America Inc.
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a wide lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world. Epson is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates and has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, an indicator for leading companies in economic, environmental and social criteria, for the third year in a row. 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: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).
(1) White and color light output will vary depending on mode selected. White light output measured using ISO 21118 standard.
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