Casio Expands Ecolite Projector Series

By Isaac Oburu
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Casio America, Inc., announced today that it will expand its EcoLite™ lineup of next-generation LampFree® projectors. Casio has been working to achieve an attractive base price and reduce the total cost of ownership(TCO) for users, while increasing brightness to 3000 lumens and its new EcoLite XJ-V2 does just that.

Until now, LampFree projectors equipped with SSI*1 light sources using laser & LED have only been available in the high end of the projector market due to their advanced technology. As a pioneer in the industry, Casio developed a LampFree projector in 2010, and has since gained an 87.4 percent share of the world market for hybrid light source projectors.* 2. In addition, earlier this year the company introduced the first EcoLite projector, the XJ-V1, which offers 2700 lumens of brightness and has gained an excellent reputation since its release. It is now used in a wide range of settings spanning from education to business.

“With Casio’s expansion of the EcoLite lineup, we are aggressively working to accelerate the shift to LampFree projectors in the marketplace,” said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “With the development of the XJ-V2, we are building on our strong track record as a leading provider of hybrid light source projectors, while also offering all of the features our customers want and need.”

The XJ-V2 will be introduced at a price that is lower than the cost of a conventional mercury lamp projector of an equivalent brightness plus one replacement lamp.*3 Furthermore, the Casio SSI light source – which uses both a laser and a LED – in the XJ-V2 has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, eliminating the need for lamp replacements, and offering electricity consumption that is approximately half that of a mercury lamp projector.*4 Given these benefits, the total cost of ownership for the XJ-V2 is a more viable option compared to a mercury lamp projector.*5

Dependable dust-resistant design

Casio 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 line 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.

For more information on Casio’s full portfolio of products, please visit www.CasioLampFree.com.

XJ-V2 Main Specifications

Light Source

Laser & LED hybrid light source

Estimated Life of Light Source

Up to 20,000 hours (warranty 6,000hours)

Brightness

3000 lumens

Contrast Ratio

20000:1

Keystone Correction

±30 (manual)

Projection Lens

1.1X manual zoom, manual focus, F2.4 to 2.54 / f17.16 to 18.98

Projection Screen Size

30 to 300-inch

Projection Ratio

1.54 to 1.71:1

Lens Offset

72%

Projection

Distance

60-inch Screen

5.9 ft to 6.5ft

100-inch Screen

10.1 ft to 11.2 ft

Minimum Distance

2.7 ft

Projection System

DLP® chip × 1, DLP® system

Display Element

Chip Size

XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip

Number of Pixels

786,432 pixels (1,024 × 768)

Color Reproduction

Full color (up to 1.07 billion colors)

Scanning Frequencies

Horizontal

15 to 91 kHz

Vertical

50 to 85 Hz

RGB

Display Resolution

Real

XGA (1,024 × 768)

Maximum

UXGA (1,600 × 1,200) resizing

Computer Input Terminal

RGB 15-pin mini D-Sub × 1

Component

Display Resolution

Up to HDTV (1080P) resizing

YCbCr/YPbPr Input Terminal

Shared with RGB input terminal

Digital

Display Resolution

Up to HDTV (1080P) resizing

HDMI Input Terminal

HDMI Type A × 1 (HDCP support, audio signal support)

Audio

Audio Input Terminal

3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1

Audio Output Terminal

3.5 mm stereo mini jack × 1 (variable audio output)

Control Terminal

RS-232C (D-Sub 9 pin) × 1

Service Terminal

Micro-USB Type B× 1 (for firmware updates by the user)

Direct Power-ON / Direct Power-OFF

Yes

Digital Zoom

Yes (2X)

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, power-on password

Power Source

AC 100V to 240V, 50/60Hz

Eco Mode

Manual 1 to 5

Power

Consumption

Eco Mode

Manual 1

130W

Manual 5

75W

Eco Off Mode

Bright

165W

Normal

140W

Standby Power*6

100 to 120V

0.12W

200 to 220V

0.23W

Dimensions (including Projections)

10.6″x 10.6″ x3.5

Weight

6.4 lbs

Main Accessories

Wireless remote control, test batteries(AAA-size*7),

AC power cord, warranty card