BenQ Introduces Smart Projector for Collaborative Digital Workspaces

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COSTA MESA, Calif. Feb. 18, 2020 BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display and collaboration solutions, has introduced the EW800ST, the world’s first smart projector for business. The projector’s wireless internet connectivity, screen-mirroring capabilities, and built-in browser and business apps enable colleagues to share ideas in today’s agile, collaborative workplaces with unrivaled ease and convenience — helping teams to be more productive.

“Walk into today’s meeting room and you’ll see participants using their own devices, not just laptops, but smartphones and tablets as well, to brainstorm, take notes, and share ideas. Despite this new dynamic, it can still be cumbersome and sometimes impossible to connect to the room’s projector, depending on the device being used,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, digital marketing manager, BenQ America Corp. “The EW800ST gives meeting goers the tools they expect to collaborate freely without having to wrestle with technology. It’s the first huddle and meeting room projector designed for the future of intuitive and intelligent collaboration.”

BenQ Smart Projector picWalk in and Share — From Any Device
Unlike other wireless projectors on the market, the EW800ST makes it possible to start projecting from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop — whether it’s a PC, Mac/iOS, or Android device — in a few easy steps with no software required. Participants no longer have to wonder if their devices will be compatible. Wireless connectivity eliminates cable clutter, and an included USB dongle means there’s no need to find the right dongle for each device.

The EW800ST also ensures ultimate meeting flexibility with participants able to present in a way that’s most convenient for them. Instead of users unplugging their computer and other peripherals connected to it, they also have the option to simply use a USB drive. The EW800ST comes with a USB Type-A port that supports a wide range of file formats — including JPEG, PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

Full-Featured Versatility for Every Meeting Need
The user-friendly BenQ EW800ST smart projector includes 16 GB of storage and built-in business apps that increase productivity during meetings. With just one click to connect, participants can start a video conference with Blizz — a global team collaboration app — remotely access another computer to view files or troubleshoot via TeamViewer, create documents collaboratively via WPS Office, as well as search the internet on Firefox. Through BenQ’s X-Sign broadcasting technology, any connected device can send text, images, and video links to the EW800ST, and everyone in the meeting room will see the message immediately on the projection screen. BenQ Smart Control turns a smartphone into a remote control, a mouse pad, and a keyboard, allowing users to navigate the projector and its business apps directly from their own device.

See Every Detail
With its 0.49 short-throw ratio, the EW800ST is ideal for small meeting environments. It easily projects an 80-inch image from less than 1 meter away, which saves valuable real estate in the meeting room for participants to gather. It also ensures that speakers who talk with their hands don’t block the presentation. The EW800ST offers crystal-clear image quality from the world’s top DLP projector brand, with zero color decay, 3300 lumens, and WXGA native resolution for long-lasting, ultra-sharp detail and readability. Infographic Mode — a BenQ exclusive — showcases texts and graphics in detail with high brightness and better color gradation.

Protect and Easily Manage Enterprise-Wide Projectors
BenQ is committed to reducing TCO and ensuring longer life and less maintenance in its projectors, which is why the EW800ST features BenQ’s Dust Guard technology. A built-in anti-dust accumulation sensor rejects a large amount of dust accumulation to further improve durability and lower overall maintenance costs. In addition, the Lamp Save mode provides up to 15,000 hours of long-lasting clarity before lamp maintenance is needed.

Sharing the same vow to simple and fast IT management as the rest of BenQ’s projector lineup, the EW800ST also boasts BenQ’s Device Management Solution (DMS) and Account Management System (AMS) tools. DMS enables remote and centralized management of multiple digital projectors via a local network, making it simple for IT managers to remotely monitor, control, and configure projectors individually or as groups at once. AMS allows IT personnel to access and manage files and personalized settings for various accounts, and they can easily update the firmware on the EW800ST over the air whenever an update is available. With AMS, any user can log in to their account to easily access and manage their files and personalized settings.

More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at https://business-display.BenQ.com/.

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About BenQ America — Business, Education, and CinePro Solutions
The number-one-selling global projector brand powered by TI DLP technology, according to Futuresource, the BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing ease of use with productivity and aesthetics with purpose-built engineering. BenQ is a world-leading human technology and professional solutions provider serving the enterprise, education and entertainment markets. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to users, redefining traditional technology with innovative capabilities that increase efficiency, enhance learning and amplify entertainment — all while ensuring a healthy, safe and intuitive user experience. BenQ’s broad portfolio of professional installation solutions include digital, laser and interactive projectors; premium flat panels; and interactive large-format displays that take visual enjoyment to new heights in corporate offices, classrooms and lecture halls and home theaters. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers and retailers. Because it matters. More information is available at www.BenQ.com.

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