Epson unveils new projectors for corporates and educational institutions

Mukesh Bector-Regional Sales Manager-East Africa (Right) Kennedy Kachwanya of and BAKE.
Mukesh Bector-Regional Sales Manager-East Africa (Right) Kennedy Kachwanya of and BAKE.

Epson has unveiled its second generation EB-485Wi Ultra-Short Throw projector which feature two interactive pens which allow teachers and students to simultaneously write on the screen, thus making collaborative work easier.

The lightweight pens are very responsive and easy to use, as they come with a new ‘hover’ function that accurately detects when they are not in contact with the projection surface. To achieve this, it features two digital infrared pens that allow users to write with “virtual ink” on the projected area, manipulate interactive onscreen objects and features, or use them as a computer mouse.

This innovative tool delivers a cost-effective solution for presenters to easily use its interactive capabilities and eliminates the need to purchase and install cumbersome dedicated interactive whiteboards.

Epson East Africa regional sales manager Mukesh Bector said the new projector is an intelligent and interactive projector that allows teachers and business presenters to conveniently turn any standard whiteboard or smooth surface into an interactive learning and presentation area.

“We are excited about the success of this interactive ultra-short throw projector and we feel we are creating history by changing the way students learn in classrooms of the future,” said Bector.

Apart from learning institutions, the interactive projectors are equally invaluable in the corporate environment enabling presenters to add notes or drawings and save them directly to the presentation or to use the interactive flip charts.

The projector can be mounted in four positions – including under glass-top tables, to offer greater interactive options for engaging group work. It can also project large images from a very short distance, therefore ensuring that shadows are minimised.

Compared to previous models, the EB-485Wi is 30 per cent smaller in size and has increased lamp life of up to 3,000 and 4,000 hours in normal and economy modes, respectively.  The flexibility of installation means that Epson’s Ultra-short-throw projectors are already being adopted in a wide range of environments such as educational/vocational training institutions.

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product line-up ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other micro devices.


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