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Casio's Green Slim Projectors Shine Brighter with New Models
 November 16, 2010
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CASIO’S GREEN SLIM PROJECTORS SHINE BRIGHTER WITH NEW MODELS

GREEN SLIM Projectors Add Four 3000 Lumens Models to Line up Offering High Brightness For B2B and Consumer Applications

DOVER, NJ – November 16, 2010 — Casio America, Inc. is proud to announce the expansion of the company’s revolutionary GREEN SLIM Projector line with four new models with increased brightness – XJ-A255V, XJ-A250, XJ-A155V and XJ-A150. Earlier this year, Casio announced the creation of the world’s first mercury-free, laser and LED Hybrid Light Source, capable of high-brightness projection for use in next-generation projectors. Developed under the company’s “clean and green” concept, the new projectors eliminate the need for mercury bulbs with the production of a long-lasting light source. The new models boast 3,000 lumens, making them the brightest mercury lamp free projectors available and suitable for a variety of applications including business, education, digital signage, home entertainment and gaming.

Green Slim Projectors

The new XJ-A255V, XJ-A250, XJ-A155V and XJ-A150 models further demonstrate Casio’s investment in earth-friendly, low cost of ownership projection while upholding Casio’s reputation for quality and ease of use. The GREEN SLIM models shine brighter, offering clear, crisp picture quality that enhances lessons in the classroom, meetings in the boardroom and gaming in the living room.

While utilizing the GREEN SLIM line, users will encounter a better projection experience thanks to the many benefits of Casio’s innovative Hybrid Light Source technology. The GREEN SLIM line reduces operating costs and eliminates the time and effort involved in lamp replacements while maintaining clear, high-quality images over an extended period of time. 

“Casio is proud to build on the GREEN SLIM line of mercury-free projectors with the addition of the 3,000 lumen models,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “The additions demonstrate the advancements of technology and convey Casio’s commitment to establishing the CASIO Hybrid Light source as the industry’s premier solid state lighting solution.”

Several new Casio GREEN SLIM Projectors are available including two models with native WXGA resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels (16:10) and additional USB-enabled models that can project without a PC or communicate wirelessly with PCs. The USB-enabled GREEN SLIM models include the wireless adapter and can be wirelessly connected with up to 32 Windows computers simultaneously with up to 4 Window PC’s displayed on screen at one time..

Listed below is the new 3000 lumen lineup of GREEN SLIM models:

Brightness

Display resolution

Model

Additional Features

3000 Lumens

WXGA
(1,280x800)

XJ-A255V

USB Host Function &
802.11b/g/n wireless adapter*

XJ-A250

n/a

XGA
(1,024x768)

XJ-A155V

USB Host Function &
802.11b/g/n wireless adapter*

XJ-A150

n/a

* wireless adapter included

Main Features of Casio’s GREEN SLIM Projectors

  • Laser & LED hybrid light source that enables mercury-free, high-brightness projection
    High-brightness projection is achieved without using a high-pressure mercury lamp by using blue light emitted by a blue laser, green light converted from blue laser light with a fluorescent element, and light emitted by a high-lumen red LED through a DLP® chip onto the screen.
  • Wireless communication with PCs (XJ-A255V/XJ-A155V)
    Using the included Wireless adapter, these models can communicate wirelessly (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with up to 32 Microsoft Windows® PCs (4 screens can be viewed simultaneously), enabling meetings in which multiple PCs are brought together and presentations can be conducted easily without connecting directly to the projector.
  • USB 2.0 host function enables presentations without a PC (XJ-A255V/XJ-A155V)
    These models can project presentations,  prepared on a PC, still images (JPEG/BMP), and video files (AVI format: Motion JPEG) all without a PC using the included EZ ConverterFA and ArcSoft Media Converter 3 software and commercially available USB memory.
  • Standard paper-size high-brightness projectors
    High-brightness projection is achieved at 3,000 lumens with a laser & LED hybrid light source in a slim (1.7”) and lightweight (5 lbs.) standard paper-size body. These projectors can be carried easily in a briefcase without being bulky and can project clear images even in brightly lit rooms.
  • Superior color reproducibility increases presentation impact
    The laser & LED hybrid light source greatly improves color purity compared to high-pressure mercury lamps. It enables the production of beautifully vivid colors and projects clear, powerful images.
  • Longer-life light source
    Use of the laser & LED hybrid light source increases the light source life to approximately 20,000 hours—nearly 10 times that of Casio’s conventional products (XJ-S58, etc.) with a high-pressure mercury lamp—which means less maintenance and lower operating costs. Moreover, brightness deteriorates more slowly than with mercury lamps, so clear image quality can be maintained for a long time.
  • Quick powering on and off, an advantage for smooth presentations
    Projection at maximum brightness is possible in a minimum of eight seconds, and no cool down is needed when turning the projectors off. Thus, limited presentation time can be utilized effectively by enabling a smooth presentation flow from set-up to clean-up.
  • Wide-angle 2X optical zoom gives users freedom of projector setup
    These models come with a wide-angle 2X zoom lens (lens with a two times shorter focal distance) that provides the greatest magnification* of any data projector. The GREEN SLIM Projectors also have an auto keystone feature that automatically corrects vertical distortion of the display due to projector position, enabling effective use in diverse settings ranging from small meeting spaces to large conference rooms and classrooms.
  • HDMI terminal
    All models are equipped with an HDMI terminal for single cable connection of High Definition audio and video with only one cable. It enables AV devices and PCs also equipped with an HDMI terminal to be easily connected to the projectors, which can then project the contents with no loss of quality.
  • WXGA Native Resolution (XJ-A255V/XJ-A250)
    WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution allows display of wide format content in its native format, including high definition (720p) content and broadcasts.
  • Ceiling mount is possible using commercially available hardware and brackets sold separately.

The GREEN SLIM models will be available at PRO AV Dealers and select reseller partners in November with MSRPs of $1,499-$1,799. For more information on the GREEN SLIM Projector line, visit www.GreenSlimProjector.com.

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* As of January 6, 2010. According to a Casio survey.
* *Requires conversion with included PC software.

Specifications

Model

XJ-A255V

XJ-A250

XJ-A155V

XJ-A150

Brightness*1

3000 Lumens

Contrast Ratio

1800:1

Estimated Life of Light Source

Up to 20,000 hours

Keystone Correction

+30° (auto) +/-30° (manual)

Focusing

Power focus

Projection Lens

2X optical power zoom lens

Projection Screen Size

18~300-inch

15~300-inch

Projection
Range

60-inch Screen

1.4m~2.8m

1.7m~3.4m

100-inch Screen

2.4m~4.8m

2.8m~5.6m

Minimum Range

0.84m

Projection System

DLP® system

Display Element

WXGA 0.65-inch DLP® chip
1,024,000 pixels (1,280x800)

XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip
786,432 pixels (1,024x768)

Color Reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB
Input

Display
Resolution

WXGA  (1,280x800),
Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

XGA (1,024x768),
Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

Input Terminal

RGB mini D-Sub 15 pinx1 (Also serves as YCbCr/YPbPr input terminal)

Digital Input

Input Terminal

HDMI Type Ax1
(480P~1080P)

Video
Input

Signal Systems

NTSC/PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/PAL60/SECAM

Input Terminal

Composite: AV terminal (3.5mm mini-jack) (Also serves as audio terminal)
Component: Also serves as RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin.

Audio

Input-output Terminal

3.5mm mini-jack x 1
(Also serves as video input terminal)

Speaker

1W monaural

Other
Terminals

USB
(2.0-compliant)

 

TypeAx1

TypeAx1

Control Terminal

RS-232C x 1 (Separately-sold YK-5 serial conversion cable required for connection)

Wireless Compatibility

IEEE 802 .11 b /g/n *2

IEEE 802 .11 b /g/n *2

Power Source

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 190W (Eco mode) / Standby: 1W or less

Dimensions (WxHxD)

11.7” x 1.7” x 8.3” (including projections)

Weight

5 lbs.

Remote Control

Wireless remote controller

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, Power-on password

Other Functions

Direct power-on, Direct power-off, Digital zoom (2X), Rear-projection, Freeze, Pointer, Color mode, Eco mode, Blank, Ceiling mount*3

Included Accessories

Wireless remote controller / AC power cord / RGB cable /Special AV cable /
Instruction manual (on CD-ROM) / Quick reference / Warranty card / Soft case/Wireless Adapter*USB models only

*1 When Eco mode-off level 1
*2 A wireless module that attaches to a dedicated terminal inside the main unit is required (YW-3).
*3 Metal ceiling-mount fittings required. Installation work charged separately.

  • DLP is registered trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States. Digital Light Processing is a trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States.
  • Windows is registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the United States within the United States and/or other countries.
  • XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation of the United States.
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface is trademark or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
  • Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.

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 or www.GreenSlimProjector.com.