Sydney, Australia June 18, 2012
: BenQ, a brand which boasts a well earned reputation internationally for superior visually technology and digital lifestyle innovations has declared their focus for forthcoming and future product releases: Interactive Display Technologies.
Said general manager for BenQ Australia, Chee F. Chung, “Interactive displays have become one of the most powerful presentation tools in use today, revolutionizing traditional meetings and training with a new and engaging style of communication that greatly enhances efficiency, productivity and collaboration.
Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs)
With the full support of its sister company and long term strategic partner, AUO, a world leading manufacturer in the design, R&D and manufacturing TFT-LD panels, BenQ launched today an all new product lineup of large format displays. Touch integrated interactive flat panel (IFP) products are designed for use in corporate, education, banking and retail applications which aim to transform conventional ways of information presentation into powerful, influential engagements.
BenQ Australia introduced new 42-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch interactive flat panels (IFPs) with 1920x1080p full HD resolution. For education and corporate applications, the new T420, T650, and TL550 combine high dynamic contrast ratios with touch technology and multimedia connectivity to transform ordinary presentations into powerful, impactful experiences.
Combining the power of touch technology with multimedia connectivity, the T420, TL550, and T650S maximize the learning experience for students, while enhancing meeting efficiency, training effectiveness, collaborative discussions, data visualization, and team building exercises in corporate, government, and military applications such as conference rooms and command and control. In addition, the IFPs are ideal for interactive applications in a wide range of environments, including eBoard information displays for menus, airport flight schedules, and much more.
The CCFL T420 and T650S offer dynamic contrast ratios of 4,000:1 and 9,000:1, while the LED TL550 offers a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Key features of all three IFPs include:
RRP: $3,999 - T420 / $6,999 - TL550 /$9,999 - T650S.
Second Generation Point Draw Interactive Projection Technology
• Optical Sensing Touch Technology: Provides more accurate control at the four corners of the display. Users can pan, zoom, and scroll through documents and websites with ease.
• Optical Dual Touch Technology: Turns the displayed image or spreadsheet into a multitouch screen — when paired with Windows® 7 — for versatile presenter/listener interaction and collaboration.
• Picture-in-Picture (PIP) Function: Displays two incoming images simultaneously for enhanced productivity.
• Anti-Image Retention: Prevents image ghosting caused by displaying fixed images for an extended period of time.
• Ambient Light Sensor: Delivers optimum visual clarity and color presentation under uniform brightness and low temperature.
• Reliable and Durable10-bit PID Panel: provide support for quick and easy setup, in addition to simultaneous multiprojection display capabilities.
• Integrated Speaker: Makes every presentation more engaging by taking advantage of videos, music, and sound effects.
The new MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ interactive short-throw projectors with ultra-short-throw ratios of 0.37 and 0.49, respectively are designed to provide teachers and students with the ultimate interactive experience in any classroom setting. These versatile teaching tools feature BenQ’s second-generation PointDraw™ interactive projection technology with dual pen support.
BenQ’s second-generation PointDraw™ interactive projection technology comes 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. Dual pen control is supported by the newly designed QDraw 2.0 interactive software — enabling endless collaboration through simultaneous teacher-student interaction.
“With the MW860USTi and 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,” said Chung. “Like its predecessor, the second-generation PointDraw™ technology requires no system calibration. Teachers can easily set up their lesson to begin teaching 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,” she said. “With the second generation, we’ve taken interactivity to an entirely new level by doubling the functionality PointDraw™ offers. With this amazing technology, the MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ are the most advanced interactive tools available on the market.”
In addition to their enhanced interactivity, the MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ are packed with a number of other powerful features and functions to further future-proof every classroom, including:
DLP®Link™ maximizes students’ learning by creating an immersive learning environment through 3D visualization.
WXGA short-throw projection increases the viewing area by 30 percent compared to XGA, and provides sharper, clearer images with less shadow distractions.
20-W built-in speaker power with audio pass-through and microphone input replaces classroom audio systems at no extra cost.
LAN Display and USB Display options provide support for quick and easy setup, in addition to simultaneous multiprojection display capabilities.
USB Drive Display and Remote Desktop support PC-less teaching by allowing teachers to simply use a USB flash drive, or remotely access their computers via a wireless mouse and keyboard over the LAN.
The MW860USTi and MP780 ST+ are available now.
RRP: $2,299 and $1,999 respectively.
Anabelle Bits Pty Ltd appointed as Master Distributor for BenQ Interactive Display Products in Australia
Anabelle Bits was founded in 1985 represented by the key shareholders: Ken Lowe (Managing Director and Chairman) and Maree Lowe (Executive Director. With over 170 staff providing sales and service support throughout Australia including branches in the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, Anabelle Bits is known for choosing innovative technology solutions (whether they be hardware or software based) which can be matched to each client’s unique business needs. The company takes a solution oriented approach to each vertical and works to deliver ROI to each client. As a contracted panel supplier on many Federal, State and Local Government panels for over 20 years, and has an established national reseller/partner support structure, we believe the new partnership with Anabelle Bits as BenQ Master Distributor for Interactive Display Products in Australia will speed up the introduction and market development of these technologies into the Education, Government and SME segments, while paving entry into the Digital Signage market in the near future.
For more information, visit www.BenQ.com.au or call (02) 8988 6500.
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD TVs, digital cameras, storage devices, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 2008 revenues of BenQ Corporation exceeded US$1.54 billion.
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., Daxin Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd.
Prepared on behalf of BenQ Australia by FYI Public Relations.
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