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Casio Debuts Free Mobile App for Projectors

Casio has unveiled C-Assist, a new, free mobile application that lets educators display content from their tablet or smartphone on Casio projectors.

The C-Assist mobile app is available for Apple and Android devices. Teachers can use the app to project a variety of content from their device to a projector, including documents and images stored on their device, real-time images captured by the device's camera or online content from the device's Web browser. Supported document and image types include PDF, JPG, PNG and BMP. According to the company, the handheld document camera functionality can be "helpful for projecting 3D objects in real-life circumstances." The app also lets teachers remotely control a computer on the same network to display content from the computer to the projector.

To use C-Assist, the mobile device must be connected to the same network as the Casio projector. C-Assist scans the network for compatible projectors, so the teacher can select the projector from the C-Assist screen, connect to it and begin projecting content.

Casio projectors supported by C-Assist include:

  • XJ-A147, XJ-A247 and XJ-A257;
  • XJ-M146, XJ-M156, XJ-M246 and XJ-M256; and
  • XJ-UT310WN ultra-short throw projector.

Teachers can also display content directly from some Casio graphing calculators to Casio projectors by plugging the calculator's USB cable into the projector. Supported calculators include the color fx-CG10/PRIZM and ClassPad400.

Casio C-Assist is available now through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Further information about Casio C-Assist and Casio projectors can be found on Casio's LampFree site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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