Epson ( has introduced the PowerLite S11 and X12, two bright projectors targeted to the K-12 market.

The PowerLite S11 and X12 replace the PowerLite S9 and X9 and deliver enhanced connectivity, increased brightness, flexible setup features, and extended lamp life for today’s budget conscious schools, says Sara Kim, associate product manager, Epson America. The PowerLite S11 (US$449) offers 2,600 lumens of color and white light output with SVGA resolution, and the PowerLite X12 ($549) delivers 2,800 lumens color and white light output with XGA resolution.

The projectors include RS-232 support for connecting to an AV control device and USB Plug ‘n Play for instantly projecting video and audio from a Mac or PC via a USB connection. The projectors also offer setup with horizontal and vertical keystone correction, giving teachers the flexibility to place the projector off-center from the screen if needed, without any image distortion.

The PowerLite X12 offers additional features including HDMI digital connectivity, as well as Easy-Slide technology, a horizontal keystone adjustment slide control bar that allows teachers to make the necessary horizontal image adjustments with the touch of a finger. The Epson PowerLite S11 and X12 will be available in late October through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and distribution.