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Laser Projection for the Classroom from BenQ

BenQ unveiled its new Blue Core interactive laser projector trio, specifically designed for the classroom.

Unlike traditional lamp-based projectors, BenQ’s new line delivers 20,000 hours of reliable use without ever needing to change a lamp, and is immune to color decay, cutting down on classroom interruptions and maintenance by eliminating the cost and hassle of replacing lamps and cleaning filters.

The projectors’ high 100,000:1 contrast and 1.07 billion color display crisply renders text and numbers while the 4,000-ANSI-lumen brightness of the LW890UST and LH890UST and the 3,500-lumen LW820ST make it easier for students to read, no matter where they’re sitting in the room. High color accuracy allows students to see small details without turning off or dimming the lights. . And unlike traditional lamp-based projectors, BenQ’s Blue Core lasers power on and off, instantly enabling teachers to focus on the curriculum rather than wasting precious time waiting on the projector.

“The modern classroom is a rigorous environment, and educators need access to reliable technology that allows them to quickly and efficiently capture their students’ attention — even all the way in the back of the classroom,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director, business, education and CinePro solutions at BenQ America Corp. “Our Blue Core technology is well-known to provide long-lasting, and the brightest and most immersive crisp images from a projector. With IP5X dustproof certification now available for the classroom, it provides K-12 and higher education institutions with the most affordable, best-in-class laser projector offering on the market. Now teachers and students can make the most of valuable classroom time year after year without the need to clean filters, unlike other laser projectors.”

The ultra-short-throw WXGA (1280 x 800) LW890UST, full HD LH890UST (1920 x 1080) and the short-throw WXGA (1280 x 800) LW820ST are the first interactive K-12 laser projectors from the new Blue Core family that can be configured for either pen or touch interactivity. Using the projectors’ intuitive templates and annotation tools, students and teachers can collaborate, creating a truly immersive learning environment. Additionally, an optional wireless QCastMirror dongle enables BYOD collaboration for mobile device integration, facilitating the free exchange of ideas and teamwork.

The LW890UST and LH890UST projectors’ ultra-short-throw performance allows them to be mounted as close as 3.6″ from the wall and project images up to 100″ on a wall or whiteboard with no shadows or bright glare. They also include a tool-free mount design that enables the teacher to adjust the projected image to fit perfectly on a whiteboard or wall in seconds.

To lower maintenance and total cost of ownership, BenQ classroom projectors feature LAN control, which gives IT managers full access and control over every projector directly from their workstations, including remotely powering them up and down, changing sources and upgrading firmware throughout the facility over the network.  The projectors’ powerful 10W built-in speaker adds another multimedia option to lessons.

The new line is available to public and private schools for a special introductory price.

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