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Casio Refreshes Super Slim Projector Lineup
 June 17, 2009

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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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VISIT CASIO BOOTH #2949

CASIO REFRESHES SUPER SLIM PROJECTOR LINEUP

New XJ Projector Models Feature Next Generation Technology and Competitive Price Point

DOVER, NJ, JUNE 17, 2009 - Casio America, Inc., announced today the release of six new additions to the Super Slim lineup featuring up to 3000 ANSI lumens, while maintaining the slim, sleek form that has become synonymous with Casio projectors. Casio has refreshed their super thin, super bright micro portable projector line with the announcement of the models - XJ-S58, XJ-S53, XJ-S48, XJ-S43 and XJ-S38, XJ-S33 featuring DLP® projection technology.  The price point for the six new projectors is approximately $100 lower than past models, making Casio’s super slim projectors the perfect solution for someone looking for a professional-quality projector at a reasonable price.  The new lineup 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.

Casio delivers up to 3000 ANSI lumens output, while maintaining the industries’ slimmest projector* lineup at 1.7” thick and under four pounds in weight.  The brightness and versatile 2X power zoom lens allow the Super Slim projectors to be used in a boardroom, conference or classroom, where brightness is an important feature.  The price point allows for the projectors to be available to educators and business executives who do not wish to sacrifice brightness or resolution for size. 

Additionally, the USB equipped models, XJ-S58, XJ-S48 andXJ-S38, enable users to make PowerPoint and other presentations wirelessly and without a PC.

“Casio is thrilled to introduce these six new additions to the Super Slim projector line,” said Frank Romeo, Vice President of Casio’s Business Projector Division.  “Casio continues to create affordable projectors with improved quality in brightness and zoom for the business and education industries.”

The new models will also support connectivity for control through RS-232 and will be compatible with Crestron, Extron and AMX products. This feature, along with the flexibility of 2X power zoom lens and super slim design, make it perfect for low profile placement in any conference room or classroom. 

The USB equipped models allow for wireless connectivity through an optional WiFi receiver.  This feature will allow for expanded connectivity in the conference room, as it will be enable 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 processing documents and presentations including PDF files.

All models are equipped with wide-angle 2X power zoom providing the highest magnification in a data projector.  This power zoom will enable 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-S58, XJ-S53, XJ-S48, XJ-S43 and XJ-S38, XJ-S33 models feature DLP projection technology and  will be available through Casio’s authorized pro AV dealers and resellers.  Planned pricing will start from $699- $1199 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.
** Requires software included with XJ-S58 and XJ-S48

Series

Model Name

Brightness

USB Host Function

XJ-S Series

XJ-S58/XJ-S53

3000 ANSI lumens

XJ-S58 only

XJ-S43/XJ-S48

2700 ANSI lumens

XJ-S48 only

XJ-S33/XJ-S38

2300 ANSI lumens

XJ-S38 only

MAIN FEATURES OF NEW SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS

  • Permits projection without a PC or through a wireless PC connection
    • (XJ-S38, XJ-S48, XJ-S58)
  • 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 compatible 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-S53/XJ-S43/XJ-S33

XJ-S58/XJ-S48/XJ-S38

Brightness (lumens)

EcoMode:
OFF

3000/2700/2300
ANSI lumens

3000/2700/2300
ANSI 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

15 to 300 inch

Projection range

Minimum projection distance: 2.75 feet
Maximum projection distance:  30 feet
Projection Ratio: 1.4-2.8:1
For 60” screen: 5.57 to 11.15 feet for 100” screen: 9.18 to 18.37 feet

Projection system

DLP®

Display element

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

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

XGA (1,024x768) 786,432 pixels

Compressed

Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

Comp. Signal Compatibility

 Resolutions

SVGA, XGA, WXGA, SXGA, SXGA+, WGXA+, 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

Audio

I/O terminal

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

Speaker

Monaural (1W)

Other terminals

USB

N/A

Type  A x 1, USB (1.1) Host
Wireless (IEEE802.11b) Adapter YW-2L
Multi-functional camera system YC-400/430
USB memory (commercially available)

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, blank

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-3B/4B/5B)

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

N/A

Wireless Adapter with Software (Part # YW-2L)

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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