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BenQ Debuts Two Short-Throw Projectors

Targeted at classroom use

BenQ MW853UST projector

COSTA MESA, Calif. — BenQ America Corp. recently rolled out its newest interactive classroom tools: the MX852UST and MW853UST ultra-short-throw projectors. Designed for easy installation and simple interaction, the devices enable collaborative classroom experiences at an affordable cost.

“Schools continue to seek comprehensive teaching solutions that bolster learning without increasing classroom costs or complexity,” said Bob Wudeck, associate vice president for strategy and business development at BenQ. “With the release of our new MX852UST and MW853UST interactive projectors, we’re empowering teachers with simple yet powerful and collaborative tools to inspire students without breaking the bank.”

Featuring BenQ’s Colorific image quality, the MX852UST and MW853UST deliver accurate and clear images with more than one billion colors to classroom projection screens. For schools, the technology eliminates both light burn and color degradation over extended usage, reducing the devices’ overall cost of ownership. To further optimize the viewing experience, the XGA (MX852UST) and WXGA (MW853UST) devices provide a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and respective 3,000 and 3,200 lumens of brightness.

To bring lesson plans to life, the MX852UST and MW853UST are compatible with BenQ’s PointWrite technology — allowing up to four participants to simultaneously collaborate on screens as large as 190 inches. Featuring auto calibration, the tool allows teachers and students to jointly interact via enabled pens or finger touch technology on any type of projection surface for effortless collaboration. Also equipped with 3D, PC, and Blu-ray readiness in addition to double 10-Watt speakers, the projectors become a complete content solution for creating lesson plans that turn a classroom into an interactive environment.

With wall-mount plates integrated directly onto the projectors, installation of the MX852UST and MW853UST mount and adjust quickly. Setups are made even easier thanks to the projectors’ ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.43 (MX852UST) and 0.35 (MW853UST), which enable simple placement within any environment. For IT staff, facility-wide maintenance and management are simplified with LAN control, which enables remote monitoring, scheduling and maintenance from any location over a network. In addition, both projectors are compatible with Crestron RoomView, while a filter-free optical system further reduces the devices’ maintenance costs.

To further lower the cost of ownership, both projectors come equipped with BenQ’s SmartEco technology, which reduces power consumption by 70 percent using automatic lamp power adjustment based on precise brightness requirements. This enables up to 7,000 hours of lamp life. Both projectors also feature Auto Power Off to save both power and bulb life, while an Eco Blank mode allows teachers to blank out the projection screen whenever the projector is not in use.

At InfoComm 2014, the MW853UST was recognized with a NewBay Media Best of Show Award by AV Technology magazine.