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 Rantoul, Ill.

The BenQ 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.

BenQ's MW712 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.

BenQ SmartEco Advanced and SmartEco projector models for business and education applications include the LX60ST, LW61ST, MS513P, MX514P, MW516, MW712, MX813ST, MX850UST and MW851UST. 

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