Through its RP Series, available in 65”, 75” and 86” models, BenQ has become the first LCD panel manufacturer in the world to develop a flicker free, low blue light, anti glare interactive flat panel with a built in air quality sensor and germ-resistant screen.
“Students of today are constantly looking at glass – whether it be a tablet, phone, monitor, TV or laptop. Every LCD screen has a LED backlight with a light spectrum that can potentially damage eyes permanently from the increased blue light levels. It is recognised by ophthalmologists that increased exposure to blue light not only causes dry and tired eyes, but it can also potentially damage cells at the back of the eye, leading to permanent damage,” says Martin Moelle, Managing Director at BenQ Australia.
“With the RP Series, BenQ’s unique technology has been tested by an independent laboratory in Germany and is now TÜV certified which shows that it meets the relevant health standards for low blue light, flicker free and anti-bacterial technology. Additionally, the anti-glare glass surface can effectively reduce reflections, freeing students from excessive squinting with more legible text and clearer images, avoiding eye strain and facilitating more effective instruction. We have gone the extra mile to have all of this tested and certified so our customers can rest assured that the health benefits we are claiming have been proven.”
The germ-resistant screen has been achieved through a special multi-layer coating of a non-toxic, durable nano-silver agent that kills 99% of germs upon contact. As Mr Moelle explains, “When someone works on these touch panels, they use their fingers to write, draw or erase. This means any bacteria on their fingers is transferred onto the panel. Our special coating destroys most bacteria on contact.”
Adding to the creation of a healthy learning environment, the RP Series features an inbuilt Air Quality Sensor that detects the carbon dioxide intensity indoors.
“Modern building design doesn’t allow for windows to be opened, so when you come into a meeting room or classroom, everything is closed. Carbon dioxide can build up, so this sensor is another aspect of our product that enables teachers to monitor the classroom and judge if the air quality is appropriate so they can act if necessary and change the air conditioning settings for example to promote air flow,” Mr Moelle adds.