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November 17, 2014 --


LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today announced its position as "a leading tech innovator" by CRN, taking top honors in the Display category with the BrightLink Pro 1430Wi. The Tech Innovator Awards recognize the companies and products using innovation to advance technology, increase productivity and reduce cost and complexity in ways that provide value to the channel. These awards guide solution providers toward today's biggest technology breakthroughs so they can incorporate them into advanced solutions for their customers.


Epson projectors are renowned for their excellence in image quality, ease-of-use capabilities and innovative features that make projecting in a corporate environment seamless and reliable. The BrightLink Pro 1430Wi is a unique collaboration device designed to increase productivity in both in-room and remote meetings and turns any flat surface into a PC-free digital whiteboard or a 100-inch unified communications display. It offers a Whiteboard Sharing Tool, allowing up to 15 participants2 to join a whiteboarding session directly from any mobile device with a web browser or from another BrightLink Pro  without using software or an app.


In addition, the BrightLink Pro 1430Wi offers finger touch capabilities with up to six fingers annotating simultaneously. Users can share notes easily by saving, emailing or printing directly from the projector. The Epson's BrightLink Pro 1430Wi projector is also ideal as a videoconferencing display, offering split-screen capabilities to view two sources side-by-side.

"You can use BrightLink Pro's digital whiteboarding feature for interactive, engaging and effective in-room meetings, or use it with unified communications tools for remote meetings by simply connecting it to your computer for web-based applications or to your video conferencing system for hardware," said Sean Gunduz, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America, Inc. "We are excited our efforts have been recognized by CRN. This award underscores how BrightLink can be used to dramatically improve meetings by increasing productivity and enhancing collaborative business practices."


The BrightLink Pro enables instant collaboration so that team members can quickly gather to discuss plans and updates with other colleagues in another location. Mobile users can leverage the free Epson iProjection app to project, annotate, capture, and share from their mobile devices onto BrightLink Pro3. The BrightLink Pro is also equipped with advanced Epson technology and 3LCD 3-chip technology for amazing color, incredible detail and solid reliability. The BrightLink Pro offers high definition WXGA widescreen resolution and 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white brightness4, ensuring brilliant images with true-to-life color to make any presentation vibrant and engaging.

"Solution providers are facing tough challenges as the IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "Being able to quickly and reliably identify the best new solutions in key technology categories is of great importance to them as they look for innovative ways to earn a competitive advantage. The winners and runners-up in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards represent the best and brightest products and solutions in today's market, and are some of the most important for solution providers to keep an eye on in the coming year."


The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is online at Award winners will also be spotlighted during the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, Dec. 4-5, in San Diego.

Click here to view the latest video featuring the BrightLink Pro 1430Wi Collaborative Whiteboarding Solution in action: BrightLink Pro video.


About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 72,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit:

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1 Based upon Q2 2014 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research. 2 All devices must be on the same network. 3 Functionality may vary depending on hardware, application, and/or provider restrictions or limitations. Devices and cables not included. 4 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

Note: EPSON and BrightLink are registered trademarks, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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