DOVER, N.J., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Main Event Entertainment™, a leading family entertainment center based in Plano, Texas wanted to visually enhance and transform their customers' overall bowling experience. To do so, the Center sought out SAVE Electronics – a leading solutions provider of presentation, entertainment and communications systems components and support for business and home systems – to help find a less expensive and low maintenance projector for wall-to-wall entertainment. With the help of SAVE Electronics located in Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex, SAVE Electronics installed 40 of Casio's Signature XJ-M250 projectors across three different Main Event locations.
SAVE Electronics suggested Casio's Signature XJ-M250 projectors because they are lamp-free and run on Casio's state-of-the-art LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source. This means users do not have to replace lamps every 2-3 months, which typically costs almost as much as the original projector cost over one year. With the projectors having an estimated lifespan of 20,000 hours, Main Event can now provide on-going visual footage, since the projectors typically run 14-16 hours a day.
"I have been in this business for more than 30 years and found Casio's Signature XJ-M250 projector to be incomparable," said Tim Boyd, president of SAVE Electronics. "The fact that it can withstand such a high amount of daily use is a major benefit. Additionally, the XJ-M250 is one of the brightest Lamp Free Laser & LED projectors on the market and the zoom feature works great, while still allowing the brightness of the image to stay intact."
With Casio's XJ-M250, Main Event can shut down the projectors every day without worrying about additional setup time. When the power is turned back on, the projectors retain memory of the zoom settings and cut down on calibration time. Even if the Center were to lose power during a thunderstorm, this easy to use system will not lose the data needed to keep the visual effects running when power is restored. Since the projectors use Laser & LED's it only takes eight seconds from Power on to reach full brightness. And instant OFF capability means no cool down time.
"The total cost of ownership and ability to withstand daily use were the two major components in choosing a projector," said Pete Del Monte, Director of Technical Services of Main Event Entertainment. "Casio's Signature XJ-M250 meets our needs beyond our expectations and has made a significant technological difference in our bowling alleys by cutting down costs and maintenance, and brightening the atmosphere. This projector has transformed Main Event Bowling Centers into an amazing digital experience for consumers."
Casio's Signature XJ-M250 projectors are set up at the end of all bowling lanes, right above the pins, from floor to ceiling. The units can project advertisements, live video of sporting events, music videos and more. Controlled by Crestron, the projectors have an additional switcher that allows managers to choose from six different DirectTV networks.
Main Event set up 11 projectors in their first location, which became the first full digital building in the United States. After testing Casio's projectors in this location, Main Event Bowling Center decided to implement the projectors in two other locations as well. They went on to set up 12 projectors in a second location and 17 in a third. Currently, Main Event Bowling Center is building a new location in Katy, Texas, which will include 14 Casio projectors.
"Casio is proud to be Main Event's premier projector provider," said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio's Business Projector Division. "We know our Lamp Free projectors will reduce operating costs over the life of the installation and create a space that is both inviting and dynamic. We look forward to our continued relationship with Main Event Entertainment."
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 Main Event Entertainment™
Main Event Entertainment is an expanding, Dallas-based company founded in 1998 and currently operates high-volume family entertainment centers throughout Texas. Main Event Entertainment, LP operates as a subsidiary within Ardent Leisure Group of Australia. Voted in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex as "Best Place to Bowl," as well as "Best Party Place" by the Austin Chronicle and "Best Indoor Play" by Austin Family Magazine, Main Event family entertainment centers house 50,000-75,000 square feet of superior recreational bowling, billiards, laser tag, a unique selection of interactive games, a tempting array of quality food and beverage, as well as complimentary Wi-Fi and flexible meeting and event space for corporate outings or group gatherings. For more information, visit http://www.maineventusa.com.
About SAVE Electronics Inc.
With over 55 years of experience and a staff of design and integration experts, SAVE Electronics stays up to date on the latest technology with the solutions needed for each and every project. Parent company Boyd's TV was first established in 1957 with SAVE Electronics re-establishing in 1998. SAVE Electronics utilizes and supports the latest advances in technologies from leading-edge and recognized manufactures. Receiving awards such as "Best MDU Residential Tower Project" - 2007 Lutron Electronics / "One Of the Most Dependable Home Theater Design Company Of Central United States" -2008 Electronics House Magazine. It is able to do so by all technicians maintaining certification in all areas of the control, installation, and programming for the delivery audio/visual communications, lighting, and surveillance including distributed network systems for residence, offices, hospitality and commercial venues.
SOURCE Casio America, Inc.