#dse2013 Casio’s Signage Solutions

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Casio America Inc. introduced new systems geared for a variety of digital signage applications at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas last week, but the one that intrigued me was Casio’s YA-S10 Converter System that enables users to project images onto curved pillars, round areas, flat surfaces or any unique shape.

Carlisle Robertson and Michael Powers

Carlisle Robertson and Michael Powers

Carlisle Robertson, key account/business development manager, and Michael Powers, vice-president sales and marketing, both of Casio Canada, explained how the system is set up to adjust any image misalignment or distortion without the need for additional hardware.

Using the YA-S10 Converter System with any Casio LampFree projector, images can be corrected for curved surfaces using free-form surface compensation with a lattice of up to 81 grid points for adjustments.

The company now uses the lamp free laser and LED hybrid light source as the basis to allow projectors to operate 20,000 hours without change. It can now do digital signage applications for convex, concave or even a customized shapes. One projector can encompass 180 degrees, while two projectors can do the full 360 degrees.

Also new is Casio’s Projector Stacking, It is expected that the Projector Stacking System and YA-S10 Converter System will increase efficiency and streamline costs for retailers and business owners alike, further raising industry standards and solidifying Casio’s presence as an industry leader.

The Projector Stacking System, designed with two Casio projectors stacked on top of one another, projects two sharp, high-quality images, which the YA-S10 Converter System control box then merges into one screen. It is available in two different models, both of which provide roughly twice the lumen output provided by a single projector.

When the YA-S10 Converter System correction box is connected, both projectors can also project high brightness images at any angle making the Projector Stacking System ideal for digital signage, sports bars, house of worship and many large venue applications.

A Casio Interactive Store Mannequin

A Casio Interactive Store Mannequin

Casio’s new Projector Stacking System and YA-S10 Converter System are currently available.

The company also showed its virtual mannequin and, we were told, is also offering an interactive mannequin in partnership with 4D, Toronto.

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.. Shigenori Itoh, is chairman and CEO of Casio America, Inc. .

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