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Epson EMP-S1 sets higher price/performance standards

June 2003

Sydney June 1 2003, Epson today launched the first multimedia data projector for under $2000 on the Australian market.

At a sizzling $1,999 the Epson EMP-S1 is a feature rich SVGA (800x600 native) projector at a price point that opens up new markets for Epson projectors. With a stylish new chassis, a wide range of input ports and a handy slide out carry handle, the EMP-S1 is the perfect companion for your existing DVD player at home and is ideal for use on the road.

Bruce Bealby, Projector Marketing Manager, Epson Australia said:

"The Epson EMP-S1 puts multimedia projector's into the main stream consumer market. At $1,999 the EMP-S1 is now a serious alternative to a wide screen TV - you can enjoy a true big screen cinema experience at home for less than the price of a wide screen TV, and we've delivered the EMP-S1 without compromising quality in any way. The EMP-S1 has the same engineering pedigree of our market leading printers and a feature set that our competitors will find hard to beat. We expect the EMP-S1 to be our most successful projector to date, and we'll be displaying it at the Consumer Electronics & Entertainment Show in Sydney, June 12-15."

For the Education market the Epson EMP-S1 makes it affordable to put a projector in every classroom, while the full suite of input/output ports including a monitor out port and the handy presentation remote control means, teachers can present while moving around the classroom. The EMP-S1 is a comprehensive teacher friendly solution. With a rated lamp life of 2000 hours and a competitively priced replacement lamp for only $349, the EMP-S1 is not only easy on the pocket, but the overall running costs are low as well.

The EMP-S1 has everything you need in an entry-level home cinema projector - easy to use menu, comprehensive range of input support, 1200 ANSI-Lumens brightness and a contrast ratio of 400:1. With such a full feature set for such a compelling price, the EMP-S1 is an ideal alternative to a large screen TV. The new stylish chassis from Epson not only looks good in your home but is designed to eliminate "lamp leakage" and hence give the brightest possible picture.

For the road warrior the EMP-S1 has mobile friendly features such as the 5 second start up time and 20 seconds shutdown cooling period. The EMP-S1 also features keystone correction, a short throw lens distance (1.5m screen size from just 1.8m away) and even allows user selection of 4:3 aspect ratio for PC presentations and 16:9 aspect ratio for watching movies at home after a long day on the road.

The EMP-S1 is a truly versatile projector with features for the home, the road warrior and the education professional. With the EMP-S1 it's truly a case of "one-for-all" and "all-for-one".

The Epson EMP-S1 come with a 2 year warranty and is available from the beginning of June via major electronics retailers, IT resellers and audio visual outlets for a suggested Sale Price of $1,999 inc GST.

Richard Smith
Marketing Communications Manager,
Epson Australia

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