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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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CASIO ANNOUNCES WINNER OF ITS PROJECTOR TECHNOLOGY GRANT
Darden Middle School in North Carolina Awarded Short Throw Projector Package
DOVER, NJ (FEBRUARY 07, 2012) — Casio America, Inc.’s Business Projector Division is pleased to announce that Karen Bessey, media coordinator/tech facilitator at Darden Middle School in Wilson, North Carolina is the winner of its Mobile Classroom Package. The package worth $12,500 includes a Casio Short Throw Projector, Casio Pen & Software, 30 pairs of Casio 3D active glasses and an AVRover Cart equipped with a 3D computer.
“Casio’s projector will enable our school to engage students in new ways. It’s a great tool to help teachers, in all subject areas, bring a strong visual component to their lessons,” said Karen Bessey. “Furthermore, it will motivate students to exercise their creativity on class projects. And it especially suits visual learners, allowing them to use digital storytelling to explain a science process or plot details. This prize couldn't have been awarded at a better time - when needs for engaging lessons are great and funds are low. We’re very thankful that Casio ran this contest.”
“This contest is a testament to Casio’s commitment to the education market and an opportunity to offer educators a chance to win a complete projector system designed to enhance the classroom and ultimately inspire students through interaction and innovation,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We’re thrilled to award Casio’s projection system to the Darden Middle School and look forward to continuing to develop products that help educators enhance the classroom learning experience.”
Casio’s Projector Technology Grant contest ran from August 25 – October 31, 2011. Winner selection was done by a random drawing conducted by a third-party judging agency from among 2500 entries of a sweepstakes, which was open to administrators and faculty of public or private schools and universities in the United States.
Casio’s new Short Throw projectors are outfitted with an efficient and engaging set of features that illuminate any classroom and aid in the creation of dynamic lessons and lectures. The Short Throw Series has a 0.68 throw ratio lens, an Interactive Whiteboard and can display 3D content from a 3D capable computer bringing educational material to life.
For more information about Casio’s projectors, visit www.casioprojector.com.
About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of “creativity and contribution” through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.casiousa.com.