How Epson laser projectors create new experiences for work and play
Epson brought us to Bangkok, Thailand for their Regional Laser Projection Showcase 2019 to demonstrate their latest technology when it comes to laser projection. Laser projectors, on their own, may not sound as exciting as other products in the market but when you deploy them in different environments, they might be one of the coolest products out there. This is where the showcase comes in as it highlights the creative ways projectors can be used for work and play.
Epson’s solutions can be deployed in the corporate environment like the new EB-1470Ui which can project an ultra-wide interactive panoramic screen of up to 177 inches diagonal. You can write or move objects across the dual screen with your fingers or interactive pens. With such a large screen, you can conduct your video conferencing and view your presentation at the same time.
This is still uncommon but Epson laser projectors can also be used in retail to enhance the consumer’s shopping experience. Shops can create an interactive virtual fitting room using the EB-1470Ui projector so customers can view their choice of clothes design on themselves before deciding to buy it. They can even print it out using an Epson printer as a memento.
Using the EV-100, shops can use projection to highlight products and display eye-catching content. Projectors like the EB-700U can also be used as digital signage. It can be installed in any angle due to its advantage of Laser Lightsource technology. The projector can display up to 120-degree screen size with little to no maintenance required.
If you need high-quality projections on a large scale, that’s where Epson’s new EB-L12000Q laser projectors come in. It boasts a brightness of up to 12,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of over 2,500,000:1. The 1.03-inch native 4K panel can deliver content at a native resolution of 3840 x 2160. During the event, Epson also demonstrated the capabilities of the EB-L25000U to demonstrate projection mapping on the facade of the Museum of Siam, which is truly impressive.
Laser projectors can also take over your home entertainment and possibly replace your TV. One example is the EH-LS100 that can project 100-inch content at just 0.26m away from the screen.
If you like having your own health cave, you can use the EV-100 series to simulate outdoor environments indoors.
Bars can also take advantage of laser projection by having an interactive bar counter. Epson was able to demonstrate it using the EB-L600 series that projects interactive content downwards on the countertop. The effect changes whenever a glass is placed on a specific location which makes it more entertaining for customers.
Epson is also known for its printing solutions and they were able to use it in conjunction with their laser projectors in a production environment. Using the Lightscene EV-100 series, they were able to project designs on textile to see the final design before going into print.
Once ready, they printed the design using the Epson SC-F2130 direct to garment textile printer which can print a t-shirt in just 9 seconds.
Epson also has its own wearable in the form of the Moverio BT-350 smart glasses and they were able to use it with the EB-L610U laser projector in a workshop environment. They used it to collaborate with colleagues from a remote location and used laser projection to create presentations and video conferences.
Photo backdrops can be a challenge for photography studios as some will require large prints. But that won’t be an issue with the help of Epson’s High Brightness Laser projectors with Ultra short throw lens. Since its a projection, changing the backdrop will also be easier and make it more interesting.
Through this showcase of innovative applications, companies are able to imagine how Epson laser projectors can be utilized to improve their businesses, increase production, as well as enhance customer experience.