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Introducing Super Slim Projectors with 2X Zoom Lens-XJ-S30 and XJ-S35
 June 7, 2006

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CASIO INTRODUCES SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS WITH
2X ZOOM LENS - MODELS XJ-S35 AND XJ-S30

XJ-S35 Enables Presentations without a PC

ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 7, 2006 - Casio, Inc. and its parent company, CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD., have announced the release of the Super Slim Projector , a new product in the CASSIOPEIA PRO series of data projectors at the InfoC omm 2006 Show that opened in Orlando, FL today. Two models will be available: the XJ -S35 and the XJ-S30. Casio Computer Co., Ltd. will start shipping the new projectors in the third quarter of 2006. The new projectors will be on display at Casio's Booth # 4027.

CASIO's CASSIOPEIA PRO series, introduced at the end of 2003, is well known for its compact size and brightness. CASSIOPEIA PRO also won kudos for being the first data projector with a wide-angle 2X zoom lens. This series of projectors has won rave reviews from both businesses and schools, and are used for a broad range of applications.

With the new Super Slim Projector (models XJ -S35 and XJ-S30), CASIO has made components such as the projection lens and light source much smaller, achieving a significant reduction in the height of the unit to just 1.69" (1.26" at the thinnest point). In addition, the high-end XJ-S35 model enables users to make PowerPoint and other presentations without a PC. A whole new breed of communication tool, the Super Slim Projector expands on what users can do through innovations in both form and function.

The Super Slim Projector's wide-angle 2X zoom lens gives it the best range of any data projector on the market-images can be projected from as close as 2.7'. It also delivers remarkable brightness of 2000 ANSI lumens, so users can make presentations without dimming the lights. This groundbreaking new mobile projector is great for small, everyday meetings and major presentations-and everything in between.

Accompa nying the new data projectors, CASIO is also introducing the YP-100 Multi-Functional Presentation Kit , an accessory that acts as a support tool for presentations that use data projectors. Casio Computer Co., Ltd., will start shipping the YP-100 in the third quarter of 2006.

"Casio is excited to introduce these two new super slim projectors", said Bob Garbutt,

General Manager of Casio's Business Projector Division. "The versatility of the

XJ-S35 and XJ-S30 projectors, with their super slim design and powerful zoom lens,

make them the perfect business companion", he continued.

Super Slim Projector XJ-S35

Top-of-the-line model that comes with all the features of the YP-100 Multi-Functional Presentation Kit built in, expanding the projector's range of applications. Images stored on commercially available USB memory, such as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, can be projected without using a PC (after conversion using the bundled software). In addition, an optionally available USB wireless adapter frees users to deliver presentations without having to stay near the projector.

Super Slim Projector XJ-S30

Features the same slim external dimensions and brightness of the XJ-S35, minus that model's USB port.

YP-100 Multi-Functional Presentation Kit

CASIO'S pocket-sized presentation support tool. The tool offers connectivity with

a wide range of data projectors, such as the XJ-S30, enabling image protection without a PC and the use of a USB wireless adapter.

Product Model Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price

Super Slim Projector

XJ-S35

$1,899

XJ-S30

$1,699

Multi-Functional Presentation Kit

YP-100

$599

CASSIOPEIA is a registered trademark of CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments. . Microsoft and PowerPoint are trademark and registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries. XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States. Other company, product, and service names used herein may also be trademarks or service marks of other 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 equipments 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

MAIN FEATURES OF SUPER SLIM PROJECTORS XJ-S35/XJ-S30

Super Bright Projection in an Amazingly Slim Device

The XJ-S35/XJ-S30 data projectors deliver 2000 ANSI lumens of brilliant light in a 1.69" thin package (1.26" at thinnest point ), thanks to CASIO's proprietary light source and cooling technologies. This makes it easy for users to carry the XJ-S35/XJ-S30 along with a notebook PC for use in client meeting rooms and other bright locations, with no need to dim the lights.

High-efficiency, thin-design optical unit

An aspherical reflector and a condenser lens with a new shape maximize the characteristics of the light source lamp, enabling a dramatic reduction in the unit's size.

Single-fan, two-chamber cooling system

The body is divided into two sections with a high static pressure fan located between the two. In addition, a heat pipe is provided in the exhaust section, a first for a projector, to disperse heat and provide efficient cooling in a small space.

Presentations Possible Without a PC (XJ-S35 Only)

Still images (JPEG/BMP) and video files (AVI format files compatible with MPEG 4 or Motion JPEG) stored on portable USB memory can be projected simply by inserting the USB memory device into the projector's USB port. Even Microsoft PowerPoint files can be projected after converting them on a PC (with Windows 2000 or XP) using software that comes with the unit, enabling users to make smart and speedy presentations without a PC. Additionally, CASIO's YC-400 multi-functional camera system, which can project non-digital documents and three-dimensional objects on a screen, can also be directly connected without using a PC.

Supports Wireless Connection with Windows PC (XJ-S35 Only)

The YW-2S USB Wireless Adapter is available as an option. Up to four Windows (2000 or XP) PCs can be wirelessly connected after installing simple software. This makes it easy to conduct meetings that bring together multiple presentations on different PCs in locations removed from the projector.

Wide-angle 2X Optical Zoom (Best in Class for Data Projectors)

The XJ-S35/XJ-S30 projectors feature a wide-angle 2X zoom lens that is highly compact thanks to the use of a molded-glass aspherical lens for high image quality and a lead-screw drive system that puts lenses in-line within the lens tube. This enables images to be projected from as close as 2.76', or as far away as 5.58' to 11.15' when using a 60" screen. This versatility allows for use in everything from small meeting rooms to larger conference halls andclassrooms.

Automatic Keystone Correction

Projector-to-screen angle is detected to automatically correct top distortion, and unit also allows for manual correction to bottom distortion: each by 30 degrees.

True XGA Support

These data projectors employ DLP projection technology for true XGA (1024 x 768) display and SXGA (1280 x 1024) compressed display. They also feature video input ports compatible with a wide variety of image sources.

MAIN FEATURES OF YP-100 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PRESENTATION KIT

The YP-100 is a pocket-sized presentation support tool compatible with a wide variety of data projectors, including the XJ-S30. It supports PC-free presentations using commercially available USB memory and can be used with the YW-2S USB Wireless Adapter and the YC-400 Multi-Functional camera system.

MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS OF SUPER SLIM PROJECTOR XJ-S35/XJ-S30

Model Name
XJ-S35
XJ-S30
Brightness
2000 ANSI lumens
Lamp
200W 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: 0.84 meters
60" screen: 1.7 to 3.4 meters, 100" screen: 2.8 to 5.6 meters
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 (1,024768)

Compressed

Maximum - SXGA (1,280 x 1024)

Video

Signal Input

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

Input Terminals

Composite: RCA pin terminal x 1
YCbCr/YPbPr: Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1 (RGB input, shared)

USB

Interface

TypeA x 1, USB (1.1) Host

Supported by the YP-100 Multi-Functional Presentation Kit

Connectable Equipment *

USB memory (commercially available)
Wireless (IEEE802.11b) Adapter YW-2S
Multi-Functional camera system YC-400

Power
AC100 to 240V, 50/60Hz
Dimensions
10.63" (W) 7.83" (D) 1.69" (H) ( excluding projections , 1.26"at thinnest point .)
Weight
3.97 lbs.
Security compatibility
Kensington-compatible/Power On Password
Other functions
Digital Zoom (4X), Freeze, Pointer, Color Mode, Direct Power On, Eco-Mode
Bundled Accessories
Wireless remote controller / AC cord / RGB cable / Video cable / CD-ROM / Soft case

* Limited to CASIO-designated products. Information will appear on the CASIO website on supported USB memory devices that have been confirmed to work.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

* Limited to CASIO-designated products. Information will appear on the CASIO website on supported USB memory devices that have been confirmed to work.

MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS OF YP-100 MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PRESENTATION KIT

Color Full color (16.77 million colors)
Resolution XGA (1,024 x 768)
RGB Out put Terminals RGB Mini D-Sub 15 pin x 1
Audio Out put Terminals Stereo mini jack x 1
USB Interface TypeA x 1, USB (1.1) Host

Connectable Equipment *

USB memory (commercially available)


Wireless (IEEE802.11b) Adapter YW-2S
Multi-Functional camera system YC-400

Power

AC adaptor ( AC100 to 240V, 50/60Hz)

Dimensions

2.56" (W) 3.82" (D) .79" (H) (excluding projections )

Weight

3.17 oz

Bundled Accessories

Wireless remote controller/ AC adaptor / AC cord / CD-ROM / Soft case

*Limited to CASIO-designated products. Information will appear on the CASIO website on supported USB memory devices that have been confirmed to work.

Specifications subject to change without notice.