New Lampless Projector Reduces Total Cost of Ownership
Casio has introduced a new lampless projector it says will
reduce the cost of use to educators.
XJ-V1, which will be available in the second
quarter of this year, has a 20,000-hour estimated lifespan with only
According to Casio representatives, the XJ-V1 provides
more LED light output — offering a greater increase in color spectrum
traditional mercury lamps — all while using only half the energy per
traditional lamp-based projectors. Power consumption, even with the brightest
setting, is only 180 watts and, when the brightest settings are not
consumption can drop by as much as 50 percent.
Naturally, the lamp-less projector, based on Casio's
LED hybrid light source technology, eliminates the need to replace
and hazardous mercury lamps.
Other features offered by the EcoLite XJ-V1:
- A throw ratio of 1.54-1.7 to 1;
- 2,700 lumens of brightness;
- 1,024 X 768 (XGA) resolution;
- Along with inputs for RGB and HDMI, a variable audio
for external audio; and
- A standard three-year parts and labor warranty and a
warranty on the LED light source technology.
"The new EcoLite model combines Casio's lamp-free
with features from our most popular projectors into a unit that still
functionality and low total cost of ownership," said Joe Gillio, product
management director of Casio's business projector division.
Casio's introduction of the EcoLite model coincided
the educational technology conference and tradeshow held January 20-23 in
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.