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Casio Announces Launch Of New Pro-Series
 June 18, 2008

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CASIO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW PRO-SERIES SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

Manufacturer of thin and lightweight projectors rolls out new line

LAS VEGAS, NV, JUNE 18, 2008 -- Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of four new projector models featuring DLP® projection technology that are targeted towards installed projector applications.  Building on the success of the current Super Slim line, these new models feature RS-232 connectivity while still incorporating a thin body design.  The XJ-SC200 series boasts "Casio's Super Colorä" Technology and the XJ-S50 "Casio's Super Brightä" series is designed for high brightness applications.  The new Pro-Series Super Slim Projectors will be on display at Casio's Booth # C1140 at the InfoComm Show that opened today in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Two new models, XJ-SC210 and XJ-SC215, have been further refined by Casio's high-fidelity color-rendering enhancements. This new series is intended for applications where color accuracy is most important.  With a high brightness of 2500 lumens, this line targets presentations that require best colorimitry. The XJ-SC200 series features enhanced color technology whereby the chromaticity region has been expanded approximately 10% over current Super Slim models. This is achieved by adopting a high-fidelity color-rendering light engine algorithm and improved color wheel.

"The enhancement in color maintains white rendering, with improved yellows and magentas that are more naturally reproduced, with vivid reds and blues for a more color- accurate image," stated Frank Romeo, Vice President of Business Products.  "This series takes the Super Slim line to even greater heights!"

While maintaining the industries slimmest projector, Casio has now achieved 3000 ANSI lumens output. This brightness improvement and versatile 2X power zoom lens allows the Super Slim XJ-S50 series to be used in Board Room, Conference, or Classroom where brightness is an important feature The models included in the Super Bright series are the XJ-S57 with USB and XJ-S52.

These new models will also support connectivity for control through RS-232 and will be compatible with Crestron, Extron, and AMX products. This added feature, along with the flexibility of 2X power zoom lens and Super Slim design make it highly attractive for low profile placement in any room.

The XJ-SC215 and XJ-S57 will include a USB port for wireless connectivity through an optional WiFi receiver allowing for expanded connectivity in the conference room for notebooks and allows up to four PC's to connect at a time.

For portable applications the USB port also supports *PC-less presentations with your USB thumb drive, through Casio's EZ-Converter Pro software you can convert and present, spreadsheets, word processor and presentations including PDF, JPEG, BMP and video (AVI format:  MPEG4 standard/Motion JPEG) files.

All models are equipped with wide-angle 2X power zoom providing the highest magnification in a data projector, enabling projection from short distances of 2.8 feet and reaches a total of 30 feet.   Boasting the world's thinnest body, Casio's Super Slim measures only 1.26" at its thinnest point with an overall thickness of 1.69".
 
The Super Color and Super Bright models will debut at INFOCOMM '08 and have a planned launch date of August '08 and available through Casio's authorized AV Dealers.

Planned pricing will start from $1,299 - $1,599 MSRP .

* Requires software included with these models

Series

Model Name

Brightness

USB Host Function

XJ-SC Series

XJ-SC215

2500 ANSI lumens

Built-in

XJ-SC210

XJ-S Series

XJ-S57

3000 ANSI lumens

Built-in

XJ-S52

MAIN FEATURES OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

  • Realizes true color reproduction in a color region expanded approximately 10%
     (XJ-SC215/SC210)
  • Permits projection without a PC or through a wireless PC connection
    (XJ-SC215, XJ-S57)
  • Wide-angle 2X power zoom − highest magnification in any sub 4 pound data projector
  • "Vertical auto-keystone correction" automatically corrects for keystone distortion
  • "Direct power ON/OFF" functions reduce set-up and take-down times
  • True XGA displays permits compressed display of WXGA/WSXGA+/UXGA, etc.
  • Vertical image inversion feature enables projection from fixed ceiling installations
  • Control terminal (RS-232C standard) enables the power to be turned on and off and input signals to be switched remotely

 

SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

SERIES

XJ-SC Series

XJ-S Series

Model name

XJ-SC215

XJ-SC210

XJ-S57

XJ-S52

Brightness (STD/ECO)

2500/1900
ANSI lumens

3000/2200
 ANSI lumens

Lamp

210W high-voltage mercury lamp

Contrast ratio

1800:1  

Vertical keystone
correction

automatic:+30° manual: +/-30°

Projection lens

Optical 2X power zoom and focus lens

Projection screen size

15 to 300 inch

Projection range

Minimum projection distance: 2.75 feet
Maximum projection distance:  50 feet
For 60" screen: 5.57 to 11.15 feet,for 100" screen: 9.18 to 18.37 feet

Projection system

DLP®

DLP®

Display element

0.55" DLP® chip 786,432 pixels (1,024x768)

Color reproduction

Full color (16,770,000 colors)

RGB

Input

RGB mini D-Sub15 pin x 1 (also use as YCbCr / YPbPr input)

Native Resolution

XGA (1,024x768)

Compressed

Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200) 

Video

Signal format

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

DTV/HDTV

480i/480p/576i/576p/720p/1080i/1080p

Input terminal

Composite: 3.5mm mini jack x 1(sharing audio input and output terminal)
YCbCr/YPbPr: mini D-Sub15 pin x1 (sharing RGB input)

Audio

I/O terminal

3.5mm mini jack × 1(for video input and output terminal)

Speaker

Monaural(1W)

Other terminals

USB(1.1)host

Type  A x 1

__

Type  A x 1

__

Control terminal

RS-232C × 1

Power supply

100 – 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power
Consumption

Operating power: 270W(220W in power-saving mode)/standby
power: 1.2W

Dimensions

10.63"(W) x 7.83"(D) x 1.69"(H) including protruding parts
(1.26" at thinnest point)

Weight

3.97 lbs.

Security compatibility

Kensington compatible/ Power On Password

Other functions

Direct power on/off, ceiling mountable, digital zoom, freeze,
pointer, color mode, power-saving mode, blank

Bundled accessories

Wireless remote, AC power cord, RGB cable,
dedicated AV cable, CD-ROM, soft case

Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments.  XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation, U.S.A.  Other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their 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.superslimprojector.com

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