DOVER, N.J., June 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc., a pioneer in the data projection space, proudly announced today that its new EcoLite projector, the XJ-V1, received a notable award at InfoComm 2015, which took place in Orlando, Florida last week. Government Video magazine, a NewBay Media publication, honored Casio's EcoLite XJ-V1 as a 2015 InfoComm "Best of Show" winner.
"Receiving this prominent distinction is extremely exciting and we couldn't be more proud to have been recognized by Government Video," said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing, of Casio's Business Projector Division. "We are thoroughly committed to providing our customers, including government agencies, with innovative solutions that take into account their individual and unique needs and our new EcoLite projector is a prime example of that."
The award program recognizes outstanding products exhibited at InfoComm that are new since last year's show. For this award process, panels of professional users and editors, chosen in advance, review all product nominations and select the winners during the show.
"Audiovisual gear gets better every year, so it takes something special to qualify for Government Video's Best of Show award at InfoComm 2015," said Bob Kovacs, Editor, Government Video magazine. "We looked at all the nominees carefully and were especially impressed with the performance, value and usability demonstrated by all the winners. These are products ready to make their marks in presentations, conference rooms and classrooms."
The XJ-V1 was made in Japan and designed to be a reliable and low total cost of operation solution in demanding environments such as education, business and government applications. This TAA compliant projector is powered by Casio's LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source and DLP® Projection Technology and consumes half the power per unit than traditional lamp-based projectors and eliminates the need to replace expensive and hazardous mercury lamps, making it more cost effective and safer for the environment. The LampFree® light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness and an industry leading 20,000 hour estimated lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts and eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent. In addition to the long life and LampFree® Light Source, the EcoLite cabinet has a unique dust resistant structure with three separate cooling blocks. By isolating and tightly shielding the primary light source, dust intrusion is reduced, thus ensuring worry-free performance in any environment.
The XJ-V1 utilizes a close range 1.1x manual zoom lens and provides educators and business professionals with the ability to enjoy Casio's LampFree® benefits in a budget-friendly package. It features a throw ratio of 1.54-1.7:1, produces 2700 lumens of brightness, and boasts XGA (1024 x 768) resolution that is suitable for displaying content from video and computer sources. The XJ-V1 also features inputs for RGB and HDMI and includes a variable audio output for external audio.
The XJ-V1 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 is currently available 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 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.
About Casio LampFree®
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 Government Video Magazine
Government Video magazine is the only periodical and web presence that specifically targets the use of video and audiovisual products by government entities. Covering state, local, federal and educational video operations, Government Video keeps its readers abreast of the latest technology for the industry. In addition, the magazine lets government video specialists share their hard-won knowledge and expertise in this specialized corner of the television industry. For additional information, please visit www.governmentvideo.com.
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