Epson BrightLink 1485Fi Wins Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show Award

New Ultra Short-Throw Interactive Laser Display Chosen by Panel of Innovative Educators at ISTE 2019

LONG BEACH, Calif. – August 7, 2019 – The Epson BrightLink® 1485Fi interactive ultra short-throw, ultra-wide laser display won an ISTE 2019 Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. The recently-launched display features 1080p Full HD1 laser capability, either a 100-inch 16:9 display or new ultra-wide 120-inch 16:6 display, 5,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness2, and the ability to turn virtually any flat surface into an instant, ultra-wide interactive digital whiteboard. It was chosen by a panel of innovative educators for this recognition based on its quality and effectiveness, ease of use, cost, and creative use of technology. 

“The BrightLink 1485Fi is the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for today’s K-12 classrooms,” said Tom Piche, product manager, projectors, Epson America, Inc. “Being chosen by a panel of educators for this award underscores the impact of this technology in creating engaging and collaborative digital experiences as part of the teaching and learning process.” 

The Epson BrightLink 1485Fi allows users to simply turn on the display and start writing, with no PC required. Featuring enterprise-level security via integrated wireless networking, users can save, print and email content directly from the interactive laser display, and wirelessly share content simultaneously from multiple devices with Epson iProjection™3. The display also offers peer-to-peer wireless connection with Miracast. In addition, users can connect two networked BrightLink 1485Fi models together for sharing one interactive canvas.

Epson’s award-winning laser technology delivers remarkable color accuracy and up to 20,000 hours4 of laser light source for a virtually maintenance-free solution. As the first manufacturer to combine inorganic 3LCD panels with an inorganic phosphor wheel, Epson continues to connect people and technology with solutions for creative ideas, displays and collaboration across a variety of sectors where long life, minimal maintenance and low cost of operation are significant.

The BrightLink 1485Fi additionally provides a number of features for easy set-up, including automatic image alignment. In addition, a wall mounted control panel allows for power control, source switching and supports HDBaseT connectivity, reducing the number of cables between a computer and the projector to a single cable for image, audio and interactivity.

The new BrightLink model includes a one-year subscription to SMART Learning Suite for education customers. As a leader in innovation, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for a total of three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

The Epson BrightLink 1485Fi will be available in late October 2019. For additional information, please visit www.epson.com/brightlink.

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1 Pixel shifting technology achieves Full HD resolution on screen.

2 Color brightness (color light output) and white brightness (white light output) will vary depending on usage conditions. Color light output measured in accordance with IDMS 15.4; white light output measured in accordance with ISO 21118.

3 For wireless functionality, including via the Epson iProjection App, the projector must be configured on a network, either through the Ethernet port on the projector (check model specifications for availability) or via a wireless connection. Check your owner’s manual to determine if a wireless LAN module must be purchased separately to enable a wireless connection. Not all Epson projectors are able to be networked. The Epson iProjection App does not support all files and formats. See www.epson.com for details. 

4 No required maintenance for the light source up to 20,000 hours. Approximate time until brightness decreases 50% from first time usage. Measured by acceleration test assuming use of 0.04-0.20 mg/m3 of particulate matter. Time varies depending on usage conditions and environment. Replacement of parts other than the light source may be required in a shorter period. The projector comes with a 3-year limited warranty.

EPSON is a registered trademark, EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark and Epson iProjection is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. BrightLink is a registered trademark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks. Copyright 2019 Epson America, Inc.