January 20, 2015
CASIO EXPANDS PROJECTOR PORTFOLIO WITH NEW ECOLITE™ LAMPFREE® MODEL
5th Generation Light Source Delivers Low Total Cost of Ownership in an Entry-Level Unit
DOVER, NJ, January 20, 2015 –Casio America, Inc., a pioneer in the data projection space, is proud to announce the addition of a new introductory model to its portfolio of projector offerings. The EcoLite™ XJ-V1 projector provides educators and business professionals with the ability to enjoy many of the benefits of Casio’s LampFree® projectors in a budget friendly package.
“When evaluating our full range of LampFree® projector offerings, we recognized that there was an opportunity to extend the reach of our top-quality projectors to a broader range of users,” said Joe Gillio, Product Management Director, of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “The new EcoLite™ model combines Casio’s industry-leading LampFree® technology with essential features from our most popular projectors into a unit that still delivers the functionality and low total cost of ownership that users expect.”
EcoLite™ is powered by Casio’s 5th generation LASER and LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This LampFree® light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation. It also provides a 30 percent increase in LED light output, thus offering a greater increase in color spectrum when compared to a mercury lamp. Casio’s LampFree® projectors consume half the amount of power per unit than traditional lamp-based projectors. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts and eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent. Casio’s LampFree™ technology also eliminates the need to replace expensive and hazardous mercury lamps which makes them cost effective and safer for the environment.
Casio’s EcoLite™ XJ-V1 projector features a throw ratio of 1.54-1.7: 1, produces 2700 lumens of brightness, and boasts XGA (1024 x 768) resolution which is suitable for displaying content from video and computer sources. The EcoLite features inputs for RGB and HDMI and includes a Variable audio output for external audio.
Casio’s EcoLite™ projector comes with a standard three (3) year parts and labor warranty plus a five (5) year or 10,000 hour warranty on the Hybrid Laser & LED light source. It will be available in the second quarter of 2015 through Casio’s National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors.For additional information on Casio and its full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visit www.CasioLampFree.com.
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.