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Casio Announces Launch Of New Ultra Bright Super Slim Projectors
 October 31, 2008

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CASIO ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW ULTRA BRIGHT SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

Manufacturer of thin and lightweight projectors rolls out new additions to line

DOVER, NJ, October 31, 2008 - Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of four new Super Slim projector models featuring DLP® projection technology.  These new additions to the Super Slim line feature enhanced brightness and RS-232 connectivity while still incorporating a thin body design only 1.69” high.  The XJ-S32, XJ-S37, XJ-S42 and XJ-S47 models are part of Casio’s Ultra Bright Series™ designed for high brightness applications and mobile presenters. 

While maintaining the industries slimmest projector, Casio has achieved 2300-2700 ANSI lumens output. This brightness improvement and versatile 2X power zoom lens allows the Super Slim projectors to be used in a boardroom, conference, or classroom where brightness is an important feature.  In addition, the USB equipped XJ-S37 and XJ-S47 models enable users to make PowerPoint and other presentations without a PC or wirelessly.  A whole new class of communication tool, the Super Slim Projector expands on what users can do through innovations in both form and function.  

“Casio is thrilled to introduce these four new additions to the Super Slim projector line,” said Frank Romeo, Vice President of Casio’s Business Projector Division.  “The super slim design and powerful zoom lens make these new additions the perfect business tool for the road warrior and permanent installations.”

The 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 conference room or classroom. 

The XJ-S37 and XJ-S47 will include a USB port for wireless connectivity through an optional Wireless LAN adaptor allowing for expanded connectivity in the conference room with 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 and through Casio’s EZ-Converter Pro software you can convert and present spreadsheets, word processor and presentations including PDF, PPT, EXCEL and WORD documents.   JPEG, BMP and AVI (compatible with MPEG4/Motion JPEG) file formats can be presented without conversion.

All models are equipped with wide-angle 2X power zoom providing the highest magnification in a data projector, enabling projection from short distances of 2.75 feet and can reach a total of 37 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 Bright models will be available through Casio’s authorized Pro AV Dealers, Resellers and retail.  Planned pricing will start from $899 - $1,199 MSRP.

*Requires software included with these models

**As of June 2008, based on a Casio survey

Series

Model Name

Brightness

USB Host Function

XJ-S Series

XJ-S32/XJ-S37

2300 ANSI lumens

XJ-S37 only

XJ-S42/XJ-S47

2700 ANSI lumens

XJ-S47 only

MAIN FEATURES OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

  • Permits projection without a PC or through a wireless PC connection
    (XJ-S37, XJ-S47)
  • 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-S SERIES

Model name

XJ-S47

XJ-S42

XJ-S37

XJ-S32

Brightness (STD/ECO)

2700/2000
ANSI lumens

2300/1700
 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:  37 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 x 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 x 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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