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Enabling Direct Network Connectivity for Remote Management of AV Networks
 June 9, 2011

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CASIO ENHANCES CONNECTIVITY CAPABILITIES FOR NEW PORTFOLIO OF PROJECTORS WITH CRESTRON ROOMVIEW®

Enabling Direct Network Connectivity for Remote Management of AV Networks

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 09, 2011 - Casio America, Inc. announced today its partnership with Crestron Electronics, Inc. which enables Casio to feature Crestron RoomView® Connected in its new portfolio of innovative projectors. Projectors equipped with USB and LAN capabilities are RoomView® enabled and provide direct compatibility and operation with RoomView® Express software. This free software provides users with enterprise help desk management, remote monitoring and control of AV devices on the network without any special wiring, hardware or programming.

“This partnership represents Casio’s dedication to the Pro AV and education industries where it is essential for organizations to seamlessly monitor and manage their networks,” said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “By partnering with Crestron, we are able to provide our customers with enhanced connectivity so they can ensure that their networks are producing the best ROI possible.”

By simply connecting to the network via laptop or computer, AV Managers or IT professionals can instantly control any Casio projector with Crestron RoomView Express software. Users can conduct real-time, facility-wide monitoring, control diagnostics for up to 25 AV resources from any room and any PC with a point-and-click interface. With an upgrade to RoomView® Server Edition, an unlimited amount of rooms can be managed and monitored for larger facility-wide control. The software automates and streamlines several management and technical support functions to improve efficiency and support for Casio’s new projectors while freeing up valuable time for users and managers. Additionally, RoomView generates reports based on resource usage and schedule maintenance with an asset management tool for all connected Casio projectors, driving efficiency and lowering costs.

“We are thrilled that Casio has built our RoomView Connected technology into their Short Throw, Signature and Pro series of USB-connected projectors,” said Crestron Director of Business Development, Steve Samson. “Casio continues to create projectors with superior brightness and energy savings and with RoomView capability onboard, these projectors set a new standard for power and performance.”

Users also benefit from the built-in instant help desk messaging and emergency broadcasting feature which provides the safest, most secure environment possible. This allows educators and professionals to focus on delivering enhanced presentations through Casio’s new capabilities such as improved audio, expanded RGB-In/RGB-Out spots, 3D content display and Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing function.

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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, projectors, 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 casioprojector.com.

About Crestron
For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Providing integrated solutions to control audio, video, lighting, computer, IP and environmental systems, Crestron streamlines technology, improving the quality of life for people in corporate conference rooms, hotels, classrooms, auditoriums, and in their homes. Crestron's leadership stems from its dedicated people who are committed to providing the best products, programs and services in the industry.

In addition to its World Headquarters in Rockleigh, New Jersey, Crestron has sales and support offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia.