Epson Large Venue Projectors

Large Venue Projectors

Whether you need a large venue projector for a lecture hall, meeting room, church, or summer camp, there’s an Epson projector that’s perfect for your specific application.

 

Epson’s industry-leading projectors are designed to deliver exceptional performance and high-quality imaging with features such as instant start-up, panoramic 360-degree projection, and the ability to project rich, crisp colors on both flat and curved surfaces.

 

Every Epson projector in their large-venue lineup also comes standard with Epson’s unbeatable 3-year/20,000 hour warranty. The HDBaseT technology makes installation easy and intuitive by enabling up to 300 feet of cable to be used without the need for an additional signal repeater, and with imaging quality that’s better than Full HD, every single detail can be seen without any distortion or loss of color quality.

Epson Pro G Series Projector

 

Ideal for high-use indoor environments such as auditoriums, religious buildings, retail stores, and large meeting rooms, the Epson Pro G Series is built to deliver worry-free performance.

 

All the projectors in this series of large venue projectors are equipped with a long-life lamp that delivers between 5,000 and 9,999 lumens of color brightness. Each one has a variety of business-friendly inputs, including:

 

• Dual RCA audio jacks

• HDMI input

• A microphone input

• RS-232 and RJ-45 jacks

• USB port

Integrated speakers are also standard of every Epson projector in the Pro G Series. Each model is compatible with auxiliary lenses, and there are seven models in this series that are also wireless compatible.

Epson Pro Z Series Large Venue Projector

The Epson Pro Z Series combines the convenience of a portable high lumen projector with features that are typically found in larger, fixed-mount projectors to create a lineup of high-definition projectors that provide exceptional image quality with both interior and exterior projection projects.

 

These professional-grade dual-lamp projectors deliver up to 11,000 lumens to ensure bright, true projections in demanding applications such as educational settings, sanctuaries, and special events, with premium features that include:

 

• HDBaseT technology that enables seamless connectivity to carry audio, network, control, and HD video signals up to 328′ – without the need for a signal repeater

• Seven optional lenses, including a short-throw lens that allows for a compact 0.7 throw ratio without image distortion

• Can be mounted vertically or horizontally to create 360-degree projections

• Tool-free lens and filter replacement

• Integrated status monitor and six test patterns for precise set-up

• Onboard building mapping to create stunning site-specific public art, entertainment, and advertising on buildings, bridges, and more

Epson Pro Z Series projectors can also be stacked to deliver double the brightness and deliver amazing, 3-D style presentations.

Epson Pro L Series High Lumen Projector

 

For the ultimate in performance and professional-grade image quality, choose a high lumen projector from Epson’s Pro L Series. Each large venue projector in this lineup comes equipped with a long-life laser light source that delivers exceptionally stunning results when projecting either still images or high-definition videos, and with color brightness (lumen) ratings ranging from 6,000 right up to 25,000, there’s an Epson Pro L Series high lumen projector to meet the needs of even the most demanding applications.

 

•  Each Epson projector in this series comes standard with:

•  Vertical lens shift and horizontal lens shift for 360-degree projection

•  Quick-corner adjustment and on-board edge blending

•  Auto image calibration and fully customizable brightness modes

•  10 optional lenses including ultra-short-throw, long, and extra-wide

•  HDMI input, RS-232, and RF-45 jacks

•  Up to 328-foot cable length supported (no additional cables or signal repeaters needed)

•  Optional wireless connectivity

These large venue projectors are also fully compatible with the iProjection app, and features such as a microphone input, dual RCA audio, wireless controls and USB plug-and-play are available on select models.

Projector Rentals for Conferences and Events

Running a large event these days can be quite the operation. Not only do you have to set up space, find a good time, invite your guests, and contact catering, you also have to figure out the increasingly complicated IT side of things. We’re here to help. We know that projector technology can be complex and expensive to buy and operate for large events. That’s why our projector rental service aims to provide an affordable, scalable turn-key solution for your event rental needs.

What We Do

 

Large events require large projections. Such venues as conference centers and theaters generally create problems for regular projectors. Outdoor venues are especially tough, requiring a very bright projector with a high-quality lens and projection screen. That’s because there is environmental lighting competing with the projection. These special configurations are our specialty.

We provide projector rentals for large events such as regional conferences, corporate meetings, awards, galas, and banquets. We can help you choose what kind of projector, screen, and other AV equipment best meets your needs.

We have heavily invested in our state of the art equipment to serve your event. Our projectors range from a couple of thousand lumens of brightness to over 10 thousand lumens, which can be used to display video, slideshows, still image, logos and graphics, or any other kind of presentation.

In addition to our signature projector rental service, we provide other audio-visual equipment rentals including speaker systems, video walls, huge TVs, monitors, and other visual aids for presentations, concerts, movie nights, stage projections, and more. We aim to be your one-stop solution for audio-visual rental needs.

Why hire us?

 

Don’t be disappointed when the expensive projector you purchased fails to display your media in an acceptable fashion. Instead of wasting precious time adjusting the technology to display properly, reading through jargon-filled online manuals, and pulling your hair out, let us help! We have years of experience and expertise in projector technology which we apply to determine your needs and provide end-to-end projector services for your large event, allowing you to focus on the other important aspects of running a successful event. The more time you spend on those areas, the better your conference will be.

Large event tech is difficult. Have you ever been at a presentation when the visual displays are fuzzy and you can’t tell what is on the screen, or the audio is so poor you can’t hear a word being said? That is not only unprofessional, it undermines the entire event! We’ll set up the technology so it fits the actual needs of your event space and enhances your presentation.

What are the benefits?

 

You simply cannot handle everything yourself as an event coordinator. Highly technical aspects of the event, such as audio and visual technology, should be trusted to our experts. We know that event management means juggling a daunting number of responsibilities and fighting against the clock. Producing a successful event requires collaboration and partnership.

Our service is designed to provide a helping hand. We save you money otherwise spent on acquiring expensive new equipment just for one large event. We save you the time and hassle of setting up complex audio-visual systems. We eliminate the risk of staff damaging the projector or lens and having to replace expensive projector bulbs or worrying about the transport of fragile, expensive equipment.

Let us save you some valuable time. Our projector rentals are perfect for your large events and can let you focus your energies on the countless other things that will make your next large event a true success. Call us today at 888-736-8301 to learn more about our projector and AV equipment rental services!

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Making Your Own Indoor Movie Night

 

Spring may be here, but for Ohioans and probably for other northerners it still feels like winter is upon us. Since you probably will not want to use a projector for fun-in-the-sun activities if there are four inches of snow on the ground and clouds blocking the sun, you’ll want to use your projector indoors until the weather gets nicer.

indoor movie night projector

One of the most common uses of our rental projectors is playing movies. Whether you have a dvd projector which can play movies directly from their discs, or if you are planning on hooking up your projector to a laptop through an HDMI cord, you are still going to need to set up a space if you want to have the best experience during your movie night.

 

Step One: Find a surface to project on

 

While this is extremely common sense, finding a good surface to project your movie onto is crucial. If by some odd chance you happen to have the optimal projection equipment – a stretchable projection fabric screen – use that. If you don’t have the projection equipment laying around your house, which you probably don’t, consider hanging a clean thin white bedsheet or any other type of sheet to the wall.  If all else fails, projecting directly onto a wall might be a reasonable solution.

 

Step Two: Kill the lights

 

Dim the lights or turn them off entirely. A lot of projectors don’t have the lumens needed to display good quality images in very well lit rooms, and even tiny amounts of ambient light in the room can ruin the colors of the show or movie that you are watching.

 

Step Three: Get some speakers or a speaker bar

 

A lot of projectors do not have their own built in speakers, so you may need to invest in a few external speakers. If your projector doesn’t have its own audio system, I would highly recommend hooking it up to a soundbar, or if you don’t have one of those, any speakers you have in-house.

 

Step Four: Follow up measures

 

Now that you have all of the projector related stuff set up, do whatever you want. Invite friends, or don’t. The great thing about setting up a projector for movie night is that you don’t have to get weird looks for going to the movies alone – and you don’t have to pay seven dollars for a bucket of delicious but unhealthy popcorn.

 

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The Sony Xperia Touch Hits the US

It’s finally happened. The Sony Xperia Touch has arrived in the US, and it is expensive. If you try to buy one of these bad boys on Amazon it is going to set you back $1,699.99. At this point you are either thinking that this price is way too high, or you are thinking that this price might be justifiable if the Xperia Touch is a good projector, or you may even be thinking about getting it as a projector rental.

The key question of this article is whether or not the Sony Xperia Touch is actually a good projector. While I do not have any personal experiences I can inform you with, I can compile the reviews from a bunch of other sources and lob them at you for you to ponder.

Let us start our review journey with the humblest of review platforms, the Amazon customer review section, in which there is only one comment for the Sony Xperia Touch at the time of this article’s publication.

Projector on a Conference Table

The lone reviewer gives the Xperia Touch 2 stars out of 5, and says that the sound system on the device wasn’t great, also saying that “The projector is a joke”, in reference to the lumens put off by the device.

According to Sony’s webpage for the Xperia Touch, the projector only projects a 100 lumen image. For comparison, our short throw and standard projector rentals have projection brightnesses ranging from 1500-2500 lumens, which we recommend for low light and some light scenarios, but do not recommend for well lit environments.

If one Amazon review is not a good enough source for you, tech reviewers also have gripes with the display, but from what I have seen they are more forgiving of the low lumen count. However, tech reviewers are generally less forgiving when concerning the projector’s casing and battery life, so it evens out a bit.

I don’t want to draw this out too much, so I am just going to say that there are much better short throw projectors out on the market if you are looking for brightness. The one saving grace of the Xperia Touch is the fact that you can touch the projected image and get a response. If that is something that interests you, shoot for the moon.

 

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Projectors Could Soon Make 3D Movies Glasses-less

 

When you hear the term “virtual reality” you probably start thinking about virtual reality headsets. While virtual reality (VR for short) has certainly developed over the last few years, VR is a still growing technology field – a technology field in which projector rentals may soon become much more important.

Film director James Cameron has made quite a few hits throughout his career but his 2009 film Avatar was a massive success which preceded (or more likely caused) other filmmakers incorporating 3D into their works. While I am extremely hesitant to call 3D glasses VR technology, Cameron’s box office hit  has encouraged him to continue looking for ways to improve 3D movie viewing. 

People watching a 3D movie

James Cameron is planning on making several Avatar sequels, and with these sequels he has plans for improving 3D movie technology. Cameron says that he wants to make 3D movie viewing glasses-less through the use of projectors. Cameron’s production company has renewed its contract with the projection company Christie Digital Systems in order to make a new form of 3D movie viewing.

If you are not sure how projectors could possibly be used for making a 3D movie viewing experience, here’s a video demonstration.

This video was made by a VR company called BroomX using their MK Player 360 projector. Considering the fact that BroomX is a startup company, it will be interesting to see what Cameron and Christie Digital are able to cook up with their deeper pockets.

 

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The Sony Xperia Touch – Sony’s Portable Android Projector

 

The Sony Xperia Touch has finally hit the shelf in the United Kingdom and other European countries, and it is still scheduled for release in the United States. The Xperia Touch currently carries a pretty hefty price tag, as it is currently selling at £1,299.99/€1499, which is twenty dollars short of or five dollars over $1700 depending on which currency you are converting from. The high price point will probably deter many consumers for buying this as a product to use around the house, but the Xperia Touch is actually a projector which could make for a good business projector rental.

Sony Xperia Touch

So, why is the Xperia Touch so expensive? First let’s look at what is under the hood of the Xperia Touch. The Xperia Touch isn’t the most portable projector in the world, but there’s good reason for that. The Touch comes equipped with the Android 7.0  Nougat operating system, a 32 gigabyte storage, and 3 gigabytes of RAM. The touch also has built-in Wifi and bluetooth compatibility and a micro (Type D) HDMI port.

Another thing which may contribute to the high price point of the Xperia touch is the amount of sensors the device has. According to Sony’s website, the touch has a GPS, gyroscope, barometer, humidity detector, movement sensor, ambient light detector, accelerometer and a temperature detector.

The Xperia Touch is also pretty impressive in terms of display and touch registration  (unless you are currently planning on using the gesture mode, don’t). The Xperia touch is capable of projecting a clear display even in regularly lit rooms, and the display has a variety of sizes – from 23 to 80 inches. The projector is capable of detecting up to ten inputs (fingers) on the projected image, but the detection will require your projector to be closer to the surface you are projecting on in order for it to register properly.

The Xperia Touch is not “ultra-portable”, but it is lighter weight than a lot of laptops and is much more portable than standard projectors are. The Xperia Touch would be a good projector choice if you needed something which you could carry with you to a small sized business meeting or even over to a friend’s house just to watch movies. Although, the battery life of the projector is pretty lackluster, so if you are planning on using your projector for a time period longer than an hour bring a charger.

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Planning Your Own Outdoor Movie Night

Movie Night Planning

During many articles, I talk about how you can get a projector rental for outdoor movie nights. Normally during these articles I do not fully dive into the intricacies of movie nights, but since summer is finally upon us this article is fully dedicated to the art of hosting outdoor movie parties.

Preparing the Outdoor Theater Space

A general rule of thumb when it comes to party hosting is that you want your guests to have a good time. Although you can’t directly force people into having fun, there are two tactics which will help you increase the probability of your audience having a great night. These two tactics are:

1. Thinking about what could cause your guests to have a bad time

2. Thinking about what you could do to give your guests a better viewing experience

Pretty simple, right? Even though these two strategies easily fall into the category of common sense, as humans we have a tendency of doing things which do not make sense.

Planning for the Negatives

In order to have your party not feel haphazard, you need to think over the two strategies listed above. For the first strategy, all you have to do is ask yourself, “What would make my party suck?”. In the context of outdoor movie nights, I can easily think of two things which can make your party miserable: mosquitoes and bad weather.

Of all of the life on this green earth, mosquitoes are easily my least favorite. Luckily, those little party-poopers can be stopped with the aid of bug spray, and if you want to go the extra mile you can set up Tiki torches with Citronella, Citronella candles, or if you are comfortable with killing off all of the insects in your yard, you can spray pesticides, however there are other methods of mosquito deterrent besides these three options that you may want to investigate before resorting to pesticides.

Movie Night Planning

What you are not able to control when planning an outdoor party of any sort is the weather. Unless you move indoors, your party will be at the mercy of the weather. The ever-relevant, if not overused, Murphy’s law adage which says that, “anything that can go wrong will”, most certainly applies to your outdoor movie night plans. Pay attention to weather forecasts when planning a date and time for your outdoor movie night.

Improving the Experience

I said earlier that you cannot force people into having fun, but that does not mean that you can’t try to do it anyway. If you want people to have fun at your movie night, think about ways you can improve your movie night to make it an even more fun experience. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself which will get you on a train of thought from which you can improve your movie night:

1.How do I want my outdoor theater space to be set up?

2.Do I want to have a specific theme for my outdoor movie night?

3.What kind of snacks and drinks should I get?

4.Is there enough space for guests to sit comfortably?

Setting up the Gear:

Now that you’ve considered the non-technical aspects, let’s get into the nitty gritty of hosting an outdoor movie night. If you’re not just throwing a TV outside on your back porch, you can go big and go home with a projector rental. Buying a wall-sized TV screen would cost you an arm and a leg, but a projector rental can be used to project in the same wall-sized proportions without you needing to fork over an amount of cash somewhere in the quadruple digits. If you want better  image quality, you can also get a projector screen rental.

Movie Night Planning

It is also important to note that a lot of projectors do not have good sound systems. If you are hosting a movie night you will want to have something, such as a soundbar or a bluetooth speaker, set aside for your audio needs.

A Final Tip and Common Courtesy:

A big issue with projectors is the amount of light they produce. This amount is measured in lumens, and depending on how big you want your projection to be, how far you want the projector to be from the screen, and how early you want to start watching your movie, the amount of lumens you will need can change. A good minimum for using a projector for an outdoor movie night would be 2,000 lumens, but you may want to go higher depending on any of the three things I mentioned above, or for other reasons.

One last thing, if you live in the city, before hosting your movie night invite your neighbors to attend, or at the very least let them know what you are doing. Movie nights can be a great way to build up your relationship with your neighbors.

 
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Three Ways to Improve Your Graduation Party with a Projector Rental

 

Easter came and went, which means that graduation is just around the corner. Even if you have your high school or college graduation party planned out, there is always room for improvement. One way you can improve your party is by getting a graduation party projector rental. Graduation parties signify a new phase in life and the end of another. Here are three projector-oriented tips which will help you ensure that your graduation party is a blast.   

1. Photo/Video Collage

Slideshows of photos from school-years provide a great way to reminisce with friends and family. This technique is especially effective if you are hosting a high school graduation, as your guests can see how the graduate grew as a person throughout the years. Make sure to include the most memorable pictures. Although we do not always capture our favorite moments in life on camera, we do have our own favorite pictures to choose from. If you decide to set up a picture slideshow, consider playing some accompanying music at a reasonable volume. You want your attendees to socialize and blaring music can make talking to others difficult.

3 Graduation Party tips

Videos are also enjoyable to watch when put into montages. Of course, you have to have some good videos recorded beforehand for this method to work. If you do have some videos from the graduate’s school or college years, I would highly recommend including them, as videos can easily captivate an audience.

2. Movie Night

A graduation party is still a party, there should be some fun involved right? If a photo or video collage does not suite your party’s pace, or if you just want to use the projector for something else after awhile, watching movies is an entertaining alternative. Getting a movie projector rental allows you to watch movies both inside and outside, and can let more people watch movies more comfortably.

3 Graduation Party tips

If you have a lot of people attending and you have nice weather for your party, you should definitely consider doing this outside so you don’t have a bunch of people crammed into one room, and you also have nature to take care of your party’s air conditioning. Stock up on popcorn and refreshments and you’ll be good to go.

3. Karaoke

It sounds like a horrible idea to use a projector for musical purposes doesn’t it? Well, you might actually be right depending on how good of a singer you are. Karaoke is often only really prevalent in clubs or bars, but a lot of projectors are compatible with karaoke machines. So, if you or any of your attendees aren’t embarrassed by their singing voices, cast some words onto a screen and start singing away!

Conclusion

Not all of these options will suit everyone’s party plans, and a lot of people already have their parties planned out, but hopefully you will be able to find some usefulness from these tips. And if you can’t implement any of these tips this time around, you can always get them next time!

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Three Ways to Improve Your Valentine’s Day with a Valentine’s Day Projector Rental

 

It is the beginning of February which means that Valentine’s Day is nigh upon us, and for those who are not in a relationship, discount chocolate day is just one more day of waiting. However, if you are in a relationship you’re probably currently experiencing the hardest part of Valentine’s Day: planning how to celebrate it. If you’re struggling to find some good ideas, here are three ideas for what you can do on Valentine’s Day by getting a Valentine’s Day Projector Rental.

1. Indoor/Outdoor Movie Night

 

The reason that this suggestion is both indoor and outdoor is because that it’s the middle of winter, and if you live in Ohio or any other more northern State, it’s not unrealistic to be putting up with 20° temperatures and snow on Valentine’s Day, and those aren’t pleasant conditions for an outdoor movie night.

Getting a movie night projector rental is a fun way to mix up a standard movie night, as it makes the experience more like watching a movie at a drive-in instead of just watching TV like normal, and it makes the experience much more memorable. If you decide to go this route, don’t forget to pick up your favorite popcorn and sodas!

2. Gaming/Dance Party

 

Typically when you see the word party, it’s referring to more than just two people, but not this time! If you and your partner are both into gaming, you can surprise them by hooking up a projector with a gaming device and having a good old fashioned game night. A lot of more modern games are diverting from their split-screen origins when it comes to multiplayer, but there are still a lot of good games out on the market that have this feature, and playing almost any game cooperatively adds a whole lot of fun.

Of course, if neither of you are that into gaming, you can pick up a dancing game, such as Dance Dance Revolution, and challenge each other to an ultimate dance off. If neither of these ideas float your boat you can always fall back to the movie night plan.

3. Experiment with Visuals

 

If you’re a huge fan of paintings, you may just want to turn your house into a living art piece. There are a lot of cool visual sites out on the internet, and with  a standard projector rental you can bring those sites to life in your living room. The great part is that there are both interactive and non-interactive sites that let you create and view amazing artwork, so if you want you can draw images to project with your partner, or you could both just enjoy a virtual art gallery brought to life in your home.

The best thing about these ideas is that they can all be reasonably executed on Valentine’s Day itself,  as all of these ideas can be a quick date night plan, that don’t require you to have an entire day without any schedule complications such as work. I hope these three ideas have helped you if you’ve been stuck in a planning rut.

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Touchscreen Projectors VS Personal Projector Rentals

It has been ten years since phones have released equipped with touchscreens, and we have not stopped putting touch screens on our technology since then. Almost nothing is safe from being upgraded with a touch screen, even every-day  household appliances, such as refrigerators and toilets, have seen touchscreen integration over the past few years. Once you find out that someone has upgraded a toilet with a touchscreen, it should be no surprise that projectors are not an exception to being upgraded with touchscreens.

When it comes to making interaction possible with projectors through touch, the term “touch screen” is a little different from the traditional sense. Since standard projector rentals don’t usually have built in touchscreens inside of the actual projector, it would be more apt to call the technology I’m referencing “touch projection”. If you’ve been in a school or university classroom at any time in the last four or five years, there’s a good chance that you might have seen a projector with touch-screen technology at work in the form of an ENO board, which are extremely helpful for both teachers and students alike.

So, how do touchscreen projectors work? As I mentioned in the above paragraph, projector touchscreens are a little different from normal touchscreens because most projectors require you to use styluses instead of your fingers. This technology is especially helpful for PowerPoint Presentation Projector Rentals, which is a main reason as to why ENO boards are so popular in environments relating to academia.

While it is more common to find projectors with styluses inside of a classroom or work related environment, it should be mentioned that touchscreen projectors are capable of being lightweight. With some touchscreen projectors coming in at only over half a pound, touchscreen projectors are on the road to being more and more common in personal projector use.

At the moment, the majority of touch screen projectors are used in work and schooling environments, but there are some smaller touchscreen projectors available on the market. If you want a projector for something more along the line of personal use, perhaps for something like watching movies, you should probably just go with a DVD Projector Rental instead. Stylus projectors are not necessarily in style yet in the personal use market. 

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