Epson has launched five new models of projectors that it says will significantly improve the quality of projections in medium-sized venues.

The company has launched its new PowerLite Pro Z models to deliver advanced image quality, connectivity and installation tools to their users. The models also come with an expanded feature set with edge blending, split screen capability and DICOM Simulation mode, making them ideal for use in corporate, higher education and digital signage.

Epson America's product manager, San Gunduz, said that the addition of the new projectors pushes Epson's installation projector portfolio to provide even more outstanding image quality and functionality.

"With capabilities like built-in edge blending, these brighter, more robust models deliver the ultimate projection experience for a wide range of venues," he said. "Epson is excited to offer this new line to a multitude of markets, including rental and staging and entertainment."

The new projectors feature 3LCD, 3-chip technology, 5000:1 contrast ratio, an innovative liquid cooling system, and a dual-lamp design. They also offer Crestron RoomView compatibility, messaging broadcasting, a centred lens design, LAN connectivity, a built-in closed captioning decoder, and six optional lenses, including a rear-projection lens, with horizontal and vertical lens shift.

The five models will undergo a staggered release from February through to May.