BenQ America Corp., a digital display technology company, introduces its first short-throw education projectors, the LX60ST and LW61ST, which are the first to feature the company’s cutting-edge, mercury-free blue core light engine.
Designed to provide life-like images while keeping the total cost of ownership down for schools, the blue core light engine utilizes the unparalleled qualities of a laser light source rather than a traditional mercury lamp to achieve up to 90 percent less light source power consumption.
In addition, BenQ’s blue core light engine-driven “SmartEco Advanced” technology optimizes the units’ light source systems to deliver exceptional brightness, longer life, and high-energy efficiency.
“Educators recognize that classroom technology is the key to stimulating and engaging today’s tech-savvy learners,” said Lars Yoder, BenQ America Corp’s president. “However, they face a tough decision when balancing cost of ownership and performance,” he added.
BenQ offers the LX60ST and LW61ST education projectors offer an average of 20,000 hours of reliable brightness and an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio for crisp, clear images. The units feature instant on/off to save time on warm up and cool down, in addition to manual brightness level adjustment to accommodate different classroom environments.
To generate the best image contrast, the projectors’ SmartEco Advanced mode automatically determines the optimal brightness level based on the input source, while a “no source detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 10 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. Using the “eco blank” mode, teachers can blank out the LX60ST and LW61ST’s screens when not in use to redirect students’ focus, while lowering light source power consumption to only 10 percent, according to Yoder.