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New Casio projectors feature Hybrid Light Source

Casio releases 2 new projectors, the XJ-H1650 and H1600. Both projectors are equipped with a Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source and deliver 3,500 ANSI lumens. The projectors achieve high brightness without the use of a high-pressure mercury lamp, 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 high-lumen blue LED. The light has a lifespan of 20,000 hours, reducing maintenance and cutting operating costs...

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Check out the current line of Casio projectors at Shopping.comCasio Computer Co., Ltd., today announced that it plans to release two new data projectors—the XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600. Equipped with Casio's original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source, which combines lasers, phosphors, and LEDs, these projectors deliver high-brightness projection of 3,500 ANSI lumens.

Casio released the first projector to use its original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source in the second quarter of 2010. The projector achieved high brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens without using a lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment. In the fourth quarter of 2010, Casio took the next step by using the new light source in a new 3,000 ANSI lumens model. That model has since gone on to earn a strong reputation as a next-generation projector.

The new XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600 models coming in June boast the same excellent features of the Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source — including the light source life of about 20,000 hours and quick powering on and off — while improving the brightness to an astonishing 3,500 ANSI lumens. These high-grade models also feature various innovative functions such as Intelligent Brightness Control, which automatically adjusts the brightness to suit the environmental lighting conditions, and the ability to project 3D images, as well as a fully connectable interface.

• High-brightness projection of 3,500 lumens is achieved with Casio's original Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source
• Additional merits of the Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source are a light source life of about 20,000 hours as well as quick powering on and off
• Intelligent Brightness Control that automatically adjusts the brightness level to suit the environmental lighting conditions
• Presentations can be given in 3D using DLP 3D projection*1
• Interface is equipped with three types of video and audio inputs as well as HDMI, RGB, and RS-232C terminals
• Smartphones*2 and PCs can be connected wirelessly (XJ-H1650)
• Presentations can be given without a PC using the USB 2.0 Host function (XJ-H1650)
• Interactive Pointing function enables control of a PC by pointing at the screen*3 (XJ-H1650)

*1. To view 3D projection requires Casio's 3D Glasses for CASIO Projector, sold separately. 3D projection is not possible using the HDMI input terminal.
*2. For use with smartphones capable of wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g) and installed with MobiShow software.
*3. This function requires Casio's Interactive Pointer, sold separately.


Along with the upcoming release of the XJ-H1650 and XJ-H1600, Casio will release two Short Throw models and eight Standard models of data projectors, all equipped with its Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source:

Casio's new projectors achieve high brightness without the use of a high-pressure mercury lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment, 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 high-lumen blue LED. The light source has a lifespan of approximately 20,000 hours, reducing maintenance and cutting operating costs. In addition, the projectors reach maximum brightness in no more than five seconds, and no cool-down is needed when turning them off.

Additional information: Check out the current line of Casio projectors at Shopping.com
March 29, 2011
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