Casio Goes Lamp-Free
June 15, 2012, Infocomm, Las Vegas—We talked with Casio about their new projector lines. The professional projectors are all lamp free, they are illuminated with a hybrid laser and LED light sources with up to 3500 lumen output.
The values of replacing the projection lamps with lasers and LEDs are the longer lifetimes, lower power consumption, and lower costs of operation and ownership. The hybrid light source combines blue laser light and a fluorescent element to generate a high output of green light. The green light and the light emitted by red and blue LEDs are projected on to a DLP chip, which directs the light to the optical system. The color spectrum is of higher quality than the older mercury vapor lamps, and the projectors are 3-D capable.
The projectors can handle a wide range of input sources; RBG, HDMI, composite and S-video, as well as separate audio inputs. They provide outputs including an RGB monitor and variable audio. An RS232 port provides control inputs. Some models include a USB and WiFi port for LAN connections. The wireless connections can also work with iOS, Android, and Windows Mobile devices using a custom "mobishow" app.
As with all of the other projector vendors, they have interactive whiteboards. The pen and software allow presenters to annotate the image or can switch the pen to "mouse" mode to control a PC. The apps for the whiteboard allow for touch controls via the pen, and can be used on any projection surface.
All of the projectors have automatic keystone correction and have an integrated tilt sensor to set the correction. The Pro line continues to bring new capabilities and features into the projector spaces. For additional information regarding Casio’s projectors, please visit www.casioprojector.com.