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January 31, 2013

Epson Unveils HDBaseT-enabled Projectors

Epson continues to deliver a wide range of high-precision technologies spanning the enterprise and the home to commerce and industry sectors.

The company has just announced a series of commercial projectors that incorporate the HDBaseT technology.

HDBaseT enables whole-home and commercial distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content over a single CAT5e/6 cable, company officials said. The technology is powered by Valens Semiconductor HDBaseT chipset.

By adopting the HDBaseT technology, Epson becomes the latest to join HDBaseT Alliance, a consortium of companies that works to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology. The Alliance is founded LG Electronics (News - Alert), Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures and Valens Semiconductor.

The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

“One feature that makes HDBaseT so unique is that it enables long-reach wired connectivity up to 100 meters for uncompressed full HD multimedia content, making it ideal for projectors,” said Yasunori Ogawa, VI Planning and Design Department general manager, Epson.

“Joining the HDBaseT Alliance enables us to provide our customers with the HDBaseT standard technology that will enable them to realize significant time and labor cost savings in part by relieving them of concerns about loss of video fidelity due to cable length,” Ogawa added.

“Adding Epson, a worldwide leader in the projector market, to the HDBaseT Alliance will make the HDBaseT technology more available to meet the growing demand among both professionals and consumers,” said Micha Risling, marketing chair of the HDBaseT Alliance.

“The HDBaseT Alliance has seen tremendous growth in membership, and products enabled by HDBaseT are already on the market,” Risling added. “We expect to see additional devices coming to market throughout 2013 as the adoption rate continues to increase.”

In another recent development, Epson  introduced the PowerLite 935W projector designed for large classrooms and naturally bright rooms.   

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Edited by Braden Becker

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