COSTA MESA, Calif. — Aug. 22, 2018 — BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced two new 4K ultra-high-definition interactive flat panels (IFPs) specifically designed for the classroom. The new RM Series includes the 65″ RM6501K and 75″ RM7501K IFPs, which allow teachers to tap into the dynamic possibilities of the interactive classroom. Putting students’ health first, the RM Series IFPs feature TÜV-certified low-blue-light and flicker-free technologies, protecting students’ eyes from the damaging onslaught of blue light emissions and flicker that may cause adverse health effects.
“BenQ is committed to paving the way for schools to create exceptional learning experiences,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director, business, education, and CinePro solutions at BenQ America Corp. “That meant taking our proven interactive flat panel technology to the next level and engineering the industry’s first IFP lineup designed to not only solve the growing challenges of keeping students easily engaged, but healthy as well. Teachers will love how quickly students can master new curriculum that spurs excitement and success, while parents will appreciate how our IFP technology prioritizes their children’s well-being. Available at an attractive price point, these IFPs will be a remarkable addition for schools looking to drive active learning.”
Healthier Technology Experiences
There is growing concern that long-term exposure to blue light from displays can be harmful and negatively affect eye health. Like modern smartphones that automatically turn off blue light, BenQ’s IFPs can help reduce potential damage using the company’s certified low-blue-light, flicker-free and anti-glare technologies so educators can create the healthiest possible teaching environment. BenQ’s Low Blue Light technology senses when someone is close to the panel and adjusts the light, minimizing blue light exposure and providing a healthier alternative to other LED displays. Certified under TÜV Rheinland, the highest standards body for technical services and technology safety, BenQ IFPs give school administrators confidence that their educators and students are exposed to as little blue light as possible in the classroom. The IFPs flicker-free technology is meticulously designed to remove LED backlight flickering while providing a zero-flicker viewing experience, effectively reducing eye fatigue and alleviating discomfort caused by looking at the screen — even from the back of the classroom. In addition, the IFP’s anti-glare surface reduces reflections caused by bright lights and windows, freeing students from excessive squinting, avoiding eye strain and making it easier to see from any seat in the class.
Smooth, Touch-Friendly Interactivity
Designed to foster learning and collaboration, BenQ’s Education IFPs feature advanced touch enhancement. This automatically converts handwriting to legible text, numbers, forms and drawings. The panels allow 10 simultaneous points of touch. This enables students and teachers to work at the board using two pens simultaneously or using its brush mode that allows creative collaboration with paint brushes or other instruments. A floating toolbar grants quick access to the most-used tools including screen capture, eraser, pen and whiteboard, increasing efficiency in the classroom. And when lessons are over, screen annotations can be saved as PDF or PNG files onto a USB drive or internal memory, printed and shared via QR code, helping students commit the material to memory.
Seamless, Frustration-Free Instruction and Collaboration
Teachers will feel well-supported to drive curriculum in the classroom with BenQ IFPs. Instant Plug and Play eliminates the hassles of complicated setup by simply connecting to a PC via USB. Teachers can also wirelessly broadcast images, audio and even HD-quality video from mobile devices with switching between up to 16 participant devices with the InstaQShare app. A blank setting allows teachers to darken the screen, so students can remain focused during instructions, while a freeze feature enables well-timed capture of screen grabs from videos or to highlight the screen itself. BenQ also incorporates several recommended Android apps, taking the guesswork out of finding content and simplifying updates and downloading. Finally, BenQ IFPs come with website control features that block certain websites, preventing students from accessing inappropriate content.
Hassle-free Display Management for New and Legacy Solutions
Designed to maintain the highest level of service and operability year after year, the RM Series features Multiple Display Administrator capabilities that allows operators to remotely control display on/off time or backlight via LAN or RS-232. This software also enables IT managers to control not only IFPs, but also projectors from BenQ and other manufacturers from the same platform. It also grants administrators the ability to install Android apps to any IFP deployed across a school or district via the cloud, streamlining curriculum standardization. In addition, operators can keep all display drivers up to date with Over-the-Air updates, eliminating any downtime or lesson interruptions.
More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at http://business-display.benq.com/en-us/findproduct/ifp/education.html.
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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, ease of use with productivity and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling global projector brand powered by TI DLP® technology, according to Futuresource. BenQ offers an extensive line of visual display solutions including a broad range of CinematicColor™ projectors, ZOWIE eSports gear, LCD monitors, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products and lifestyle lighting for any application and market — home, gaming, education, enterprise, government, hospitality, healthcare, house of worship and digital signage — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive projectors or digital whiteboards for conference rooms or classrooms, high brightness projectors for auditoriums or houses of worship, short-throw projectors for schools, 4K UHD projectors for home cinema, interactive flat panel displays for collaboration or digital signage screens for public spaces, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers and retailers. More information is available at www.BenQ.com.
About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightfully broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $25+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Darwin Precisions Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.
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