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Casio Announces Two Ultra-Bright Compact Data Projectors with 2x Optical Zoom
 February 17, 2005

Bob Garbutt
Casio, Inc.
973-361-5400
rgarbutt@casio.com

Cheryl Balbach
Casio, Inc.
973-361-5400
pr@casio.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


CASIO ANNOUNCES TWO ULTRA-BRIGHT COMPACT
DATA PROJECTORS WITH 2X OPTICAL ZOOM
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New projectors offer superior projection quality
in a variety of conditions
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DOVER, NJ, February 17, 2005 – Casio, Inc. in conjunction with its parent company,Casio Computer Co., Ltd. today announced the addition of two new ultra-bright compact data projectors to their CASSIOPEIA® PRO series. The new mobile projectors, the XJ-360 and XJ-560, are capable of producing superior projection quality in a variety of conditions and are ideal for situations ranging from regular business meetings to high-powered presentations. The XJ-360 will be available at authorized dealers in late March and have a UMAP of $1,899.00. The XJ-560 will be available in late March, UMAP $2,899.00.

MAIN FEATURES

  • 2X optical zoom / the maximum for a ultra portable data projector
    CASIO's proprietary zoom lens has been designed with 2X magnification to obtain the maximum benefit from the aspherical lens and low-dispersion glass. This enables clear projection from distances of as little as 0.8 meters from the screen, while projection of a 60-inch screen image can be achieved at any point between 1.6 and 3.2 meters. From small meeting rooms to large classrooms, the projectors lens offers tremendous flexibility in a lightweight, easy-to-use package.
  • Ultra-brightness from an incredibly compact unit
    The reverse meniscus condenser lens and aspherical-shaped reflector enable these compact projectors to deliver an astonishing level of brightness, enabling clear projection even with the room lighting on. The top-of-the-line XJ-560 delivers 3,000 lumens for a remarkable level of brilliance and clarity.
  • Automatic vertical/horizontal Keystone correction and auto focus (XJ-560)
    The phase differential sensor system automatically detects and corrects vertical and horizontal image distortion. In addition, auto-focus allows instant focusing at the touch of a button. Using the 2X optical zoom, you can freely adjust the projector's focus length, greatly expanding your range of positioning.
  • Ease of use
    Both models are easy to use and offer the flexibility of projecting great pictures
    from anywhere in the room.
  • Direct Power OFF by removing the power cable after use (XJ-560)
    Condensers are activated in the projector to power the fan offering protection to the lamp from heat damage.

Technical Specifications

Model Name XJ-560 XJ-360
Brightness 3000 ANSI lumens 2200 ANSI lumens
Lamp 270 W high-pressure mercury lamp 200 W high-pressure mercury lamp
Digital Auto Keystone Correction Vertical and Horizontal ± 30° Vertical ± 20°
Focusing Auto Focus Manual Focus
Projection Lens Optical 2X zoom f= 20.0 to 40.0mm,F2.0 to 2.8
Projection Screen Size 15 inches to 300 inches
Projection Range Minimum: 0.8 meters60" screen: 1.6 to 3.2 meters100" screen: 2.7 to 5.3 meters
Projection System DLPTM System
Display Element 0.7" DMD 786,432 pixels (1,024 x 768)
Color Reproduction Full color (16.77 million colors)
RGB Signal Input Component
Input Terminals RGB Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
True Maximum - XGA (1,024×768)
Compressed UXGA (1,600×1,200) SXGA(1,280×1,024)
Output Terminals None RGB Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
Video Signal Input NTSC/PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/PAL60/SECAM/YcbCr/YPbPr
Input Terminals S-Video Port (Separate) x 1; RCA pin terminal (Composite) x 1
Audio Input Terminals Stereo mini jack x 1
Output 1W monaural
USB Input Remote mouse control None
Power Direct Power Off Function AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz AC 100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz
Dimensions 10.94"(W) × 2.52" (H) × 8.43" ( D) 9.06" (W) × 2.17" (H) × 6.73" (D)
Weight 5.96 lbs. 3.97 lbs.
Remote Control Wireless remote control with laser pointer Wireless remote control

CASSIOPEIA is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. DLP is a trademark of Texas Instruments. XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States. Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademarks or service marks of other companies.

Casio, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Casio, Inc., markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, portable color TVs, timepieces (Wrist Technology), cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio, the unexpected extra – for more information visit our web site at www.casio.com.