BenQ America Corp has introduced two interactive short-throw projectors containing “PointDraw,” an interactive projection technology with dual pen support, the company says.
In addition, the projectors—the MW860USTi and MP780 ST+—are designed to provide teachers and students with “the ultimate interactive experience in any classroom setting,” BenQ says. The MW860USTi has an ultra-short-throw ratio of 0.37 and the MP780 ST+ has an ultra-short-throw ratio of 0.49.
BenQ’s second-generation PointDraw interactive projection technology is outfitted with the new PointDraw Pen 2.0, which features a faster response time to support remote interactivity up to 25 feet away from the board or projected surface, the company says. The newly designed QDraw 2.0 interactive software, which enables endless collaborations through simultaneous teacher-student interactions, supports dual pen control BenQ says.
Using either the MW860USTi or MP780 ST+, students can enjoy taking turns making their contribution to the lesson using their own independent tool bar, which is under the teacher’s complete guidance and control.
Like its predecessor, the second-generation PointDraw technology requires no system calibration enabling teachers to set up their lessons by simply turning on the projector and the PointDraw pens.
“With the original PointDraw, we introduced an innovative interactive solution that freed teachers from the hassles of system calibration and allowed them to teach from anywhere in the classroom,” said Lars Yoder, BenQ America Corp.’s president. “The MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ are the most advanced interactive tools available on the market,” he said.