Epson America Inc. launched Monday the Epson PowerLite G5000, the latest in Epson's line of installation projectors designed to provide flexibility, performance and easy installation for executive boardrooms and educational institutions.
Offering XGA (Extended Graphics Array) resolution and 4,000 lumens white light output and 4,000 lumens color light output, the network-ready PowerLite G5000 utilizes 3LCD technology to deliver advanced image quality and visual presentations, Epson said in a statement.
The PowerLite G5000 provides easy installation using greater positioning flexibility with a centered lens design, vertical/horizontal lens shift mechanism, and Quick Corner, an adjustment tool allowing for individual corner manipulation to fit the image to the screen.
This new projector is also engineered to interface and integrate with programming and controller applications, as well as work with modules and drivers for systems, including touch-panel screens and multiple content devices.
Epson offers an array of image capture and image output products for the consumer, business, photography, and graphic arts markets. The company is also a 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, California.
"The PowerLite G5000 represents Epson's commitment to creating high-quality projection technology that produces astounding quality, reliability and precision control," said Edgar Jimenez, associate product manager, Epson Projection, Epson America. "The easy maintenance and low cost of ownership features, coupled with powerful projection technology, make this an ideal choice for cost-sensitive installations that require professional performance."
To assist with greater flexibility, the Epson PowerLite G5000 provides Epson Easy Management, as well as RJ-45 connectivity, which gives system administrators the power to remotely monitor and control the projector through the network. In addition, the projector offers one-touch filter replacement for convenient maintenance, saving time even on installed units, and easy side lamp access for quick lamp replacements, all resulting in a low total cost of ownership (TCO).
The Epson PowerLite G5000 features Epson 3LCD Technology which uses Epson's latest, 3-Chip LCD optical engine to deliver amazing color and detail for powerful presentations. 3LCD technology also provides true-to-life image quality using an optical engine that works without a spinning color wheel so there's no possibility of "rainbows" or color break-up, delivering true-to-life color registration, as well as crisp and detailed video and data images. The Epson PowerLite G5000 also features closed captioning which offers built-in closed captioning decoder which makes presentations accessible to viewers with hearing impairments with no added cost.
The Epson PowerLite G5000 also features flexible lens positioning which offers centered lens design, vertical and horizontal lens shift mechanism and 1.8x wider zoom standard lens allow integrators to easily position the projector and screen in any environment. It also features adjustable image through the Quick Corner, which allows for individual corner manipulation in order to fit an image to the screen, even in difficult installation locations, and includes a 30-degree tilt operation for single off-axis installation.
The Epson PowerLite G5000 also offers high contrast ratio which offers a 1000:1 contrast ratio for greater shadow detail, and direct on and off for powering an installed projector on and off with a flip of a power switch.
The Epson PowerLite G5000 comes at an estimated street price of US$ 2,499, and is currently available through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution. The projector includes a two-year limited warranty with two technical support services, including Epson PrivateLine phone support for projector owners to directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product, and a Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day.