Dubai, United Arab Emirates, (AETOSWire) – The World’s No. 1 DLP projector brand, BenQ, unveiled their latest smart projectors for classrooms, EX800ST and EW800ST- the first ever android based education projectors to feature cloud account integration, smart app capability, internet and wireless connectivity. They have been designed to promote diversified teaching and blended learning in K-12 classrooms. Providing long-lasting uninterrupted instruction with Dust Guard technology, the short-throw projectors offer futureproof PC-less academic solutions for student interaction, collaboration, and next-generation teaching styles.
“Education is now moving towards becoming more student-centric where the focus is not on the teacher and students are encouraged to collaborate and arrive at solutions on their own. EX800ST is an excellent tool for educators as it enables them to foster a progressive school climate. It empowers them with flexible and innovative teaching methods that significantly enhance student interaction and collaboration.” said Manish Bakshi, MD, BenQ ME.
Advancing technology in not just education but across all spheres is challenging the traditional ways education systems function – finding or accessing information about a subject matter is not a challenge anymore, so teaching has to be a lot more than just imparting that. Technology has dramatically increased the access to education world over, and schools are striving towards making the much necessary changes in the learning process by meaningful technological integration into their curriculum to increase the learning opportunities for teachers and children.
EX800ST brings with it a whole new way of classroom teaching as by offering personal account control and cloud services integration via BenQ Account Management System (AMS), which allows teachers individualized access to lesson plans and educational materials in cloud storage. Exclusive to BenQ, the AMS software lets teachers manage their materials for both online and face-to-face classes in one place. This considerably simplifies their workflow and saves precious time that they can invest more productively.
The E800ST also comes with a centralized messaging and display scheduling system, X-Sign Broadcast. The BenQ exclusive X-Sign Broadcast is the wireless system that gets essential announcements and messages across the school, floor, or even individual classrooms without disrupting class. The school administration and staff can pre-schedule messages as well as send immediate announcements if required.
BenQ’s latest ed-tech projector, EX800ST’s user interface is optimized for education and interaction and provides intuitive content navigation in addition to the traditional projector remote control. Featuring intuitive human interface device (HID) support, EX800ST lets students and teachers navigate educational content with a mouse or keyboard, even allowing projector control and operation from a smartphone via BenQ Smart Control app.
With the, EX800ST users can download a variety of smart apps, including web browsers for self-contained Internet connectivity through its onboard BenQ Suggest app store,
BenQ’s smart interactive classroom projectors support wireless projection from multiple sources. This enables students to share their ideas without requiring them to plug in or unplug their devices. Focus increases significantly when there’s an uninterrupted flow of teachings and curiosities in the classroom. Wireless projection empowers students to share their ideas quickly and conveniently, making collaboration quite seamless. Making hassle-free wireless projection from mobile, PC, and laptop devices possible even when there is no Wi-Fi infrastructure, the EX800ST’s smart features help educators in transforming classrooms and building immersive learning spaces without boundaries.
With new Infographic and Video modes, EX800ST’s engaging and expansive visual quality helps accentuate the learning opportunities presented by modern educational materials that use a mixture of graphics, data, charts, motion video, and text. BenQ’s smart interactive classroom projectors allow teachers to perform instant internet searches and interactions via Firefox and TeamViewer. This comes in super handy for teachers as they do not have to rely on other devices during class to get the information they need, and they can easily collaborate with their students without any disruption of flow.
These projectors are equipped with BenQ’s exclusive DMS Local and MDA systems that let schools centralize projector control via a local network. This enables the school IT administrators to manage all the projectors of a school from one central location. This completely eliminates the need for IT personnel to go from one classroom to another in order to manage projectors and their problems individually. Saving time and delivering faster solutions to classrooms minimizes the disruption of a class. Moreover, these systems considerably reduce labour and other expenses usually associated with projectors.
Available in XGA (EX800ST) and WXGA (EW800ST) resolutions, both the new smart interactive classroom projectors are equipped with BenQ Dust Guard technology for durability. The projectors come with a Lamp Save Mode that powers up to 15,000 hours of long-lasting clarity before the lamp requires any maintenance. With centralized LAN-based projector control and maintenance as well as over-the-air firmware updates, EX800ST can further minimize ownership costs for institutions. In Dubai, the XGA model, EX800ST is priced at AED 3499 whereas the WXGA model, EW800ST is priced at AED 3599, both prices exclusive of VAT.