DOVER, NJ, MAY 15, 2014 — Today, educators are tasked with choosing viable technologies to integrate into the classroom that are not only engaging, but also portable, easy-to-use and, most importantly, cost-effective. With limited budgets, choosing the best technology with the lowest total cost of ownership is paramount.
As part of an overall engagement initiative, the Phoenix Union High School district in Arizona wanted to replace existing and inefficient classroom projectors with a bulb-less, green solution; to do so, the Phoenix Union High School district sought out ImmediaEdu – a company specializing in integrated AV systems and interactive classrooms to improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness – to help find high-quality, low maintenance projectors for ongoing classroom use. With the help of ImmediaEdu, located in Phoenix, AZ, the Phoenix Union High School district installed 1,480 of Casio’s Signature XJ-M250 projectors across all of its campuses, which accounts for 16 schools with more than 27,000 students and nearly 3,000 employees.
ImmediaEdu recommended Casio’s Signature XJ-M250 projectors because they are LampFree® and they run on Casio’s state-of-the-art LASER & LED Hybrid Light Source. This means that expensive lamps – which typically cost almost as much as the original projector over the course of one year - do not need to be replaced every few months. With the projectors having an estimated lifespan of 20,000 hours, Phoenix Union schools can run the projectors as often as necessary.
“Only a few manufacturers offered lamp-free LED projectors when we started the Phoenix Union project, but Casio offered the most powerful LampFree® light engine for the price range,” said Alexis Cruz-Christensen, Vice President, educational partnerships at ImmediaEdu. “Additionally, with a large zoom range, Casio’s LampFree® projectors allowed us to replace a variety of existing projectors with different throw ranges without having to move existing ceiling mounts – making the transition easier for all parties involved.”
“Casio was pleased to have worked with ImmediaEdu on this project,” said Matt Mustachio, general manager of Casio’s Business Projector Division. “We understand that budgets are limited, so it’s very rewarding when working with educators to help them get the best solution based hardware offered today. Casio has been providing LampFree® solutions for educators for several years and will continue to grow our lineup in the education sector, offering solutions is much more satisfying than simply offering product.”