DOVER, N.J., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. encourages parents, students, and educators to begin preparations for the upcoming school year now. While the academic year may just be coming to a close, getting a head start on the school year ahead can ensure students have everything they need and can easily transition back from those lazy summer days. Casio's calculators and full portfolio of LampFree® classroom projectors are ideal tools to create strong engagement in learning this fall and beyond.
"While the summer season gives a much needed break to students and teachers alike, it is also an important time to prepare for the year ahead," said Yuji Sasajima, CEO of Casio America, Inc. "At Casio, we take pride in providing educational technologies with innovative features that support classroom learning, so parents and educators are assured that students will have the best tools available."
The newest additions to Casio's popular line of PRIZM™ graphing calculators, CAS fx-CG500 and fx-CG50, offer students a fun and engaging way to learn in the modern-day classroom.
Designed for middle school math classes and beyond, the CAS fx-CG500 is a next-generation graphing calculator complete with a high-resolution, color touchscreen LCD, conveying a Natural Textbook display in addition to other features that are permitted for use on the AP, SAT I and II, PSAT and NMSQT exams. Students will be fully prepared to take on the school year, as well as all their exams, with features of the fx-CG500 that enhance users' understanding of mathematics. Its drag-and-drop functionality enables students to quickly and intuitively pull information from one representation into another, while its split-screen functionality allows simultaneous viewing of functions and graphs. The fx-CG500 is ideal for higher levels of mathematics and includes advanced CAS for symbolic computation, built-in graphing of conic sections, interactive equation solver, matrix operations and inverses and more.
Another model from Casio that is sure to be a key tool for students in their upcoming school year is the fx-CG50, which offers 3D graphing capabilities and the ability to easily draw 3D graphs such as planes, cylinders and spheres, and view them from various angles in order to better analyze their shape. The fx-CG50 is also jam-packed with features that enable students to solve the most challenging equations and enhance their understanding of mathematics. In particular the Picture Plot function enables users to plot graphs over pictures of real-life scenes and offers a color LCD with a full textbook-style display. Additionally, the PRIZM includes a multitude of functions that leverage the color LCD in graphing objects like dotted lines, circles and bars, and grid lines.
Casio's full portfolio of classroom projectors features LampFree technology. By combining a laser and LED light source, Casio projectors are a unique, high-brightness, mercury-free tool that uses half the amount of power per unit than its traditional lamp-based counterparts. These LampFree offerings save educators time and money because they require minimal maintenance and eliminate the cost of replacement lamps. Casio projectors have a 20,000-hour lifespan, which is the equivalent to approximately 18 years of school use. That means that schools can save nearly $2,500 when compared to traditional mercury lamp projectors. Additionally, in an industry where most projection lamps come with only a 90-day warranty, Casio backs its unique design with three to five years, depending on the 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 five series of LampFree® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications - Core, Advanced, Slim, Ultra Short Throw, and 4K Ultra HD. 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.