Epson Announces 'Document Camera in the Classroom Contest'

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, is asking K-12 and post-secondary educators in the United States and the District of Columbia to share their top five benefits of using document cameras in the classroom for a chance to win one of four Epson® DC-20 document cameras during the “Epson Document Camera in the Classroom Contest.” Epson invites U.S. educators to submit their entries online at www.epson.com/doccamcontest between March 15 and May 10, 2013.

Submissions will be judged on the following criteria: creative use of document cameras in the classroom (50%), practicality of implementing the idea using real life examples/application (25%), and impact of using document cameras on student learning (25%). Epson will select the top four entries and highlight them on the new Epson document camera website www.epson.com/documentcameras. Winners will be announced in early June 2013.

“Document cameras are undeniably a valuable teaching tool and we have added many powerful features to our latest document camera,” said Sara Kim, associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America. “We hope many educators will share their innovative ways of utilizing document cameras in their classrooms.” More about the DC-20

The DC-20 provides teachers and their classrooms with a variety of advanced features to enrich learning, including:

- PC-free Annotation: Write or draw over live images by simply plugging in a wired USB mouse – no computer necessary
- Built-in Microphone: Record audio with video lessons
- Application Software: Provides advanced functionality such as editing captured images, recording time-lapse photography, video web upload, and file management
- Microscope Adapter: Connect to any standard microscope eye-piece to share magnified images with the entire class
- Image Storage: Capture, store and present images via 1GB internal memory, SD card slot or USB flash drive port
- Split Screen Function: Display images side-by-side, perfect for comparing before and after photos
- Camera Flexibility: Camera head rotates +/- 90 degrees to capture many angles - record white board images, student faces, or classroom wall

Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.

Availability and Support
The DC-20 document camera is currently available for $699*, and can be purchased through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution, and through the Brighter Futures program.

Epson’s DC-20 document cameras come with a two-year limited warranty – three-years for purchases through the Brighter Futures program – that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support with priority access to a dedicated telephone support agent, and a Road Service replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information and a complete set of contest rules, visit www.epson.com/doccamcontest.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and 3LCD projectors to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 97 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com. You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and (http://twitter.com/EpsonEducation) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).