Epson has held on to its position as the top projector manufacturer in the world, according to new research.

The company was named as the top manufacturer in the projector industry for a 14th successive year by Futuresource Consulting.

Epson is shown in the new data to have the largest unit share of the market for 500-lumen and higher projectors.

Neil Colquhoun, business director for visual imaging at Epson Europe, stated that the Futuresource Consulting data is "very exciting" for Epson.

He said: "It's great to see that our projectors continue to gain recognition and sales share within the market.

"By responding to market trends and continuously investing in the development of ground-breaking products and technologies, our aim is to continue strengthening our position as the market leader year on year."

Epson recently announced the launch of the PowerLite 4770W, a widescreen projector that delivers 5,000 lumens of white brightness.

Flexible installation tools including horizontal and vertical lens shift are also offered by the device, which has the latest Epson 3LCD, 3-chip technology.