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Epson PowerLite Projectors Engage Audiences at TED2014: "The Next Chapter"

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, has partnered with TED, the nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Spreading, to provide PowerLite® Pro Z8455WU WUXGA 3LCD installation projectors to be used on-site during the week-long conference. TED2014 marks TED's 30th anniversary and the theme for TED2014, "The Next Chapter" will highlight the most significant developments of the last 30 years.

Epson America, Inc.

Formerly held in Long Beach, TED2014 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, to celebrate its 30th anniversary. By putting talks from the conference online, TED gives a global audience on-demand access to the world's most inspiring ideas. TED Talks have been viewed nearly two billion times.

"As a leading provider of large venue, installation projectors, it is an honor for Epson to be a part of TED2014," said Sean Gunduz, senior product manager, Projectors, Epson America. "Epson is committed to offering the most innovative solutions and with capabilities like built-in edge blending and 360-degree projection, the PowerLite Pro Z8455WU projectors deliver the ultimate projection experience ideal for conferences like TED."

Utilized in special break-out spaces where attendees can watch the presentation on the main stage, the Epson PowerLite Pro Z8455WU projectors offer several features that meet the advanced projection and video streaming capabilities required by TED to provide the ultimate viewing experience including 7,000 lumens of color brightness and 7,000 lumens white brightness2, two HDMI inputs and an HD-SDI input for long-distance high-definition broadcasts for high-grade video processing, an innovative liquid cooling system, and a dual-lamp design that further enhances image quality, performance and reliability. For additional information about the PowerLite Pro Z-series projectors, visit www.epson.com/ProZ

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California almost 30 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring along with the TEDActive simulcast event. The annual TEDGlobal conference will be held this October in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed, and TEDBooks, short e-books on powerful ideas. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self-organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDNews, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

1 Based upon Q4 2013 worldwide front projection market share estimates from PMA Research.
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.

Note: EPSON and PowerLite are registered trademarks and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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