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SOURCE Casio America, Inc.
Fifth Generation Technology Drives New Ultra Short Throw, SLIM, and Signature Offerings
LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc., a pioneer in the data projection space, shines brightly on the business, education and hospitality industries at InfoComm 2014 where the recently introduced XJ-UT310WN LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector and refreshed SLIM and Signature series will be on display. Casio's portfolio of projectors is powered by its LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source technology featuring LampFree®, eco-friendly data projection that offers an overall lower total cost of ownership than traditional projectors. The new introductions will be showcased at Casio's booth, #C5120, at the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 18-20.
"We are thrilled to return to InfoComm again this year to showcase our latest generation of LampFree® projectors to the industry," said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio's Business Projector Division. "As a market leader, we are continuously making improvements to ensure that Casio's LampFree® projectors stay true to their promise, to deliver unmatched brightness while reducing total cost of ownership and remaining eco-conscious."
Now in its 5th generation, Casio's LampFree® projectors are manufactured at Casio's Yamagata, Japan factory, a facility recognized for quality and craftsmanship. Not only is Yamagata a Casio factory, it means Casio projectors are manufactured in Japan making them TAA compliant and can be GSA listed for government sales.
Casio's LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source combines a laser, a fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness. This latest-generation light source offers a 30 percent increase in LED light output for improved colors for Signature, SLIM and the new Ultra Short Throw in Casio's portfolio. In addition, the LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source has an estimated 20,000 hour lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation.
Casio's LampFree® projectors are also environmentally conscious. They are all mercury lamp-free, which eliminates concerns for the proper disposal of used lamps and mercury pollution. Since Casio began shipping LampFree® projectors, it has eliminated 15 pounds of mercury from the global waste stream, which represents more than 300,000 projector lamps.
Compared to traditional lamp-based projectors, Casio's Signature projectors consume 1/3 less power per unit and eliminate the need for expensive projection lamps that often need replacement. This makes them one of the most cost-effective LampFree® projectors on the market. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts and eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent.
XJ-UT310WN Ultra Short Throw
Primarily designed for the education market where Ultra Short Throw projectors are becoming the standard, the XJ-UT310WN offers WXGA resolution and required connectivity plus a suite of application tools which easily integrate today's mobile technology into the classroom. With brightness up to 3100 lumens and an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio's new XJ-UT310WN is the world's brightest LampFree® Ultra Short Throw projector available.
The XJ-UT310WN is available now with an MSRP of $1,999.99 and available for purchase through Casio's National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors. An optional wall mount (YM-80) is also available with a MSRP of $249.99.
SLIM & Signature Series
The SLIM series of LampFree® projectors weighs in at only five pounds and measure 1.7 inches thick, making them the thinnest high-brightness projectors in the industry and ideal for presenters on the go.1 The Signature series projectors, geared for the education and corporate markets, are equipped with 2 GB of built-in memory and allow many file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, to be stored in the projector for quick and easy playback. They can also display content from a PC by connecting the projector and PC through a USB cable, and include video, computer and HDMI inputs.
The latest introductions in the SLIM and Signature series provide remote operation capable through Crestron Roomview™, Intelligent Brightness Control, wired LAN projection and MobiShow®, which enables users to make presentations wirelessly via any smartphone, computer or other mobile device equipped with wireless LAN capabilities. Each model is fitted with a fully connectable interface, including three types of video and audio inputs, as well as HDMI, RGB and RS-232C terminals.
The new SLIM lineup of projectors is available now with an MSRP starting at $969.99 and the new Signature models are available with a MSRP starting at $919.99. Both series are offered through Casio's national Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors.
Casio introduced the world's first LASER & LED, LampFree® portfolio of projectors in 2010 and has been expanding its offerings ever since. For additional information on Casio's full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visit www.CasioLampFree.com.
1Based on Casio research as of May, 2014 for High-brightness data projectors with at least 2,000 lumens.
About Casio LampFree® Projectors
Casio's portfolio of LampFree® projectors combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. Casio has four series of LampFree® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications - Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw. For additional information on Casio's projector series and LampFree® technology, please visit www.CasioLampFree.com.
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 fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit www.CasioUSA.com.
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