Epson is now shipping its EB-PU 2100 and 2200 Pro Series interchangeable lens projectors for live event and large venue installations. The new lineup comes with 13,000, 16,000 and 20,000 lumen options. According to Epson, it also includes the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000 lumen projectors, the EB-PU2220B and EB-PU2120W. The California-based company adds that these projectors are 60% smaller and 50% lighter than its predecessors.
High Performance Projectors, Quick Installation
The new Pro Series models are packed with an advanced tool set and 3-chip 3LCD technology. It also feature WUXGA resolution with 4K Enhancement Technology to deliver crystal-clear, lifelike images. Additionally, a 20,000-hour virtually maintenance-free laser light source powers the models. The new line also boasts convenient features ideal for live events. This includes liquid cooling for enhanced longevity and reliability, 3G-SDI input and output to accommodate daisy-chaining and long cable runs.
Moreover, it has a mechanical shutter to help protect the projectors during laser light shows. The projectors also feature a hermetically sealed optical engine for high dust resistance and a filter-less cabinet for low-maintenance operation.
“Epson is thrilled to offer this new series of high-performance projectors. The engineering team listened and incorporated feedback from Epson customers around the world, leaving no aspect of the new design untouched,” says Gavin Downey, group product manager, large venue projectors, Epson America, Inc. “We’ve already received incredible excitement around the new models, particularly the tremendous size and weight reduction of the 20,000-lumen models, which can translate into real-world savings on delivery, labor and warehouse storage costs while providing world class 3-chip image quality.”
PixAlign Camera Features
Additionally, Epson’s new optional PixAlign camera attaches to the projector and adds another layer of convenience with access to powerful installation tools. These comprise projector stacking assist function, tiling assist for edge blends, color calibration and screen matching.
With the PixAlign camera, users also have access to the Simple Stacking function. Here, users can quickly stack two projectors using just the remote controller. The new projectors also pair with Epson’s extensive lens family, including an ultra short-throw .35 lens with a unique zero offset design. This adds flexibility during installation and when projecting in tight spaces. This new line of projectors further simplifies setup and maintenance for an efficient and less intensive installation process. Thus, they offer substantial advantages for rental and staging markets.
The six new projectors come with Near Field Communication (NFC) functionality and the easy-to-use Epson Projector Configuration Tool (EPCT) Android and iOS mobile app. This helps streamline multi-projector installations, says Epson. Users can also control and monitor multiple projectors in a single, large space with Epson Projector Professional Tool (EPPT). Additionally, they can easily manage installed inventory with Epson Projector Management.
Availability and Additional Details
The black EB-PU2213B (13,000 lumens), EB-PU2216B (16,000 lumens) and EB-PU2220B (20,000 lumens) and white EB-PU2113W (13,000 lumens), EB-PU2116W (16,000 lumens), and EB-PU2120W (20,000 lumens) are available now. Users can purchase the Pro Series projectors through authorized resellers, adds Epson.