Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (カシオ計算機株式会社) is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and commercial electronics manufacturing company headquartered in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. Its products include calculators, mobile phones, digital cameras, electronic musical instruments, and analogue and digital watches. It was founded in 1946, and in 1957 introduced the world's first entirely electric compact calculator. It was an early digital camera innovator, and during the 1980s and 1990s, the company developed numerous affordable home electronic keyboards for musicians along with introducing the world's first mass-produced digital watches.
In the 1970s and 80s, Casio was best known for its electronic (including scientific) calculators, electronic musical instruments and affordable digital watches incorporating innovative technology. Today, Casio is most commonly known for making durable and reliable electronic products. The G-Shock range of shock-resistant watches is also very popular, with the original 1983 G-Shock DW-5000C being highly sought-after by collectors. The scientific calculators made by Casio especially the CLASSWIZ series of calculators are known for being affordable while incorporating a host of functions as compared to their competitors.
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Casio also makes products for local markets, including "Prayer Compass" watch series designed to help Muslims pray on time and in the right direction.
In the 1980s, Casio's budget electronic instruments and its line of affordable home electronic musical keyboard instruments became popular. The company also became well known for the wide variety and innovation of its wristwatches. It was one of the earliest manufacturers of quartz watches, both digital and analog. It also began selling calculator watches during this time. Casio also introduced one of the first watches that could display the time in many different time zones of the world and with features like recording temperature, atmospheric-pressure and altitude. In the later years, Casio's wristwatches were fitted with receivers to synchronise with radio towers around the world and Global Positioning System for timekeeping accuracy.
* Casio graphic calculators
Casio Computer Co., Ltd. was formed in June 1957. That year, Casio released the Model 14-A, sold for 485,000 yen, the world's first all-electric compact calculator, which was based on relay technology.
Casio was established as Kashio Seisakujo in April 1946 by Tadao Kashio (樫尾忠雄 1917–1993), an engineer specializing in fabrication technology. Kashio's first major product was the yubiwa pipe, a finger ring that would hold a cigarette, allowing the wearer to smoke the cigarette down to its nub while also leaving the wearer's hands-free. Japan was impoverished immediately following World War II, so cigarettes were valuable, and the invention was a success.
The cameras use a Casio "proprietary" lithium ion battery. All the later models have 2.5" or wider LCD screens and come with more than 20 shooting modes.
In the USA the Oceanus line has been discontinued for the Casio Edifice line.
Casio always advertised the fact that their devices could be updated. Casio decided it would not issue an update for the E-100 and E-105, and a lot of owners of the devices complained. Because of the complaints, Casio offered to update the devices to the newest version of the Operating system if the owners sent in the device and paid a fee. Since the operating system was stored in ROM and not flash memory, the only way to upgrade was by replacing the ROM.
Casio Cassiopeia was the brand name of a PDA manufactured by Casio. It used Windows CE as the Operating system. Casio was one of the first manufacturers of PDAs, developing at the beginning small pocket-sized computers with keyboards and grayscale displays and subsequently moving to smaller units in response to customer demand.
Casio started playing basketball at the age of seven. He started by watching his brother play at their village and started his formal training during his stay at San Beda College, where was part of the San Beda Red Cubs squad in the NCAA Juniors Division. He helped the team sweep the eliminations of the 78th season of the NCAA. They faced the Letran Squires for the finals and won the 2002 NCAA juniors basketball championship, in which he was named the finals MVP.
Casio Oceanus watches are only available in Japan. They can be ordered online and shipped internationally.
Casio Databank is a series of digital watches manufactured by Casio. They allow data storage for names and telephone numbers, memos, and in late editions, email addresses; this in addition to usually providing a calculator, in addition to the standard features of a digital watch. There are at least two Databank watches that include a TV and VCR remote control feature.
The Cassiopeia E-15 was the last model of Palm-size PC Casio introduced that used a grayscale display. It appeared at the same time as the E-105, and functioned identically to that device, except for the screen.
One of the reasons he was detained was that he was captured wearing a Casio F91W digital watch.
Joseph Evans "JVee" D. Casio (born September 1, 1986) is a Filipino basketball player who plays for the Alaska Aces in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was drafted first overall by the Powerade Tigers in 2011 PBA draft.
Casio joined the De La Salle Green Archers in 2003. In that season, he was known to sink in two free throws to seal an overtime game with Ateneo Blue Eagles and win the round with triples in the Semi-Finals. He won the Rookie of the Year award.
After experiencing difficulties in the market following the release of the E-200, Casio decided not to produce any further units for the US and European markets, instead focusing on the Japanese market. Some Japanese-only models are the Cassiopeia E-3000, using the PocketPC 2002 operating system, and the DT-10 with Windows Mobile 2003.