It’s time to go big! Epson just announced five new models for its popular line of PowerLite Pro Z-series projectors. Designed for a variety of commercial applications, each one promises an easy install, stellar image quality, and even a few connectivity options.
Each of the new PowerLite Pro Z projectors has 3LCD, 3-chip technology, a 5000:1 contrast ratio, a liquid cooling system, and a dual-lamp design. All PowerLite Pro Z series projectors also offer Crestron RoomView compatibility, messaging broadcasting, a centered lens design, LAN connectivity, a built-in closed captioning decoder, and six optional lenses.
All of the new models also have plenty of ways to customize the image for your exact install. Standard features include the option for split-screen viewing, memory for menu settings, and six built-in test patterns for adjusting the image. All PowerLite Pro Z-series projectors also have edge blending for smooth images and consistent color, as well as the Epson Easy Management feature.
If you’re planning to pair that projector with a PC, Blu-ray player or other AV device, each projector has two HDMI inputs. The WUXGA models also have an HD-SDI input, which makes long-distance high-definition live broadcasts possible, up to 300 feet.
Other notable features include frame interpolation, new Gamma and RGB image adjustments and a Faroudja DCDi chipset, and the DICOM Simulation Mode5. Each model is also insanely easy to place, thanks to 360 degrees of projection. That makes an install at almost any angle possible.
The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8450WUNL and Z8455WUNL will be the first two models to hit in February 2012, with 7,000 lumens and a WUXGA resolution on each. In April, the PowerLite Pro Z8250NL and Z8255NL will be available. Both of those have an XGA resolution and 10,000 lumens. Last, but certainly not least, the Z8350WNL will come in May, with 8,500 lumens and a WXGA.
Epson has not released pricing info for any of the new projectors, but says that each purchase does include Epson PrivateLine support and the Road Service projector replacement program.