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Casio America, Inc. Announced As CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree For Its Privia PX-850

 Casio America, Inc. Announced As CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering
                     Award Honoree For Its Privia PX-850

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., Nov. 13, 2012

DOVER, N.J., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc. is proud to
announce that it has been named as an International CES Innovations 2013
Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the flagship of its new Privia line,
the PX-850. Products entered in this prestigious program are judged by a
preeminent panel ofindependent industrial designers, engineers and members of
the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer
electronics products across 29 product categories.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121113/NY11331 )

Casio's Privia PX-850 digital piano represents the latest innovation in
digital pianos as it features Casio's new proprietary sound source, AiR
(Acoustic and intelligent Resonator). This new source of technology allows the
PX-850 to provide seamless dynamics for a remarkably expressive and powerful
performance. The new PX-850 also features a redesigned 88 note Tri-sensor
scaled hammer action keyboard, 256 notes of polyphony and a variety of
instrument tones such as strings, organs, electric pianos and base. It has the
ability to record a 44.1kHz.wav file directly to a USB thumb drive so that
rehearsals and performances are captured and shared.

"We are honored to be a Design and Engineering Award Honoree at CES. Equipped
with a variety of advanced features ideal for today's musician, the Privia
PX-850 is a superior digital piano that delivers unmatched sound quality and
realism," said Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio's Electronic Musical
Instruments Division. "We look forward to continuing to lead the way in the
electronic musical instrument industry with innovative products that meet
consumers' wants and needs."

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards are sponsored by the
Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)^®, the producer of the International
CES, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, and have been
recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976.

Casio's Privia PX-850 will be displayed at the 2013 International CES, which
runs January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Innovations entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  oEngineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
  oAesthetic and design qualities, using photos provided
  oThe product's intended use/function and user value
  oUnique/novel features that consumers would find attractive
  oHow the design and innovation of the product compares to other products in
    the marketplace

Products chosen as Innovations honorees reflect innovative design and
engineering of the entries. Examples may include the first time various
technologies are combined in a single product or dramatic enhancements to
previous product designs.

Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering honoree products are featured on
http://cesweb.org/Awards/CES-Innovations-Awards.aspx, which lists product
categories, as well as each product name, manufacturer information, designer,
description, photo and URL.

About Casio America, Inc.
Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer
Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer
electronics and business equipment solutions, established in 1957. Casio
America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, digital cameras, mobile
presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers
and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to fulfill its
corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of
innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit
www.casio.com.

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Website: http://www.casio.com
Contact: Christine Azzolino, +1-973-588-2000, cazzolino@coynepr.com; Amanda
Pecora, +1-973-588-2000, apecora@coynepr.com, both of Coyne PR; E. Garcia,
+1-973-361-5400, egarcia@casio.com; S. Vander Schans, +1-973-361-5400,
svanderschans@casio.com, both of CASIO AMERICA, INC.