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Press release

10.01.2012

Casio to Release A4-size, High-Brightness, Mercury-Free Projectors Packed with New Features
Supporting wireless presentations using smartphones

TOKYO, January 10, 2012 - Casio Computer Co., Ltd. today announced that it plans to release three new slim, lightweight projectors in February—the XJ-A256, XJ-A246, and XJ-A146. The new models are A4-size projectors just 43 mm thin and 2.3 kg light. These mercury-free, high-brightness projectors use Casio's Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source and offer a wide range of features such as the ability to conduct presentations wirelessly from a smartphone.*1
*1. Smartphone or other mobile device must be installed with MobiShow® software for AndroidTM, Apple iOS or Windows Mobile®.

Casio first took advantage of its revolutionary Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source in 2010 to introduce an A4-size projector that delivered high brightness of up to 3,000 ANSI lumens without using a lamp containing mercury, a substance which has a negative effect on the environment. The product has since gone on to earn a strong reputation.


The new models coming in February maintain the same popular features as previous A4-size models, such as a wide-angle 2X zooms lens for flexible projector positioning, and a light source life of about 20,000 hours, which reduces frequency of maintenance and cuts operating costs. In addition, they boast new features such as the ability to display the remaining time during a presentation, and smartphone compatibility.


Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source
The new projectors achieve high brightness projection of 3,000 ANSI lumens using a mercury-free light source by projecting three colors through a DLP® chip: red emitted by a high-lumen red LED, green converted from blue laser light with a phosphor, and blue emitted by a blue laser.



Presentation Timer counts down on screen
The Presentation Timer feature enables the user to project a countdown of the remaining minutes and seconds on one part of the screen. If the presentation exceeds the preset time, the timer display changes to red to alert the presenter. The timer can be set for up to 60 minutes.



Give presentations using a smartphone or USB memory
With the XJ-A256, XJ-A246 and XJ-A146, users can give wireless presentations using a smartphone*1 or computer that supports wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g), or project data*2 from a USB memory device.


*2. Certain types of data may need to be converted using the bundled computer software, before saving to a USB memory device.



Energy-saving Intelligent Brightness Control
Integrated light sensors automatically adjust the projection brightness level according to the ambient lighting. This reduces power consumption by as much as 47%.*3


*3. Reduction compared with power consumption for Eco Mode Level 5 (110 W), using power consumption for Bright Mode (210 W) as a baseline reference.



Wide-angle 2X zoom capability
The extensive range of projection distances made possible by the wide-angle 2x zoom lens gives great flexibility when positioning the projector in all kinds of meeting spaces, conference rooms, and classrooms.



The projector also comes with an automatic keystone correction function that eliminates any image distortion that may occur due to the positioning of the projector.



Casio will also release new A4-size projector models with basic features only—XJ-A251, XJ-A241 and XJ-A141.


Model

Display
resolution

Brightness

Presentation by Smartphone or USB Memory

XJ-A256

WXGA Real
(1,280×800)

3000 ANSI lumens

XJ-A256 only

XJ-A251

XJ-A246

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A246 only

XJ-A241

XJ-A146

XGA Real
(1,024×768)

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A146 only

XJ-A141

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments of the United States.
MobiShow is a registered trademark of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other countries.
Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Windows Mobile is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Specifications for All Models


Model

XJ-A256

XJ-A251

XJ-A246

XJ-A241

XJ-A146

XJ-A141

Brightness*1

3000 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

2500 ANSI lumens

Light Source

Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source

 

Estimated Life of Light Source

Approximately 20,000 hours

Projection System

DLP® system

Display Element

WXGA 0.65-inch DLP® chip

XGA 0.55-inch DLP® chip

 

Resolution

1,024,000 (1,280×800)

786,432 (1,024×768)

Contrast Ratio

1800:1

Keystone Correction

+30° (auto) ±30° (manual)

Focusing

 Manual power focus

Projection Lens

2.0X optical zoom lens

Projection Screen Size

18~300-inch

15~300-inch

Projection
Range

60-inch Screen

1.4m~2.8m

1.7m~3.4m

100-inch Screen

2.4m~4.8m

2.8m~5.6m

Minimum Range

0.84m

Color Reproduction

Full color (16.77 million colors)

RGB
Input

Display
Resolution

Real

WXGA (1,280×800)

XGA (1,024×768)

Compressed

 Maximum UXGA (1,600×1,200)

Terminal

RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin×1 (Also serves as YCbCr/YPbPr input terminal)

Digital Input

Terminal

HDMI TypeA x 1 (480P?1080P)

Video
Input

Signal Systems

NTSC / PAL / PAL-N / PAL-M / PAL60 / SECAM

Composite Terminal

3.5mm mini-jack AV terminal x 1 (Also serves as audio terminal)

Component Terminal

(Also serves as RGB mini D-Sub 15 pin)

Audio

Input -Output Terminal

3.5mm mini-jack AV terminal x 1 (Also serves as composite terminal)

Speaker

1W monaural

Control Terminal

RS-232C × 1 (Separately-sold YK-5 serial conversion cable required for connection)

Presentation Timer

Yes

Intelligent Brightness Control

Yes

Eco Mode

Yes

Direct Power-on

Yes

Security Compatibility

Kensington-compatible, Power-on password

Other Functions

Digital zoom (2X), rear-projection, freeze, pointer, color mode, blank screen, ceiling mount*2

Power Source

AC100~240V, 50/60Hz

Power
Consumption

Bright Mode

210W

Normal Mode

180W

Eco Mode Level 1

170W

Eco Mode Level 5

110W

Standby

0.4W

Dimensions (W×H×D)

297 x 43 x 210mm (including projections)

Weight

2.3kg

Included Accessories

Wireless remote controller / AC power cord / RGB cable / Special AV cable /
Instruction manual (on CD-ROM) / Setup Guide / Warranty card / Soft case

*1. When using Bright mode.
*2. Metal ceiling-mount fittings required. Installation work charged separately.


Specifications for XJ-A256, XJ-A246, and XJ-A146 Only


Wireless Compatibility

IEEE 802.11b/g

A wireless module that attaches to a dedicated terminal inside the main unit is supplied

Presentation By
Wireless LAN

Windows® PC with
IEEE 802.11 b/g Capability

Supports Windows® PC installed with Wireless Connection 3 software
Wireless Connection 3 software is bundled with the XJ-A256/A246/A146

Mac with
IEEE 802.11 b/g Capability

Supports Mac installed with wePresent software
wePresent software available for download on the Casio website

Smartphones and
Other Mobile Devices

Supports Mobile devices installed with MobiShow® software
MobiShow® software is available in versions for AndroidTM, Apple iOS, and Windows Mobile® 

USB Host Function

Terminal

TypeA x 1 (2.0-compliant)

Connectable Devices

USB memory devices (Confirmed-compatible devices to be published on the Casio website)
Casio multi-projection camera YC-430/400
Casio digital cameras (Compatible models to be published on the Casio website)
Casio graphing scientific calculators

Presentation By
USB Memory Device

Compatible File Formats

JPEG, BMP, Motion-JPEG (AVI format ADPCM audio)

Bundled File Conversion Software for Windows® PC

Converts certain video files (MP4, MOV, AVI and WMV) to a usable format, as well as converting PowerPoint® files with animations


High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC.
MobiShow and wePresent are registered trademarks of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan and/or other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Apple is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.
Windows, Windows Mobile and PowerPoint are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Other company and product names are generally registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies.



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