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Casio Introduces Ultra-Bright Super Slim Projectors - Slim and easily portable 2,500 ANSI Lumens projectors - No PC Needed for Presentations
 June 19, 2007

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Melissa Keklak
Casio, Inc.
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CASIO INTRODUCES ULTRA-BRIGHT SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS
Slim and easily portable 2,500 ANSI Lumens projectors
No PC Needed for Presentations

DOVER, NJ, JUNE 19, 2007 - Casio, Inc. announced today the release of two new ultra-bright models in the Super Slim Projector series. The new XJ-S46 and XJ-S41 feature a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens in a very slim piece of equipment with a height of just 1.69" (1.26" at the thinnest point).  Casio, Inc. will start shipping the new projectors in the third quarter of 2007.  The new projectors will be on display at Casio's Booth # 1500 at InfoComm 2007.

Original Casio technologies such as a high-efficiency compact light source and a single-fan, two-compartment cooling system are the secret to the diminutive size (1.26" at the thinnest point)  of the two new Super Slim Projectors, which both pack a powerful 2,500 ANSI lumens. Equipped with a wide-angle 2X zoom for maximum magnification, they are ideal for use in various settings, from small meeting rooms to larger conference rooms and classrooms. 

The XJ-S46 comes with a built-in USB port, and can be used wirelessly or without a PC. The projectors can load and illustrate many forms of data* without a PC connection, including presentations, spreadsheets, word processed documents, PDF files, still images (JPEG and BMP) and AVI format videos (compatible with MPEG4 and Motion JPEG). An optionally available USB wireless adapter frees users to deliver presentations without having to stay near the projector. A multi-functional camera system, which is sold separately, can also be directly connected to the projectors without the need for a PC.

"Casio is thrilled to introduce these two new additions to the super slim projectors line," said Frank Romeo, Vice President of Business and Professional Products.  "The resourcefulness of the XJ-S41 and XJ-S46 projectors, with their super slim design and powerful zoom lens, make them the perfect business travel tool."

The XJ-S41 will have an MSRP of $1,299, the XJ-S46 an MSRP of $1,499 and the YC-430 an MSRP of $1,199 and will be available at retail in July.

* Data from presentation, spreadsheet, and word processor software, and PDF files, must be converted using the bundled software for PC.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Automatic keystone correction makes projector placement easy
  • Direct power-on and power-off functions
  • True XGA (1,024×768) display and maximum SXGA+ (1,400×1,050) compressed display
  • Built-in speaker for videos and other media with audio
  • Easily adaptable for ceiling installation (special ceiling-installation lamp required)
  • Superior color reproduction is achieved thanks to gamma curve and color wheel that greatly enhance the reproduction of white and primary colors as well as intermediate tones.

Model Name

Brightness

USB Host Function

Speaker

XJ-S46

2,500 ANSI lumens

Built-in

Built In

XJ-S41

-

KEY FEATURES: XJ-S41

  • 2,500 Lumens
  • Fits in Your Briefcase!
  • 2X Optical Zoom
  • Native XGA 1024 x 768 Resolution
  • Multimedia 1080i Compatible
  • Built-in Speaker/Stereo Out
  • 3.9 lbs.

KEY FEATURES: XJ-S46

  • 2,500 Lumens
  • Fits in Your Briefcase!
  • 2X Optical Zoom
  • USB – For Optional:
    • Wireless (Up to 4 PC's)
    • Thumb Drive for Presentations without a PC
  • Native XGA 1024 x 768 Resolution
  • Multimedia 1080i Compatible
  • Built-in Speaker/Stereo Out
  • 3.9 lbs.

Casio's YC-430 Multi-Functional Camera System is a great accessory for these projectors for anyone who needs to project printed materials or 3D objects. More information is provided below.

Main Features of the YC-430 Multi-Functional Camera System
■ High Resolution, 10.1 Megapixel Camera Can Be Carried With The Projector
Compact fold-up design and genuine performance featuring a CCD with an effective 10.1 megapixels, 3X optical zoom, and 22X digital zoom. Can also be used as a digital camera.

■ Multiple Uses Go Beyond the Conventional Document Camera
In addition to documents, it can capture bulletin boards or 3D objects. The images taken by the camera can also be stored on a PC. It even has a scanner function for copying and saving documents.

■ Auto Alignment Function Straightens Documents
Just place a document within the specified position and the camera will adjust the angle between the camera and the object to make it look beautifully straight on the full screen. When capturing a whiteboard or bulletin board, this function eliminates any unnecessary background to make the images clear and easy to view.

KEY FEATURES: YC-430 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CAMERA SYSTEM

  • 10.1 Megapixel Removable Digital Camera
  • Fits in Your Briefcase – approximately 6.6" x 1.7" x 11.7" folded
  • Scanner
  • 3-D Presenter
  • Document Presenter
  • Direction Connection to USB on Projector
  • 3.75 lbs.

 MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

Model Name
XJ-S46
XJ-S41
Brightness
2,500 ANSI lumens
Lamp
210W high-pressure mercury lamp
Contrast ratio
1800:1 (in telephoto mode)
Digital Vertical Keystone Correction
Auto: +30°  Manual: ±30°
Focusing
Manual focus (electric)
Projection Lens
Optical 2X electric zoom
Projection Screen Size
15 inches to 300 inches
Projection Range
Minimum: 2.75 feet
60" screen: 5.57 to 11.15 feet, 100" screen: 9.18 to 18.37 feet
Projection System
DLP® System
Display Element
0.55" DLP® chip 786,432 pixels (1,024 x 768)
Color Reproduction
Full color (16.77 million colors)
RGB
Input Terminals
RGB Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1 (YCbCr/YPbPr input, shared)
True
XGA (1,024x768)
Compressed
Maximum: SXGA+(1,400x1,050)
Video
Signal Input
NTSC/PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/PAL60/SECAM
Input Terminals
Composite: 3.5mm mini jack ×1 (audio input and output, shared)
YCbCr/YPbPr: Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1 (RGB input, shared)
Audio
Input/Output Terminal
3.5mm mini jack x 1 (video input, shared)
Speaker
1W monaural
USB
Interface
TypeA x 1
USB (1.1) Host
Power
AC100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions
10.63" (W) × 7.83" (D) × 1.69" (H) (excluding projections, 1.26"at thinnest point.)
Weight
3.97lbs.
Security compatibility
Kensington-compatible / Power On Password
Other functions
Direct Power On, Direct Power Off, Digital Zoom (4X), Freeze, Pointer, Color Mode, Eco-Mode, Blank, Ceiling Installation (requires special lamp for ceiling installation, sold separately)
Bundled Accessories
Wireless remote controller / AC cord / RGB cable /
Dedicated AV cable / CD-ROM / Soft case

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE YC-430 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CAMERA SYSTEM

Effective Pixels
10.10 million
Imaging Element
1/1.8" square pixel color CCD (total pixels: 10.37 million)
Display Resolution
Still image: XGA (1,024x768), SVGA (800×600)
Through display: VGA (640×480), QVGA (320×240)
Lens
f=7.9 - 23.7mm (35mm format: 38.0 - 114.0mm),F2.8 - 5.4
Zooming
Optical: 3X (electric), Digital: 22X (scrollable)
Focusing
Contrast type auto focus
Shutter Speed
Auto
Aperture
Auto
White Balance
Auto
Image Rotation
Supported (90゚, 180゚, 270゚)
Terminals
USB (2.0 Full-Speed)×1
Power Requirements
100 to 240V AC, 50/60Hz
Dimensions
Storage: 6.6" (168mm) (W) x 1.7" (44mm) (H) x 11.7" (296mm) (D)
Operational: 12.9" (327mm) (W) x 15.9" (404mm) (H) x 10.4" (264mm) (D)
Weight
3.75lbs / 1.7kg

Specifications subject to change without notice.

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation (USA). All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Casio, 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 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

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