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Casio Showcases World's First* Mercury-Free High-Brightness Projectors
 June 9, 2010
CASIO AMERICA, Inc.
GREEN SLIM Projectors

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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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VISIT CASIO BOOTH # C5870

CASIO SHOWCASES WORLD’S FIRST* MERCURY-FREE HIGH-BRIGHTNESS PROJECTORS

GREEN SLIM Projectors Feature State-of-the-Art Hybrid Light Source
For B2B and Consumer Applications

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 9, 2010 - Advancements in video technology and portability are driving an increase in projection adoption in a wide range of markets. Projectors are changing the visual landscape and enhancing everything from digital signage, interactive gaming and advertising to lectures in the classroom.  Earlier this year, Casio America, Inc. announced the creation of a mercury-free, laser and LED Hybrid Light Source, capable of high-brightness projection for use in next-generation projectors. Developed under the company’s “clean and green” concept, the new projectors eliminate the need for mercury bulbs with the production of a long-lasting light source. Today, Casio is showcasing its GREEN SLIM line of projectors, the world’s first* mercury-free high-brightness data projectors, during InfoComm 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in the Central Hall, Booth #C5870. 

GREEN SLIM projectors are not only eco-friendly and affordable, but also versatile as they can be used for many applications including digital signage, education, business and home entertainment. While utilizing the GREEN SLIM projectors, users will encounter a better projection experience thanks to the many benefits of the Hybrid Light Source. Some of the application-specific benefits include:

Casio's Mercury-Free High-Brightness GREEN SLIM Projectors

Digital Signage
GREEN SLIM projectors can be integrated into a variety of signage applications and display electronic messages in any location helping businesses and organizations communicate effectively to target audiences without sacrificing image integrity or quality. The Green Slim’s long-life Hybrid Light Source provides longer operation in digital signage applications compared to mercury lamp projectors and can be rotated 90 degrees for portrait display (when using WXGA format models).

Education
GREEN SLIM projectors deliver extremely high-brightness image projection and colorful images that add impact to any lesson which benefits the overall teaching process and leads to an improved learning experience for students. 

Business
Lightweight (5 lbs.) and powerful, the new Casio GREEN SLIM projectors mean success for professionals on the road. At only 1.7” thin, they fit easily into briefcases for the ultimate in mobility. Reliable, worry-free and designed with the needs of the presenter in mind.

Home Entertainment
When holding movie night, watching the big game or bringing video games to life, Casio’s GREEN SLIM projectors can enhance the experience by offering a 100” or greater projection. The color and brightness is incredible and offers an experience that a large screen TV just can’t match.

Casio has created an original mercury-free hybrid light source capable of generating high brightness by combining a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED. Casio has achieved high output of green light, which has been considered difficult with conventional semiconductor light sources, by efficiently converting blue laser light into green light, using the fluorescent element. The high-brightness light of 2,000 or more lumens was then attained by projecting blue laser light, green light converted from blue laser light with the fluorescent element, and light emitted by a red LED through a DLP® chip onto the screen.

“Casio’s eco-friendly GREEN SLIM projectors demonstrate the company’s tradition of developing technologically advanced durable products that meet a variety of needs,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “The advances we have made to provide superior brightness and energy-saving features make it the perfect tool for a variety of applications.”

GREEN SLIM projectors are available in a diverse lineup, including several models with native WXGA resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels (16:10) and additional USB-enabled models that can project without a PC or communicate wirelessly with PCs. USB-enabled GREEN SLIM projectors, using an optional wireless adapter, can be wirelessly connected with up to 32 computers with up to four computers displayed simultaneously.

Listed below is the full lineup of GREEN SLIM projectors:

Model

Display resolution

Brightness

USB Host Function &
802.11b/g/n wireless capability*

XJ-A245U

WXGA
(1,280×800)

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A245U only

XJ-A240

XJ-A235U

2000 ANSI lumens

XJ-A235U only

XJ-A230

XJ-A145U

XGA
(1,024×768)

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A145U only

XJ-A140

XJ-A135U

2000 ANSI lumens

XJ-A135U only

XJ-A130

* optional wireless adapter required

For more information on the GREEN SLIM projector line, visit www.GreenSlimProjector.com.

Main Features of Casio’s GREEN SLIM Projectors

  • Laser & LED hybrid light source that enables mercury-free, high-brightness projection
    High-brightness projection is achieved without using a high-pressure mercury lamp by using blue light emitted by a blue laser, green light converted from blue laser light with a fluorescent element, and light emitted by a high-lumen red LED through a DLP® chip onto the screen.
  • Wireless communication with PCs (XJ-A245U/A235U/A145U/A135U)
    Using the optional (YW-3) adapter, these models can communicate wirelessly (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) with up to 32 Microsoft Windows® PCs (4 screens can be viewed simultaneously), enabling meetings in which multiple PCs are brought together and presentations can be conducted easily without connecting directly to the projector.
  • USB 2.0 host function enables presentations without a PC (XJ-A245U/A235U/A145U/A135U)
    These models can project presentations, spreadsheets, word-processor documents, PDF files and other data** prepared on a PC, still images (JPEG/BMP), and moving images (AVI format: Motion JPEG) all without a PC using the included EZ ConverterFA software and commercially available USB memory.
  • Standard paper-size high-brightness projectors
    High-brightness projection is achieved at 2,000 or more ANSI lumens with a laser & LED hybrid light source in a slim (1.7”) and lightweight (5 lbs.) standard paper-size body. These projectors can be carried together with documents without being bulky and can project clear images even in brightly lit rooms.
  • Superior color reproducibility increases presentation impact
    The laser & LED hybrid light source greatly improves color purity compared to high-pressure mercury lamps. It enables the production of beautifully vivid colors and projects clear, powerful images with visual effects of high color purity.
  • Longer-life light source
    Use of the laser & LED hybrid light source increases the light source life to approximately 20,000 hours-nearly 10 times that of Casio’s conventional products (XJ-S58, etc.) with a high-pressure mercury lamp-which means less maintenance and lower operating costs. Moreover, brightness deteriorates more slowly than with mercury lamps, so clear image quality can be maintained for a long time.
  • Quick powering on and off, an advantage for smooth presentations
    Projection at maximum brightness is possible in a minimum of eight seconds, and no cool down is needed when turning the projectors off. Thus, limited presentation time can be utilized effectively by enabling a smooth presentation flow from set-up to clean-up.
  • Wide-angle 2X optical zoom gives users freedom of projector setup
    These models come with a wide-angle 2X zoom lens (lens with a two times shorter focal distance) that provides the greatest magnification* of any data projector. The GREEN SLIM Projectors also have an auto keystone feature that automatically corrects vertical distortion of the display due to projector position, enabling effective use in diverse settings ranging from small meeting spaces to large conference rooms and classrooms.
  • HDMI terminal
    All models are equipped with an HDMI terminal that can transmit digital audio/video with only one cable. It enables AV devices and PCs also equipped with an HDMI terminal to be easily connected to the projectors, which can then project the contents with no loss of quality.
  • WXGA Native Resolution (XJ-A245U/A240/A235U/A230)
    WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution allows display of wide format content in its native format.
  • Ceiling mount is possible using commercially available hardware and brackets sold separately.

* As of January 6, 2010. According to a Casio survey.
* *Requires conversion with included PC software.

Specifications

Model

XJ-A245

XJ-A240

XJ-A235

XJ-A230

XJ-A145

XJ-A140

XJ-A135

XJ-A130

Brightness*1

2500 ANSI lumens

2000 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

2000 ANSI lumens

Contrast Ratio

1800:1

Estimated Life of Light Source

Up to 20,000 hours

Keystone Correction

+30° (auto) +/-30° (manual)

Focusing

Manual power focus

Projection Lens

2X optical power zoom lens

Projection Screen Size

18~300-inch

15~300-inch

Projection
Range

60-inch Screen

1.4m~2.8m

1.7m~3.4m

100-inch Screen

2.4m~4.8m

2.8m~5.6m

Minimum Range

0.84m

Projection System

DLP® system

Display Element

WXGA 0.65-inch DLP® chip
1,024,000 pixels (1,280x800)

XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip
786,432 pixels (1,024x768)

Color Reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB
Input

Display
Resolution

WXGA Real (1,280x800),
Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

XGA Real (1,024x768),
Compressed: Maximum UXGA (1,600x1,200)

Input Terminal

RGB mini D-Sub 15 pinx1 (Also serves as YCbCr/YPbPr input terminal)

Digital Input

Input Terminal

HDMI Type Ax1
(480P~1080P)

Video
Input

Signal Systems

NTSC/PAL/PAL-N/PAL-M/PAL60/SECAM

Input Terminal

Composite: AV terminal (3.5mm mini-jack) (Also serves as audio terminal)
Component: Also serves as RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin.

Audio

Input-output Terminal

3.5mm mini-jack x 1
(Also serves as video input terminal)

Speaker

1W monaural

Other
Terminals

USB
(2.0-compliant)

TypeAx1

TypeAx1

TypeAx1

TypeAx1

Control Terminal

RS-232C x 1 (Separately-sold YK-5 serial conversion cable required for connection)

Wireless Compatibility

IEEE 802 .11 b /g *2

IEEE 802 .11 b /g *2

IEEE 802 .11 b /g *2

IEEE 802 .11 b /g *2

Power Source

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power Consumption

Operating: 190W (Eco mode-on level 1) / Standby: 1W or less

Dimensions (WxHxD)

11.7” x 1.7” x 8.3” (including projections)

Weight

5 lbs.

Remote Control

Wireless remote controller

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, Power-on password

Other Functions

Direct power-on, Direct power-off, Digital zoom (2X), Rear-projection, Freeze, Pointer, Color mode, Eco mode, Blank, Ceiling mount*3

Included Accessories

Wireless remote controller / AC power cord / RGB cable /Special AV cable /
Instruction manual (on CD-ROM) / Quick reference / Warranty card / Soft case

*1 When Eco mode-off level 1
*2 A wireless module that attaches to a dedicated terminal inside the main unit is optional (YW-3).
*3 Metal ceiling-mount fittings required. Installation work charged separately.

  • DLP is registered trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States. Digital Light Processing is a trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States.
  • Windows is registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation of the United States within the United States and/or other countries.
  • XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation of the United States.
  • High-Definition Multimedia Interface is trademark or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
  • Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the 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.GreenSlimProjector.com.

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