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Epson Projector Wins Japanese 2012 Good Design Award

October 2012

Epson Projector Wins Japanese 2012 Good Design Award


- TOKYO, Japan, October 10, 2012 -

Epson today announced that two of its projectors had been recognized in the Japanese 2012 Good Design Awards. The EB-480T and EB-485WT projectors (Australian equivalent models, EB-480 and EB-485W) were commended for their contribution to lifestyle enriching design.

EB-480T/485WT Projectors


This wall-mounted short-throw projector is designed for educational institutions, and contains annotation tools that enable it to be used as an electronic blackboard. With this projector there are few shadows, even when people stand close to the screen, and there is reduced risk of users accidentally looking into the light source.

Judges' Comments

This is a wall-mounted short-throw projector with an unobstructed user interface and an easy-to-use feel. The large 60-inch projected image suggests that this product could be used in a variety of ways including cookery classes and workshops. By adding a waterproof function, we think it could even be used outdoors for commercial purposes or digital signage. We highly evaluate how this product contains a wide variety of functions in a friendly, self-contained design.

Based on its state-of-the-art technologies, Epson's aim is to design products that will improve both the lifestyles and work processes of its customers. Going forward, Epson will continue to refine its technologies and designs as it seeks to create and design products that exceed the expectations of its customers.

Good Design Awards

The Japanese Good Design Awards have been established to recognize designs that positively impact lifestyles, industry and society in general. The awards in particular highly evaluate designs that are both effective and functional.

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