BenQ America Corp. today introduced the first short-throw education projectors to feature the company's mercury-free blue core light engine: the LX60ST and LW61ST.
Designed to bring images to life while keeping the total cost of ownership down for schools, the blue core light engine utilizes the qualities of a laser light source rather than a traditional mercury lamp to achieve up to 90 percent less light source power consumption. In addition, BenQ's blue core light engine-driven SmartEco Advanced™ technology optimizes the units' light source systems to deliver high brightness, longer life, and high-energy efficiency.
The LX60ST and LW61ST education projectors offer an average of 20,000 hours of brightness and an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio. The units feature instant on/off to save time on warm up and cool down, in addition to manual brightness level adjustment to accommodate different classroom environments. To generate the best image contrast, the projectors' "SmartEco Advanced™" mode automatically determines the optimal brightness level based on the input source, while a "no source detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 10 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. With "eco blank" mode, teachers can blank out the LX60ST and LW61ST's screens when not in use to redirect students' focus, while lowering light source power consumption to only 10 percent.
The BenQ blue core light engine classroom projectors offer 2,000 ANSI lumen brightness, XGA/WXGA resolution, and 0.6/0.49 short-throw projection. The units feature two 10-W built-in speakers and microphone input, <0.5-W standby power, Apple® iPhone®/iPad® wireless display support, LAN display, USB display, and 360 degree tilted projection.