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Epson Names World's Number One Projector Brand in Southeast Asia and Worldwide for 17 Consecutive Years

Press Release   •   Jun 11, 2018 10:00 +08

- SINGAPORE, June 11, 2018 -

Epson has been named the number one projector brand in Southeast Asia as well as worldwide by Futuresource Consulting, having held the leadership position for 17 consecutive years. The milestone reflects Epson’s continued market leadership and constant innovation in the visual imaging industry.

The latest findings from Futuresource indicate that within Southeast Asia, Epson continues to maintain market leadership, with market share for projectors 500 lumens and above increasing to 36 per cent in 2017 from 34 per cent in 2016[1].

Ms. Tan May Lin, Director – Sales, Marketing and Customer Service of Epson Sales division, Epson Singapore said, “We aim to be at the forefront of innovation and research, and to maintain our position as a market leader. Last year, we continued to deepen our strengths in the corporate and education sectors with our innovative projectors that can rival flat panel displays, as well as with our high-lumens high brightness projectors. We will continue to continuously engage our partners and customers and deliver our innovative solutions to our markets.”

Epson’s worldwide market share for projectors have increased consistently over the last 17 years to maintain its continued dominance. Epson has the largest market share for projectors 500-lumen and above worldwide, at 36.4 per cent for 2017, which is an increase from 35.5 per cent in 2016. Likewise for the home projectors segment, Epson has achieved the largest market share for projectors 500-lumen and above worldwide at 42.2 per cent for 2017, an increase from 39.1 per cent in 2016.

A key factor to Epson’s continued dominance is in its continuous innovation. New launches in Southeast Asia include the launch of its new retail, education and corporate projectors – the EB-S/X/W/U series, EB-900 series and EB-2000 series respectively, as well as the launch of its first 15,000 lumens high brightness laser projector, EB-L1755U. The launch of its home cinema projector, EB-TW5650 contributed to its growth in the home projector segment.

At the heart of Epson’s projectors is its proprietary 3LCD technology, which enables Epson projectors to deliver the most vibrant and true-to-life images with up to 3 times higher colour brightness compared to 1-chip DLP projectors in the market. In contrast to 3-chip 3LCD projectors, 1-chip DLP projectors use a rotating color wheel that spins at a rapid speed, only displaying colors sequentially, which can result in color break-up or the “rainbow effect”.

Epson’s vertically-integrated business model means the company creates its own core technologies and manufactures and sells its finished products, maintaining control over the whole process and ensuring quality down to the smallest detail in the manufacturing of its projectors.

With its new spotlight projector for the retail and hospitality sector, Epson continues to innovate in its projector offerings for its range of business, interactive and high brightness projectors, catering across segments from corporates, to education and rentals and staging venues.

Notes

1 Data from Futuresource Quarterly Market Insight Reports. Sell-in volumes, representing at least 95% of the worldwide market, are collected from manufacturers each quarter. Data is cross-checked with inputs from distribution channels and component suppliers. This data collection methodology enables Futuresource to accurately size the Projectors Market and provide detailed brand, specification and application shares in over 66 countries worldwide.

[1] Futuresource Consulting Quarterly Insights Report, for projectors in the 500-lumen and above category

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a line-up that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts. http://global.epson.com/

About Epson Singapore

Since 1982, Epson has developed a strong presence across major markets in Southeast Asia and South Asia. Led by the regional headquarters Epson Singapore, Epson’s business in Southeast Asia spans an extensive network of 11 countries with a comprehensive infrastructure of close to 500 service outlets, 7 Epson solution centres and 7 manufacturing facilities. http://www.epson.com.sg

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