Casio announces three A4 size Mercury-Free Projectors Supporting wireless presentations using smartphones
Casio 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. The new models coming in February maintain the same popular features as previous Casio 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. 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.
With models XJ-A256, XJ-A246 and XJ-A146, users can give wireless presentations using a smartphone or computer that supports wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 b/g), or project data from a USB memory device. Integrated light sensors automatically adjust the projection brightness level according to the ambient lighting. This reduces power consumption by as much as 47%. 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.