Casio introduces seven new lampfree projectors
Casio America has announced that it will expand its lineup of LampFree projectors. The Core Series lineup of LASER & LED light source projectors will have three new models featuring a 1.5X optical zoom lens. Casio will also release four new Advanced Series projectors.
"Produced in our premium manufacturing facility, Casio's new Advanced LampFree projectors have all of the features and performance that our customers have come to rely on, in a compact design at a more affordable price point," Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing of Casio's Business Projector Division, said in a statement.
"We are pleased to be at the forefront of the industry in bringing unprecedented value to users with the new Advanced series. As our expansion continues and technology enhances, we are able to introduce feature rich next generation LASER & LED light source projectors that have increased TCO."
Casio's new LampFree models include four WXGA and three XGA models. All seven new models include a 1.5X zoom lens. The Advanced Series models can also be used to power other devices with HDMI terminal connections, such as Intel WiDi or Miracast wireless display adapters and stick devices.
Casio's LampFree LASER & LED light source offers a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours. Casio holds an 80 percent share of the global market for SSI projectors with 2,500 lumens or more, which is bright enough to use in fully lit rooms.
The new projectors can reach maximum brightness in five seconds from the time the power is switched on. They immediately power off and can be used again 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 or on the remote control. With this feature, the Advanced Series projector models sense ambient brightness in the room and automatically adjust the projection brightness accordingly.
Casio also stated that it has achieved projector dust resistance in the new series 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 it to operate consistently for a long time.
Casio is promoting its LampFree light source technology with the aim of replacing mercury lamp projectors. Discontinuing the use of mercury and cutting down on power consumption, helps reduce CO2 emissions.
Casio's LampFree projectors combine a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours. Casio has four series of LampFree projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications - Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw.
The new LampFree models will be available in Q3 2016 through Casio's network of authorized dealers and resellers.