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Casio Ramps Up Pro Projector Line with High-Brightness WXGA Interactive Model

The new Casio Pro models use a hybrid laser and LED light source and offer a brightness of 3,500 lumens.
The new Casio Pro models use a hybrid laser and LED light source and offer a brightness of 3,500 lumens.

At the InfoComm 2012 conference in Las Vegas today, Casio debuted two new models in its Pro series of hybrid laser and LED projectors.

The new models--the XJ-H2600 and XJ-H2650--offer a WXGA resolution and a brightness of 3,500 lumens. Both are DLP-based and use a laser light source coupled with a fluorescent element to output green light, along with LEDs to produce blue and red light. The hybrid lighting technology is designed to be eco-friendly and extend the usable life of the projectors. Both models include a five-year, 10,000-hour warranty on the light source in addition to the three-year parts and labor warranty.

Other features of the new models include an integrated 10-watt speaker and DLP 3D support.

In addition, the XJ-H2650 offers interactive whiteboard functionality with an optional pen and interactive software that, combined, allow users to annotate on screen (or any flat surface) or use mouse mode to control a desktop computer. The XJ-H2650 also offers wired LAN connectivity and USB support, offering wireless connectivity between the projector and Mac OS X- and Windows based desktops and Android-, iOS-, and Windows Mobile-based mobile devices.

The XJ-H2600 is expected to ship for $2,299.99; the XJ-H2650 will run $2,499.99. Casio has not yet released a ship date for the new models.

Casio's new projectors are on display in the InfoComm exhibit hall in booth C5020. Additional details can be found on Casio's site.

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