LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 7, 2012 – Epson today announced its award-winningMegaPlex™ MG-850HD projector was featured on a recent episode of the new series “Great American Heroes” on the highly-watched Great American Country Network. The October 31 episode featured a visit to the Bakersfield Firefighters Burn Foundation, where country star Trace Atkins surprises Captain Steve Dietz, director of the Burn Foundation, with an Epson® MegaPlex MG-850HD and other contributions focused on helping the team with their outbound prevention programs.
“Organizations like the Burn Foundation are often looking for a dynamic way to share content with mid-size groups on a big screen,” said Kristi Lanzit, product manager, Epson America Inc. “The MegaPlex offers a range of connectivity options and is extremely portable and easy to use, making it a great tool for Captain Steve Dietz and the rest of the team to share information and engage with audiences as part of their prevention and marketing programs.”
The MegaPlex MG-850HD makes sharing powerful stories on a big screen easy with up to 2,800 lumens1 of color brightness and 2,800 lumens of white brightness, high-definition 720p resolution and 3LCD technology that delivers reliable performance and rich, vibrant colors. Easy out-of-the-box setup and a handle for added portability make it an excellent tool for both organizations and personal use. In addition, the MegaPlex MG-850HD connects to a wide range of digital devices and features a built-in dock for Apple iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® as well as USB, HDMI and VGA inputs. This versatile connectivity allows users to easily connect and project Microsoft® Xbox 360™, Sony® PS3™, Nintendo Wii™, PCs, TVs, DVD players, Android™ devices and streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku®. The MegaPlex MG-850HD also works as a speaker dock – simply turn off the projector and choose from four optimized audio modes.
The new Great American Country Network series, “Great American Heroes”, follows country star and philanthropist Trace Atkins as he takes time from his nationwide tour to visit hometown heroes. In each episode, he visits three hometown heroes giving them the acknowledgement they deserve and surprising them with something special.