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Epson Aims to Drive Workplace Productivity with New BrightLink Pro Series

Epson’s new BrightLink Pro Series combines meeting room tools into one seamless solution for increased engagement and productivity in corporate and educational environments.

Over the past several years, the argument could be made that meeting room technologies have evolved faster than any other vertical technology market.

Helping to spur this development has been the contribution of major manufacturers such as Epson.

Epson has just announced its new BrightLink Pro Interactive Display series, a solution that offer users a combination of connectivity flexibility and large screen sizes.

The new BrightLink Pro 1460Ui and 1450Ui interactive display products produce HD images as large as 100 inches.

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“Meeting rooms often include a number of tools designed to make collaboration more efficient, such as dry-erase boards or digital displays, but these fragmented solutions can fall flat when it comes to productivity,” explains Remi Del Mar, product manager, Epson America.

“With the ability to display bright, high-quality content up to 100 inches; combined with enhanced collaborative white boarding tools, the new BrightLink Pro Series combines meeting room tools into one seamless solution for increased engagement and productivity.”

Epson examined how older generations grew up with analog technologies, how younger generations grew up with digital technologies, and how the limitations of traditional meetings have fallen through the globalization of companies.

Now, users are deploying all types of devices to drive workplace productivity.

“We feel there needs to be more customization in this space. Audio is helpful, but the second most common [method of communication] is displays,” she says.

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“Displays are everywhere, and they are a huge part of meeting rooms today. Fifty-five percent of people in an average training room can’t read the content on a 70-inch flat-panel display … we wanted to focus on the concept and improve areas that needed improvement. We want to make sure all the elements that go into image quality are there. We use our 3LCD chipset, higher lumens, and better contrast ratios. It’s all conducive to larger meeting rooms. The difference in 30 inches from 70- to 100-inches diagonal is huge.”

The BrightLink Pro products incorporate DVI out to provide connectivity to display whiteboard content on larger displays, as well as other options such as DuoLink that allows for the installation of two interactive displays side-by-side to produce even larger images, and whiteboard sharing to support local and remote users’ ability to simultaneously annotate content from mobile devices and computers.

Other options include wireless device capability via Miracast to allow Android and PC products to wirelessly stream content, and the ability to wirelessly display documents, files and photos from iOS devices through the use of the company’s companion app: Epson iProjection.

Both devices produce brightness levels as high as 4,400 lumens, and other user options that include the ability to capture, save and share content, and they offer support for as many as 15 users.

The BrightLink Pro 1450Ui will be available in January 2017 for an MSRP of $2,999 and the BrightLinkPro 1460Ui will be available in February 2017 for an MSRP of $3,299.

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