Colorific(TM) Projectors and Interactive Flat-Panel Displays Bring Increased Connectivity, Collaboration, and Energy Savings to Enable Schools to Teach With Flying Colors
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Feb. 4, 2015 -- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions, today announced that the company is kicking off its participation at TCEA being held in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 4-6, by unveiling its newest Colorific(TM) projectors, interactive flat-panel (IFP) displays, and other collaborative classroom applications. Under its "Do It All With Flying Colors" theme, BenQ joins education leaders and technology experts at TCEA with a renewed commitment to education by offering a wide range of dedicated sales and support initiatives via the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program.
"We're pleased to return to TCEA in 2015 with a number of exciting enhancements to our Classroom IQ product lines," said Patti Postel, National Education Sales Manager, BenQ America Corp. "We're keen on bringing the most advanced classroom display solutions to enable schools to provide enhanced interactivity and immersive learning experiences for students, all while reducing the total cost of ownership."
To complement the company's wireless projectors and IFP displays, BenQ's Classroom IQ solutions provide Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) collaboration, SmartEco(TM) lamp-saving technology, as well as simple file sharing apps to transform teaching plans into more interactive experiences. The BenQ Colorific projector line offers ease of use and installation flexibility with facilitywide maintenance and remote management via LAN control, while LAN display (MX723) allows audio and video signals to be carried to the projector via a single LAN cable. In addition, all projectors provide support for AMX(R), Crestron(R), and PJLink(R) systems, and a filter-free optical design further reduces maintenance costs. Furthermore, BenQ's Colorific technology ensures the delivery of accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color -- allowing students to experience up to 1 billion stunning colors on classroom projection screens. For schools, this means BenQ projectors eliminate light burn or color degradation over extended usage, reducing the devices' total cost of ownership (TCO).
Classroom IQ Solutions at TCEA 2015:
The new BenQ MX723 is the perfect high-brightness projector for any small- to medium-sized classroom setting. Featuring XGA resolution with 3,700 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio, the projector brings crisp content to the screen while offering multidisplay functionality for ultra-smooth presentations. For ease of installation and flexibility in placement options, the projector offers vertical and horizontal keystone correction, as well as 1.6x zoom functionality. When using the projector's "SmartEco" mode, the MX723 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent to use just the right amount of brightness, resulting in up to 5,000 hours of lamp life without compromising picture quality. To further reduce power consumption, an "Eco Blank" mode allows teachers to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed, while a "No Source Detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no signal has been detected for more than three minutes. In "Standby" mode, the projector lowers power consumption to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity, providing even greater energy savings and further lowering TCO.
Offering WXGA resolution, the ultra-short-throw MW853UST+ shines at a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,200 lumens of brightness to ensure reliable projections in any indoor light setting. To bring lesson plans to life, the MW853UST+ is compatible with BenQ's PointWrite(TM) technology -- allowing up to four participants to collaborate simultaneously on screens as large as 120 inches. Featuring auto calibration, the tool allows teachers and students to interact jointly via enabled pens or finger-touch technology on any type of projection surface for effortless interaction. Also equipped with 3D, PC, dual HDMI(R), and Blu-ray(TM) connectivity in addition to double 10-W speakers, the projector becomes a complete content solution for creating engaging lesson plans that will turn the classroom into an immersive environment.
Providing color beyond the imagination, BenQ's HC1200 projector has been specifically engineered to follow the sRGB industry color standard to provide improved out-of-the-box color precision over other top-selling projectors. By combining 100-percent sRGB color accuracy with up to twice as much ANSI contrast than typical LCD projectors, the HC1200 reproduces images that look as bright as top-rated 4,000 lumen projectors. This new concept in display technology allows the HC1200 to offer incredible color fidelity and consistency for content that jumps off the screen. And like the entire BenQ Colorific family, the HC1200 will continue to display accurate colors for years to come without the risk of fading, ghosting, or yellowing.
BenQ's latest IFPs bring highly accurate multitouch technology, superb image quality, and complete multimedia connectivity to learning environments. The new 70-inch RP702 HD (1920x1080) display features advanced 10-point multitouch technology with responsive feedback and accurate positioning via panning, zooming, and scrolling -- just like a giant tablet. For enhanced visual comfort, the RP702 is equipped with low blue light technology, which enables more comfortable viewing sessions, and its anti-glare glass reduces image interference and screen reflection while eliminating any visual noise caused by glare. The panel's ZeroFlicker(TM) mode further reduces fatigue and protects students' eyes during extended viewing sessions. Incredibly easy to install and use, the RP702 provides plug-and-play simplicity and multiplatform compatibility with Windows(R), Mac(R), Linux(R), and Chrome OS(TM), allowing the panel to work seamlessly with a wide range of computing and mobile devices. Adjusting the settings is easy with a touchable OSD menu, while easy-to-access input/output hotkeys on the front of the panel make control a breeze. Enhanced features include a new built-in whiteboard app called Quick Note, which facilitates making annotations directly on the screen, and a "Freeze and Blank" key on both the remote control and front panel allows teachers to easily pause the lecture and go to a blank screen.
TCEA 2015 attendees will also be treated to BenQ's first audio product -- treVolo -- the world's first electrostatic portable Bluetooth(R) speaker. Featuring a collapsible wing design and bidirectional sound reproduction through three audio profile modes, treVolo features electrostatic panels to deliver audiophile-grade sonic quality, tonal balance, and the guarantee that every note is heard crisply and cleanly.
To experience BenQ's smart Classroom IQ solutions, TCEA attendees should visit booth 212. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.
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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1). BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, and lifestyle lighting for any application and market -- education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, and IT -- with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it's interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company's products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.
More information is available at www.BenQ.us.
(1) Based upon Q3'14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life", BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications, and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life. The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.
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