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    Operation Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Connecting in Wireless LAN Advanced Connection Mode ...22 Starting EMP NS Connection from the Computer... 22 Connecting to the Projector... 23 When the Projector you want to Connect to is not Displayed ...25 Searching by Specifying the IP Address and Projector Name (For Advanced Connection Mode)... 25 Registering a Profile for a Projector that is Used Frequently ...27...

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    Preparing a Scenario (Using EMP SlideMaker2) Scenario Summary ...55 Files that Can be Included in Scenarios...56 Turning a PowerPoint File into a Scenario ...57 Converting all files in a single operation without starting up SlideMaker2...58 Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files...60 Setting Scenario Properties ...

  • Page 4: Projecting Images From A Computer Via A Network

    Quick Connection Mode ...5 Advanced Connection Mode ...5 Using the Toolbar ... 6 • Icon Names and Functions ...6 • Selecting the Projector to be Operated ...7 • Stopping, Pausing, and Resuming Projection ...7 • Projecting Only a PowerPoint Slide Show (Presentation Mode)...8 •...

  • Page 5: Quick Connection Mode And Advanced Connection Mode

    LAN, "Quick Connection Mode" and "Advanced Connection Mode". Quick Connection Mode In Quick Connection Mode the projector and a computer can be connected easily without making any complex network settings.* Use Quick Connection Mode when you want to connect quickly with a wireless LAN.

  • Page 6: Using The Toolbar

    Icon Names and Functions Select target Displays the "Select target projector" dialog box. projector Deselect the check box for the projector you do not want to operate. Stop Stops projection of computer images while connecting to the projector. While projection is stopped, a black screen is projected.

  • Page 7: Selecting The Projector To Be Operated

    Using the Toolbar Selecting the Projector to be Operated You can select which projector to operate when connected to multiple projectors. When the "Select target projector" screen is opened, all currently connected projectors can be selected as a target projector.

  • Page 8: Projecting Only A Powerpoint Slide Show (presentation Mode)

    When in Presentation Mode, click the again to exit Presentation Mode. Switching A/V Mute and Sources When projector control is set, the projector's "A/V Mute" and "Source change" functions can be operated from a computer without using the remote control or the projector's control panel.

  • Page 9: Projecting Movies From A Computer (movie Sending)

    Projecting Movies from a Computer (Movie Sending) You can project movie files on the computer by the projector. You can project MPEG (MPEG2) files (.mpg, .mpeg). Movie Sending (movie transfer) is performed to one projector. You cannot perform Movie Sending to two or more projectors simultaneously. Also, depending on the communication method and the electromagnetic wave situation, the image and sound may skip or come to a stop.

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    Projecting Movies from a Computer (Movie Sending) Use the operation buttons below to play and stop the movie files. Plays back from the beginning of the file that is playing. Quickly rewinds the file that is playing. Stops play back. Plays back the file.

  • Page 11: Using Multi-screen Display

    Using Multi-Screen Display When using Multi-screen display, multiple virtual displays can be set in the computer, and each image can be projected by the projector. Virtual display Actual monitor image Image of virtual display 1 Example of Adjusting the Virtual Display...

  • Page 12: Procedure Before Using The Multi-screen Display Function

    • For Windows, when the real monitor is connected as a secondary monitor, the image for that screen cannot be projected. • You can adjust the projectorís colour tone. s Guide "Adjusting Colour for Several Projectors (Multi- Screen Colour Adjustment)"...

  • Page 13: Setting A Virtual Display Arrangement (computer Settings)

    The following explains how to set the virtual display arrangement using the arrangement example 1 on page 11. To set the virtual display arrangement, "EPSON Virtual Display" must be installed. sWireless LAN Quick Connection Guide Procedure For Windows Start Windows on the computer, then select "Start" - "Control Panel"...

  • Page 14: Allocating The Computer Image

    Using Multi-Screen Display For Macintosh Select "Displays" from the "System Preferences" screen. When EMP NS Connection is started, the following screen is displayed. Select the "Use multi-display" check box, and click "Display properties". The "Screen properties" screen is displayed. Allocating the Computer Image Allocating the Computer Image The following explains how to allocate the computer image using the arrangement...

  • Page 15: Projecting Images With Preset Allocation

    1 on page Procedure For Windows Start Windows on the computer, then select "Start" - "Programs" (or "All Programs") - "EPSON Projector" - "EMP NS Connection". For Macintosh Double-click the "Applications" folder of the hard drive volume in which EMP NS Connection is installed, and then double-click the...

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    Select the number of the virtual display to allocate to "Display", and set which image to be projected from which projector. Click the "Connect" button. The image allocated to each projector is projected. The display arrangement is displayed here.

  • Page 17: Setting The Emp Ns Connection Environment

    Setting the EMP NS Connection Environment You can set the environment, such as the processing method, when EMP NS Connection is started. Call the option settings from the EMP NS Connection's main screen. Procedure Click the "Set options" button on the EMP NS Connection’s main screen.

  • Page 18: Performance Adjustment Tab

    "Display Connection Mode window on startup" checkbox. Select startup option Select one of the following methods to search the projector that is to be performed when EMP NS Connection is started. "Automatic search on startup" "Specify search method after startup"...

  • Page 19: Wireless Lan Connection In The Advanced Mode

    Wireless LAN Connection in the Advanced Mode This chapter explains how to connect a computer to the projector via a wireless LAN access point on an existing network system. Before Connecting... 20 • Connection Procedure ...20 Preparing the Computer... 21 •...

  • Page 20: Before Connecting

    • Monitoring and Control Using EMP Monitor By using "EMP Monitor" contained in the supplied "EasyMP Software" CD-ROM, the status of multiple EPSON projectors on a network can be displayed for confirmation on a computer monitor or multiple EPSON projectors can be controlled from a computer.

  • Page 21: Preparing The Computer

    Preparing the Computer Putting the Computer into Network Connection Status To use a computer on a network LAN you need to make certain settings. If the settings have already been made, the following settings are not necessary. For Windows Make connection settings for the computer by using the utility software supplied with the LAN card.

  • Page 22: Connecting In Wireless Lan Advanced Connection Mode

    You see a similar screen even when using Macintosh. Procedure For Windows Select "Start" - "Programs" (or "All Programs") - "EPSON Projector" - "EMP NS Connection". For Macintosh Click the communication icon at the top right of the computer screen, and check that the following is displayed.

  • Page 23: Connecting To The Projector

    Multi-screen display s Connecting to the Projector Procedure Click "Automatic search". The projector’s search results are displayed. When the projector you want to connect to is not displayed Automatic search: This searches for all projectors currently Manual search: p.11 Profile: p.25...

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    When "Projector Keyword" is set to "ON", enter the projector’s keyword when the projector’s EasyMP screen is displayed and click the "OK" button. A computer and the projector are connected via a network and the computer’s screen is displayed. The EMP NS Connection toolbar is displayed on the computer screen.

  • Page 25: When The Projector You Want To Connect To Is Not Displayed

    Mode, you can specify the ESSID. When there are a lot of projectors you can narrow the search field by using ESSID. • When the target projector is not displayed, it may be set to "AirPort: Not inserted", or an appropriate access point may not have been selected.

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    When the Projector you want to Connect to is not Displayed Enter the IP address or the projector name for the projector you want to connect to, and click the "OK" button. Projector information is added to the EMP NS Connection’s...

  • Page 27: Registering A Profile For A Projector That Is Used Frequently

    You can save projector information (projector name, IP address, and ESSID) as a profile. By creating a group of files for each place where a projector is setup and managing them with folders, the target projector can be found quickly.

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    Registering a Profile for a Projector that is Used Frequently Enter a profile name and click the "Add" button. After entering the profile name and selecting the save destination, click the "Add" button because the following screens are displayed when a profile has already been created.

  • Page 29: Searching By Specifying A Profile

    Registering a Profile for a Projector that is Used Frequently Searching by Specifying a Profile You can search by specifying the profile you created. Procedure Click "Profile" on the EMP NS Connection’s projector selection screen. If no profile is registered, you cannot select "Profile".

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    Registering a Profile for a Projector that is Used Frequently Click the "Edit profile" button. The profile management screen is displayed. Edit the contents registered in the profile. : Indicates a folder. : Indicates a profile. Profile You can display the registered profile. You can manage it by creating a folder.

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    Information for the selected profile You can display the projector information registered in the selected profile. When you select the icon for the projector to be operated you can move, copy, register, and delete the icon. Information on You can display the projector information registered in selected profile the profile.

  • Page 32: Wireless Lan Security Countermeasures

    • Firewall Prevents unauthorized computer access by closing ports that are not used. The security functions that can be used with this projector vary depending on the connection mode of the wireless LAN. Use the firewall function provided with your OS.

  • Page 33: Using Encrypted Communication

    Wireless LAN Security Countermeasures Using Encrypted Communication You can specify whether or not to encrypt communication. Procedure Click the "Set options" button on the EMP NS Connection’s main screen. The Set options screen is displayed. Click the "General Settings" tab. Select the "Encrypt communications"...

  • Page 34: Using A Computer To Set Up, Monitor And Control Projectors

    Using a Computer to Set Up, Monitor and Control Projectors This chapter describes how to use a computer that is connected to the network to change projector settings and to control the projector. Changing Settings Using a Web Browser (Web Control) ... 35 •...

  • Page 35: Changing Settings Using A Web Browser (web Control)

    Changing Settings Using a Web Browser (Web Control) You can set up and control the projector from a computer by using the Web browser of a computer that is connected to the projector via a network. Setup and control operations can be performed remotely if this function is used.

  • Page 36: Transferring Or Writing Files To Memory Card From A Network

    CompactFlash card. On Macintosh, you can use a FTP tool to make a connection. • You can write to a CompactFlash card by connecting to the projector from Internet Explorer as well. • Enter your user name and your password...

  • Page 37: Using The Mail Notification Function To Report Problems

    LAN Connection in the Advanced Mode" If a Problem Notification is Sent by Mail If an e-mail message with "EPSON Projector" in the subject line is sent to the IP addresses that have been set as mail notification destinations, the message is a notification message saying that there is a problem with the projector.

  • Page 38: Management Using Snmp

    IP address specified, it will be sent to the second IP address instead. To set SNMP, select "SNMP" from network settings on the projector’s configuration menu. User's Guide "Network Menu (EMP-1815...

  • Page 39: Presentations Using Pc Free

    Presentations Using PC Free This chapter explains scenarios made with EMP SlideMaker2 and how to project image and movie files using PC Free. Examples and Files that can be Projected Using PC Free ... 40 • Files that can be Projected Using PC Free ...40 •...

  • Page 40: Examples And Files That Can Be Projected Using Pc Free

    Examples and Files that can be Projected Using PC Free You can use PC Free to project files stored in digital cameras, USB storage devices and CompactFlash cards. The following files can be projected using PC Free. Files that can be Projected Using PC Free File Type Type (Extension)

  • Page 41: Pc Free Examples

    Examples and Files that can be Projected Using PC Free PC Free Examples PC Free allows you to project presentation data saved to USB memory and so on as follows without using a computer. PowerPoint Convert file The playback method for the file to be projected can be set as follows at conversion.

  • Page 42: Pc Free Basic Operations

    Starting and Closing PC Free Starting PC Free Procedure Connect one of the following devices to the projector. • A digital camera or a USB storage device • USB MultiCard Reader (when a memory card is inserted) User's Guide "Connecting USB Devices (EMP-1815 Only)"...

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    If you want to stop it from playing back, press the [Esc] button on the remote control. connected to the projector, the following screen is displayed. If this happens, connect a digital camera or USB storage device to display the screen shown in the previous page.

  • Page 44: Closing Pc Free

    After turning off the power supply to the digital camera or the USB storage device, disconnect it from the projector’s USB Type A port. When a CompactFlash card is in use, check the status of the access indicator at the card slot before removing the card.

  • Page 45: Guide Mode And Quick Mode

    PC Free Basic Operations Guide Mode and Quick Mode In Guide Mode, when the folder and the file are selected, the sub menu to specify the next operation is displayed. In Quick Mode, file projection starts immediately without displaying the sub menu.

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    PC Free Basic Operations Press the [Enter] button on the remote control. The sub menu is displayed. Select the target item from the display menu and press the [Enter] button on the remote control. When a folder is selected Open Folder Opens a folder and displays the files within the folder.

  • Page 47: Rotating The Image

    PC Free Basic Operations Rotating the Image You can rotate JPEG images in 90° increments when playing them with PC Free. The rotating function is also available during the slide show. Rotate JPEG images in the following way. Procedure Play images or scenarios in JPEG format, or perform a slide show.

  • Page 48: Projecting Scenarios

    Projecting Scenarios This section describes the method for playing scenarios stored in a USB storage device or CompactFlash card, and the operations during scenario playback. Preparing a Scenario Create the scenario beforehand by using EMP SlideMaker2, and then transfer it to a USB storage device by using "Send Scenario" function. p.68 While transferring the scenario you can set autorun and continuous play.

  • Page 49: Operating During A Presentation

    "Exit" button and pressing the "Enter" button. Continue playback by selecting the "Return" button and pressing the "Enter" button. The following functions of the projector can be used when projecting a scenario or image file with PC Free. • Freeze •...

  • Page 50: Projecting Image And Movie Files

    Projecting Image and Movie Files Image files from a digital camera and image files and movie files stored on a USB storage device or CompactFlash card can be projected using PC Free by either of the following two methods. • Projecting image and movie files This is a function to project single files.

  • Page 51: Projecting All Image And Movie Files In A Folder In Sequence (slide Show)

    Projecting Image and Movie Files • JPEG format images can be rotated during projection. p.47 • You can make the following operations using the remote control while playing movie files. However, you cannot fast-forward and rewind MPEG1 movie images. Fast-forward: Tilt the [h] button to the right Rewind: Tilt the [h] button to the left Freeze (Pause): Tilt the [h] button down Three fast-forward/rewind speeds are available, and the...

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    Projecting Image and Movie Files The slideshow will be performed and the image and movie files in the folder will be projected in sequence one at a time. When the last file is projected, the file list will be displayed again automatically.

  • Page 53: Setting Image And Movie File Display Conditions And Operation Mode

    Setting Image and Movie File Display Conditions and Operation Mode You can set the display conditions and operation mode for playing back image or movie files as a slideshow in PC Free. Procedure Tilt the [h] button on the remote control to position the cursor on the folder where display conditions are to be set.

  • Page 54: Preparing A Scenario (using Emp Slidemaker2)

    Preparing a Scenario (Using EMP SlideMaker2) This chapter describes how to create and send scenario. Scenario Summary ... 55 Files that Can be Included in Scenarios ... 56 Turning a PowerPoint File into a Scenario... 57 Converting all files in a single operation without starting up SlideMaker2 ...

  • Page 55: Scenario Summary

    Transfer the created scenarios to store them on a USB storage device or CompactFlash card connected to the computer. Then, connect the USB storage device or CompactFlash card to the projector so that you can use the projector’s PC Free function to project the scenario.

  • Page 56: Files That Can Be Included In Scenarios

    PC Free are possible by connecting the USB storage device to the projector. The following table indicates whether scenarios created by the included software of other projectors can be opened by EMP SlideMaker2 of this projector. Projector EMP-1715/1710 EMP-7950/7850 EMP-835...

  • Page 57: Turning A Powerpoint File Into A Scenario

    Turning a PowerPoint File into a Scenario PowerPoint files can be converted to scenarios by the following four methods. To use the PowerPoint files as they are, use methods 1 or 2, and to change the order of the slides or add other image files after creating the scenario, use methods 3 or 4.

  • Page 58: Converting All Files In A Single Operation Without Starting Up Slidemaker2

    Converting all files in a single operation without starting up SlideMaker2 This explains how to make a scenario by dragging & dropping PowerPoint files to the EMP SlideMaker2 icon on the desktop without having to start EMP SlideMaker2. • A scenario cannot be created by dragging & dropping if EMP SlideMaker2 is already started.

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    Converting all files in a single operation without starting up SlideMaker2 Select the drive and the folder where the USB storage is connected and click the "OK" button. Go to procedure 3 from "Sending Scenarios" s p.68.

  • Page 60: Starting Up Slidemaker2 And Converting Files

    Setting Scenario Properties Procedure p.62 Start Windows on the computer, then select "Start" - "Programs" (or "All Programs") - "EPSON Projector" - "EMP SlideMaker2". EMP SlideMaker2 starts, and the scenario properties are displayed. Enter each of the items with reference to the...

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    Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files Scenario Name Enter the file name for the created scenario. Be sure to enter the file name. The file name can consist of up to 8 uppercase alphabetic characters and numerals. Limit the total number of characters of the file name and the directory name for the scenario folder to 127 or less.

  • Page 62: Including Powerpoint Files In Scenarios

    Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files Including PowerPoint Files in Scenarios PowerPoint files can be included into scenarios with the following three methods. • Including all slides by dragging & dropping PowerPoint files • Including all slides by double-clicking PowerPoint files s •...

  • Page 63: Including All Slides In A Powerpoint File

    Connect the USB storage device or compact flash card that contains the scenario to the computer. Start Windows on the computer, then select "Start" - "Programs" (or "All Programs") - "EPSON Projector" - "EMP SlideMaker2". EMP SlideMaker2 starts, and the scenario properties are displayed.

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    Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files Check the message and click the "Start" button. The conversion to a scenario starts and the slide show is performed automatically. If the [Esc] key on the keyboard is pressed during the slide show, the slide show is canceled.

  • Page 65: Including Image And Movie Files In Scenarios

    Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files Including only selected slides while checking thumbnails Use the following procedure to include only selected slides from a PowerPoint file into a scenario. Note that when this method is used to include the slides, any animations that have been set using PowerPoint will be lost.

  • Page 66: Editing A Scenario

    Editing a Scenario When projecting using the projector’s PC Free, the contents that are displayed in the scenario window are projected in order from the top. You can add and delete slides and files from a scenario or change their order to edit the scenario.

  • Page 67: Deleting A Slide

    Starting up SlideMaker2 and converting files Deleting a slide Procedure Right-click in the cell to be deleted and then select "Clear" or "Cut" from the shortcut menu. Changing the order of slides Procedure Drag & drop a cell in the scenario window to change the order of cells.

  • Page 68: Sending Scenarios

    Sending Scenarios To project a created scenario by the projector, send the scenario to a USB storage device using "Send Scenario" in EMP SlideMaker2. Specify a USB hard disk drive or a USB storage device that is connected to the computer’s USB port as the destination.

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    "Folder name/File name". When using autorun To set a scenario to run automatically when the projector power is turned on, click the target scenario name in the scenario list, and click the "...

  • Page 70: Cases Like These

    Checking the Projection Scenario Status from a Computer You can check on a computer how a created scenario is played back on a projector by using PC Free. All of the structural elements of the scenario such as images, animation, BGM, can be played. Procedure Open the scenario you want to check in EMP SlideMaker2.

  • Page 71: Setting Animations

    Cases Like These The following table shows the functions of each button. Stop Stops playback and returns to the first slide. Pause Pauses the slides when "Automatically after" is selected for "Advance". s Play Starts the scenario preview. Also, this restarts stopped or paused scenarios.

  • Page 72: Setting The Slide Animation

    Cases Like These Setting the Slide Animation With EMP SlideMaker2, you can set effects similar to the animation effects of PowerPoint for each cell in the scenario. You can project the slides that retain the animation set in PowerPoint by setting projection time or animation for each divided scene.

  • Page 73

    Cases Like These The "Properties" screen is displayed. Set each of the items with reference to the following table, and then click the "OK" button. Advance When "Automatically after" is selected, you can set the switching time from 0 to 1800 seconds. When "On mouse click"...

  • Page 74: Appendix

    Appendix Connection Limitations ... 75 • Supported Resolutions...75 • Display Colour...75 • Connection Number ...75 • Others ...75 Troubleshooting...76 Glossary...85...

  • Page 75: Connection Limitations

    Connection Number You can connect up to four projectors to one computer and project simultaneously. You cannot connect multiple computers to one projector simultaneously. Others • If the transmission speed of the wireless LAN is low, the network might be cut off easily even if you connect and shut down at surprising times.

  • Page 76: Troubleshooting

    Suddenly changes to the EasyMP screen s Cannot connect to other computers when projecting in Network Presentation s p.77 The projector is not found when EMP NS Connection is started s p.78 Cannot connect in Advanced Connection Mode or wired LAN connection s p.79...

  • Page 77

    Connection after waiting for a while. In Network Presentation, the connection with the computer that was previously connected can be cut off when another computer tries to connect with the projector, and it connects with the computer that is trying to connect.

  • Page 78

    Enable the wireless LAN. Sometimes the electromagnetic wave situation prevents the projector from being found in a search. Check for any obstacles between the access point and the computer or projector, and change their position to improve the electromagnetic wave situation.

  • Page 79

    Remedy one before displaying the slideshow. Remedy When EPSON Virtual Display is installed, another application sometimes runs on the virtual display. In this case, set "EPSON VirtualDisplay" to "Off" at "Screen properties". Remedy The mouse cursor was moved onto the virtual display. Move the mouse until the mouse cursor is displayed.

  • Page 80

    Troubleshooting The image and sound for movies in Network Presentation are not displayed, or the image is slow to appear Check Did you try to play back movies with Media Player or try to operate the screen saver preview? Is WEP encryption effective, or are multiple projectors connected? Is DHCP effective for wireless LAN access point mode or wired LAN?

  • Page 81

    Check the projector’s keyword displayed on the EasyMP screen, and enter the projector’s keyword. You tried to connect to a projector that is connected to another computer. When the "Yes" button is clicked, it connects to the projector. The connection between the projector and the other computer is cut off.

  • Page 82

    Troubleshooting Error message when starting up EMP SlideMaker2 Check ** .SIT is already registered. (** Scenario file name) Because the folder hierarchy is deep, the scenario file cannot be selected. Insufficient storage capacity on the disk. ** An invalid path is included. (** the path name that includes the scenario file name) ** The disk became full during accessing.

  • Page 83

    Uninstall and then reinstall EMP Monitor. Register them to the projector list. sEMP Monitor Operation Guide To use the EMP Monitor when the projector is in standby, set "Network On" in "Standby Mode" from the configuration menu. sUser’s Guide "Extended"...

  • Page 84

    Settings" in "Network" from the configuration menu, and check "WEB Control Password" in "Basic Settings". Check whether the network settings for the projector you want to connect to, the wired LAN or Advanced Connection Mode (wireless LAN) are the settings that are used.

  • Page 85: Glossary

    Glossary This section explains easily terms that are used with the projector and difficult terms that are not explained in the text of this guide. For details, refer to other commercially available publications. Ad hoc A method of wireless LAN connection that communicates with wireless LAN clients without using an access point. It is not possible to communicate with two or more devices simultaneously.

  • Page 86

    Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or...

  • Page 87

    Software Copyright: This product uses free software as well as software to which this company holds the rights. The following is information on the free software used by this product. 1. GPL and LGPL (1) This company uses free software for this product under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2, June 1991 (henceforth "GPL") or later versions, as well as the GNU LESSER General Public License Version 2, June 1991 (henceforth "LGPL") or later...

  • Page 88

    OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. (4) zlib Copyright © 1995-2003 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler (5) thttpd Copyright © 1995,1998,1999,2000,2001 by Jef Poskanzer <jef@acme.com> © SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 2007. All rights reserved.

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