Sep 01 2023

Review: New Epson BrightLink 760Wi Revolutionizes Interactive Classroom Displays

This digital projector easily elevates K–12 learning with seamless collaboration and brilliant visuals.

Epson continues to iterate and improve upon its already impressive BrightLink product line with the new BrightLink 760Wi, an outstanding 3LCD projector that raises the bar for interactive displays in modern K-12 classrooms. Designed with collaborative learning and ease of use in mind, this projector is an essential tool for educators, administrators and IT professionals seeking cutting-edge solutions for K–12 environments.

One of its standout features is its seamless compatibility with widely used software applications, such as Office 365 and Google Workspace. Its integrations empower teachers and students to effortlessly engage with familiar tools, bringing new levels of efficiency and interactivity to the learning process.

Enhancing its appeal for classroom use, this projector boasts an ultra-short-throw capability that uses laser light to project a bright 16:10 WXGA image up to 100 inches diagonally.

Although the BrightLink 760Wi tech specs suggest that it is a nonportable device (and should therefore be wall-mounted), I set the projector on a table approximately 12 inches from a wall for testing.

Setup was fast. Upon startup, the screen immediately displays four orientation options: front, rear, front/upside down and rear/upside down. I chose front and then was prompted to initiate an automatic calibration process that took less than five seconds. After a quick turn of the focus adjustment wheel, the screen was ready for use.

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BrightLink 760Wi Produces Vibrant Pictures Across Settings

The BrightLink 760Wi's exceptional brightness and color performance is truly remarkable, with 4100 lumens of color and white brightness. During testing, I projected an animated film onto an interior wall right next to a large window with full sunlight coming through. Even in this less-than-optimal setting, the picture looked crisp and vibrant from every angle.

The proprietary three-chip 3LCD technology is another feature that sets this projector apart. By enhancing color accuracy and eliminating the “rainbow effect” commonly found in some single-chip digital light processing projectors, it creates a visually stunning experience, keeping students engaged and focused during lessons.

The 16-watt speaker, though small, was loud enough to fill a small to medium-size conference room. However, for an average classroom, I would recommend integrating it with a more powerful classroom audio system. 

Epson BrightLink 760Wi

 

BrightLink 760Wi Digital Tools Better Support the Modern Classroom

One of the most significant advantages of the BrightLink 760Wi is its long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free 20,000-hour laser light source. No more removing and replacing lamps! This translates to cost savings and reduced downtime for schools, making it a wise long-term investment that consistently delivers optimal performance.

The projector’s wireless connectivity and casting capabilities also cater to the digital demands of the modern classroom. After connecting the BrightLink 760Wi to my router via wireless LAN, the projector became visible to other surrounding devices. Thanks to Miracast technology, teachers can use Epson’s iProjection software to wirelessly share content to and from up to 50 compatible connected devices. It also allows teachers and students to wirelessly display up to four screens simultaneously, fostering collaboration and interaction within the classroom environment.

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For example, during testing, I connected a computer and a mobile device to the projector. With just a tap of a button, I was able to share the on-screen annotations I had made directly to the other connected devices. I then sent the same annotations to myself in an email right from the screen. These annotations could later be forwarded to any students who were absent that day or uploaded as a resource to the class’s learning management system.

As a career technology education teacher, I use a variety of input devices on any given day; therefore, having multiple HDMI inputs is vital. The BrightLink 760Wi's wired connectivity options are too numerous to list here, but one highlight for modern classrooms like mine is its three HDMI inputs. During testing, I connected three devices: a Mac, a PC and a gaming console. The handy remote (included) made switching among all three inputs a breeze.

By investing in the BrightLink 760Wi, schools can enhance the learning experience, promote collaboration, and prepare students for a more interactive and technologically advanced future.

SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS: 5.3x14.1x15.6 inches
WEIGHT: 13.23 pounds
WIRELESS CAPABILITY: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
VIDEO INTERFACES: Composite video, HDMI, VGA
BUILT-IN SPEAKER: 16 watts
BRIGHTNESS: 41OO lumens
MAX IMAGE SIZE: 100 inches

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