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Casio Unveils Next-Generation Graphing Calculator - PRIZM
 October 7, 2011

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CASIO UNVEILS NEXT-GENERATION GRAPHING CALCULATOR — PRIZM

High-Resolution Color LCD Gives Students Deeper Understanding of Math;
World's First*1 Picture Plot Function Enables Users to Graph Over Real-Life Images

DOVER, NJ, October 7, 2010 - Casio America, Inc., and its parent company, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced the release of PRIZM™ (PRIZM fx-CG10), advancing the next-generation of graphing calculators with its high- resolution color LCD and various functions designed to assist with math lessons. PRIZM™ includes the world's first Picture Plot*1 function that enables users to plot graphs over curves and other familiar shapes in real life, such as the parabola of jets from a water fountain. The high-resolution color LCD delivers full textbook-style display.

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PRIZM™ is revolutionary among graphing calculators with features that enhance users' understanding of mathematics. With conventional graphing calculators, students learn by inputting equations to create graphs. PRIZM™ creates a whole new way to learn math by enabling students to experiment by creating their own graphs over pictures of real-life scenes, and then understand the functions from the graphs that they created on their own.

"We are thrilled to introduce the new PRIZM™ to Casio's line of superior graphing calculators," said Greg Yurchuk, director of marketing of Casio’s Education Division. "It brings math to life with vivid images and color displays which offer students a fun and innovative way to learn in the modern-day classroom."

Casio has contributed to math education around the world by developing advanced calculators that make learning easier. In 1985, Casio introduced the world's first graphing calculator, the fx-7000G, and in 2004 the company released the fx-82ES scientific calculator with textbook display that showed fractions and root functions as they appeared in textbooks.

PRIZM fx-CG10 Calculator
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High-resolution color LCD with full textbook-style display
The color LCD offers full textbook-style display with the highest pixel resolution*2 (82,944 dots) and widest color reproduction*2 (65,536 colors) of any calculator. PRIZM™ comes with high-resolution fonts up to 18x24 dots (including blank dots), to enable equations and text to be displayed just like they appear in textbooks. The Blanview LCD delivers superior visibility and low power consumption, enabling color display with an estimated run time of 140 hours on four AAA-size alkaline batteries.*3

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Picture Plot enables learning from real-life pictures
Picture Plot enables users to create their own graphs over pictures displayed on the color LCD. PRIZM™ comes with 55 types of color pictures that users can create graphs over, such as a picture of the parabola of jets from a water fountain and an image sequence of a clock’s pendulum movement. Users can perform regression calculations from the completed graphs to enhance their understanding of math functions.

Multitude of functions that leverage the color LCD
Colors can be added to a multitude of graphing objects including dotted lines, circles, and bars, as well as grid lines on graphs, labels of coordinate axes, and coordinate values displayed during tracing. The Color Link function links the colors used in graphs to the designated values in the spreadsheet screen, to aid the visual comprehension of trends and changes in values. PRIZM™ automatically color-codes brackets when entering equations with multiple brackets, as a visual aid to facilitate the entry of complex equations.

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PRIZM™ also features an all-new case design that is the model look for the next-generation graphing calculator. It retains the key layout and style of operation that is popular among users of Casio's graphing calculators, but packages them in an attractive and sleek new body shape. Users can also connect PRIZM™ to Casio';s SLIM Projectors, the company's newest data projectors, to project graphs and equations on a screen and facilitate students learning and aid teachers in the classroom.

PRIZM™ will be available in January 2011 with an MSRP of $129.99.

For more information on PRIZM™, visit www.CasioEducation.com.

Specifications

Display

Type

Blanview LCD (Hyper Amorphous Silicon TFT)

Pixel

82,944 (216x384) dots

Color Reproduction

65,536 colors

Character

8 lines of 21 characters (including lines in Function Menu)

Full Textbook-Style Display

Math Input/Output

Variables

28

Calculation Range

+/-1x10-99 to +/-9.999999999x1099 and 0.
Internal operations use 15-digit mantissa.

Exponential Display Range

Norm 1:10-2> |x|, |x| ≧1010
Norm 2:10-9>|x|, |x| ≧1010

Program Capacity

61,440 bytes (max.)

USB Port

Complies with USB 2.0 standards

Storage Memory Capacity

16MB (max.)

Power Consumption

0.6W

Power Source

AAA-size alkaline batteries LR03 (AM4)
Nickel-metal hydride batteries (recommended type only)

Approximate Battery Life

Non-stop flashing cursor display in Run-Matrix mode. Each hour, display brightness 3 for first 30 seconds and then to 1 for remainder of hour.

 

Four AAA-size alkaline batteries LR03 (AM4)

250 hours

Four nickel-metal hydride batteries (recommended type only)

150 hours

Repeat of one-hour cycle of (1), (2), and (3) below.
(1) Menu display for 5 minutes (display brightness 3 for first 30 seconds and then 1 thereafter)
(2) Run-Matrix mode calculation for 5 minutes (display brightness 3)
(3) Flashing cursor in Run-Matrix mode for 50 minutes(display brightness 3 for first 30 seconds and then 1 thereafter)

 

Four AAA-size alkaline batteries LR03 (AM4)

140hours

Four nickel-metal hydride batteries (recommended type only)

085hours

Auto Power Off

Auto power off, adjustable for either approximately 10 minutes or approximately 60 minutes.

Dimensions

0.81” x 3.52” x 7.42”

Approximate Weight

.51 lb. (including alkaline batteries)

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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.casioeducation.com.

*1 As of October 7, 2010, for built-in calculator functions. According to a survey by Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

*2. As of October 7, 2010, for the pixel resolution and color reproduction of calculators. According to a survey by Casio Computer Co., Ltd.

*3. Using repetition of the following one-hour sequence: Menu display for 5 minutes, Run-Matrix mode calculation for 5 minutes, flashing cursor in Run-Matrix mode for 50 minutes. Based on default settings for display brightness and auto power off. (Refer to the Specifications for exact settings)