BenQ Provides Projectors For Space Jam Event
By Greg Tarr On Aug 2 2012 - 7:46pm
Irvine, Calif. -
BenQ America will be providing four MW712 SmartEco projectors for Space Jam 6,
a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused education event for
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Webelo Scouts, the company said.
The Space Jamboree
will take place Aug. 3-5 at the Rantoul Airport and Chanute Air Museum in
projectors will be used for big-screen 3D simulations, presentations, gaming
and video, including a video conferencing with the Johnson Space Center prior
to the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars.
Space Jam chief
technology officer Brian Walker said, "3D is a highly effective teaching tool,
particularly when enabled by high-performance green equipment such as the MW712
and its SmartEco technology."
Space Jam is put
on by Troop 17 of Champaign, Ill., and by Venture Crew 272 of Fountain County,
Ind. More than 1,200 Scouts from 21 states are expected to attend the event.
3D video will be
showcased for the first time on 20-foot screens designed to accommodate the event's
hundreds of viewers.
projectors can reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent at exceptional
brightness levels. The projectors' SmartEco mode automatically determines the
optimal brightness level based on the input source, the company said.
A No Source Detected
mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been
detected for more than three minutes.
With Eco Blank
mode, presenters can blank screens when not in use and, in turn, lower light
source power consumption by up to 70 percent.
Advanced and SmartEco projector models for business and education applications
include the LX60ST, LW61ST, MS513P, MX514P, MW516, MW712, MX813ST, MX850UST and