Casio America, Inc., a leading industry manufacturer of LampFree projectors, is proud to announce that its Signature XJ-M256 LampFree® projector has been sent to the International Space Station.
It will be operated by crew members for onboard training activities including spacewalking and complex robotics, among others. The projector will also be used for crew video conferences with support staff on the ground and for entertainment purposes such as watching TV or movies during their off-duty hours. This is the first time a projector has ever been used on the International Space Station in this capacity.
“Casio is excited our LampFree® projector has been selected as the first Data Projector in space and made the long journey to the International Space Station,” said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Product Marketing, Casio’s Business Projector Division. “Crew members typically watched video on small laptop screens and were in need of a projector capable of displaying video in a large-scale format. We are confident our Signature XJ-M256 projector will exceed expectations in quality, reliability and performance.”
The Signature XJ-M256 is powered by Casio’s 5th generation LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This LampFree® light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation for a low total cost of operation. The LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source technology provides a greater increase in color spectrum when compared to a mercury lamp.
Casio’s LampFree® projectors consume half the amount of power per unit than traditional lamp-based projectors. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts, and its eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent. Casio’s LampFree® technology also eliminates the need to replace expensive and hazardous mercury lamps which makes them cost effective and safer for the environment. The projectors also provide a powerful 3D graphic experience as each model is fitted with a fully connectable interface, including three types of video and audio inputs, as well as HDMI, RGB and RS-232C terminals.
Casio’s Signature XJ-M256 projector comes with a standard three (3) year parts and labor warranty plus a five (5) year or 10,000 hour warranty on the LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source. It is available through Casio’s National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors. For additional information on Casio and its full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visitwww.CasioLampFree.com.