BenQ describe the MW860USTi and MP780ST+ projectors as the ‘ultimate interactive experience in a classroom setting’. When you take into account their capabilities and the versatility they offer, along with the inclusion of the unique PointDraw pen, most educators once they’ve experienced the technology, are sure to agree.
The MW860USTi (short-throw ratio of 0.37) and the MP780ST+ (short-throw ratio of 0.49) have been designed to provide teachers with a versatile teaching tool which simply does not compare to IWBs due to the unique and innovative additional features and functions incorporated into the projectors, that an IWB cannot provide.
Compact and affordable, these new projectors are truly interactive - fitted with BenQ’s trademarked 2nd generation PointDraw interactive projection technology, QDraw 2.0 interactive software, PointDraw 2.0 and dual pen support. Amazingly there is no system calibration required and the pen allows the class to participate and become immersed in the learning experience.
Said Chee F. Chung, BenQ Australia’s general manager, “With the release of our new interactive PointDraw projectors we believe we are providing educators with the most innovative and interactive educational tool available today. The IWB replaced the ‘blackboard’ and the PointDraw interactive projector is set to replace the IWB,” predicted Chung.
“PointDraw projectors free teachers from the hassles of system calibration, and provide then with an opportunity to teach from wherever they are located in the classroom. The 2nd generation PointDraw projectors have been enhanced over our debut release last year, providing double the interactivity and functionality, and the latest PointDraw pen – the key to this innovative learning experience – supports a faster response time and remote interactivity up to 25 feet away from the board or projected surface. Newly designed QDraw 2.0 interactive software and Pointdraw dual pen function, enables endless collaboration through simultaneous teacher - student interaction.
“Students can enjoy taking turns to make their contribution to the lesson using their own independent tool bar under teachers’ complete guidance and control,” she said.
The two new interactive projector models offer high brightness, WXGA resolution, short-throw capabilities, DLP® Link™, 20W built-in speaker power, LAN Display, USB Display and many other thoughtful features.
Internationally, BenQ is renowned as a provider of digital lifestyle innovations and the global DLP® education projector leader. The release of the company’s second generation PointDraw education projectors are expected to be well received by the education sector both locally and globally.
Feature Specification Summary:
• DLP Link™ maximises students’ learning by creating an immersive learning environment through 3D visualisation
• WXGA short-throw projection increases the viewing area by 30% compared to XGA and provides sharper, clearer images with less shadow distractions
• 20W built-in speaker power replaces classroom audio systems at no extra cost with audio pass-through and microphone input
• LAN Display and USB Display options provide support for quick and easy setup as well as simultaneous multi-projection display
• USB Drive Display and Remote Desktop allows teachers to teach PC-less with a USB flash drive or with remote access to their computers via a wireless mouse and keyboard
For further information, contact BenQ Australia on Ph: (02) 8988 6500 or visit www.BenQ.com.au
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About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD displays, digital cameras, storage devices, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 2008 revenues of BenQ Corporation exceeded US$1.54 billion.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd. 2008 revenues of BenQ Group exceeded US$19 billion dollars.