The five new projectors from Epson are the EB-W52 ($799), EB-FH52 ($1,149), EB-972 ($999), EB-982W ($1,099) and EB-992F ($1,299).
All five offer split screen operation, allowing video from two separate sources to be displayed side by side, for example to allow a video to be shown at the same time as presentation materials. And they all use a lamp that gives up to 17,000 hours of service eco mode.
Merely plugging in an HDMI, USB or VGA cable powers up the projector.
Another common feature is the Epson iProjection system for simultaneously displaying content from up to four of 50 connected devices (Chromebook, iOS, Android, Mac, PC) under the control of the facilitator.
1080p resolution and Miracast wireless HD screen mirroring are supported by the EB-FH52 and EB-992F. They also incorporate wireless LAN enterprise security.
The new projectors each weigh around 3kg so are readily portable, and according to Epson officials they can be quickly and easily set up. Four of the models include built-in 16W stereo speakers – the exception is the EB-W52, which has a 2W speaker.