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Casio's New Family of Hybrid Laser & LED Projectors to Feature Comprehensive Set of Solutions Designed for the Pro AV Market
 March 29, 2011

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CASIO’S NEW FAMILY OF HYBRID LASER & LED PROJECTORS TO FEATURE COMPREHENSIVE SET OF SOLUTIONS DESIGNED FOR THE PRO AV MARKET

Business Projector Division Strengthens Its Commitment to Increase Market Presence

DOVER, NJ, March 29, 2011 - Casio America, Inc., a leader in digital projection technology, today announced the introduction of a new family of lamp-free eco-friendly data projectors. Equipped with Casio’s revolutionary LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source, the family of 12 new projectors is capable of achieving high-brightness projection output up to 3,500 lumens, and includes a number of innovative and interactive features. To meet growing market demand for its solutions, Casio has expanded its Business Projector Division, adding three new hires and four new sales representative companies.

Short-Throw Series PRO Series Signature Series
Short-Throw Series
PRO Series
Signature Series

“Casio is thrilled to announce this new family of projectors along with its commitment to the expansion of its projector business,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “Our new line will provide our customers with all of the advantages of Casio’s unique LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source plus superior brightness, an energy-saving interactive experience and features designed for the business, education, Pro AV, digital signage and home entertainment markets.”

The rollout of three new categories of projectors, Signature, PRO and Short-Throw, will start this Summer and offer features and functionality, including; 3D Capability, Intelligent Brightness Control, Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing and MobiShow® function. The projectors provide a powerful 3D graphic experience and each model incorporates a full input/output interface, including three types of video and audio inputs, as well as HDMI, RGB and RS-232 terminals.

The Intelligent Brightness Control features an ECO function which conserves power while illuminating sharp imagery, automatically adjusting the brightness to suit the environmental lighting conditions of any room.

The Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing function enables users to maintain control of the PC by positioning the pointer at the projection screen as well as write on the screen when utilizing the Presentation Draw software, a perfect tool to incorporate into classroom lessons and business presentations.

With the MobiShow®* feature, business and educational presentations are made easy, allowing users to make presentations wirelessly via any smartphone, computer and other mobile device equipped with wireless LAN capabilities. Presentations can also be conducted using the USB 2.0 function available in select models.

“We are confident that these industry veterans will help us grow our business and illuminate Casio as a leader in the digital projection industry,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “This is an exciting time for our company and we believe that the recent growth, momentum and expanding product line effectively positions us as a key solutions provider in the marketplace.”

*MobiShow® application for compatible device required.
*MobiShow is a registered trademark of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other countries.

Projector Specifications


Model

XJ-H1650

XJ-H1600

XJ-ST155

XJ-ST145

Brightness

3500 ANSI lumens

3000 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

Light Source

Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source

 

Estimated Life of Light Source

20,000 hours

Projection System

DLP® system

Display Element

XGA 0.7-inch DLP® chip 786,432 pixels (1,024x768)

Contrast Ratio

1400:1

1800:1

Keystone Correction

+30° (auto) +/-30° (manual)

Focusing

Manual

Projection Lens

1.2X optical zoom lens

Short Throw lens (fixed)

Projection Screen Size

27~300-inch

45~142-inch

Projection

60-inch Screen

6.3.9~7.6 ft

2.64 ft

Range

100-inch Screen

10.9~12.9 ft

4.62 ft

 

Minimum Range

2.8 ft (27” diagonal)

2 ft (45” Diagonal)

Color Reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB

Display

XGA Real (1,024x768)

Resolution

Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

Input Terminal

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

Output Terminal

RGB mini D-Sub 15 pinx1

Digital Input

Input Terminal

HDMI TypeA x 1 (480P~1080P)

Video Input

Signal Systems

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

Input Terminals

S-Video terminal (separate) x 1

RCA pin terminal (composite) x 1

Component: Also serves as RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin

Audio

Input Terminals

Stereo mini jack x 2

RCA pin terminal (L/R) x 1

Output Terminal

Stereo mini jack x 1

Speaker

10W monaural

Local Area Network

Wireless

IEEE 802.11b/g

-

IEEE 802.11b/g

Wired

100BASE-TX/10BASE-T

-

100BASE-TX/10BASE-T

Other

USB

USB TypeA x 1

-

USB TypeA x 1

Terminals

(2.0-compliant)

 

Interactive Pointer

USB TypeB x 1

-

USB TypeB x 1

 

Control Terminal

Mini D-sub9pin (RS-232C) x 1

MobiShow®

Yes

-

Yes

Interactive Pointing Function

Yes

-

Yes

Intelligent Brightness Control

Yes

DLP® 3D projection

Yes

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, Power-on password

Other Functions

Direct power-on, direct power-off, digital zoom (2X), rear-projection, freeze, color mode, eco mode, blank screen, ceiling mount

Power Source

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 350W (Eco mode) / 430W (Bright mode )

Standby: 0.4W or less

 

Dimensions (WxHxD)

15.75 x 12.72 x 4.17 inches

16.5 x 12.72 x 4.17 inches

 

Weight

15.6 lbs

15.6 lbs

Included Accessories

Wireless remote controller / AC power cord / RGB cable / Instruction manual (on CD-ROM) / Quick reference / Warranty card

Model

XJ-M255

XJ-M250

XJ-M245

XJ-M240

XJ-M155

XJ-M150

XJ-M145

XJ-M140

Brightness

3000 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

3000 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

Light Source

Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source

 

Estimated Life of Light Source

20,000 hours

Projection System

DLP® system

Display Element

WXGA 0.65-inch DLP® chip

XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip

1,024,000 pixels (1,280x800)

786,432 pixels (1,024x768)

Contrast Ratio

1800:1

Keystone Correction

+30° (auto) +/-30° (manual)

Focusing

Manual

Projection Lens

1.5X optical zoom lens

Projection Screen Size

35~300-inch

30~300-inch

Projection

60-inch Screen

5.6 ~ 8.2 ft

6.6 ~ 9.9 ft

Range

100-inch Screen

9.6 ~ 13.8 ft

11.2 ~ 14.8 ft

 

Minimum Range

3.3 ft

Color Reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB

Display

WXGA Real (1,280x800)

XGA Real (1,024x768)

Resolution

Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

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 TypeA x 1 (480P~1080P)

Video Input

Signal Systems

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

Input Terminals

S-Video terminal (separate) x 1

RCA pin terminal (composite) x 1

Component: Also serves as RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin

Audio

Input Terminals

Stereo mini jack x 1

RCA pin terminal (L/R) x 1

Output Terminal

Stereo mini jack x 1

Speaker

5W monaural

Local Area Network

Wireless

IEEE 802.11b/g

-

IEEE 802.11b/g

-

IEEE 802.11b/g

-

IEEE 802.11b/g

-

Wired

100BASE-TX/10BASE-T

-

100BASE-TX/10BASE

-

100BASE-TX/10BASE

-

100BASE-TX/10BASE

-

Other

USB

TypeA x 1

-

TypeA x 1

-

TypeA x 1

-

TypeA x 1

 

Terminals

(2.0-compliant)

 

Control Terminal

Mini D-sub9pin (RS-232C) x1, Mini D-sub9pin (RS-232C) x 1

MobiShow®

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Yes

-

Intelligent Brightness Control

Yes

DLP® 3D projection

Yes

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, Power-on password

Other Functions

Direct power-on, direct power-off, digital zoom (2X), rear-projection, freeze, color mode, eco mode, blank screen, ceiling mount

Power Source

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 150W (Eco mode) / 190W (Bright mode)

Standby: 0.4W or less

Dimensions (WxHxD)

12.24 x 9.61 x 3.31 inches

Weight

8.6 lbs

Included Accessories

Wireless remote controller / AC power cord / RGB cable / Instruction manual (on CD-ROM) / Quick reference / Warranty card

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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, projectors, 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 casioprojector.com.