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Casio to Release High-Brightness Mercury-Free Projectors That Deliver 3,500 ANSI Lumens

New Data Projectors Features Hybrid Light Source System

  • March 29, 2011
XJ-H1650/H1600
XJ-H1650/H1600


TOKYO, March 29, 2011 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced that it plans to release two new data projectors—the XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600. Equipped with Casio’s original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source, which combines lasers, phosphors, and LEDs, these projectors deliver high-brightness projection of 3,500 ANSI lumens.

Casio released the first projector to use its original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source in the second quarter of 2010. The projector achieved high brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens without using a lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment. In the fourth quarter of 2010, Casio took the next step by using the new light source in a new 3,000 ANSI lumens model. That model has since gone on to earn a strong reputation as a next-generation projector.

The new XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600 models coming in June boast the same excellent features of the Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source — including the light source life of about 20,000 hours and quick powering on and off — while improving the brightness to an astonishing 3,500 ANSI lumens. These high-grade models also feature various innovative functions such as Intelligent Brightness Control, which automatically adjusts the brightness to suit the environmental lighting conditions, and the ability to project 3D images, as well as a fully connectable interface.

 

    • High-brightness projection of 3,500 lumens is achieved with Casio’s original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source
    • Additional merits of the Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source are a light source life of about 20,000 hours as well as quick powering on and off
    • Intelligent Brightness Control that automatically adjusts the brightness level to suit the environmental lighting conditions
    • Presentations can be given in 3D using DLP 3D projection*1
    • Interface is equipped with three types of video and audio inputs as well as HDMI, RGB, and RS-232C terminals
    • Smartphones*2 and PCs can be connected wirelessly (XJ-H1650)
    • Presentations can be given without a PC using the USB 2.0 Host function (XJ-H1650)
    • Interactive Pointing function enables control of a PC by pointing at the screen*3 (XJ-H1650)

  • *1. To view 3D projection requires Casio’s 3D Glasses for CASIO Projector, sold separately. 3D projection is not possible using the HDMI input terminal.
  • *2. For use with smartphones capable of wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g) and installed with MobiShow software.
  • *3. This function requires Casio’s Interactive Pointer, sold separately.


Along with the upcoming release of the XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600, Casio will release two Short Throw models and eight Standard models of data projectors, all equipped with its Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source, as detailed below.

 

 

XJ-ST155/ST145
XJ-M255/M250/M245/M240
XJ-ST155/ST145
XJ-M255/M250/M245/M240


Genre
Model
Brightness
Display resolution
USB Host Function &
Wireless Communication
Interactive Pointing Function
Pro
XJ-H1650
3500 ANSI lumens
XGA Real (1,024×768)
XJ-H1650 only
XJ-H1650 only
XJ-H1600
Short Throw
XJ-ST155
3000 ANSI lumens
XGA Real (1,024×768)
Yes
Yes
XJ-ST145
2500 ANSI lumens
Standard
XJ-M255
3000 ANSI lumens
WXGA Real (1,280×800)
XJ-M255 only
XJ-M250
XJ-M155
XGA Real (1,024×768)
XJ-M155 only
XJ-M150
XJ-M245
2500 ANSI lumens
WXGA Real (1,280×800)
XJ-M245 only
XJ-M240
XJ-M145
XGA Real (1,024×768)
XJ-M145 only
XJ-M140

 

 

Main Features of Casio’s New Projectors

 

Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source

Casio’s new projectors achieve high brightness without the use of a high-pressure mercury lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment, by projecting three colors through a DLP chip: red emitted by a high-lumen red LED, green converted from blue laser light with a phosphor, and blue emitted by a high-lumen blue LED.* The light source has a lifespan of approximately 20,000 hours, reducing maintenance and cutting operating costs. In addition, the projectors reach maximum brightness in no more than five seconds, and no cool-down is needed when turning them off.


  • *. Blue laser light is used for standard genre projectors (XJ-M255, XJ-M250, XJ-M155, XJ-M150, XJ-M245, XJ-M240, XJ-M145 and XJ-M140).

 

Intelligent Brightness Control

The projectors feature an Intelligent Brightness Control that utilizes built-in light sensors to automatically adjust the brightness level of the projection to suit the lighting conditions in the surrounding environment, minimizing power consumption by using no more than the level of brightness actually required.

 

DLP® 3D projection Ready

Using a high-image-quality frame sequential technique, the projectors can project 3D images* created with CASIO 3D Converter software (sold separately), and viewable using 3D Glasses for CASIO Projector (also sold separately).


  • *. 3D projection is not possible using the HDMI input terminal.

 

Fully connectable interface

Every new model is fitted with RGB input, video input, HDMI and RS-232C terminals. The high-grade models of the XJ-H series and the Short Throw models of the XJ-ST series come with two types of RGB inputs and an RGB output. There is also a LAN cable port on the wireless communication models, the XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145, XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155, and XJ-M145.

 

Wireless communication with smartphones and computers (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145, XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155, and XJ-M145)

Wireless presentations can be made using smartphones and other mobile devices equipped with wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g) and MobiShow® software* installed, and, of course, computers with the same wireless LAN capabilities.


  • *. MobiShow® software is available in versions for AndroidTM, Apple OS, and Windows Mobile®. The type of files that can be used in wireless presentations may be limited depending on the operating system used. Further details will be published on Casio Websites.

 

USB 2.0 Host function (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145, XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155, and XJ-M145)

These models can be used without a computer simply by connecting a commercially available USB memory stick to the projector to show presentations, spreadsheets, word-processor documents, PDF files, and other data* prepared on a computer, as well as still images in JPEG and BMP formats, and moving images in Motion JPEG AVI format.


  • *. Files must be converted using the PC software included with the projector and available for download on Casio Websites.

 

Interactive Pointing Function (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, and XJ-ST145)

By using Casio’s Interactive Pointer (sold separately), a connected PC can be operated by pointing at the projection screen. It is also possible to write on the screen with this function when used in conjunction with Presentation Draw software, which comes bundled with the Interactive Pointer.

 

•MobiShow is a registered trademark of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other countries.
•Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
•Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Inc in the United States and/or other countries.
•Windows Mobile is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

 

Main Options of Casio’s New Projectors

Product
Model
Availability with Projector
XJ-H1650
XJ-H1600
XJ-ST155
XJ-ST145
XJ-M255
XJ-M250
XJ-M245
XJ-M240
XJ-M155
XJ-M150
XJ-M145
XJ-M140
3D Glasses for CASIO projector
YA-G30
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CASIO 3D Converter
YA-D30
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interactive Pointer
YA-P10
Yes
Yes

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