Casio intros new lampfree projectors that save energy

Lamp-free/laser projectors feature 20k hour operating life

Casio America is spotlighting its full lineup of LampFree projectors at InfoComm 2016, the pro-AV industry’s largest event. Seven of the company’s newest models, including three from the Core Series and four from the Advanced Series – including the new XJ-F210WN were on display at the recent InfoComm 2016 conference.

“It’s always exciting to showcase our products for the industry and we are looking forward to exhibiting at InfoComm 2016 to further demonstrate our commitment to AV professionals,” said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Strategic Planning and Marketing, of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We consistently strive to develop products that benefit a range of industries, including business, education, and hospitality, by providing the latest features as well as a lower total cost of ownership.”

All LampFree projectors, including the four new WXGA and the three new XGA models, that will be on display, are designed and manufactured in Japan by Casio in the company’s premium Yamagata factory. Casio’s Advanced LampFree projectors have all of the features and performance that Casio’s customers have come to rely on, in a compact design at a more affordable price point.…Read More

New graphing calculator lets students plot on top of real-world images

Plotting over actual images links math lessons with real-world relevance.

A new graphing calculator from Casio lets students plot mathematical equations on top of real-life images and user-uploaded photos—adding relevance to math concepts that many students find abstract and not applicable in the real world.

With conventional graphing calculators, students learn by inputting equations to create graphs. Casio’s PRIZM includes its proprietary Picture Plot technology, which lets users perform meaningful mathematical equations on top of real-life images such as Ferris wheels, jets from a water fountain, or building shapes. Students and teachers can upload images or photos to the calculator for further use, and photos are automatically formatted.

Colors can be added to a multitude of graphing objects, including dotted lines, circles, and bars, as well as grid lines on graphs, labels of coordinate axes, and coordinate values displayed during tracing. The Color Link function links the colors used in graphs to the designated values in the spreadsheet screen, to help students visually comprehend trends and changes in values. PRIZM also automatically color-codes brackets when entering equations with multiple brackets, as a visual aid to facilitate the entry of complex equations.…Read More

New AV systems offer sharp images, ‘green’ projection

Eco-friendly projectors can last for up to 18 school years with daily use, according to projections.
Eco-friendly projectors can last for up to 18 school years with daily use, according to projections.

New design techniques that can heighten a projector’s contrast without sacrificing brightness, and eco-friendly projectors that eliminate the need for costly mercury lamps, are among the many recent developments in audio-visual (AV) technologies with implications for schools and colleges.

Here’s a look at these and other new trends in the AV market for education.

Educators trust projectors for medical imaging …Read More