BenQ’s MW883UST is Education Solution

BenQ’s MW883UST projector is an interactive UST model for education, first shown at BETT this year and now launched in Europe.

The projector uses a DLP chip, and can throw a 78″ image from 0.1m – although actual throw distance can be from 0.08m. Throw ratio is fixed, at 0.24:1, and recommended image size is 84″ – 140″.

Interactivity is enabled through the company’s PointWrite technology, which casts an IR curtain across the image. Finger and pen touch are supported, as well as common gestures. A QCast dongle, which can be used to stream content to the projector wirelessly, is bundled.

An RJ45 port can be used by IT teams to remotely manage the projector. This can also be used to broadcast content to the product, and others on the same network, and perform remote upgrades.

Display resolution is 1280 x 800. A 240W lamp (2,500 – 6,000 hour lifetime) provides up to 3,300 lumens of brightness. The projector has a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and can display 10-bit colour. Vertical (+/-30°) and horizontal (+/-25°) keystone adjustment is built in.

MHL-HDMI, HDMI, VGA (x2), composite, S-Video, USB-A (x2), USB-B (x2), RJ45 and RS232 ports are featured. The projector measures 385 x 429 x 152mm and weighs 6.2kg. It also has two 10W speakers. BenQ is selling it now, for €1,845 ex VAT.

Analyst Comment

BenQ’s release said that it has used a Total Inner Reflection design; BenQ originally said that this raises image uniformity. However, on questioning this, we found that it was a mistake, and references to uniformity have been rewritten. The TIR design simply means that the lens and mirror cannot be seen from the outside of the projector, BenQ said. (TA)