BenQ's M7 Projector Series Brings High Brightness and High Performance to Classrooms and Large Venues
Recently, BenQ America Corp. announced its new M7 Series of high-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings, the product line comprised of the MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 (pictured below) features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and power-saving technology to cut energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Additionally, the projectors feature LAN control for easy maintenance, complete multimedia connectivity options, and thoughtful innovations in higher models, such as USB camera integration and remote desktop capabilities to facilitate classroom management, wireless display for cable-free connections, and projection templates to make presentations easier.
Built for classrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums, and other large venues, the M7 Series provides more light output than previous projector lines. With 3,500 (MX720 and MW721), 4,000 (MX722 and MX766), and 4,200 (MW767) ANSI lumens of light, the projectors offer astounding brightness within any ambient light setting. The projectors feature XGA (MX720, MX722, and MX766) and wider WXGA (MW721 and MW767) native resolutions for sharp images, built-in 10W or 20W speakers for added convenience, and a six-segment color wheel to cast lifelike images onto the screen.
"By introducing the new M7 Series of high-performance projectors, BenQ is providing the presentation market with the brightest output capabilities to date," said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. "The lineup combines power-saving technology, flexible maintenance and connectivity options, wireless display options, and more to help simplify the presentation workflow. Now larger room environments can also enjoy a complete projection package that shines exceptional brightness at a lower total cost of ownership."
Lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), all models feature an "Eco Blank" mode, allowing presenters to blank out the projection screen whenever the projector is not in use. To further reduce energy costs, the MX720, MW721, MX766, and MW767 use BenQ's world-leading SmartEco™ technology to enable power-saving features at the click of a button. In the "SmartEco" mode, the projector automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent — using just the right amount of brightness that is needed. A "No Source Detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes, while a "Standby" mode lowers power consumption to less than 0.5W while the projectors are inactive. In addition, the M7 Series features an audio pass through function that further preserves lamp life by enabling just sound for audio-only podcasts or presentations.
For IT managers, facility-wide maintenance is made simple with features such as scheduling, monitoring, email alerts, and control of multiple A/V gear, which are all provided via an intuitive user interface. Using a LAN control feature, the M7 Series provides support for Crestron®, SNMP, PJLink®, and AMX® systems, enabling remote management and control in addition to projector maintenance from workstations. Lamp replacement has also been made extra easy with access from the top of the projector, while a security bar enables fastening to Kensington locks to protect investments.
To make teaching and presentations easier, the MX766 and MW767 models add wireless display options for cable-free connections to content sources. When paired with BenQ's Qpresenter app for the iPhone® and iPad®, users can transfer files from their handheld iOS devices directly to the projection screen to partake in "Bring Your Own Device" scenarios. For PC-less presentations, participants can use USB drives for instant plug and play, enabling both students and teachers to quickly setup and run their presentations. With the remote desktop feature, the MX766 and MW767 allow users to access files via LAN connection, which removes the need for a computer in the classroom. The projectors also introduce USB camera integration for better classroom management, allowing teachers and administrators to monitor multiple classrooms remotely.
For complete connectivity, the M7 Series features LAN Display for full projection management via a single LAN cable, dual HDMI® and D-sub ports to enable inputs from several sources, and DLP Link™ support for 3D projection. Other features include "instant restart," which allows rapid rebooting when devices are accidentally switched off, and a microphone input to facilitate setups by eliminating the need to carry speakers.
Accepting pre-orders now, the BenQ MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 retail at $1,299, $1,499, $1,499, $2,199, and $2,399, respectively.