DOVER, N.J., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Earth Awareness Month, observed in April, reminds us to take action around environmental concerns and appreciate the precious planet that we live on. Casio America, Inc. is doing its part by offering innovative products that are also eco-conscious, such as its expanded EcoLite™ lineup of LampFree® projectors. The affordably priced projectors are powered by Casio's hybrid light source technology which offers eco-friendly data projection at home, in the classroom or on-the-go.
"Casio continues to expand its projector portfolio with new products that are mindful of the environment and able to provide exactly what educators, businesses and consumers are looking for," said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing of Casio's Business Projector Division. "By utilizing a LampFree light source, Casio is doing its part to lessen the hazardous waste from the hundreds of thousands of mercury lamps that get deposited into landfills every year."
Casio's SSI light source – which uses both a laser and a LED – in the XJ-V2 has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, and eliminates the need for hazardous mercury lamps. It also boasts electricity consumption that is approximately half that of a mercury lamp projector.*1 Given these benefits, the total cost of ownership for the XJ-V2 is a more viable option compared to a mercury lamp projector.*2 Casio also improved the dust resistance of the XJ-V2 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 the XJ-V2 to operate dependably for a long time.
Additionally, the new EcoLite reaches maximum brightness in as fast as five seconds from the time the power is switched on. It can immediately power off with just a touch of the button and then be used again right away when powered back on without the need for a cool-down period. The EcoLite lineup, including the XJ-V2, is manufactured in Japan by Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd., a Casio Group manufacturing subsidiary. By applying the advanced production technologies it has developed over the years, Yamagata Casio consistently achieves an exceptionally high level of product quality.
The XJ-V2 is available now for a MSRP of $899.99. For additional information on Casio's full portfolio of LampFree projectors, visit www.CasioLampFree.com.
*1 Based on an estimate by Casio, electricity consumption is approximately half of a conventional 3000 lumen mercury lamp projector.
*2 Based on an estimate by Casio, TCO over a five-year period is lower than that of a conventional 3000 lumen mercury lamp projector.
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.
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