Epson Introduces the Ultimate Meeting Room Productivity Tool

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Epson has introduced the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi – an ultra-short throw meeting room projector designed to provide increased organizational productivity and efficiency. The BrightLink Pro turns a traditional whiteboard, wall or virtually any flat surface into a new digital surface and offers a variety of features to boost meeting room collaboration, including video conferencing compatibility and remote collaboration.

The BrightLink Pro projector solution can be used as a digital whiteboard, to present and annotate on existing content, and can instantly capture and share newly created content by saving, printing or e-mailing through the network – no computer or special software required. A simple to use, but powerful device, users can power BrightLink Pro on and present, annotate and capture with no technical expertise needed to drive a collaborative instant meeting. With a 100-inch, widescreen display area, users can display presentations and a live meeting at the same time with the split screen option. In addition, users can connect up to four BrightLink Pro units that all reside on the same network, regardless of location, for remote collaboration.

To enhance ease-of-use, the BrightLink Pro comes with a Control Pad, which acts as a convenient USB hub, an extension to USB ports or as a remote control unit. Meeting participants can use the Control Pad to connect to USB thumb drive, a PC or printer. To further streamline meetings, it also offers buttons to power the BrightLink Pro on and off, and to select major functions, including Whiteboard Mode, Source Search, Capture, Print, or Save.

“With the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi, Epson is creating a new category in the display industry with a powerful and simple solution to address a need faced in every meeting,” said Sean Gunduz, product manager, Corporate Projectors, Epson America. “The BrightLink Pro works as a stand-alone appliance, with no computer or software required, making it very simple to use and allowing users to project, collaborate, capture and maximize their productivity.”

In conjunction with Chief, Epson is offering all-in-one mounting solutions with the BrightLink Pro to corporate users that want a sleek finish to match existing conference room décor. These mounting solutions include the BrightLink Pro, mount and whiteboard, bordered by one of three different finishes – a deep cherry, sleek aluminum or beautiful teak – to seamlessly fit in with the existing décor at any corporate setting. Users can also purchase a basic package with the BrightLink Pro and wall mount, with no special finish.

“We’re very excited to partner with Epson to create a completely new integrated solution for customers,” said Derek Derks, business development manager, Chief. “This new all-in-one system combines an Epson BrightLink Pro with Da-Lite screen technology and Chief mounting systems to create a complete installation and superior customer experience.”

The BrightLink Pro 1410Wi offers several features to boost meeting room collaboration, including:

  • Three Times Brighter Colors with Epson1: Epson 3LCD 3-chip technology ensures the projection of brilliant images with true-to-life color
  • Images in HD: Delivers high definition WXGA widescreen resolution and 3,100 lumens of color brightness and 3,100 lumens of white brightness
  • Digital Whiteboard: Users can simply turn on the projector and start writing without using a PC; images, basic shapes and templates can be inserted and up to 50 pages created; multiple pages can be saved as a single PDF or multiple PNG files on a USB or network drive, printed to a local or network printer, or e-mailed to another user
  • PC-Free Annotation: Allows users to connect the BrightLink Pro to a variety of devices, including most tablets and smart phones, document cameras, DVD players, and more, to share their content; annotate on it, capture and share their notes without a computer
  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Leveraging the free Epson iProjection app, users can bring their own iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later, project on BrightLink Pro, annotate, capture and share.
  • PC Interactivity: Turns the interactive pen into a wireless mouse and Provides flexibility to run any application on a computer, access the web and edit documents on the go; can be enabled via a combination of HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA, and USB cable or wirelessly using free EasyMP Network Projection
  • Video Conferencing: Allows users to connect a video conferencing system to display an image as large as 100-inches diagonal, effectively replacing the need for a flat panel display
  • Remote Collaboration: Using EasyMP Network Projection v2.81 (or higher), users can share content via the network on up to four remote BrightLink Pro units; all locations have the ability to annotate on the projected image and their annotations are visible at all four locations as well as the computer

The Epson BrightLink 1410Wi projector will be available in April through VARs and resellers for $2,999* or $3,999* and $4,499* for the Chief all-in-one aluminum and wood finish solutions (respectively). Epson’s projectors come with a two-year limited warranty (three years for Brighter Futures customers) that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support with direct access to an expedited support telephone line via a phone card included with the product, and a two-year Road Service projector replacement program that includes projector exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/blpro.