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Casio Introduces Slim & Bright WXGA Projector
 June 17, 2009

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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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VISIT CASIO BOOTH #2949

CASIO INTRODUCES SLIM & BRIGHT WXGA PROJECTOR

XJ-S43W First in Super Slim Line to Feature Widescreen Format

DOVER, NJ, JUNE 17, 2009 - Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of  a new Super Slim projector model featuring WXGA (1280 x 800) native resolution, bringing widescreen presentations to your business or classroom.  The XJ-S43W model is part of Casio’s Super Slim™ family featuring DLP projection technology and designed for high brightness applications and portability.  The next generation of projectors in the Super Slim™ family will be on display at Casio’s Booth # 2949 at the InfoComm Show that opened today in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. 

Building on the successful Super Slim projector family and maintaining the industries slimmest profile*, Casio has added WXGA resolution while achieving 2,500 ANSI lumens output. This brightness improvement, versatile 2X power zoom lens and addition of WXGA native resolution allows the Super Slim projector to be used in the boardroom and classroom with ease. The new Super Slim projector will provide traveling and in-house business executives, as well as educators, with advanced applications that can support their diverse needs.  The installation of a Casio Super Slim projector in any facility-boardroom, office, classroom or lecture hall is seamless. 

Widescreen display formats have become the standard format in everyday electronics and the majority of notebook PC’s and televisions are sold in widescreen format. Now for the first time, Casio’s Super Slim projectors can match these products’ display format. 

The XJ-S43W comes equipped with an HDMIinput (High Defninition Multimedia Interface) providing direct digital connectivity with many Notebooks now shipping with HDMI outputs as well as compatibility with HD Video formats. In addition to Wide Screen notebooks, HD video sources like Blu-Ray players, cable converter boxes and gaming systems can be connected to the Super Slim projector. 

“Casio is thrilled to introduce this new addition to the Super Slim projector line,” said Frank Romeo, Vice President of Casio’s Business Projector Division.  “Business Professionals use and view content in ‘Wide screen’ format everyday and a WXGA resolution projector gives our customers the resolution and format they demand.”

The new models will also support connectivity for control through RS-232 and will be compatible with Crestron, Extron, and AMX products. 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 can reach 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 XJ-S43W model will be available through Casio’s authorized Pro AV Dealers and Resellers with a planned $999 MSRP. For more information please log on to www.superslimprojector.com.

* As of June 2009, based on a Casio survey of Micro Portable projectors with 2,000 + ANSI lumens.

Series

Model Name

Brightness

HDMI

XJ-S Series

XJ-S43W

2500 ANSI Lumens

Y

MAIN FEATURES OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

  • Native WXGA (1280 X 800) resolution with compressed display of WSXGA+/UXGA
  • HDMIconnector for connection to digital input sources.
  • 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
  • Vertical image inversion feature enables projection from fixed ceiling installations
  • Control terminal (RS-232C compatible) enables the power to be turned on and off and input signals to be switched remotely

SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW WXGA SLIM PROJECTORS

SERIES

XJ-S SERIES

Model name

XJ-S43W

Brightness (lumens)

EcoMode:
OFF

2500 lumens

Lamp

210W high-voltage mercury lamp

Estimated Lamp life

Up to 2,000 hours

Contrast ratio

1800:1 

Vertical keystone
correction

automatic: +30° manual: +/-30°

Projection lens

Optical 2X power zoom and focus lens

Projection screen size

18 to 300 inch

Projection range

Minimum projection distance: 2.75 feet
Maximum projection distance:  30 feet
Projection Ratio: 1.15-2.30:1
For 60” screen: 4.59 to 9.18 feet for 100” screen: 7.87 to 15.74 feet

Projection system

DLP®

Display element

0.65” DLP® chip

Color reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB

Input

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

Native Resolution

 

WXGA (1280 x 800) 1,024,000 pixels

Compressed

 

Maximum UXGA (1,600 x 1,200)

Comp. Signal Compatibility

 

 Resolutions

 

SVGA, XGA, SXGA, SXGA+, WXGA, WXGA+, WSXGA+, UXGA

Hor./Vert. Frequency

 

fH 31.5-91.1 kHz / fV 56-85 Hz

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 (sharing audio terminal),
YCbCr/YPbPr

Digital Input

HDMI

Audio

I/O terminal

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

Speaker

Monaural (1W)

Other terminals

USB

 

N/A

Control terminal

RS-232C
Adapter cable (YK-5) required and sold separately

Power source

 

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power
Consumption

Operating power: 270W (Eco-Mode: 220W)

 

Usage environ.

Operating Temp.

41-95°F  (5~35°C)

Operating Humidity

20~80% (non-condensation)

High Alt. Mode

Yes (for operation 5000 ft to 10000 ft above sea level)

Dimensions

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

Weight

3.96 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

Remote controller range

16.40 feet maximum

Bundled accessories

Wireless remote controller (YT-35),  RGB cable, AV cable, AC Power  Cord, Projector Soft Case, Accessory Soft Case, Manual on
CD-ROM

Optional Accessories

Replacement Lamp (Part # YL-4B)

RS-232C adapter (Part # YK-5)

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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