InfoComm 2016 Coverage

BenQ Rolls Out DLP Laser Projector, Interactive Classroom Displays, Transparent Digital Signage

BenQ is launching several new technologies at the InfoComm 2016 conference this week in Las Vegas, including interactive flat panels for classrooms, a new hybrid DLP laser projector and a new transparent digital signage line that combines a transparent digital screen with a display case.

BlueCore DLP laser projector, the LU9715 

BenQ’s new new BlueCore DLP laser projector, the LU9715, is designed for large venues and uses a dual-array laser source, offering a brightness of 8,000 lumens, WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200) and an extreme 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Other features include:

  • 20,000 hours of life at full brightness;
  • Dual color wheel for RGBY color;
  • Eight optional lenses for throw ratios of 0.38 to 8.19;
  • Motorized zoom;
  • Lens shift;
  • Geometric correction;
  • Liquid cooling;
  • 360 degree installations and portrait orientation;
  • Support for 24 hours of operation seven days per week;
  • LAN control; and
  • HDBaseT support.

The LU9715 is expected to ship this month.

On the interactive flat panel (IFP) front, BenQ has launched three new models in its RP Series, designed for classroom applications. All of the new models offer 20-point multitouch support, bacteria-resistant coating, tempered-glass screen, anti-glare coating and optical features designed to reduce eye fatigue. All come with Google’s Android operating system built in and include “a suite of apps and educational games for classroom instruction, such as a WPS Office document reader, built-in Web browser and an EZWrite instant digital blackboard annotation tool and media player app,” according to BenQ.

The new lineup includes a 65-inch, 70-inch and 75-inch model, each sporting HD resolution. They join a 90-inch model that offers 4K resolution.

Finally, BenQ has also launched two new models in its Transparent Series Displays line, the TL240C and TL321C. The displays are designed for digital signage applications that require a combination of a digital video image and a physical object. It includes a display that has transparent properties mounted in a display case that allows the user to place physical objects inside. (Think of an animated mascot interacting with a trophy or videos of actors interacting with a physical stage prop located within the case.)

Features include:

  • Adjustable transparency to accommodate different lighting situations;
  • 30,000-hour life;
  • HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and USB inputs;
  • 4 watt speakers built in;
  • Support for landscape and portrait modes; and
  • Support for media stored on a flash drive.

The TL240C has a 24-inch display, while the TL321C has a 32-inch display.

BenQ is exhibiting at the InfoComm show in booth C5922.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director, education for 1105 Media's Public Sector Media Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal. A 22-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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