Casio recently introduced a new range of Eco-friendly Mercury Free projectors at Infocomm 2013 Event. These projectors are built to give high quality projections,and are eco-friendly. Casio has launched first Lamp-Free projectors.
The conventional projectors have Mercury Lamp which are not eco-Friendly. Moreover the quality of projections in the Mercury lamp projectors degrades by 50% after 2000 Hours of usage. But these Casio projectors are lamp free, hence its quality of projection is not affected. New projectors of Casio has Hybrid Light Source which is formed by a mixture of Laser’s and LED’s. It also gives a brightness of upto 6500 Lumens, unlike the only LED projector’s having brightness of only 500 Lumens. Casio’s Hybird light source last upto 10 times longer then the mercury lamp projectors.
As these new projectors are Lamp-Free, they save the cost of replacing Mercury Bulbs. Due to the Hybrid light source, these projectors give a more brighter and sharp projections. Lifetime expectancy of the projectors is 20,000 hours, which makes it a long-run product. The start up time of Casio’s projector with full brightness is only 8 secs due to the technology used in light source. These projectors doesn’t requires cool down which will benefit the user. Projectors also have auto-brightness feature, which uses a sensor to detect the surrounding lights and adjust the brightness automatically. The projector consume 30% less power than the conventional mercury projectors.
The Dual Projection Feature uses two projectors simultaneously along with a Geometric Correction box which aligns both projection. Dual Projection gives a image of 6000 Lumens which is much brighter. Also the Geometric box can be used to give projection on an uneven or curved surface. You can see the geometric correction feature in the video at the end of the post.
DLP-3D function in the projectors help to project 3-D images, which can be viewed using Casio 3-D goggles. 3-D image can give a more detailed view of image enhancing the ability to understand things. Casio has also made a software that can convert 2-D images into 3-D.
Speaking about connectivity, Projectors can be connected to laptop using cables. Along with cables, it supports Wireless connectivity to Laptops and PC. Using the mobishow feature, slides and images can be directly shown and controlled from Smartphones. At a time projections from 4 devices can be shown simultaneously using 4 split screen. The projectors support upto 32 terminal connection at a time. The presentations can also be directly played from USB device instead of using Laptops.
Standard series delivers brightness upto 3000 Lumens and weighs about 3.9 Kg. It targets the economic users in the market. The price range starts from Rs 77,995.
Pro Series has brightness upto ANSI 4000 Lumens. These series is useful for large and clear projections. It has a built-in 10W speaker which eliminates the use for extra speakers in a small room. The price range starts from Rs 1,39,995.
Short Throw Series
The Short throw series are made for short distance projections which is ideal for classroom teaching. It can project 60 inch screen from a distance of 80 cm. It gives brightness of ANSI 3000 Lumens. The short distance projection eliminates shadow and light shining problem in Viewer’s eye. The price range starts from Rs1,39,995
The slim series projectors are highly compact and portable due to the weight and dimensions. The quality of the projection is not affected with decrease in size. It still gives a brightness of 3000 Lumens and weighs 2.3 Kg only. It has 2X power zoom and the price range starts from Rs. 89,995
Overall the new range of projectors are cost-effective, eco-friendly, portable, provide high performance, gives 3-D projection and have better connectivity options than the traditional mercury projectors.
Casio launches New Range of Eco-friendly Mercury Free Projectors at Infocomm 2013
CASIO India Company Private Limited, a 100% subsidiary of the JPY341.7 Billion consumer electronics giant Casio Computer Co. Japan, unveiled a range of mercury free projectors at Infocom 2013. Casio, a leading manufacturer of projection technology has developed a variety of solutions geared for the corporates & education sector. Since the introduction of Casio’s LampFreeTM projection technology in 2010, the company has spoken with Institutions to better understand their challenges and identify areas where they still needed assistance. Understanding the need for advanced technology on a limited budget, new age projectors are developed.
Speaking at the launch at Infocomm stated Mr. Kulbhushan Seth, Vice President, Casio India Company, “We take great pride in unveiling this new family of projectors with innovative solution such as interactive white board and stacking projection system.” He added, “Our new line will provide our customers with all the advantages of Casio’s unique LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source plus superior brightness, an energy-saving interactive experience. New solutions designed for the business, education, Pro AV, digital signage and home entertainment markets. Further assuring best in class quality Casio has extended warranty on its Projector Light Source Unit, i.e. 5 years or 10,000 hours, w.e.f. 1st Oct’13 onwards.” He added, “What’s more, these projectors are mercury free and reduce the carbon imprint.”
Casio India launched the Portable Interactive White Board (IWB) and Dual Projection System (Stacking solutions). The Interactive White Board is available in one size ( 72”), and compatible with Casio’s entire portfolio of projectors. The new Interactive White Board can be easily installed without cables or additional hardware– it’s basically a magnetic board. With the special pen, educators and students can annotate on screen or paper, as it can be used as a stylus, mouse or actual pen. The Interactive White Board can also be used as a conventional white board using dry-erase markers. Casio’s Interactive White Board enables educators to interact with students in a multitude of ways.
The Interactive Whiteboard & Pointing function enables users to maintain control of the PC by positioning the pointer at the projection screen as well as what is written on the screen, when utilizing the Presentation Draw software, a perfect tool to incorporate into classroom lessons and business presentations.
The Interactive White Board is priced at Rs.69,995.
Dual Projection System (Stacking Solutions)—XJ-SK600
As the trend towards installing digital signage solutions for information systems and advertising space continues, the launch of Casio’s Dual Projection System XJ-SK600, CASIO is making a notable advance in this field. The perfect interplay between several components in an all-inclusive solution produces projections with an extraordinary image quality.
CASIO’s Dual Projection System XJ-SK600 consists of two projectors, a Geometric Correction Box YA-S10 and a sturdy, black stacking box, which acts as a casing. Both projectors project the same image. The result is a strong light output of up to 6,000 ANSI lumens from a laser and LED hybrid light source. The Geometric Correction Box software synchronizes the two overlapping images, thus producing a completely distortion-free image.
This technology enables the user to project onto an extensive variety of surfaces including otherwise unsuitable surfaces such as columns and arched and round walls. The image remains bright and clear, even on projection surfaces with a screen size of up to 792 cm (300).
The price of XJ-SK600 is Rs.3, 29,995 and Geometric Correction toolbox is available separately at a price of Rs.69,995 .
Casio projectors include Slim Series, Standard Series, Pro Series and Short Throw Series models.
The Slim series has 5 models with ANSI lumens upto 3000. This series has an innovative mobile styling, with a slim 43mm case and is weighs 2.3kg weight with 2 x powers zoom. This model can be easily carried wherever needed; be it conference rooms or classrooms or a business trips or training sessions. This range is priced from Rs.89,995 to 1,19,995
The Standard series has 8 models with ANSI lumen upto 3,000 and comes with a host of technological advancements to serve to its wide range of users. This range is priced from Rs.77,995 to 1,07,995,
The Pro series has 6 models with ANSI Lumen upto 4,000. This enables large screen projection in large conference rooms as well as clear projection of images in brightly lit rooms. This series is priced from Rs.1,39,995 to 1,67,995,
Short Throw Series:
The Short Throw series consists of 2 models with ANSI Lumen upto 3,000 and is equipped with a set of applications, making it ideal for classroom teaching. This series has a short-throw lens for projection of 60-inch screen from at a distance of 80 cm. The shorter projection distance provided by this close-up projection reduces shadows on the screen and eliminates the possible distraction of projector light shining in viewers’ eyes, optimizing user and viewer comfort. This range is priced from Rs.1,39,995 to 1,49,995.
The entire series of Casio’s new projectors have unmatched features such as Laser and LED Technology with upto 20, 000 hours performance with no lamp replacement as well as 24 X 7 continuous operations. Additionally, these eco- friendly mercury free technology projectors use low power consumption (less than 1 watt and reduced user’s carbon footprint. Besides, minimizing operating costs, these projectors have an auto brightness adjust which optimizes brightness to room lighting.
The other features of this range include DLP® 3D projection function, MobiShow® compatible Wireless LAN, Wireless connection with smart phones and other mobile devices and USB 2.0 host function to showcase data stored in USB memory. The range has a Wireless LAN function, and the Wireless connection is compatible with Windows & Macintosh PC’s, Built –in speaker (1W, 5W, 10W) along with Interactive Pointing function, Automatic Eco: Intelligent Brightness Control Automatic vertical keystone correction, Display Resolution and Wide-angle zoom lens. These projectors are also equipped with an Anti-theft lock.
Warranty and Availability:
All main Projector Units come with a 3 years from the date of purchase. The Light Source Units have a 5 years or 10,000 hours warranty, whichever comes first from the date purchase with effect from 1st October 2013.
The new range of projectors is available at select stores across India.