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Casio's XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer Kicks Off 2013 on a High Note with Two Industry Awards

 Casio's XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer Kicks Off 2013 on a High Note with Two
                               Industry Awards

XW-P1 Receives Electronic Musician's 2013 Editors' Choice Award and The Music
& Sound Retailer's Best New Keyboard Award of 2012

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013

DOVER, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc. is proud to
announce that its XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer is the recipient of two
prestigious awards –Electronic Musician's "2013 Editors' Choice Awards for
Affordable Synth Awesomeness" and The Music & Sound Retailer "Best Keyboard
and Sound Module Award of 2012." Both publications highlight the most
innovative products and latest technological developments in the music
industry.

"We are honored to announce at Winter NAMM, the show where last year our
performance synthesizers came to life, that the XW-P1 has been presented with
not one, but two prominent awards," said Stephen Schmidt, vice president of
Casio's Electronic Musical Instruments Division. "Casio is thrilled with the
response we have received over the past year throughout the music industry and
we look forward to continuing to deliver electronic musical instruments that
meet musicians' wants and needs."

For the past twenty years, Electronic Musician has been reviewing the year's
most innovative products in its Editors' Choice Awards. Winners are selected
by the magazine's editors who research reviews, product releases, show reports
and forum posts throughout the review period. Out of hundreds of potential
nominees, Casio's XW-P1 was one of 30 selected award winners and ultimately
declared an "awesome" and "affordable" synthesizer. Editors from Electronic
Musician noted, "Bold, original, clever, and definitely not 'me-too' synths,
the XW showed that Casio is back in the synth game with a vengeance."

Casio's XW-P1 Synthesizer was also nominated for the Best Keyboard and Sound
Module of 2012 by The Music & Sound Retailer. At Winter NAMM 2013, The Music &
Sound Retailer announced that Casio had been declared an award winner.
According to Dan Ferrisi, editor of The Music & Sound Retailer, "the Casio
XW-P1 received the award due to the voting of the top music industry retailers
making it a very prestigious award to receive." For this award process,
dealers and manufacturers vote for one another based on their respective
categories. Casio's XW-P1 received a great number of endorsements from dealers
nationwide.

The XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer is now available at music dealers nationwide
for an MSRP of $699.00. To view the XW-P1 review fromElectronic
Musician,please visit www.emusician.com. To view the XW-P1 review from The
Music & Sound Retailer, please visit www.msretailer.com.

For additional information regarding Casio's portfolio of electronic musical
instruments, please visit www.casiomusicgear.com.

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.casiousa.com.

SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

Website: http://www.casiousa.com
Contact: Christine Azzolino (cazzolino@coynepr.com) / Amanda Pecora
(apecora@coynepr.com), Coyne PR, +1-973-588-2000; E. Garcia
(egarcia@casio.com) / S. Vander Schans (svanderschans@casio.com), Casio
America, Inc., +1-973-361-5400
 
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