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BenQ Partners With Teachers at FETC 2023

BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, will deliver a powerful demonstration of all the features and benefits of its BenQ Boards at the Future of Technology Conference (FETC) 2023, Jan. 23-26, in New Orleans. In booth 1043, teachers from Citrus County Schools will deliver three days of dynamic presentations that highlight the ease of use and intuitiveness of the BenQ Board smart boards. BenQ will also highlight its family of BlueCore laser education projectors and InstaShow WDC20E education wireless presentation system (WPS).

“Teachers are the unsung heroes. Our goal at BenQ is to help shape the future of learning and ensure that teachers always feel well supported with solutions that eliminate hours of training and don’t require them to create all-new materials and lessons,” said Bob Wudeck, senior director of business development at BenQ America Corp. “At FETC, teachers will get a chance to learn about our BenQ Boards from other teachers, why they love them, and how they integrate with the tools, workflows, and standards already in place. Bring your questions and your passion for education!”

Simple From the StartEducation technology is only as beneficial as its ability to integrate into the resources and applications already being used in the classroom. What’s more, teachers have a heavy burden to quickly understand and leverage technology capabilities to improve student comprehension, collaboration, and engagement. The germ-resistant BenQ Boards are purpose-built for teachers so that they can provide exciting learning opportunities, starting from the moment they sign on. In 2019, BenQ introduced the world’s first classroom display that uses a combination of NFC technology (same as Apple Pay) and cloud-based data to transform how teachers and IT departments use and manage interactive displays. For any district looking to improve classroom efficiency and security, Tap and Teach technology provides instant teacher personalization that redeems lost classroom time, secure and seamless access to cloud-based lessons and content that they’re already using, and effortless integration with Active Directory infrastructure for IT management.

All interactive displays in BenQ’s education portfolio feature a 4K UHD screen with ClassroomCare, a proprietary line of health-centric technologies that includes the industry’s only germ-resistant screens, air-quality sensors, and new Eyesafe® technology for reducing blue light emissions, as well as flicker-free and anti-glare to reduce eye strain and create a comfortable viewing experience. Displays have up to 40 points of simultaneous touch recognition with no lag, InstaShare to wirelessly present to the screen from anywhere, instant and secure access to network files and leading cloud-based applications, BenQ’s EZWrite 6 license-free annotation and whiteboard software, front-accessible I/Os including USB-C, built-in speakers and microphones, and centralized management and signage features for technology administrators. With BenQ Boards, educators can be as efficient and effective on the displays as they are on their PC, with features such as the ability to run two applications side by side and an optional slot-in PC to expand onboard functions even further.

Teach Your WayDuring FETC, teachers from Citrus County Schools and BenQ will show how teachers can give impactful lessons every time using BenQ Boards. Each day, attendees will gain deep insights into all the features of the new BenQ Boards:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 24:

1 p.m. – Citrus County Schools: A Hero’s Best Sidekick from Day One and Beyond
2 p.m. – Teacher Playground by Citrus County Schools
3 p.m. – BenQ Team: Identity Management with Azure and Active Directory
4 p.m. – Citrus County Schools: Simplify Your Workflow and Make IT Management Easy
5 p.m. – Citrus County Schools: A Hero’s Best Sidekick from Day One and Beyond

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25

9:30 a.m. – Citrus County Schools: A Hero’s Best Sidekick from Day One and Beyond
10:30 a.m. – Teacher Playground by Citrus County Schools
11:30 a.m. – BenQ Team: How to Use BenQ Boards to Run Over 30 Million Applications (OPS)
1:30 p.m. – BenQ Team: Identity Management with Azure and Active Directory
2:30 p.m. – BenQ Team: Eyesafe: Does Your Classroom Technology Protect Your Health?
3:30 p.m. – Citrus County Schools: A Hero’s Best Sidekick from Day One and Beyond
4:30 p.m. – Citrus County Schools: Simplify Your Workflow and Make IT Management Easy

  • Thursday, Jan. 26

9:30 a.m. – Teacher Playground by Citrus County Schools
10:30 a.m. – Citrus County Schools: A Hero’s Best Sidekick from Day One and Beyond
11:30 a.m. – BenQ Team: Identity Management with Azure and Active Directory

Smart Projectors With a Focus on Color AccuracyBenQ will showcase its lineup of projectors, which includes ultra-short-throw, short-throw, and interactive models to suit any classroom need. As research emerges that remote classrooms require multiple screens in the room to enable successful online learning, BenQ is helping schools do so with projectors that are affordable, unceasingly bright, maintenance-free, and easy to install and maintain.

Just Tap and TeachWith the InstaShow WDC20E education WPS, teachers simply tap and teach — sharing their screen to the classroom’s smartboards or projectors at the touch of a button. The affordable WDC20E is a smart solution for classroom collaboration. Its network-free, software-free, and app-free design make it easy to use. It supports video streams up to 4K resolution via the latest wireless 802.11ac standards and can split the screen among four devices — whether it’s a Google Chromebook, notebook, phone, tablet, microscope, or any device with an HDMI out port. Moreover, with the ability to connect up to 32 devices or input sources at a time — the highest of any WPS — no student is left out of collaborative learning opportunities. It’s also the first all-hardware, plug-and-play WPS designed to ensure data and content privacy using advanced 128-bit algorithms. Available in models even for the latest USB-C-enabled laptops and notebooks, teachers simply plug the InstaShow button into their device and tap to share content. Classrooms equipped with interactive displays will benefit from the Touch Back feature, which allows users to control and annotate their presentations originating from Windows computers directly from the display. In addition, the split-screen mode can be used to control up to four laptops. Annotations made on the touch screen can also be displayed and saved on the laptop for a seamless content pipeline that students can refer to later.

More information on BenQ is available at www.benq.com/en-us/education.html.

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