Epson marks milestone with two new powerful 3LCD laser projectors

Published January 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Lionell Go Macahilig


Coinciding with CES 2019 happening in Las Vegas, Epson introduced in an exclusive event in Bangkok its two new 3LCD laser projectors: the EB-L12000Q and the EB-L20000U.

The industry’s first 12,000-lumen native 4K 3LCD laser projector, the EB-L12000Q incorporates the Epson-developed 4K panel to deliver ultra high definition projections at 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels), while the EB-L20000U is the first model in the 20,000-lumen WUXGA installation projector sector from Epson.

“We have achieved a new milestone with the EB-L12000Q with 4K native projection, bringing amazing quality resolution to our range of projectors. Both the projectors are able to offer a wide range of functions and ease of integration to existing infrastructure to the rental and staging sector with their compatibility of lenses and interchangeable interfaces, and are indeed an important addition to our high brightness lineup,” said Ng Ngee Khiang, Regional Director, Visual Products & Robotics Solution Division, Epson Singapore.

Driven by Epson’s proprietary laser light source, these two powerful projectors catapult the further expansion of Epson’s lineup in the high-end AV rental sector. These models are suitable for use in demanding applications and settings, including rental and staging events, large auditoriums, and digital signage installations.

Arriving in light and compact designs, the EB-L12000Q and the EB-L20000U are easy to integrate into an existing infrastructure. The projectors are designed to ensure maximum installation flexibility, and are able to rotate 360 degrees in any direction without loss in image brightness. Setting up the projectors is convenient with the help of Epson’s Professional Projector Tool software and a built-in camera which also enables remote diagnostics. The software simplifies multi-projector installations and offers intuitive geometry correction such as automated edge-blending, curve correction, and color matching. Additionally, interchangeable interface boards mean greater flexibility and futureproofing, allowing for new interfaces and interface updates in future.

With Epson’s original laser light source structure and advanced electrostatic filter, the projectors can deliver up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. Enhancing their durability, Epson has equipped the projectors with a triple layer dust-proof structure that houses a sealed optical engine, minimizing the risk of dust and smoke intrusion, and reducing airflow by 86% compared to the previous models. A newly-developed liquid cooling system is added to the units, which maintains the temperature of key optical elements within the sealed optical engine at optimal levels. The projectors also come with a mechanical shutter that protects the lens from laser light damage.

The new projectors can operate with the same 4K-compatible lenses used by Epson’s EB-L1000 series projectors. The two are also compatible with the new zero offset ultra short throw lens ELPLX02 with wider lens shift, useful in environments with extremely limited lens-to-screen distances. The new projectors also feature support for Hybrid Log Gamma and HDR10.

The EB-L12000Q projector has been awarded the Good Design Awards 2018 for its design. The awards are presented annually for designs that benefit and enrich people’s lifestyles and society in general.

Epson’s EB-L12000Q and EB-L20000U projectors will be available for sale in the region in the second half of 2019.