With Interactive PointDraw™, 3D, Short-Throw, Full HD 1080p, High Brightness
EUROPE, July 16, 2010 – BenQ, the world’s #1-selling DLP® projector brand in the education market (FutureSource), announced the launch of four superbly-equipped models that let teachers, IT administrators, and students ‘work their magic’ for optimized results in class performance and cost-performance. The new models – MP780ST, MX750, SP840, and SP890 – comprise a comprehensive series that satisfies every education scenario from small portable classroom to large auditorium, and every IT buyer requirement from best value and brand reputation to future-proof technology. Teacher-tailored features include the exclusive BenQ PointDraw™ Technology with calibration-free, whiteboard-free interactive pen, 3D-readiness, integrated microphone-in jack, built-in big speakers, and PC-less projectability.* IT buyers are equally catered to with low-maintenance features, product longevity, easy, low-cost classroom integration, and the enhanced security and control of LAN connection.* Breathtaking colors and exquisite details made possible by Full HD 1080p, HQV™, BrilliantColor™, and VIDI™, will likewise unleash the magic in student learning, attention, and participation.*
“Education is a deeply rooted passion at BenQ. Our mission of delivering the latest technology via the highest quality products at the best possible value is the ideal answer to the institution sector’s needs,” said Peter Chen, EVP and General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. “Our extensive research and unparalleled insight into what teachers, administrators, and students desire once again gives BenQ the edge in creating class-leading projectors that ignite the magic in teaching.”
With 1 out of 5 projectors in schools today being a BenQ model (Futuresource), BenQ continues to set the curve in innovative projector solutions that make teaching easy and learning fun. The flagship MP780ST features a short-throw 0.5 ratio coupled with an advanced PointDraw system utilizing an interactive pen that allows users to point, draw, and doodle on any projected surface with no need for a whiteboard and no need for calibration. It saves schools the high costs of purchasing whiteboards and additionally overcomes space constraints, allowing users to custom-fit an interactive work space of 48” to 300” (diagonal size) on any blackboard, chalkboard, painted wall…any open space. The short-throw ratio, PC-less capability, and integrated speakers further make the MP780 ST a cost-effective, all-in-one projector that facilitates sharing between classrooms while accommodating small to large settings. Staying on the edge of the newest advancements in teaching, the MX750 and MP780 ST are also 3D-ready. Teachers can seamlessly switch from traditional projection to 3D without any complexity or time-consuming adjustments. The plug-and-play easy MX750, like the MP780 ST, also features USB display and USB reader, integrated mic and big speakers, but with an additional big 1.6:1 zoom ratio.
For large-scale projection needs in auditoriums or lecture halls, BenQ offers the ultra-bright 4000-lumens SP840 (3,000:1 contrast ratio) and SP890 (50,000:1 contrast ratio). Both models captivate student attention with flawless Full HD 1080p splendor and the magic of BrilliantColor, VIDI, and BenQ’s Independent Color Management. Spellbinding colors, immaculate definition, and the ‘wow’ of a 500” projection size (diagonal) are just as mesmerizing in full lights-on settings when note-taking is required. The SP890 is further distinguished by sophisticated Hollywood Quality Video processing, which not only renders HD video sources in true 1080p definition, but automatically converts standard definition content –analog or digital – to Full HD-like quality using motion-adaptive de-interlacing and enhanced noise reduction. Installation challenges are never a concern with the SP890’s versatile horizontal + vertical lens shift, 1.5:1 zoom ratio, direct power on/off, and LAN control.
Demanding IT buyers seeking minimum product overturn, proven brand reputation, and best cost-performance will likewise be impressed with BenQ’s new offerings. Low-cost maintenance and product longevity are made possible with filter-free designs, and leading-edge DLP technology for 100% accurate colors that never decay. All four projectors also go beyond expectation with standard-equipped LAN control (Crestron® RoomView Express) for security and easy maintenance. Schools equipped with any of BenQ’s new education projectors on a Crestron network are capable of real-time, facility-wide management and control of up to 250 projectors in addition to all other AV devices such as screens, curtains, lighting, etc. The MX750 and MP780ST are additionally capable of one-cable LAN control and display for easier installation. Teachers, IT buyers, and students will further benefit from industry-leading low noise levels, cool-touch temperatures, and shatter-safe bulbs.
The SP890 and the SP840 have been on the market since June 2010. MX750 and MP780 ST are scheduled to enter the market in August.