Models with Ultra Short-throw, Integrated 3D, Interactive Whiteboard, Installation Flexibility Capabilities
THE NETHERLANDS, January 11, 2011 – World-renowned projector provider and digital lifestyle innovator, BenQ, is excited to unveil its “Vision of the Future: Projection of a Brighter Tomorrow” at ISE 2011, which will be held February 1-3 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This vision will be delivered in the form of leading projector technologies and winning solutions designed with the market and the needs of the AV and education professionals in mind. BenQ will be showcasing six projectors ranging from ultra short-throw projection to installation flexibility at Booth 5O120 in Hall 5 in the RAI Convention Center.
“We have always placed great effort on addressing and fulfilling the needs of the market and of our business partners. This year, we are more than pleased to introduce a number of exciting new products and solutions at ISE 2011 that’ll enlighten our audience with future possibilities that go beyond performance, quality, value, and opportunities,” said Peter Chen, EVP and General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. “Last year, BenQ was what projector innovation’s all about. This year, BenQ is the projection of a brighter tomorrow.”
BenQ will be displaying projector solutions in four categories at ISE:
BenQ is a global short-throw projector expert and number 1 selling DLP® projector brand in education, offering the most comprehensive short-throw ranges from 0.3, 0.4, 0.6 to 0.9 to fit various settings. Built by BenQ’s exclusive aspherical lens technology to achieve astonishing colors and ultra-sharp text in less than half of the traditional projection distance, BenQ’s Short-Throw Education projectors open a whole new dimension to classrooms and AV projection with four models.
The flagship MP780ST features the PointDraw™ interactive projection system with 0.6 short-throw ratio and integrated 3D technology. The MP780ST frees educators and business presenters from the white board, allowing them to engage audience participation with the PointDraw pen from wherever they stand – without going through the hassles and add-on costs of system calibration and interactive whiteboard installation.
The MW881UST boasts an ultra short-throw of 0.24. The capability of projecting a huge 92” full-sized diagonal image size with crisp-clear picture quality from just 48cm away makes it the perfect solution for any space-challenged venue – whether it’s a small, cramped classroom or a meeting room with limited ceiling space for projector installation. The MW881UST is 3D-readied to prepare schools and institutions for 3D integration in learning.
The Short-throw Education models also include the MW851UST. Featuring a 0.4 ultra short-throw ratio with HDMI connection, the MW851UST is an ideal choice for home and business multimedia AV projection as well as interactive whiteboard use.
The MW881UST is standard-equipped with DLP Link™-supported 3D projection technology, which enables it to display 3D projection with a single video feed. Designed to deliver the same amazing 3D effects as the latest 3D movies, the MW881UST enables students to visualize complex concepts, such as geometric shape calculation, and gain true-to-life experiences, such as dissecting the human brain through 3D demonstrations with the help of 3D education media contents. 3D visualization is – and an ever-growing trend for future education.
“3D visualization has been quite a hit for 2009 and 2010 in the entertainment industry, and it’s certainly becoming a growing trend for the 21st century education. Already research-proven to improve test scores and maximize cross-subject learning, 3D may very well one day become an integral part of teaching and learning,” said Chen. “In preparation for this change, we’ve taken the initiative to 3D-ready all our education projectors with integrated 3D technology from DLP Link™. This is to help future-proof schools and institutions.”
The BenQ MP780ST PointDraw projector is unlike any existing projection technologies. It offers interactive capabilities as an interactive whiteboard plus a projector system via the PointDraw projection system – without the additional cost of an interactive whiteboard. It is compatible with any computer operating system that supports a standard USB mouse and can work with any existing interactive whiteboard system. The PointDraw pen enables users to draw almost anywhere the image is projected without system calibration. The Q Draw™ interactive software enhances every presentation with colorful visual aids as well as other handy tools. Displaying a 0.6 short-throw ratio, the MP780ST can be ceiling-mounted as close as 0.3 meters from the whiteboard to minimize disruptive shadows and eye-blinding projector light.
The BenQ MX761 and SP891 are cost-effective solutions for space-challenged settings and a limited budget for projector installation. Built with incredible flexibility, these projectors offer an impressive zoom ratio of 1.6x and 1.5x. With an expanded throw distance ranging from 1.07 to 2.72 meters against the projected image, the MX761 and SP891 can be placed in the original ceiling mount, with ceiling fans and lights out of the way – saving money, time, and energy for better use.