It’s 2020, And People Are Still Choosing Projectors Over Flat-Panel Displays

February 28, 2020

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST  By: Wayne Borg Marketing Manager, Casio  A familiar question in the AV industry: How do projectors compare to flat-panel displays? Before you answer that, first establish what kind of projector you’re referencing. Therefore, the better question is, How do lamp-free projectors compare to flat-panel displays? Because once you eliminate the […]

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Casio America Announces LampFree Projectors Have Obtained Sustainability Seal

February 6, 2020

Casio America announced its LampFree projectors are the first in the world to have obtained the new sustainability seal in their product line. The TCO Certified, generation 8 seal certifies IT products with sustainability, accountability and transparency throughout their entire life cycle. From the production of raw materials to the production conditions and the long […]

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Higher Education Embraces Laser Projection

November 18, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM CASIO By Wayne Borg Marketing Manager, Casio Projectors remain the best display option for the larger screens needed in college and university classrooms. But move over, lamp-projectors — with the introduction of Casio LampFree projectors that use lasers and LEDs as a light source instead of lamps, you can now […]

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The Classroom Has Changed. So Has the Projector.

November 6, 2019

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST FROM CASIO  While the classroom has changed, so has the projector. Lamp-based projectors of yesteryear have downsides: They’re bulky. They’re expensive. After only 2,000 to 3,000 hours, they’re at half the brightness. They need constant maintenance. They run hot. Then there’s the issue of mercury; the lamps in projectors leak […]

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The Themes of InfoComm 2019

June 28, 2019

Over the years I’ve been in this industry (this was my 33rd InfoComm — 34th annual show with InfoComm/AVIXA though as my first, back in 1987, the show was called COMTEC — before the name was changed to InfoComm in 1988), the show has evolved from a technology-based show to a product-based show and, more […]

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Gary Kayye’s Favorite InfoComm Booth Tours — and His LinkedIn LIVE Show Floor Tour, Too!

June 28, 2019

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE doing booth tours at trade shows. And, I try to do as many of them as possible at trade shows. I enjoy understanding the design and “flow” of the booth — and, a lot of manufacturers are now theming booths pretty creatively. But, MOST OF ALL, I love seeing all the […]

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Casio Claims Victory in LED Projector Market

March 25, 2019

Casio America, Inc. is a pioneer in the digital projection space and created the LampFree category in 2010 with the introduction of its laser/LED hybrid light source. Since then, Casio has continued to deliver LampFree Projectors for commercial, business and education sectors. In 2019, Casio is continuing its path of innovation with a new line […]

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Casio Chairman and CEO Kazuo Kashio Dies

June 21, 2018

Casio is mourning the loss of Kazuo Kashio, 89, chairman and CEO of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., who passed away at 11:35 pm on June 18, 2018. The cause of death was aspiration pneumonia. This is the Wall Street Journal story on his life and death. A private wake will be held for family and […]

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Casio America Showcases Lineup of LampFree Projectors at InfoComm 2018

June 8, 2018

Casio will showcase its XJ-L8300HN 4K UHD projector spec’d at a brightness of 5,000 lumens and equipped with lens shift. Additionally, Casio will also have its Core and Advanced Series projectors on display. Projectors in these series feature a LED lighting with a 20,000-hour estimated operating life and can reach full brightness in as fast […]

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Casio’s XJ-UT351W, XJ-UT351WN and the New XJ-UT311WN Are TCO Certified

June 19, 2017

Casio America has announced that three more of its LampFree projectors, including its newest XJ-UT311WN Ultra Short Throw Projector, have been certified according to environmental and social sustainability criteria in TCO Certified. TCO Certified is an international third-party sustainability certification for IT products administered by TCO Development, a non-profit organization based in Sweden. TCO Certified products meet life cycle criteria for environment, […]

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Casio Intros New WXGA Short Throw Projector

June 16, 2017

Casio America announced today that it has expanded its LampFree line of projectors with the introduction of the XJ-UT311WN Ultra Short Throw Projector. Designed for displaying images at close range, the XJ-UT311WN has a built-in 0.28:1 fixed lens and a mirror system that projects an 80” image from just 1.5 feet away (up to 110” diagonal). The XJ-UT311WN is 3,100 lumens of brightness and native […]

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Casio Will Debut New Lamp-Free Projector Line at DSE

March 28, 2017

Casio America believes that digital signage should include the projector as an option to a flat-panel. The new 4K resolution (3840×2160) XJ-L8300HN projector and its full portfolio of LampFree projectors will be exhibited at the company’s booth (#1834) during the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 28-30, 2017. “We are excited to return to DSE […]

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CASIO to Release 4K, 5,000-Lumen Projector This Month

March 15, 2017

The industry is about to see a new 4K projector from Casio America, which will ship the XJ-L8300HN lamp-free projector in June of this year. Featuring native 4K (UHD) resolution (3840×2160) and a brightness spec. of 5,000 lumens, the new projector uses a new 4K DLP chip and will include a 1.5:1 zoom lens. Spec’d […]

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Five Casio Projectors Now TCO Certified

August 8, 2016

Casio announced today that, effective July 13, 2016, five of its lamp-free projectors, including the XJ-F210WN, have been TCO Certified. TCO Certified is an international third-party sustainability certification for IT products administered by TCO Development, a non-profit organization based in Sweden. The five projectors meet the latest TCO Certified Projectors 2.0 criteria. TCO Certified products […]

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rAVe Rental [and Staging] — Volume 9, Issue 11

November 18, 2015

For all you regular reader of rAVe news out there, you may not realize this, but once a month we publish rAVe Rental [and Staging] an email newsletter packed with opinionated news and product stories about the ProAV industry, with a special focus on the rental and staging market. The most recent edition, Volume 9, Issue 11 includes the most recent […]

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Casio Aims New LED Projector at ED Market

January 21, 2015

Casio America just launched a new entry-level projector with its EcoLite XJ-V1, aimed at the education market and featuring 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 spec of 2,700 lumens and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan. Casio’s […]

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Casio Intros 1.7” Thin LED-Based Projectors

June 13, 2014

Casio America’s new SLIM projectors, weighing only five pounds and only 1.7 inches thick, feature Casio’s proprietary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, a fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light. Now in its fifth generation, Casio says the improved light source offers a 30 percent increase in light output and 20,000 […]

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Casio Intros Lamp-Free Projectors Aimed at Hospitality Market

June 4, 2014

Casio America has a new lineup of Signature projectors aimed at the hospitality industry. All of them include Casio’s LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light (it’s 5th generation), lasting an estimated 20,000 hours. Weighing in at 8.6 pounds, the new Signature projectors offer a […]

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Casio Introduces Bright Laser/LED Hybrid Ultra Short Throw Projector

April 2, 2014

Casio today introduced its first lamp-less ultra short throw projector, the XJ-UT310WN. With brightness up to 3,100 lumens and a throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio says the XJ-UT310WN is the brightest ultra short throw on the market without a lamp. It enables users to project an 80″ image from 18″ away. Other features include: WXGA […]

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Casio Intros New YA-S10 Geometric Correction Box

February 13, 2014

Casio’s new YA-S10 Geometric Correction Box features technology that allows a single projector to display images on curved surfaces. Although aimed at the digital signage market, rAVe sees the YA-S10 as a perfect box for rental applications, as well as retail and trade show applications. Features of the YA-S10 include: High-precision correction and an interface […]

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Unique AVA Virtual Mannequin Offers Information to Airport Travelers

December 3, 2013

Airports are a hub of activity with thousands of people streaming through busy gates each day. Communicating to these masses is a challenge. Airport staffs are shrinking and security inspectors compete with the sounds of other passengers, vendors and more. Picture the following: While waiting at an airport security checkpoint, you are verbally instructed by […]

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InfoComm 2013 Awards: Best New K-12 Classroom Product: Casio Interactive Portable Whiteboard

July 29, 2013

        To see a list of all the awards we are giving as part of our 2013 rAVe Best of InfoComm awards, click here. To see all our of InfoComm 2013 coverage, click here. Best New K-12 Classroom Product: Casio Interactive Portable Whiteboard Available in two sizes, 72” and 82″, this PORTABLE […]

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Casio to Launch New Digital Signage Business Aimed at Retail DS Market

January 10, 2013

Casio America yesterday at CES announced plans to “revolutionize” storefront advertising by launching a new digital signage business at the end of this month. Driving this new business is Casio Signage, a newly developed, powerful tool that Casio says is for helping retailers gain an edge over the competition by attracting new and repeat customers. […]

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Casio Adds Six to Hybrid LED Line

January 10, 2012

Casio’s SLIM Series has been updated with six updated models: the XJ-A141, XJ-A146, XJ-A241, XJ-A246, XJ-A251 and XJ-A256. Weighing in at only five pounds, the new SLIM projectors are 1.7 inches high, making them the thinnest projectors in the industry. Leveraging its LASER & LED HYBRID light source production, Casio America added six updated models […]

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CES 2011: The World Might Be Flat After All

January 27, 2011

This writer thinks it’s possible there will never be flying cars. Every sci-fi writer from Jules Verne to Ray Bradbury and Rod Serling has referenced them for over one hundred years. None of those visionaries considered the astonishingly simple reality upon us now: everything you can think of can be accessed instantly through flat panel […]

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Casio Claims World’s First Mercury-Free High-Brightness Projectors

February 8, 2010

At CES, Casio announced that it has created a mercury-free laser and LED hybrid light source, capable of high-brightness projection for use in the next-generation projectors the company has developed under its “clean & green” concept. Casio is releasing a line of GREEN SLIM projectors with the new light source, introducing the world’s first mercury-free […]

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