BenQ, the Costa Mesa, Calif.-based provider of visual display solutions, announced the release of its new BenQBoard RM03 Series 4K UHD interactive displays for hybrid classrooms and distance learning.
According to a statement, the design of the 65-inch RM6503, 75-inch RM7503, and the 86-inch RM8603 smart boards provide an intuitive learning hub that allows teachers to start, manage and create lessons directly from the display. They feature BenQ’s health-centric ClassroomCare technology. This includes its antimicrobial touchscreen and pens to help prevent the spread of germs, EZWrite 6 intuitive collaboration software and InstaShare 2 wireless screen sharing. They also have IT and administration management tools such as AMS, X-Sign Broadcast digital signage software and OTA updates.
“We regard the classroom display as the central device in the room where everything should happen — from the access and creation of teacher presentations to student collaboration and sharing to school alerts,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corpm in a statement. “For more than a decade we have built BenQBoards based on the feedback of teachers, IT staff and administrators with technology that sets them apart from the most expensive interactive displays on the market. The RM03 Series is the result of that continuous commitment. [It delivers] the classroom’s most robust, intuitive and feature-rich display at a price that allows schools to complete upgrades much faster than projected.”
Display That Protects the Entire Class
Per the company, it has prioritized safe screen use for years. That’s why all BenQBoards have touchscreens as well as pens coated with a nano-ionic silver formula. This formula kills 99.9% of common germs after contact, says BenQ. Also part of ClassroomCare technologies, they come with low blue light and flicker-free technology for reduced eye strain and a comfortable viewing experience. The anti-glare screens additionally ensure that display content is visibly clear. This is possible even on hybrid and remote calls.
Built for In-Class, Hybrid and Distance Learning
Technology should never stand in the way of learning, BenQ remarks. The BenQBoard RM03 Series thus foster collaborative learning with an intuitive smart board that utilizes BenQ’s license-free EZWrite 6 annotation and collaboration software. It gives users the freedom to annotate and work directly from the interactive display or a wirelessly connected device.
This further empowers students to present their ideas in class, without the hassle of cables via InstaShare. With this, users can share up to nine screens simultaneously. Where remote students or guests are joining, the display is compatible with all leading videoconferencing software. This includes Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. It also has the optional slot-in PC, which expands the utility of the screen even further.
BenQ has also made it possible for two apps to be opened on screen side by side, making lessons more efficient. For example, teachers can explain in detail with a whiteboard on one side and support content on the other. They can also share a connected screen alongside another app in use with InstaShare’s Floating Window mode.
Made for Teachers
BenQ’s mission is to eliminate the complexities of using interactive display technology that robs valuable class time. It also wishes to reduce dependency on connected devices to access and manage files and content. The BenQBoard RM03 Series thus allows teachers to select their personal settings, which are instantly recalled when they log in.
In addition, teachers can securely access lesson materials on Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive or the network. When creating or presenting lessons, EZWrite’s Floating Tool empowers teachers to add text to any medium. This includes app, video, website, document or image. They can also choose the pen color, erase, open files or take screenshots. The display’s two built-in 16W speakers and six-microphone array ensure that the entire class can hear and be heard during hybrid and remote lessons.
For desired connectivity, BenQ has put a range of inputs on the front of the panel. As a result, it’s convenient to charge a notebook or mobile device or connect and display a USB-C-enabled laptop. Plus, they can command the screen and teach lessons from anywhere in the room with the included remote control and voice assistant for increased flexibility.
Respected by IT and Admin Staff
According to BenQ, it is equally important that IT and admin staff have the tools to manage and update the screens. To meet this, the BenQBoard RM03 Series benefits from BenQ’s X-Sign Broadcast software. This turns any BenQ smart board in the school into signage. Thus it allows schools to keep everyone informed and up to date on events, safety protocols and emergencies. IT staff also have access to at-a-glance device analytics for any BenQ display using the included AMS software. They can easily monitor and analyze the status of all the BenQ devices on a single dashboard. This includes managing displays, apps, and OTA updates remotely for maximum convenience.
To assure a greater ROI, the company states that BenQBoard RM03 Series is also IP5X-certified. This further ensures that the panel will deliver consistent operation, even in dust-prone environments.
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