BenQ Unveils New RP02 Series Interactive Flat Panels

In a few days, schools will re-open, and kids will most likely resume schooling with a combination of social distancing in classroom or distance learning. Schools play a significant role to build students’ their core skills to connect with future careers and also provide a healthy and safe learning environment. To facilitate remote and blending learning , BenQ has announced their latest RP02 Series of Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs) for classrooms that equip with Advanced ClassroomCare Technologies, not only monitoring environmental status and killing bacteria within their vicinity, but also enhancing cloud collaboration when distance learning, and management support for installers, IT departments and end users.

“Starting from 2016, we have always been trying to invest in and encourage learning, and our latest solutions have been designed, keeping in mind the needs and health concerns of school-going students (and their parents). Solutions like the IFPs in the RP02 Series act as a safeguard for classrooms in these trying times with the Third generation of Germ-Resistant screen. And, we are the first and the only brand that has acquired TÜV and SIAA certificates. These prove our Germ-Resistant screen with a nano-ionic silver coating is enduring, non-toxic and exponentially reducing the possibility of bacteria festering on screens used in smart classrooms due to multiple people touching it and being around it. This will ensure regularity and lower the transmission of any infection within the classrooms,” says Manish Bakshi, Managing Director of BenQ Middle East.

Invisible enemies in classrooms include poor air quality, germs, and blue-light from LCD panels, decreasing student concentration and increasing school absenteeism and vision impairment. All panels in the RP02 Series come with BenQ’s advanced ClassroomCare Technologies featuring the Third Generation of Germ Resistant, Air Quality Sensor and Smart Eye-Care Solutions that cover everything from eye care and germ resistance to CO2, Particulate Matter, temperature and humidity monitoring, creating safe and healthy spaces for students and teachers.

  • The Third Generation of Germ-Resistant Screen incorporates higher concentrations of nano-ionic silver compounds, and cured altogether with the anti-glare coating and tempered glass, making the screen have long-lasting anti-bacteria and eye-care efficacy than any conventional germ-resistant screen or sprays. More importantly, the screen is certified by TÜV and SIAA that proves the efficacy of germ-resistance and non-toxicity.
  • Air Quality Sensors monitors air pollution (PM2.5 and PM10), temperature and humidity status in real-time, indicating teachers to instantly take actions to open or close windows or turn on ventilation systems to improve airflow.
  • Smart Eye-Care Solutions with TÜV Certified Low Blue Light filters, Flicker-free technologies plus Anti-glare that provide teachers and students with a tiredness-free screen.

The new BenQ’s RP02 Series IFPs includes EZWrite Whiteboarding Solution that is an ultimate whiteboard app for interactive lessons, facilitating brainstorming, illustrating ideas, recording notes and collaborating among the teacher and students. For teachers who wants to collaborate with students, EZWrite Cloud Whiteboard is an in-class cloud collaboration platform allowing teachers and students to collect, categorize, edit, and share notes between the display and their mobile devices. The Cloud Whiteboard also supports Sticky Notes functions which opens up endless possibilities for engagement.

Designed for distance and rural learning, EZWrite Live is a free web-based whiteboarding and video conferencing platform. Compatible with Firefox, Chrome, or Safari browsers, it allows teachers to offer online lessons to students who can either participate in the classroom or from home with any desktop, laptop, mobile device with any operating system. The online lessons can also be recorded through EZWrite Live for lesson review. To avoid interruptions during lessons, teachers can utilise Broadcast and Co-Creation modes that easily take control of the class by turning on/off students’ editing-access of the cloud whiteboard.

The new BenQ’s RP02 Series IFPs features advanced touch technologies “Zero Bonding Technology” and “Fine IR Plus” that provide real-time and accurate writing and drawing feedback like nature writing. It comes with a Dual Pens feature that is ideal for group discussions or answering questions during class lessons as it allows two people to write simultaneously in different colours. Moreover, there’s a Brush Mode that works with any brush, making activities like painting and drawing limitless – it is ideal for creative inputs, and inspired creation in art classes.

BenQ’s new RP02 Series comes in three sizes “65-inch”, “75-inch and “86-inch” to suit a variety of classrooms sizes. They help enhance interactive and project-based learning by providing a healthy learning environment despite any geographical distance.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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