A panel of more than 30 educators tested hundreds of entries to make a short list of the most innovative technologies in the education sector. Although the judge's comment will not be published until December, it's not hard to see why they would be bowled over by the EcoLite XJ-V1.
Designed for the classroom, the EcoLite XJ-V1 offers all the benefits of lamp free projectors at a cost that most schools can afford. Powered by Casio's laser and LED Hybrid Light Source technology, this projector combines a fluorescent element, laser and LEDs to ensure high brightness and a 20,000 hour estimated lifespan – meaning you could run the projector eight hours a day every business day for 10 years before the bulb would be expected to fail.
With a rated brightness of 2,700 lumens and native XGA (1,024-by-768) resolution, the EcoLite XJ-V1 certainly does not sacrifice brightness for price, ensuring students' viewing experience is bigger and better than ever.
"Casio is honoured to be recognised for developing innovative and forward-thinking technology for the education industry," said Joe Gillio, senior director strategic planning and marketing, of Casio's Business Projector Division.
"We pride ourselves in offering a full portfolio of LampFree projectors including the EcoLite XJ-V1 that are intended to address educators' specific needs and help them achieve their goals in the classroom."
Other projectors manufacturers to scoop a prize in the Tech & Learning magazine's awards include Epson for its BrightLink 536Wi – a short throw interactive projector that encourages collaboration in the classroom.