Thursday, October 21, 2010

Casio: Green Slim Projector lineup expansion & enhancements

Building on the success of the Green Slim and continuous manufacturing optimization, Casio is pleased to announce some exciting enhancements and changes to the Green Slim lineup.

High Brightness (3000 lumen) models

Taking the next step in the Green Slim evolution, the highly anticipated and demanded 3000 lumen models will be available beginning November 1st. Like the current Green Slim models, there will be XGA and WXGA models with and without SB connectivity. In addition, the USB models will now ship with the Wireless adapter (YW-3) in the carton creating an even greater value.

Model & List Price

XJ-A150 - $1499.99
XJ-A155V - $1699.99 (Wireless adapter included)
XJ-A250 - $1599.99
XJ-A255V - $1799.99 (Wireless adapter included)

USB enabled models - Wireless Adapter included

Effective immediately, the following models will ship with the Wireless adapter in the carton as an included accessory. These models will be designated with a "V" suffix in the model name.

Model & List Price

XJ-A145V - $1099.99 (Price Increase, Wireless adapter included)
XJ-A245V - $1199.99 (Price Increase, Wireless adapter included)
XJ-A155V - $1699.99 (Wireless adapter included)
XJ-A255V - $1799.99 (Wireless adapter included)

Due to this change, all pricing on the XJ-A145V an XJ-A245V has been increased effective Monday, October 11th. All orders already in house as of Friday, October 8, 2010 will be shipped with the Wirless adapter at the old cost. New orders will be accepted with the new pricing, please see your October Price list for details.

The XJ-A135U and XJ-A235U will continue shipping without the Wireless adapter.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

AV Rovers "Doggie Dollars" Spiff Program in Progress Now

The AVRover “Doggie Dollars” Spiff Program starts September 27th and continues until November 30th 2010. Go to to get the registration form for AVRover resellers to complete and return to so they will be eligible to participate in this year’s spiff program.

AV Rover announces the following end user reward programs:
  • “Throw me a Bone” Customer Appreciation Program.  This program will also start September 27th and run until October 31st 2010.  AVRover customers will have the choice of the three following options:
    1. With the purchase of every SVS200NP we’ll install a dealer/customer supplied projector for free, or
    2. With the purchase of 3 AVRover systems we’ll throw in a RoverPad wireless tablet, or
    3. For every 5 systems we’ll include an ONfinity CM2Max portable interactive whiteboard.
  • AVRover K9 Grant Program now offer customers the option of purchasing the ONfinity CM2Max on its own as an addition to the current program which is for our complete solution, the SVS200 with ONfinity CM2Max.

Hall Research Develops Real-Time Embedded Control for Most AV Equipment

Modern appliances and electronic devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Advanced feature sets require advanced configuration options. Multi level menu systems offer more granular control to the users but at the cost of usability. Unfortunately, most user interfaces are not advanced enough to solve the usability issues and therefore the interface actually becomes the weak link.

Physical interfaces such as button panels or remote controls have many disadvantages. Panel controls require a dedicated display for feedback and physical access to a fixed location. IR remote controls offer only one-way communication with limited feedback and can become difficult to manage for multiple devices.

Many different 3rd party control systems are available to develop fully customizable user interfaces for controlling multiple types of devices. These control systems are essentially software development platforms which provide a very high level of customization and development options. However, the highly technical nature of these platforms makes it cost prohibitive to implement in many situations.

We propose a new type of solution to address these issues and bring simplified management and control to a broader market through embedded virtual control interfaces.

Click here to see the full paper.