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Dis­cover the lat­est in smart pre­sen­ta­tion tech­nol­ogy and six easy ways to a smarter workspace.

There was a time when ad­vances in pro­jec­tor tech­nol­ogy were mea­sured in sim­ple yard­sticks such as lamp bright­ness and bulb longevity. How times have changed. As Ep­son’s EB-1400 Se­ries of in­ter­ac­tive pro­jec­tors demon­strates, the tech­nol­ogy is now about con­nect­ing peo­ple, tech­nol­ogy and ideas into a seam­less dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ence, and en­abling bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion by turn­ing any white­board or flat sur­face into an in­ter­ac­tive area.

If you’ve been long­ing to ditch that clunky white­board, and enjoy the ben­e­fits of shar­ing pre­sen­ta­tions and train­ing ma­te­rial with a num­ber of em­ploy­ees in other lo­ca­tions – then it’s worth check­ing out Ep­son Meet­ing­Mate pro­jec­tors.

Th­ese fin­ger-touch in­ter­ac­tive ul­tra-short throw pro­jec­tors re­de­fine the bound­aries of work­place col­lab­o­ra­tion (short-throw mean­ing the elim­i­na­tion of pre­sen­ter shad­ow­ing on screen and eye glare).

Meet­ing par­tic­i­pants can now use a fin­ger to con­ve­niently draw on and an­no­tate pro­jected con­tents on-screen to show new ideas or em­pha­sise key points.

They can also enjoy an im­proved nav­i­ga­tional ex­pe­ri­ence by us­ing fin­ger ges­tures such as swipe, flick, press and tap and pinch zoom – all to con­trol the on-screen con­tents.

The EB-1400 se­ries pro­jec­tors de­liver multi-lo­ca­tion in­ter­ac­tive ca­pa­bil­i­ties that al­low users in sep­a­rate of­fices to con­nect via the In­ter­net and share an­no­ta­tions made on their re­spec­tive pro­jec­tors.

The White­board Share func­tion pro­vides even more en­gage­ment and par­tic­i­pa­tion, as con­tent from the pro­jec­tor’s white­board mode can be shared with par­tic­i­pants through a URL link that can be ac­cessed by PC or smart de­vice. Up to 15 de­vices can be con­nected at any one time, which means meet­ing par­tic­i­pants can play a more ac­tive role dur­ing dis­cus­sions.

And, of course, the pro­jec­tors al­low par­tic­i­pants to cap­ture, save, print or email – all with­out a PC.

Ep­son’s fa­mous 3LCD, three-Chip tech­nol­ogy equates to both high colour bright­ness and high white bright­ness. In fact, Ep­son pro­jec­tors have up to three times brighter colours than com­pet­ing one-chip DLP pro­jec­tors (based on NPD data, June 2013 through May 2014).

Of­fer­ing a bright­ness of up to 4,400 lu­mens the screen can be viewed eas­ily from any­where in the room, with­out the need to dim the lights.


Ep­son’s free iPro­jec­tion app lets meet­ing par­tic­i­pants wire­lessly dis­play con­tent from their iOS or An­droid mo­bile de­vice on a Meet­ing­Mate pro­jec­tor. That can in­clude send­ing files from an email or cloud stor­age ac­count di­rect to the app, for dis­play­ing via the pro­jec­tor.

Other pro­duc­tiv­ity ca­pa­bil­i­ties in­clude: • Ad­vanc­ing through Pow­erPoint or Keynote pre­sen­ta­tions (iOS

only). • View­ing Word doc­u­ments or Ex­cel spread­sheets (iOS only). • Zoom­ing in and out of PDFs (iOS and An­droid). • Pro­ject­ing web pages and view­ing bril­liant, high-qual­ity images. • Con­trol­ling in­ter­ac­tive dis­play fea­tures with just a touch of your

de­vice screen, and • Eas­ily pair­ing your de­vice with the in­ter­ac­tive dis­play via a QR

code (select mod­els only).

Pro­duc­tiv­ity may be a key word to de­scribe th­ese pro­jec­tors – but so is flex­i­bil­ity.

Meet­ingMates al­low users to trans­form tra­di­tional dry-erase white­boards, plain walls and even ta­bles into dig­i­tal sur­faces. Just pick up the pen and start writ­ing. Or, use your fin­ger to draw, share and in­ter­act, as well as add pages, or insert shapes and images.

The model EB-1450Ui and EB-1460Ui are avail­able in New Zealand, re­tail­ing at $3,999 and $4,399 re­spec­tively. To find out more go to www.ep­

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