The PowerLite 745c is a new LCD projector from Epson with high-speed wireless 802.11g connectivity. It can stream MPEG-2 videos and high-resolution digital photos from USB thumb drives or another computer via your Wi-Fi network. The sub 4-pounder will display 2,500-ANSI lumens with XGA resolution.
This is the industry’s first projector to offer wireless compatibility with Apple’s Keynote software. It also offers both LEAP-authentication and WEP/WPA for secure, encrypted wireless transmissions. Epson’s proprietary firmware also gives presenters the ability to run PowerPoint presentations and MPEG-2 videos without a PC using the projector’s built-in PCMCIA and USB slots.
Several of the advanced features in the PowerLite 745c are engineered to appeal to more than just PowerPoint users. The combination of the projector’s 3LCD image quality, light weight, compact size and PC-free operation is also designed to give photographers and other high-end digital artists a valuable presentation tool. The PowerLite 745c’s built-in software enables digital images such as high-resolution jpeg photos to be projected in slideshows, via PC-less storage devices such as USB memory, external hard drives or directly from digital cameras. Furthermore, slideshows can be controlled by the projector either manually or with automatic/timed advancement, and color temperatures and individual settings for red, green and blue can be adjusted to the user’s personal preferences.
The EPSON PowerLite 745c will be available for $2,899 in September 2004.