Epson unveiled today two new projectors that will be releasing soon in the UK. The EB-G6900WU and EB-G6800 are the company’s latest large venue models. The G6900WU is capable of displaying 6000 ANSI lumens and a native WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution. The G6800 is a little brighter with 7000 ANSI lumens, but only comes with a XGA (1024 x 768) resolution. Both models have a 5000:1 contrast ratio. The big feature these two models share is the new HDBaseT technology. This allows professional installers to reduce installation costs by using CAT5e/6 cables instead of the more expensive HDMI cables. This not only reduces cost, but also allows the projector to be mounted farther away from the control rack without risk of losing image quality. “One feature that makes HDBaseT so unique is that it enables long-reach wired connectivity up to 100 meters for uncompressed full HD multimedia content, making it ideal for projectors,” said Yasunori Ogawa, VI Planning & Design Department General Manager, Epson. “Joining the HDBaseT Alliance enables us to provide our customers with the HDBaseT standard technology that will enable them to realize significant time and labor cost savings in part by relieving them of concerns about loss of video fidelity due to cable length.” Epson has not announced yet when exactly these projectors will be available.