Casio to Release an Affordably Priced Lamp-Free Projector XJ-V2 with 3000 Lumen BrightnessTOKYO, November 1, 2015 – Casio Computer Co., Ltd., announced today that it will expand its lineup of "Core" lineup of next-generation lamp-free projectors with the release of the XJ-V2, an affordably priced*¹ projector that delivers 3000 lumens of brightness.
Lineup of Core Models Now Expanded
*1 Recommended retail price of less than 650 € (excl. VAT). Actual price will vary depending on tax considerations and market arrangements.
Until now, lamp-free projectors equipped with SSI*² light sources using a laser & LED have only been available in the high end of the projector market due to their advanced technology. But Casio has been developing a lineup of new, reasonably priced projectors named "Core," under the slogan of “Time to Go Lamp-Free for Everyone!” The first Core model, the XJ-V1 with 2700 lumen brightness, has gained an excellent reputation since it was released in the spring of 2015, and it is now used in a wide range of settings spanning from education to business.
*2 Solid state illumination.
For the new XJ-V2 model, Casio worked to achieve an attractive base price and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO), while increasing brightness to 3000 lumens. This level of brightness enables images to be clearly projected in bright places, such as a classroom with sunlight shining through its windows.
Casio developed a lamp-free projector as a pioneer in the industry in 2010, and has since gained an 87.4% share of the world market for hybrid light sources projectors.*³ Casio developed the XJ-V2 by building on this strong track record as a leading provider of hybrid light source projectors.
*3 Laser & LED hybrid light source projector volumes from January to December 2014, according to Futuresource Consulting Ltd.
Superior economic performance delivered by the Casio Laser & LED Hybrid Light Source
The XJ-V2 enables the environmental-friendly access to mercury free projectors. Furthermore, the Casio SSI light source using a laser & LED in the XJ-V2 has a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, eliminates the need for lamp replacement, and offers electricity consumption that is approximately half that of a mercury lamp projector.*4 Given these benefits, TCO for the XJ-V2 is better than that of a mercury lamp projector.*5
*4 Based on an estimate by Casio, electricity consumption is approximately half of a conventional 3000 lumen mercury lamp projector.
*5 Based on an estimate by Casio, TCO over a five-year period is lower than that of a conventional 3000 lumen mercury lamp projector.
Easy upgrade from a conventional projector
As with the XJ-V1 model, Casio designed the XJ-V2 so that users can easily replace their mercury lamp projector. The XJ-V2 can be mounted using existing universal standard ceiling mounting hardware, which minimizes investment and labor need for installation, and allows the projector to be used from the very day it arrives.
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, just like the XJ-V1 model.
Ease of use that only a lamp-free projector can provide
The XJ-V2 reaches maximum brightness in as fast as five seconds from the time the power is switched on, eliminating the waiting time that comes with mercury lamps. Furthermore, it immediately powers off with just a touch of the button, and can be used again right away when powered back on without the need for a cool-down period.
Along with the XJ-V1 model, 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.
With this expansion of the Core lineup, Casio is aggressively working to accelerate the shift toward lamp-free projectors in the marketplace. By promoting the replacement of mercury lamp projectors, Casio is helping to reduce the environmental impact of projectors by discontinuing the use of mercury and cutting down on power consumption, which helps to reduce CO2 emissions.