Epson Launches Projector Deal for Education


Epson has kicked off a new promotion for its education projectors, offering free units to schools that purchase in quantity.

The deal, called Epson Smarter Choices, allows schools to receive one free projector when they purchase seven. This applies to Epson PowerLite projectors only--specifically the 84, 85, 825, and 826W.

The PowerLite 84 ($799) and 85 ($899) each offer a brightness of 2,600 lumens and sport resolutions of 1,024 x 768 (XGA). The PowerLite 825 ($999) offers a brightness of 3,000 lumens and an XGA resolution. The PowerLite 826W (also $999) sports a 16:10 WXGA resolution (1,280 x 800) and a brightness of 2,500 lumens. Both the 825 and 826W offer network-based control and monitoring via RJ-45, as well as computer-free connectivity for presentations via a USB port.

Other features in common to the four projectors include:

  • Built-in 10 watt speaker;
  • Closed caption decoder;
  • Microphone input;
  • Lamp life up to 6,000 hours in economy mode; and
  • Eight color presentation modes for use on whiteboards, blackboards, and other surfaces.

The PowerLite 85, 825, and 826W also include EMP Monitor software for broadcasting information to the projectors over a network, including emergency communications.

Smarter Choices is open now through July 15. All education institutions in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico are eligible for the offer. In order to qualify for the rebate, projectors have to ship by Aug. 15. Further information about the promotion can be found here. A PDF of the coupon can be downloaded here.

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