Casio announces development of next-generation lamp-free projector affordable for everyone
Casio announced today that it is developing a next-generation projector aimed at making the advantages of a lamp-free projector affordable for everyone who needs a bright projector for business and education. The forthcoming Casio XJ-V1 projector achieves for the first time a lamp-free design at an incredibly affordable price. (Projected base price less than US$700). The XJ-V1 will have a high brightness of 2700 lumens and will be available in the second quarter of 2015.Casio has designed the XJ-V1 so that users can easily replace their projectors equipped with a conventional high-pressure mercury lamp. The XJ-V1 mostly mounts using existing universal standard ceiling mount hardware to minimize investment and installation labor, meaning that the projector can be used the very day it arrives. The body has been refined to keep dust out and further shield the light source, in consideration of dusty environments.
With a Laser & LED hybrid light source that has a lifespan of 20,000 hours without needing to replace a lamp, and drawing approximately half the power, the XJ-V1 offers superior value with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than a projector equipped with a high-pressure mercury lamp. The XJ-V1 reaches a maximum brightness in as fast as 5 seconds from the time the power is switched on. The projector completely powers off with just a touch of the button, and can be used right away when powered back on.
High-brightness projectors equipped with Laser & LED hybrid light sources were until now restricted to the high end of the projector market due to their advanced technology. Casio has successfully developed a lamp-free projector at an affordable price, made possible by designing a new light source and projection lens among other innovations. The XJ-V1 promises to finally make Laser & LED hybrid projectors accessible to a much wider user base. The Casio XJ-V1 is manufactured by Yamagata Casio, a Japanese-based manufacturing subsidiary in the Casio Group