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Press Release  |  Jan 7, 2008

Slim and easily portable 2,000 ANSI Lumens projectors. No PC Needed for Presentations.

LAS VEGAS, NV, JANUARY 7, 2008 — Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of two new ultra-bright models in the Super Slim Projector series. The new XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 feature a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens in a very slim piece of equipment with a height of just 1.69" (1.26" at the thinnest point). The new projectors will be on display at Casio's Booth # 9808.

The XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 enhance the Super Slim Data Projector family that includes the XJ-S41 and XJ-S46, which feature a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens. The Superslim line is known for its compact size and portability. This series of projectors has won rave reviews from both businesses and schools, and are used for a broad range of applications.

Original Casio technologies such as a high-efficiency compact light source and a single-fan, two-compartment cooling system are the secret to the diminutive size (1.26" at the thinnest point) of the two new Super Slim Projectors, which both pack a powerful 2,000 ANSI lumens. Equipped with a wide-angle 2X powered zoom lens for maximum flexibility and ideal for use in various settings, from small meeting rooms to larger conference rooms and classrooms

The XJ-S36 is equipped with a USB port, and can be used wirelessly or without a PC. The projectors can load and illustrate many forms of data* stored on a USB memory device without a PC connection. This includs presentations, spreadsheets, word processed documents, PDF files, still images (JPEG and BMP) and AVI format videos (compatible with MPEG4 and Motion JPEG). An optional wireless adapter frees users to deliver presentations without having to stay near the projector. A multi-functional camera system, which is sold separately, can also be directly connected to the projectors without the need for a PC.

"We are pleased to introduce the addition of XJ-S31 and XJ-S36 to our line of Super Slim projectors," said Frank Romeo, Vice President of Business and Professional Products. "Designed with the road warrior in mind, these super slim projectors will fit into a briefcase along with a laptop making them the perfect business travel tool."

The XJ-S31 will have an MSRP of $999, the XJ-S36 an MSRP of $1,299 and the YC-430 an MSRP of $999.

• Automatic keystone correction makes projector placement easy
• Direct power-on and power-off functions
• True XGA (1,024×768) display and maximum SXGA+ (1,400×1,050) compressed display
• Built-in speaker for videos and other media with audio
• Easily adaptable for ceiling installation
• Superior color reproduction is achieved thanks to gamma curve and color wheel that greatly enhance the reproduction of white and primary colors as well as intermediate tones.

• 2,000 Lumens
• Fits in Your Briefcase!
• 2X Optical Powered Zoom
• Native XGA 1024 x 768 Resolution
• Multimedia HDTV Compatible
• Built-in Speaker/Stereo Out
• 3.9 lbs.

• 2,000 Lumens
• Fits in Your Briefcase!
• 2X Optical Zoom
• USB – For Optional:
o Wireless (Up to 4 PC's)
o Thumb Drive for Presentations without a PC
• Native XGA 1024 x 768 Resolution
• Multimedia 1080i Compatible
• Built-in Speaker/Stereo Out
• 3.9 lbs.

Casio's YC-430 Multi-Functional Camera System is a great accessory for these projectors for anyone who needs to project printed materials or 3D objects. More information is provided below.

Main Features of the YC-430 Multi-Functional Camera System
■High Resolution, 10.1 Megapixel Camera Can Be Carried With The Projector
Compact fold-up design and genuine performance featuring a CCD with an effective 10.1 megapixels, 3X optical zoom, and 22X digital zoom. Can also be used as a digital camera.

■Multiple Uses Go Beyond the Conventional Document Camera
In addition to documents, it can capture bulletin boards or 3D objects. The images taken by the camera can also be stored on a PC. It even has a scanner function for copying and saving documents.

■Auto Alignment Function Straightens Documents
Just place a document within the specified position and the camera will adjust the angle between the camera and the object to make it look beautifully straight on the full screen. When capturing a whiteboard or bulletin board, this function eliminates any unnecessary background to make the images clear and easy to view.

• 10.1 Megapixel Removable Digital Camera
• Fits in Your Briefcase – approximately 6.6" x 1.7" x 11.7" folded
• Scanner
• 3-D Presenter
• Document Presenter
• Direction Connection to USB on Projector
• 3.75 lbs.

Specifications subject to change without notice.

DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments, XGA is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation (USA). All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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, digital cameras, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

* Data from presentation, spreadsheet, and word processor software, and PDF files, must be converted using the bundled software for PC