Casio's LampFree® Projectors Reach New Heights on the International Space Station

Signature XJ-M256 Used for Onboard Training, Video Conferencing and Entertainment

DOVER, N.J. — Casio America, Inc., a leading industry manufacturer of LampFree® projectors, is proud to announce that its Signature XJ-M256 LampFree® projector has been sent to the International Space Station. It will be operated by crew members for onboard training activities including spacewalking and complex robotics, among others. The projector will also be used for crew video conferences with support staff on the ground and for entertainment purposes such as watching TV or movies during their off-duty hours. This is the first time a projector has ever been used on the International Space Station in this capacity.

"Casio is excited our LampFree® projector has been selected as the first Data Projector in space and made the long journey to the International Space Station," said Joe Gillio, Senior Director Product Marketing, Casio's Business Projector Division. "Crew members typically watched video on small laptop screens and were in need of a projector capable of displaying video in a large-scale format. We are confident our Signature XJ-M256 projector will exceed expectations in quality, reliability and performance."

The Signature XJ-M256 is powered by Casio's 5(th) generation LASER LED Hybrid Light Source technology. This LampFree® light source combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate high brightness and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan with minimal brightness degradation and continuous operation for a low total cost of operation. The LASER LED Hybrid Light Source technology provides a greater increase in color spectrum when compared to a mercury lamp.

Casio's LampFree® projectors consume half the amount of power per unit than traditional lamp-based projectors. Power consumption with the brightest setting is only 180 watts, and its eco modes can reduce power consumption up to 50 percent. Casio's LampFree® technology also eliminates the need to replace expensive and hazardous mercury lamps which makes them cost effective and safer for the environment. The projectors also provide a powerful 3D graphic experience as each model is fitted with a fully connectable interface, including three types of video and audio inputs, as well as HDMI, RGB and RS-232C terminals.

Casio's Signature XJ-M256 projector comes with a standard three (3) year parts and labor warranty plus a five (5) year or 10,000 hour warranty on the LASER LED Hybrid Light Source. It is available through Casio's National Pro AV dealer network and authorized distributors. For additional information on Casio and its full portfolio of LampFree® projectors, visit

About Casio LampFree® Projectors

Casio's portfolio of LampFree® projectors combines a laser, a fluorescent element and an LED light to deliver a mercury-free hybrid light source that lasts up to 20,000 hours while sustaining a high brightness and keeping maintenance costs to a minimum. Casio has four series of LampFree® projectors that are available for home, business, education and commercial applications - Slim, Signature, Pro and Short Throw. For additional information on Casio's projector series and LampFree® technology, please visit

About Casio America, Inc.

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 fulfill its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

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