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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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CASIO’S NEW SHORT THROW PROJECTORS DELIVER AN ENHANCED CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE
Projectors Designed to Drive Efficiency Within the Education Industry
DOVER, NJ, June 15, 2011 — Today, educators are confronted with a variety of obstacles, including budget cuts, limited resources and the elimination of educational programs. Dedicated to helping educators alleviate these issues, Casio has released its new Short Throw projectors. Based on its Lamp–Free LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source, the new Short Throw projectors are equipped with a 0.68 throw ratio lens that allows a 60” image to be projected from as close as three feet from the screen, has an improved source connectivity, and enhanced 10W audio and Intelligent Brightness Control. All models are also DLPTM 3D ready and can be used as an Interactive Whiteboard with an optional pen.
“We believe Casio’s Short Throw series of projectors will enable educators to create an interactive and dynamic classroom experience,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “Short throw projectors are becoming the preferred solution in education and now administrators can have a short throw projector with the benefits of Casio’s Lamp-Free LASER & LED Hybrid light source.”
Incorporating Crestron’s Roomview compatibility the Casio Short Throw projectors provide educators with the ability to seamlessly connect multiple projectors through a network via a wired LAN connection. AV Managers and IT Managers now have a centralized control point and can remotely control and monitor classroom technology to deliver an enhanced and efficient learning experience, while also keeping track of usage and scheduled maintenance for all connected devices.
From the biggest amphitheaters to the smallest classrooms, Casio understands the need to communicate effectively. Therefore, Casio has increased the audio power to 10 watts for the Short Throw series. They are also fitted with two RGB-In ports, an RGB-Out port, multiple audio inputs and an audio output for connection to a separate audio system.
No longer required to replace unsafe mercury lamps, educators and IT Managers will be able to streamline costs and count on a 20,000 hour estimated life due to Casio’s LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology. Additionally, 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 lecture hall and classroom.
Constantly seeking ways to provide educators with enhanced technology features, Casio projectors are DLPTM3D ready and can display 3D content from a 3D capable computer. Educators can now engage students on an entirely new level by bringing challenging lessons and lectures to life with vivid and exciting images that jump off the screen. Educators can also convert and view their own 2D material with the optional 2D-3D conversion software, which will help produce imaginative and relevant visuals and lesson materials.
“Bringing classroom participation to new heights, the Interactive Whiteboard function enables users to turn any screen or surface into an interactive workspace, ensuring that every student will want to be a part of the lesson” said Matt Mustachio, General Manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “The optional pen and software allow teachers to write and annotate on the screen or switch to “mouse” mode and control the PC, a perfect tool to incorporate into math and science lessons.”
To further help educators, Casio is announcing an exciting classroom grant contest, Casio Lamp-Free Projector Sweepstakes Schools and universities can win a mobile classroom package valued at $12,500 by registering on-line for a demo. The classroom package includes a CASIO XJ-ST155 short throw projector with 3000 lumens, CASIO YA-P10 Interactive Whiteboard pen and software, 30 pairs of CASIO YA-G30 DLP 3D glasses plus an AV Rover cart system complete with a 3D ready computer, audio system and storage for the 3D glasses. The contest runs through the end of October. Complete program details and contest registration can be found at www.casioeducationprojectors.com. Complete the online form to enter and have a sales rep contact you.
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 www.casioprojector.com.
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