Casio's Projection Technology Lights Up Classrooms

              Casio's Projection Technology Lights Up Classrooms

Industry Leader Offers Educators Comprehensive Tools to Enrich Classroom
Atmosphere and Increase Student Participation

PR Newswire

DOVER, N.J., June 12, 2013

DOVER, N.J., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Casio America, Inc., a leading
manufacturer of projection technology, has developed a variety of solutions
geared for the education sector. Since the introduction of Casio's LampFree^TM
projection technology in 2010, the company has spoken with educators to better
understand their challenges and identify areas where they still needed
assistance. Understanding the need for advanced technology on a limited
budget, the company's breadth of educator tools were developed, delivering
tailored solutions to increase efficiency and dynamically transform the
classroom.

"We take great pride in offering comprehensive solutions for educators and are
extremely satisfied with the progress we are making particularly in the
education sector," said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio's Business
Projector Division. "Casio will continue to be an innovator within this
sector, looking to expand our lineup through the development of additional
educator tools and projectors with LampFree^TM solutions."

Tools for Educators
Ideal for classroom use, Casio's Short Throw projectors are equipped with a
0.68 throw ratio lens that allows a 60" image to be projected from as close as
three feet from the screen. No longer required to replace unsafe mercury
lamps, educators and IT managers will be able to streamline costs and count on
a 20,000 hour estimated life due to Casio's LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source
technology.

Keeping in pace with today's enhanced technology features, Casio's Short Throw
projectors are DLP™ 3D ready and can display 3D content from a 3D capable
computer. Educators can now engage students on an entirely new level by
bringing challenging lessons and lectures to life with vivid and exciting
images that jump off the screen. Educators can also convert and view their own
2D material with the optional 2D-3D conversion software, which will help
produce imaginative and relevant visuals and lesson materials. Additionally,
the Intelligent Brightness Control features an ECO function which conserves
power while illuminating sharp imagery, automatically adjusting the brightness
to suit the environmental lighting conditions of any lecture hall and
classroom.

"Industry statistics show that the education market has been one of the first
to embrace LampFree^TM solutions, based on the overall market share for
Casio's Short Throw projectors," stated Mustachio. "We believe this is based
on the need for a solution that is cost-effective, portable and easy to use.
Our complete line of LampFree^TM projectors answers these criteria and then
some."

This year, Casio will introduce a portable Interactive White Board (IWB).
Available in two sizes, 72" and 82", and compatible with Casio's entire
portfolio of projectors, the new IWB can be easily installed without cables or
additional hardware. Casio's IWB enables educators to interact with students
in a multitude of ways.

Courseware can be pre-printed with a unique dot matrix pattern which is
recognized by the IWB and correlates the page being viewed for easy
annotations to the projected screen. Students can follow along making notes
and comments on screen without getting up from their desk.

With the special pen, educators and students can annotate on screen or paper,
as it can be used as a stylus, mouse or actual pen. The IWB can also be used
as a conventional white board using dry-erase markers.

School Implementation
Casio's innovative projection technology has been integrated in classrooms
across the United States and Canada. Just over a year ago, the Department of
Education in Nova Scotia, Canada switched 50 percent of its projectors to
Casio, a percentage that is expected to rise.

The major component for Nova Scotia's switch was the total cost of ownership.
Nova Scotia paid slightly more for Casio's LASER & LED Hybrid Light projector
than for a comparable lamp-based projector, but over a projector's lifespan
the total cost including replacement lamps, technician time and repair service
was expected to be at least 35 – 40 percent less.

"We're consistently testing new technology and we adopt it when there is a
good fit for our educational requirements," said Wayne Hamilton, chair of the
technology committee at Nova Scotia schools. "If these new LASER & LED Hybrid
Light Source projectors did not give us the clarity or the brightness, we
would never have gone with them. But if you can contribute to a healthier
environment, achieve all of your curricular goals, get better performance and
save money, why wouldn't you?"

For additional information regarding Casio's portfolio of LampFree^TM
projectors, please visit www.CasioLampFree.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, 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.

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CASIO AMERICA, INC.
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SOURCE Casio America, Inc.

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