Every January, CES puts the latest and greatest consumer technology on display, including the hottest innovations from some of the world’s biggest brands. Dornob took a trip to Las Vegas for this year’s CES to check out the displays in person, from high-tech beds and home robots to the latest evolution of the humble projector. Casio revolutionized the projector industry when it debuted its LampFree series in 2010, and it’s back with a new round of updates that take the LED-based design even further into the 21st century.
What’s the problem with conventional projectors? For starters, the kind of projector you typically see in use at schools and in work presentations uses mercury lamps as a light source, causing all kinds of performance and maintenance issues. Plus, the lamps degrade in brightness by up to 50 percent over their lifetime, and there’s an environmental risk to having mercury-based items around.
Casio eliminated the mercury altogether, and their new lamp-free light sources offer a lifespan of up to 20,000 hours, cutting electricity consumption by half. That means less power, less maintenance, less cost in the long term and less everyday fuss. The projectors combine a laser, fluorescent element and an LED light for a hybrid light source that sustains a high brightness, and the internal components shield the optical block from dust to keep the brightness levels optimal. There’s also no need for a warm-up period with these new projectors, the displays won’t dim or fade over time, they can be used for greater lengths of time without getting hot, and the various models offer plenty of connectivity features. In total, there are five solutions for home, business, education and commercial applications: Core, Advanced, Slim, Pro, and Short Throw.
The Core series is perfect for the classroom, representing the most affordable projector Casio has ever produced. That means schools can benefit from the latest high-quality, eco-friendly features without straining their budgets.
The Advanced series is a bit more robust, offering 2GB of internal memory so you can store presentation materials and C-Assist wireless connection to control the projector remotely with your smartphone or tablet. The Pro series features 4000 lumens for crisp, bright displays in bigger spaces, and includes an RJ-45 Wired LAN module to operate the projector from several laptops at once. The Slim version is ultra-portable, and the Ultra Short Throw is ideal for projecting at short range.
With this many options, Casio ensures that its lamp-free projection technology is accessible to all budgets and useful for virtually all applications. Since the brightness is adjustable, they can adapt to both dark and well-lit spaces, so teachers, presenters and event planners can put on an eye-catching show without turning out the lights. They can also be placed on timers to automatically shut them off at a certain time each day, helping them last longer.
At CES 2017, Casio put on vivid displays that show how these projectors can move beyond their typical domains in the classroom or boardroom, demonstrating their use at home and in situations where screens aren’t available. Learn more about the products and find the series that’s right for your needs at CasioProjector.com.