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Antibacterial digital display technology

Interactive touch screens are now commonly found in the classroom, but with concerns over cross-contamination and incorrect cleaning practices, the convenience of using the touch function becomes less appealing to teachers. Therefore, using a screen with an integrated antibacterial surface is - now more than ever - imperative to reduce the spread of germs. Germs, which are microorganisms, can live on the surface of glass for up to 10 days and, if left, can result in the spread of disease. To reduce or kill germs, silver nano-ionic particles, similarly found in surgical face masks, food containers, water filters and medical devices, are embedded into the screen surface to break down and absorb any germs found on the display. There are few technology manufacturers in the world incorporating a nano-silver process into its products, as it requires extensive testing and a unique process to guarantee the longevity of the formula. BenQ has, however, been developing a proprietary process since 2017 which is certified against the two most-common types of bacteria found in education environments, E. coli and S. aureus. Releasing its third generation of its TUV-certified antibacterial technology this year, it’s a fail-safe solution for protecting the wellbeing of both students and teachers.

Eye-care technologies

Being over exposed to blue light from extended periods of screen time has been proven to cause macular degeneration, as too much exposure causes damage to the light sensitive cells in the eye’s macula. In addition to this, digital displays produce flickering. Although it’s not visible to the naked eye, flickering occurs 5.8 millon times across a standard eight hour working day and often impacts learning and productivity by leaving students feeling fatigue, with headaches or blurred vision. Furthermore, brightness levels and ambient light can cause strain on the eyes. With these elements in mind, it’s important to consider Low Blue Light, Flicker Free and Brightness Intelligent technologies. Factoring these into your screen choice will provide the most comfortable viewing experience possible. BenQ incorporates its Eye-Care solution, which encapsulates all of these technologies into its displays to reduce the exposure.

How important is software?

While hardware, or at least technologies that have a physical impact on us, are the first aspects we look to, software is becoming increasingly important for assisting with the wellbeing of individuals. Below we lay out programs which boost efficiency, whilst adhering to social distancing measures.

The Cloud

Remote learning has prompted an increase in access to the Cloud, with over 94% of facilities accessing it day-to-day. Therefore, looking at ways in which technology can store information without requiring a server or memory space, will provide huge advantages when transitioning between remote and in-person teaching. Gathering lesson content across a multitude of sources stored in the cloud and gaining access from a singular display helps education establishments make the most of their teaching resources. No matter where the teacher is presenting the lesson from whether a normal classroom, from home, the library or school hall, access to their important lesson materials via the Cloud is secure and fast. Account Management Systems (AMS) and Device Management Solutions (DMS) form network ecosystems by combining hardware and software in one solution. Utilising these Cloud-based softwares from BenQ removes unnecessary in-person contact, also granting teachers access to personalise accounts and documents, and giving IT managers access to administer, control and monitor hardware devices from on-site or remote locations.

Whiteboarding and collaboration apps

Whiteboarding and collaboration apps enrich the creation of learning materials and facilitate the collaboration process. By putting more emphasis on how teachers and students use technology to interact with each other, as well as the devices themselves, new and safe teaching techniques can easily be formed. Over the past few years, there has been a huge uptake in the installation of smart technology platforms into education, as well as the introduction of personal devices for student use. Interactive flat panels with integrated Android and Smart projectors now enable students to present work from their devices directly to the screen, without leaving their seats. The widely successful software permitting students to securely connect to the in-class technology, is the InstaShare app from BenQ. Easily downloadable, the app’s simple user interface lets students share content and annotate from any personal device directly onto the main screen, and even dial into in-class lessons remotely for distance learning students. Reshaping the learning landscape, the inclusive platform is opening opportunities for more vulnerable students who may otherwise be reluctant to participate.

Content creation and scheduling tools

Communication is key to keeping learning environments safe and informed. To get the best from the software, you’ll want to find a platform which lets you build your own content and program it to be sent directly to your digital displays. Look for intuitive features such as access to the cloud, pre-saved templates and scheduling functions which let you send content instantly or program an allotted time. X-Sign Broadcast from BenQ combines all these features and lets users distribute key messages, corporate branding or emergency updates as full screen content or in a ticketing format to not disrupt the activity on-screen. As our education landscape redefines itself daily, it’s important to use the available technology to our advantage to protect classroom wellbeing. BenQ is at the forefront of the education technology market, with a multitude of classroom-enriching solutions which combine hardware and software to instantly transform the learning environment.
If you want to find out more about what they have to offer visit BenQ.co.uk or email BQUK.demo@benq.com
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Classroom care

The wellbeing of its users has always been at the forefront of BenQ’s product development and that’s no exception here. Exclusive to BenQ, is its Healthcare+ technology which includes an antibacterial screen, a smart eye-care solution and an air quality sensor. What makes these features so important? Ensure it’s only learning that’s contagious Having introduced an antibacterial coating to its screens in 2016, the process has been developed and perfected to reduce the risk of spreading bacteria. Featuring a non-toxic nano-ionic silver coating, the technology acts as a barrier preventing further spread of bacteria and has been created to last a lifetime – even after heavy use and general cleaning. Eye care, because we care When visible light enters the retina, it does so through a spectrum. The macula of our eye is particularly evolved to absorb all colours within this, except for blue light. This is found in technology, which can be damaging after prolonged periods of exposure. By featuring Low Blue Light Technology to decrease the amount of light the users receives, health factors including eye-strain – which can cause headaches, irritation and reading difficulties – are significantly reduced. Fresh air for fresh minds Airflow and CO2 levels all contribute towards concentration, attentiveness in the classroom and, as such, can have a positive, or negative, impact on classwork. BenQ’s RP series of interactive flat panels come equipped with sensors which monitor air quality, humidity and CO2 levels, helping you maintain the optimum environment, ensuring a productive, alert and engaged audience for every classroom session.

Workspace freedom

Moving around on-site and substituting classes can be frustrating for teachers who are not confident outside of their own classroom. By introducing personalised workspaces and easy access to any screen, teachers become more confident knowing they’ll be able to transition from room to room with ease. NFC cards Making access even easier, NFC cards or staff ID gives teachers quick access to any screen on the campus by simply tapping the card on the built-in sensor. Loading workspaces instantly, the lesson can start immediately. Supported by BenQ’s AMS (Account Management System) IT departments can create individual profiles for staff to give them access to personalised features. Cloud access Working from home or in-class, lesson preparation can be stored and accessed from cloud storage platforms and downloaded directly on the screen when you need them. Saving storage and carrying heavy book bags!

A helping hand

Finally, even teachers need a helping hand. Supporting BYOD, teachers can keep pupils engaged by incorporating personal devices into the space. Using BenQ’s InstaShare app, the devices can wirelessly connect to the screen technology to allow multiple participation at once from their seats. Ideal for the new classroom format, hygiene concerns over shared technology is reduced and teachers can encourage the more shy students to shine. Supporting the transition through hybrid-learning, the RP Series has a wealth of features to enhance in-class and remote learning. Available in three sizes: 65” (RP6502), 75” (RP7502), 86” (RP8602) each with 4K resolution and Fine IR Touch for precise control. To find out more information contact BQUK.demo@benq.com or to book a demo complete this short form: https://forms.gle/NtizVZokmEi141WP6 [post_title] => The rise of the new interactive flat panel era [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => the-rise-of-the-new-interactive-flat-panel-era [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-25 14:38:42 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-25 13:38:42 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://edtechnology.co.uk/?p=29661 [menu_order] => 984 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [2] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 29663 [post_author] => 1 [post_date] => 2020-06-24 14:54:39 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-06-24 13:54:39 [post_content] => Remote learning and hybrid-teaching techniques have been thrust into the limelight, with a huge focus on teachers adjusting to their new roles and environments. But what about IT departments and administrators who are under new pressures? Teams are now challenged with ensuring new technology apps and personal devices are safe from security threats, while trying to service technology with limited accessibility. For many schools and universities, they will need to go through some of the biggest changes to their technology systems that the campus will have seen in a long time, but how can the technology choices suit the campus, faculty and IT departments in this new era?

Look past the hardware

Choosing the hardware is the easy task, but choosing the software to go with it can be more challenging.  Complicated user interfaces, restricted access and incompatible platforms are some of the hurdles first faced. But choosing hardware with built-in proprietary and agnostic software eases that process.

BenQ’s Device Management System - DMS

BenQ’s own proprietary device management system (DMS) is built directly into the interactive flat panel or projector, letting IT managers control service updates and manage BenQ devices across the local network or cloud. From a single projector or multiple displays over multiple sites; all can easily be controlled with this simple, yet powerful software. Featuring an intuitive interface, DMS is accessed via a web browser giving a dashboard overview of all BenQ technology on a network. With local or cloud configurations you can control everything from remotely switching on or off a display, switch sources for a teacher and even remotely control the volume of a device. IT managers also have the ability to check usage stats, system memory, upload applications to the displays and check network speed all without leaving their office, enabling support to be more efficient and responsive, providing a quick and hassle-free service for the establishments device users and IT staff. This free platform enables quick access to troubleshoot and maintain from afar, reducing service calls, alerting security risks and eliminating screen downtime.

X-Sign Broadcast

Another free tool found on the BenQ hardware is its X-Sign Broadcast software. This easy-to-use content creation and communication software has been curated to keep the site informed and safe. Using intuitive features, the platform lets users distribute key messages, school logos or emergency updates to one or more of the BenQ interactive flat panels or projectors at the click of a button. Maximising the technology usage, X-Sign Broadcast turns the displays into digital signage with full screen content or feature key information in a ticketing format to not disrupt the activity on screen. Ad hoc or scheduled, X-Sign Broadcast lets administrators keep in touch with staff and pupils from afar when key messages can’t quickly get relayed in-class. Moving forward, and to make the classroom experience as efficient and user friendly as possible, IT managers and those within an educational establishments’ procurement division, must now look to implement solutions which allow teachers to teach to their maximum potential in and out of the classroom. To find out more information or to book a demo contact BQUK.demo@benq.com [post_title] => How can IT departments and administrators overcome new education technology pressures? [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => how-can-it-departments-and-administrators-overcome-new-education-technology-pressures [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-06-24 14:54:39 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-06-24 13:54:39 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://edtechnology.co.uk/?p=29663 [menu_order] => 985 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [3] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 18412 [post_author] => 77 [post_date] => 2019-10-04 00:00:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2019-10-03 23:00:24 [post_content] =>

Edtech Buyer's Guide: interactive screens

There is no hiding from technology in our everyday lives and for years there has been a battle to keep personal devices out of the classroom in order to keep our students focused.

Today’s classrooms need to support the development of skills such as teamwork, leadership and effective communication, while ensuring the pathways to engage with information doesn’t just benefit one learning style, but many.

But as those in the younger generation instinctively reach for technology devices and even try to interact with non-touch displays, how can educators and classrooms use this to their advantage?

Tap into dynamic possibilities

Interactive flat panels (IFP) have been in existence for well over two decades and integrated into all levels including primary schools, secondary schools and institutions of higher learning, but the features of IFPs have advanced instrumentally.

It’s now possible to access documents from anywhere on the campus, create healthy and engaging environments and monitor activity from remote locations. Putting confidence back into both educators and students, BenQ’s latest RP Series addresses the challenges faced in the modern learning space and taps into dynamic learning and teaching possibilities.

Rapid documents

Studies have shown that on average it takes a lesson six minutes to begin. Whether this is due to the register call, outside interruptions or misplaced paperwork, it can be a distraction to the focus of the session.   

BenQ’s IFPs support multi-account management by allowing users to directly access any IFP on the campus. Users simply scan a BenQ-designed NFC card against the display to access their personal workspaces without requiring a password. Downloading and uploading documents, managing personal system-settings, accessing network drives and cloud storage space, such as Google Drive and Dropbox has never been so readily accessible.

Instantly launching all the key tools in one hub, educators have the ability to swiftly move between a variety of input sources using BenQ’s SwitchQ, further streamlining the start of the lesson.

Remove note-taking and encourage collaboration

Note-taking or copying text from a board has always been a favoured method, however, now digital notes can be sent to students via email, students are provided with the opportunity to put their pens down and reach for their personal devices.

Creating a collaborative environment, BenQ’s EZWrite application streamlines discussions, making it smoother than ever for teachers and students to share ideas, notes and opinions as though they are annotating on the same whiteboard.

The cloud whiteboard is also interoperable via an app on mobile devices. Students therefore can download the app and instantly collect, categorise, edit and share notes from their device, whether that’s in the classroom or remotely. Note-taking will no longer be a disinteresting or mundane way of absorbing information.

Ok Saffi

Using voice assistant controls, educators have the flexibility to move fluidly around the room, while still interacting with the whiteboard to find information off the internet or start a timer. Voice assistance is secure via a cloud-based program, ensuring students do not gain access to the controls.

Create a healthy learning environment

Keeping the attention of the class is sometimes out of the control of the teacher. Poor air-quality, illnesses and uncomfortable lighting are all a contributing factor to a distracted class.

BenQ recognises these are generally difficult to measure or contain, however, with the inclusion of an air-quality sensor, smart eyecare technology and a germ-resistant screen into the IFP, educations are able to make slight adjustments to the room.

Using technology to your advantage

Reducing time, increasing productivity and incorporating new teaching styles, the interactive boards are there to play to your advantage. If you want to learn more about new ways of engaging your students through the use of technology, speak to BenQ for a demonstration on bquk.demo@benq.com or visit www.benq.co.uk


To find out more about BenQ email: bquk.demo@benq.com or visit: www.benq.co.uk

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Creating a healthy learning environment for students

Both the Mainstream and Premium panels from BenQ boast a smart eye-care solution with an intuitive embedded motion sensor. For a comfortable viewing experience, the IFPs will automatically activate flicker-free, anti-glare and low blue light features by detecting the movement of users close to the screen. However, the BenQ Premium panels are also equipped with a germ-resistant screen which is powered by a multi-layer coating of a non-toxic enduring nano, ionic silver agent that kills germs accumulating on screen surfaces. The ionic silver’s antimicrobial feature remains effective even after thorough cleaning or long periods of use. The Premium panels also incorporate an air-quality sensor to help monitor CO2 concentration levels in classrooms and reminds teachers to adopt necessary mechanisms to keep CO2 at an ideal level. This thoughtful design ensures students can remain highly productive during class, whilst enjoying a much healthier learning environment.

Facilitate teaching with a user-friendly design

The new IFP panels integrate the repositioned front-facing audio speakers with a screen-length curved pen tray. The two front-facing 16W speakers create better sound transmission and bring more audio-visual enjoyment to interactive learning. The curved pen tray offers a useful place to store the IFP stylus and other tools that help enrich presentations without interruption. Furthermore, the BenQ Premium panels support a personalised multi-account management system (AMS), which allows users to directly access their personal IFP desktop, folders and major cloud storage services. BenQ understands the value of ergonomics and has introduced a new launcher platform for the Premium panels with a spotlight/laser pointer, to help teachers build a dynamic learning environment with ease.

Boosting collaboration and active learning

BenQ’s new range of IFPs also feature InstaQShare software, which is designed for seamless wireless presentation and collaboration. It allows for smooth streaming of both visual and audio files, including HD quality video, plus users can mirror content from mobile devices and invite up to 16 participants. The range also supports multi-touch capability up to 20 points, allowing more students to participate in discussion and engage in activities. The panels are also equipped with EZWrite annotation software, which is designed to illustrate ideas, record notes and brainstorming. It also comes with dual pens that allow users to write or draw in different colours simultaneously, plus intelligent handwriting recognition features. BenQ’s latest premium line of Interactive Flat Panels will be available from Q1 2019. Come and see the new BenQ Interactive Flat Panel range, in addition to its collection of education solutions at Bett Show (23-26 January 2019 at ExCeL London) on stand B180. [post_title] => BenQ Enhances its line of Interactive Flat Panels for the education market [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => benq-enhances-its-line-of-interactive-flat-panels-for-the-education-market [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2019-01-14 11:02:57 [post_modified_gmt] => 2019-01-14 11:02:57 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://edtechnology.co.uk/dashboard2/?post_type=articles&p=7968 [menu_order] => 2206 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [5] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 10100 [post_author] => 13 [post_date] => 2014-02-26 13:13:00 [post_date_gmt] => 2014-02-26 12:13:00 [post_content] =>

BenQ’s latest in education technology sees the addition of Interactive HD large format screens offering humanised and intuitive group collaboration and the MW853UST Digital Projector offering local support, excellent tailored warranties and additional peace of mind for BenQ customers. 

NCS Technology, a registered reseller of BenQ products are excited to showcase BenQ’s interactive flat panels which can deliver powerful and engaging lessons through their collaborative technology. 

They enhance pupil's learning experiences with a natural touch experience, brilliant HD visuals and a lifetime DisplayNote software licence with three years onsite warranty as standard and five years warranty option on the 42', 55' and 65' displays.

 

You can also choose an option that includes SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, which sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive activities within a single application. 

As a reseller of BenQ, NCS understands the challenges that schools and teachers face in introducing new technologies and teaching tools in their classrooms whilst cutting down their energy costs.

The BenQ projector range looks to alleviate this and the NEW MX853UST Digital Projector is ideal for presentations and for all learning environments. The entire BenQ range of short-throw projectors offer outstanding picture quality and colour performance whilst offering an environmentally friendly choice. A five year warranty is also included. 

BenQ are the world’s number one DLP projector brand, with models including filter-free greener SmartEco™ technology for low TCO and the first laser projectors with BenQ’s BlueCore lamp-less engine, all without compromising the user experience. The BenQ MW853UST Digital Projector is an advanced interactive digital projector equipped with Multi Screen collaboration. It provides double the projection area and the two PointWrite kits work with QWrite seamlessly to double teaching space. Compact with SmartEco Power Saving technology, Blu-ray Full HD 3D supported software and up to 7000 hours lamp life, the new BenQ projector is one not to be missed.

For 2014, NCS welcome the launch of the latest IP series of touchscreens offering the best in its class of interactivity, combined with unique features such as wireless display and a media pen tray and the MW853UST Digital Projector, which is the latest addition to the BenQ projector family. 

For more information please contact NCS Technology on 01622 769692.

www.ncstechnology.co.uk

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Antibacterial digital display technology

Interactive touch screens are now commonly found in the classroom, but with concerns over cross-contamination and incorrect cleaning practices, the convenience of using the touch function becomes less appealing to teachers. Therefore, using a screen with an integrated antibacterial surface is - now more than ever - imperative to reduce the spread of germs. Germs, which are microorganisms, can live on the surface of glass for up to 10 days and, if left, can result in the spread of disease. To reduce or kill germs, silver nano-ionic particles, similarly found in surgical face masks, food containers, water filters and medical devices, are embedded into the screen surface to break down and absorb any germs found on the display. There are few technology manufacturers in the world incorporating a nano-silver process into its products, as it requires extensive testing and a unique process to guarantee the longevity of the formula. BenQ has, however, been developing a proprietary process since 2017 which is certified against the two most-common types of bacteria found in education environments, E. coli and S. aureus. Releasing its third generation of its TUV-certified antibacterial technology this year, it’s a fail-safe solution for protecting the wellbeing of both students and teachers.

Eye-care technologies

Being over exposed to blue light from extended periods of screen time has been proven to cause macular degeneration, as too much exposure causes damage to the light sensitive cells in the eye’s macula. In addition to this, digital displays produce flickering. Although it’s not visible to the naked eye, flickering occurs 5.8 millon times across a standard eight hour working day and often impacts learning and productivity by leaving students feeling fatigue, with headaches or blurred vision. Furthermore, brightness levels and ambient light can cause strain on the eyes. With these elements in mind, it’s important to consider Low Blue Light, Flicker Free and Brightness Intelligent technologies. Factoring these into your screen choice will provide the most comfortable viewing experience possible. BenQ incorporates its Eye-Care solution, which encapsulates all of these technologies into its displays to reduce the exposure.

How important is software?

While hardware, or at least technologies that have a physical impact on us, are the first aspects we look to, software is becoming increasingly important for assisting with the wellbeing of individuals. Below we lay out programs which boost efficiency, whilst adhering to social distancing measures.

The Cloud

Remote learning has prompted an increase in access to the Cloud, with over 94% of facilities accessing it day-to-day. Therefore, looking at ways in which technology can store information without requiring a server or memory space, will provide huge advantages when transitioning between remote and in-person teaching. Gathering lesson content across a multitude of sources stored in the cloud and gaining access from a singular display helps education establishments make the most of their teaching resources. No matter where the teacher is presenting the lesson from whether a normal classroom, from home, the library or school hall, access to their important lesson materials via the Cloud is secure and fast. Account Management Systems (AMS) and Device Management Solutions (DMS) form network ecosystems by combining hardware and software in one solution. Utilising these Cloud-based softwares from BenQ removes unnecessary in-person contact, also granting teachers access to personalise accounts and documents, and giving IT managers access to administer, control and monitor hardware devices from on-site or remote locations.

Whiteboarding and collaboration apps

Whiteboarding and collaboration apps enrich the creation of learning materials and facilitate the collaboration process. By putting more emphasis on how teachers and students use technology to interact with each other, as well as the devices themselves, new and safe teaching techniques can easily be formed. Over the past few years, there has been a huge uptake in the installation of smart technology platforms into education, as well as the introduction of personal devices for student use. Interactive flat panels with integrated Android and Smart projectors now enable students to present work from their devices directly to the screen, without leaving their seats. The widely successful software permitting students to securely connect to the in-class technology, is the InstaShare app from BenQ. Easily downloadable, the app’s simple user interface lets students share content and annotate from any personal device directly onto the main screen, and even dial into in-class lessons remotely for distance learning students. Reshaping the learning landscape, the inclusive platform is opening opportunities for more vulnerable students who may otherwise be reluctant to participate.

Content creation and scheduling tools

Communication is key to keeping learning environments safe and informed. To get the best from the software, you’ll want to find a platform which lets you build your own content and program it to be sent directly to your digital displays. Look for intuitive features such as access to the cloud, pre-saved templates and scheduling functions which let you send content instantly or program an allotted time. X-Sign Broadcast from BenQ combines all these features and lets users distribute key messages, corporate branding or emergency updates as full screen content or in a ticketing format to not disrupt the activity on-screen. As our education landscape redefines itself daily, it’s important to use the available technology to our advantage to protect classroom wellbeing. BenQ is at the forefront of the education technology market, with a multitude of classroom-enriching solutions which combine hardware and software to instantly transform the learning environment.
If you want to find out more about what they have to offer visit BenQ.co.uk or email BQUK.demo@benq.com
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