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Casio to Release A4-size, High-Brightness, Mercury-Free Projectors Packed with New Features

Supporting wireless presentations using smartphones

  • January 10, 2012

XJ-A256/A251/A246/A241
XJ-A256/A246

TOKYO, January 10, 2012 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. today announced that it plans to release three new slim, lightweight projectors in February—the XJ-A256, XJ-A246, and XJ-A146. The new models are A4-size projectors just 43 mm thin and 2.3 kg light. These mercury-free, high-brightness projectors use Casio’s Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source and offer a wide range of features such as the ability to conduct presentations wirelessly from a smartphone.*1


  • *1. Smartphone or other mobile device must be installed with MobiShow® software for AndroidTM, Apple iOS or Windows Mobile®


Casio first took advantage of its revolutionary Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source in 2010 to introduce an A4-size projector that delivered high brightness of up to 3,000 ANSI lumens without using a lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment. The product has since gone on to earn a strong reputation.

The new models coming in February maintain the same popular features as previous A4-size models, such as a wide-angle 2X zooms lens for flexible projector positioning, and a light source life of about 20,000 hours, which reduces frequency of maintenance and cuts operating costs. In addition, they boast new features such as the ability to display the remaining time during a presentation, and smartphone compatibility.

 

Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source

The new projectors achieve high brightness projection of 3,000 ANSI lumens using a mercury-free light source 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 blue laser.

Presentation Timer counts down on screen

The Presentation Timer feature enables the user to project a countdown of the remaining minutes and seconds on one part of the screen. If the presentation exceeds the preset time, the timer display changes to red to alert the presenter. The timer can be set for up to 60 minutes.

Give presentations using a smartphone or USB memory

With the XJ-A256, XJ-A246 and XJ-A146, users can give wireless presentations using a smartphone*1 or computer that supports wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g), or project data*2 from a USB memory device.

 


  • *2. Certain types of data may need to be converted using the bundled computer software, before saving to a USB memory device.


 

Energy-saving Intelligent Brightness Control

Integrated light sensors automatically adjust the projection brightness level according to the ambient lighting. This reduces power consumption by as much as 47%.*3

 


  • *3. Reduction compared with power consumption for Eco Mode Level 5 (110 W), using power consumption for Bright Mode (210 W) as a baseline reference.


 

Wide-angle 2X zoom capability

The extensive range of projection distances made possible by the wide-angle 2x zoom lens gives great flexibility when positioning the projector in all kinds of meeting spaces, conference rooms, and classrooms.

The projector also comes with an automatic keystone correction function that eliminates any image distortion that may occur due to the positioning of the projector.

Casio will also release new A4-size projector models with basic features only—XJ-A251, XJ-A241 and XJ-A141.

XJ-A141
XJ-A141


 

Model
Display
resolution
Brightness
Presentation by Smartphone or USB Memory
XJ-A256
WXGA Real (1,280×800)
3000 ANSI lumens
XJ-A256 only
XJ-A251
XJ-A246
2500 ANSI lumens
XJ-A246 only
XJ-A241
XJ-A146
XGA Real (1,024×768)
2500 ANSI lumens
XJ-A146 only
XJ-A141


 

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States.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.

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