Japanese imaging equipment giant, Epson recently launched the G-6000 and EB 1410 series of projectors. George Rautenbach goes hands-on with the two.
Let’s start off with the G-6000 range; Epson created the G6 series of projectors with industrial or large scale use such as rental and digital signage companies, large meeting rooms, auditoriums and lecture theatres.
The G-6000 series feature Epson’s 3LCD technology for vivid colour and detail, and can be rotated vertically by 360 degrees so the display can be moved around the room easily and efficiently. They also feature edge blending, which means a large; widescreen image can be projected from a number of projectors and stitched together seamlessly.
Kevin Reynolds, General Manager of Epson SA said: “By providing a dedicated connectivity interface including video, data and Power over Ethernet that uses standard network cabling, it is expected to reduce complexity, time and cost.” Which concludes to ther high brightness levels – 4,500 to 7,000 lumens – and a range of resolutions ensure clear and crisp projections, regardless of the environment.
The G-6000 Series is said to be available from late March retailing from R25, 486.11 to R51, 846.91 EX VAT.
The EB 1410 Series on the other hand is aimed at more pratical every-day use projecting a 100-inch interactive image with advanced features such as making written comments on the projected image which can be saved for later use, or to send as a file to other user.
The EB Series is ideal for intimate business meetings and classrooms, thus replacing or rather, combining the odd interatcive whiteboard, flipcharts and other presentation equipment.
Both the EB-1410Wi and EB-1400Wi support a variety of inputs including Computers, Ultrabooks, USB movable memory, visualisers and Selected smartphones. Both these devices are also said to be available from late March (we gather next week?) at the recommended of R24, 403.47 and R26, 597.71 EX VAT.