DOVER, N.J., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc., a leader and innovator in the education space, is expanding its popular line of PRIZM™ graphing calculators with the introduction of the fx-CG50. This is the newest model in Casio's calculator portfolio and offers expanded capabilities including 3D graphing, as well as an enhanced new look.
"Calculators are an incredible tool for students to use both in and out of the classroom and we at Casio are constantly looking at how we can improve upon our innovative technologies to offer students the most cutting edge products," said Makoto Ori, Senior General Manager of Casio's Consumer Product Division. "Our new PRIZM graphing calculator offers many features for students to learn with, such as the addition of 3D graphing capabilities."
Casio's PRIZM line has been revolutionary among graphing calculators. The new fx-CG50 offers expanded features including 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. A cross-section option and a special zoom function enable the student to further examine the graph for even greater analysis.
The calculator offers an improved catalog function so students can use commands more easily and quickly. Additionally, a new casing design offers improved ease-of-use. The previous model, the fx-CG10, featured a tapered design from top to bottom whereas the new fx-CG50 offers a more rectangular 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.
The fx-CG50 will be available in the spring at retailers nationwide for a MSRP of $99.99. For additional information on Casio's full portfolio of calculators and education initiatives, please visit www.CasioEducation.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.