BenQ America is introducing a new budget-friendly projector to the K-12 market. It’s called the MX570 Colorific projector and it features up to 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, energy-saving technology and a 10W speaker. The MX570 also offers up to 10,000 hours of lamp life.
“The MX570 is BenQ’s statement that affordability does not have to mean low quality,” said Felix Pimentel, Senior Product Marketing Manager at BenQ America Corp. “The projector is lighter, brighter, offers more connectivity options, lasts longer and provides more value than other solutions in its class. With features such as SmartEco technology and remote LAN management, the MX570 is a simple and efficient solution for small- to medium-size spaces.”
The new BenQ solution is designed for implementation across multiple classrooms and offers remote management via LAN, which makes it easy for IT staff to conduct remote monitoring, scheduling and maintenance from any location over a network. The unit’s LAN terminal is compatible with AMX, Crestron and PJLink.
To increase installation flexibility, the MX570 features a 1.3x zoom as well as vertical keystone correction, while HDMI, VGA, S-Video, RS-232, and RJ45 inputs satisfy a variety of connectivity requirements. BenQ’s SmartEco technology lowers energy expenditures through a variety of settings while delivering lamp life of up to 10,000 hours and up to 70 percent lamp power savings. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank Mode” allows teachers or presenters to blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t required, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. After 30 minutes of inactivity, the projector automatically shuts down to save power.
The BenQ MX570 is available now and retails at $529. It offers a 3-year warranty.