Casio to Release Eight New Affordable Laser & LED Projectors

Five WXGA Models and Three XGA Models

February 8, 2016

Core Series
Core Series
Advanced Series
Advanced Series

TOKYO, February 8, 2016 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will expand its affordably priced*1Core Series lineup of industry-first Laser & LED light source projectors by adding three new models featuring a 1.5X optical zoom lens. The company will also release five new Advanced Series projectors that offer superior scalability at an affordable price.*2

*1Projected base price for the Core Series representative new model XJ-V100W is less than US$800. Actual price will vary depending on tax considerations and market arrangements.

*2Projected base price for the new Advanced Series representative model XJ-F210WN is less than US$1,250. Actual price will vary depending on tax considerations and market arrangements.

Until recently, lamp-free projectors equipped with solid state illumination (SSI) light sources have only been available in the high end of the projector market due to their advanced technology. Casio succeeded in converting all of its projector models to SSI in 2010, and then, in 2015 launched affordably priced Core Series models featuring a 1.1X optical zoom lens. With the launch of the Core Series, made possible due to the progress of Casio Laser & LED light source technology, SSI projectors are no longer an expensive, high-end product.

The new projectors announced today include five WXGA and three XGA models. All eight of these new models are equipped with a 1.5X zoom lens for optimal flexibility in projector placement. The Advanced Series models can also be used to power other devices with HDMI terminal connections*3such as Intel®WiDi or Miracast wireless display adapters and stick devices, offering superior scalability. Casio holds an 80% share of the global market*4for SSI projectors with 2,500 lumens or more, which is bright enough to use in fully lit rooms. This dominant position has allowed Casio to develop the extensive new lineup being released today.

*3Casio plans to list compatible devices on its website.

*4Based on SSI projector volumes by manufacturer from January to December 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting Ltd.

All eight new models are produced by Yamagata Casio, the Casio Group's manufacturing base in Japan. The company's projector development capabilities using advanced Laser & LED light source technology have been brought together with the advanced production technology capabilities of Yamagata Casio, yielding excellent cost performance while maintaining high quality and reliability.

Superior economic performance delivered by the Casio SSI light source using a Laser & LED

The Casio Laser & LED light source has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, eliminating the need for lamp replacement, and reduces electricity consumption to about half that of a mercury lamp projector.*5Given these benefits, total cost of ownership (TCO) for the new models is better than that of a mercury lamp projector.*6

*5Based on an estimate by Casio, electricity consumption is approximately half of a mercury lamp projector with the same level of brightness.

*6Based on an estimate by Casio, TCO over a five-year period is lower than that of a mercury lamp projector with the same brightness and the same number of HDMI terminals.


Instant Power On/Off delivers outstanding usability

The new projectors reach maximum brightness in as fast as five seconds from the time the power is switched on, eliminating the need to wait around while mercury lamps warm up. They also immediately power off with just a touch of the button, and can be used again right away when powered back on, without the need for a cool-down period. The Instant Light Control feature allows adjustment of projection brightness using the left and right keys on the projector itself or on the remote control. Furthermore, with the Intelligent Light Control feature provided in the Advanced Series, these projector models sense ambient brightness in the room and automatically adjust the projection brightness accordingly.

Dependable dust-resistant design offers peace of mind

Casio has achieved projector dust resistance by structuring the internal components into three blocks to shield the optical block from dust. This helps ensure that dust does not lower projection brightness, enabling the projector to operate dependably for a long time.

Series
Resolution
Model
Brightness
Wireless LAN
Optical Zoom
USB Power Supply
HDMI
Core
Series
WXGA
XJ-V100W
3,000 lumens
1.5X
1 Terminal
XJ-V110W
3,500 lumens
XGA
XJ-V10X
3,300 lumens
Advanced
Series
WXGA
XJ-F210WN
3,500 lumens
Option
Yes
2 Terminals
XJ-F100W
XJ-F200WN
3,000 lumens
Option
XGA
XJ-F20XN
3,300 lumens
Option
XJ-F10X

Casio is promoting its Laser & LED light source technology with the aim of replacing mercury lamp projectors. In doing so, Casio is helping to reduce the environmental impact of projectors by discontinuing the use of mercury and cutting down on power consumption, which helps to reduce CO2emissions.

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