CASIO to release new projector line-up with 3 new categories
containing 12 new models
TOKYO, March 29, 2011 - CASIO Computer Co., Ltd., today announces that it plans to release
12 new data projectors in three categories all equipped with CASIO's original laser- and
LED-hybrid-light source, which combines lasers and LEDs, as detailed below. The new line-up
contains two models with 3,500 ANSI lumens belonging to the Pro series (XJ-H1650 and
XJ-H1600), two Short Throw models, that are suitable especially for the educational usage, and
eight Standard models of data projectors.
CASIO released the first projector to use its original laser- and LED-hybrid-light source in April
2010. The projectors of the successful Green Slim series achieved high brightness of 2,500 ANSI
lumens without using a lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the
environment. In November 2010, CASIO took the next step by using the new light source in a
new model with 3,000 ANSI lumens. Since then, this model has gone on to earn a strong
reputation as a next generation projector.
All models boast the same excellent features of the laser- and LED-hybrid-light source including
the light source life of about 20,000 hours and quick powering on and off. These high-grade
models also feature various innovative functions, such as Intelligent Brightness Control, which
automatically adjusts the brightness to suit the environmental lighting conditions, and the ability
to project 3D images as well as a fully connectable interface.
Main features of CASIO's new projectors
Laser & LED Hybrid Light
CASIO's new projectors achieve high brightness without the use of a high-pressure mercury
lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment, by
projecting three colors through a DLP chip – red emitted by a high-lumen red LED, green
converted from blue laser light, and blue emitted by a high-lumen blue LED.* The light source
has a lifespan of approximately 20,000 hours, reducing maintenance and cutting operating costs.
In addition, the projectors reach maximum brightness in no more than five seconds, and no
cool-down is needed when turning them off.
* Blue laser light is used for Standard models of the XJ-M series.
Intelligent Brightness Control
The projectors feature an Intelligent Brightness Control that utilizes built-in light sensors to
automatically adjust the brightness level of the projection to suit the lighting conditions in the
surrounding environment, minimizing power consumption by using no more than the level of
brightness actually required.
DLP® 3D projection Ready
Using a high-image-quality frame sequential technique, the projectors are able to project 3D
images* created with CASIO 3D Converter software (sold separately), that are viewable by using
3D Glasses made for CASIO projectors (also sold separately).
* 3D projection is not possible when using the HDMI input terminal.
Fully connectable interface
Every new model is fitted with RGB input, video input, HDMI and RS-232C terminals. The High
Grade models of the XJ-H series and the Short Throw models of the XJ-ST series come with two
types of RGB input and an RGB output. There is also a LAN cable port on the wireless
communication models including XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145, XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155,
Wireless communication with smartphones and computers (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145,
XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155 and XJ-M145)
Wireless presentations can be given by using smartphones and other mobile devices equipped with
wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g) and MobiShow® software* installed, and, of course, computers with
the same wireless LAN capabilities.
* MobiShow® software is available in versions for AndroidTM, Apple OS, and Windows Mobile®. The type of files that can be used in wireless
presentations may be limited depending on the operating system used.
USB 2.0 Host function (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155, XJ-ST145, XJ-M255, XJ-M245, XJ-M155 and
These models can be used without a computer simply by connecting a commercially available
USB memory stick to the projector to show presentations, spreadsheets, word-processor
documents, PDF files, and other data* prepared on a computer, as well as still images in JPEG
a nd BMP formats, and moving images in Motion JPEG AVI format.
* Files must be converted by using the PC software included with the projector and available for download on Casio Websites.
Interactive Pointing Function (XJ-H1650, XJ-ST155 and XJ-ST145)
By using CASIO's Interactive Pointer (sold separately), a connected PC can be operated by
pointing at the projection screen. It is also possible to write on the screen, provided that this
function is used in conjunction with Presentation Draw software, which comes bundled with the