Epson Joins LIPA, the Laser Illuminated Projector Association

Posted on January 10, 2017

LONG BEACH and SAN JOSE, Calif. – Jan. 10, 2017 – Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, is proud to announce that it has joined the Laser Illuminated Projector Association (LIPA) as a Leader Level member. LIPA is focused on speeding the adoption of laser illuminated projectors across all venues worldwide and enacting regulatory change for the industry. LIPA’s mission supports Epson as a leading provider of laser projection solutions to markets worldwide. Epson’s most technologically advanced projectors combine 3LCD technology with laser light sources and are used in a wide variety of applications such as education, business, home theater and rental & staging.

“LIPA and Epson are committed to common objectives which will provide long-term benefits to the projector industry and, ultimately, to projector users globally,” said Richard Miller, director, Epson America. “With this membership, Epson is pleased to be a part of LIPA and support the market opening activities in which LIPA specializes.”

With 25 members involved in the laser illuminated data projector business, LIPA has focused its efforts on establishing standards, educating regulators and developing evaluation methods to measure the benefits of laser engines in projectors. Some notable accomplishments include completion of updates for worldwide safety standards for laser-embedded products; a published report providing practical guidance and measurement criteria for determining installation and operational standards; as well as publication of recommended practice for determination of speckle in a laboratory setting.

“LIPA is incredibly pleased that Epson will now be able to contribute its considerable market presence to our efforts to accelerate adoption of laser illuminated projection systems,” said Heidi Hoffman, managing director, LIPA. “Epson’s membership adds to our efforts to educate important stakeholders and simplify global regulations for laser illuminated data projectors, particularly in the consumer segments.”

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 lineup 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 73,000 employees in 91 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.
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: You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (, Twitter (, YouTube (, and Instagram (

About LIPA

LIPA was founded in May 2011 to speed the adoption of laser illuminated projectors into theaters and other public spaces worldwide by providing the information needed to enact regulatory change and educate stakeholders. Laser Illuminated Projectors are enabling higher quality, brighter images, more efficient power usage and lower operating costs for projector installations from movie theaters to classrooms. Learn more at

Note: EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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