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Epson Intros 3,000-Lumen Classroom Projector

 The PowerLite X15 offers ±30 degree horizontal and ±30 degree automatic vertical keystone correction.
The PowerLite X15 offers ±30 degree horizontal and ±30 degree automatic vertical keystone correction.

Epson has debuted a new LCD-based multimedia projector for small to mid-sized classrooms that require flexibility in setup.

The PowerLite X15 is an XGA-resolution (1,024 x 768) projector that offers 3,000 lumens of brightness and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. With both horizontal and automatic vertical keystone correction and with independent adjustments for each individual corner of the image, the unit is designed for flexibility in placement. It has a throw ratio of 1.48 to 1.77 and can project an image 30 inches to 300 inches in diameter from a distance of 2.9 feet to 35.9 feet.

Other features include:

  • Closed captioning support;
  • ±30 degree horizontal and ±30 degree automatic vertical keystone correction;
  • Support for projecting images and play audio from a Mac OS X or Windows-based system using a USB port;
  • 1.2x optical zoom;
  • Direct power on/off;
  • Integrated 2 watt mono speaker;
  • An anchor bar and Kensington lock slot for security; and
  • Up to 5,000 hours of lamp life in economy mode (4,000 hours in normal mode);

AV inputs include HDMI, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), USB type B (for audio and video), S-video, composite video, and stereo minijack. AV outputs include monitor (mini D-sub 15-pin) and stereo minijack. Communications ports include USB type A for connecting to external storage and other devices (including the Epson DC-06 document camera) and RS-232c.

The unit measures 11.6" (L) x 9" (W) x 3.1" (H) and weighs in at 5.1 pounds.

The PowerLite X15 will be available in May for $599. Additional details can be found on Epson's projector portal or on the company's education portal.

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