Epson has launched a suite of new products and technologies for the smart home, home office and small business, wrapping up a year that the company said has been like no other.
Among the products unveiled at a media event held at the Sydney headquarters were the EpiqVision laser TV projector (pictured above), the SureColor dye-sublimation printer and a FastFoto App.
The EpiqVision produces a 1080P Full HD picture of up to 120-inches and at a brightness of 3,600 lumens for viewing sharp images in most well-lit rooms. Epson has partnered with Yamaha with a 2.1 sound system delivering a true audiophile performance. The EH-LS300B supports over 7,000 apps for stream video-on-demand content, TV shows, live sporting events and the latest blockbuster movies along with an in-built casting feature to stream content from mobile devices. It will be available in January with an RRP of $3,999 or bundled with a 100-inch or 120-inch ALR screen for RRP $5,099 or $5,699 respectively.
The SureColor F560 dye-sublimation printer is for promotion and fine art applications. Designed to replace screen printing, it users a heat press to produce a wide range of durable items, with images in a 2400 x 1200 dpi max resolution. The dye sublimation process suits materials with moderate heat-resistance including ceramic glass, metal, wood and certain plastics and fabrics with 50% or more artificial content like polyester and Lycra. It will be released on November 25 with an RRP of $4,995.
Epson is also taking its FastFoto FF-680W Wi-Fi photo scanner to a new level with a free FastFoto app (pictured below) for creating, editing and sharing stories with the option to add background music with easy uploading to social media. Once installed on a smartphone or tablet, users can add commentary to each photo. Scanner software also makes it easy to share images to cloud services such as Dropbox and Google Drive.
Earlier this month, Epson launched the EcoTank pro printer range with Heat–Free technology said to save up to 90% in energy when compared to laser printers.
Speaking at the launch, Epson Australia managing director, Craig Heckenberg said the past nine months has seen a huge demand for home theatre projectors and printers, particularly for the Eco Tank range and fast photo scanners which have been a stand out product for the company this year.
“Whilst the commercial part of the business has taken a hit, we are starting to see some good signs for the latter part of this year as people head back to the office,” he said.
“2020 has challenged the way we live and work, and in doing so has created opportunities for all of us. Like many businesses navigating the unpredictability of this year it has tested our organisation. In order to adapt and meet those challenges head-on we have reached a position where we are quite comfortable where we will end up for the year.”
Heckenberg said Epson continues to transform its business providing new products and technologies to help customers in their daily life and reduce their environmental impact.