What Factors Contribute to operating an effective simulator?

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What Factors Contribute to Operating an Effective Simulator?

BenQ Corporation

It can be a real challenge to run a professional, high-quality simulator. From resolution and reliability issues to outdated interfaces that prove difficult to use, there are a number of hurdles that can pop up along the way.

But computer simulations are becoming more important to the ever-expanding training needs of today’s workforce at an alarming rate. Now more than ever, understanding how to effectively operate a simulator is a necessity.

So how do you do that, exactly? There are a lot of contributing factors.

IMAGE QUALITY

Determined by both resolution and color performance, image quality is first on the list. There’s nothing more distracting than a pixelated, blurry or off-color picture when you’re interacting with a screen.

Resolution refers to the number of individual pixels in any given dimension. The greater the number of pixels in one area, the higher the resolution will be, and the better your image will appear. There are dozens of resolution designations, beginning with standard-definition (SD) and ending with ultra-high-definition (UHD).

Brightness should also be taken into consideration as another important factor. Because it’s impossible to guarantee absolute darkness in any room, you’ll want to have maximum ANSI-lumen output in order to ensure that users will be able to clearly view the on-screen image no matter how bright of an environment they’re in.

Color performance is a third concern. Not every projector out there displays images exactly as they’re seen in real life, which can be off-putting to users. You’ll want to insist upon a projector powered by Texas Instrument Digital Light Processing (or DLP) technology for the most realistic color performance possible.

DLP technology pledges a sharp, long-lasting and accurate picture every time, which is critical for viewing details. If you want your pilots-in-training to be able to distinctly view the instruments in their simulated cockpits, or don’t want them squinting at faraway runway numbers on a dark night, opt for a DLP projector.

RELIABILITY

Professional flight simulators have to meet intense demands, so they’re constantly in performance mode with few breaks (if any). This state of perpetual operation can have a negative effect on projectors that aren’t up to the task — and when your technology fails, you’re out of luck. Resulting delays cause a domino effect that can affect your entire operation.

Lampless technology such as a laser projector can greatly reduce the probability of this happening. Traditional lamp projectors leave themselves open to the inevitability of bulbs burning out over time and are expensive to maintain.

It’s easy to see why laser technology is becoming the way of the future: not only do they have greatly expanded lifespans, but they also eliminate the annoying step of switching out a lamp every time it dies.

INSTALLATION FLEXIBILITY

Professional equipment can require some unique mounting strategies in order to get angles right. Not to mention, you’ll probably be dealing with some sophisticated wiring. So making sure you have a projector that can be installed at any angle is key — which means you’ll want to go with a laser projector.

Plus, to keep up with the innovations of technology, it will be necessary to have a projector that offers multiple connections (like Dual HDMI and HDBaseT), as well as an entirely comprehensive and cutting-edge interface.

Don’t be vulnerable to the possibility of your technology letting you down. Set yourself up for success and make the right choice with an advanced projector that keeps your needs in mind.

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Why You Need the BenQ RP750K in Your Classroom

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Why You Need the BenQ RP750K in Your Classroom

BenQ Corporation

Student confidence is a vital part of the learning process. And while there are a number of ways to drive up confidence levels in the classroom, few are more effective than technology.

Once you’ve made the decision to upgrade your classroom and bring it into the 21st century, it’s time to choose a product that won’t let you down. We guarantee no interactive flat panel (or IFP) will serve you better than BenQ’s RP750K.

Explore the world of education benefits the RP750K can bring to you and your students:

Intelligent handwriting recognition technology facilitates presentations by turning scrawls into legible type as you write.

An in-built calculator quickly executes anything from the simplest of math problems to the most complicated of formulas.

EZWrite 4.0 technology transforms your IFP’s surface into a digital whiteboard that can be used for a myriad of tasks.

A Web Browser allows you to look up things on the Internet to supplement lessons as you teach.

Discover the cornucopia of features that administrators and educators will adore:

Bacteria-resistant glass remains effective over a long period of time and helps you prevent a classroom epidemic.

A handy pen tray ensures you’ll never misplace your stylus or any other necessary tool you may need while you’re teaching.

Rounded edges are designed with your safety at the forefront, providing ergonomic comfort and thoughtful engineering with rambunctious children and exhausted teachers in mind.

A crisp, clear 75” screen offers outstanding 4K resolution and long-lasting brightness with Low Blue Light technology that reduces eyestrain.

16-watt speakers ensure that your entire classroom will be able to hear the lesson.

We can’t stress it enough: not all IFPs are created equally. Demand the best, and select from BenQ’s RP series.

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Are You Choosing the Right Display Technology for Your Simulator?

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Are You Choosing the Right Display Technology for Your Simulator?

BenQ Corporation

We’re more than 15 years into the 21st century, and while hover cars have yet to become a norm on the highways, technology is making leaps and bounds in multiple other aspects.

Simulated experiences are a big part of the technology innovation movement. But whether you’re creating a virtual golf simulation in an upscale home, operating a combat simulator at a theme park or training future pilots with flight simulations, running such an enterprise has its challenges.

There are a lot of things that need to go right when you’re working with a simulator if you want to deliver a thoroughly incredible experience for your users. But there are also a lot of things that have the potential to go wrong.

Poor image quality can result from a number of different things, but low resolution and problems with color are the two biggest culprits.

When you’re considering resolution, don’t leave 4K UHD out of the research process. You don’t have to be too technologically savvy to know that 3840 x 2160 pixels and a brightness of 5,000 ANSI-lumens are engineered for an exceptional picture.

Poor reliability due to inconsistent performance renders a piece of technology impossible to count on, which makes it difficult for you to prepare and increases the probability of something going wrong.

Glitches are not only annoying to users, but also interrupt the simulation process, making the entire experience much less realistic and resulting in a frustrated patron.

Plus, the more setbacks that pop up, the more you’ll have to pay for maintenance to fix the problem, whether it’s replacing a lamp or resolving a malfunction. You’ll be needlessly wasting precious time and money in the process.

Poorly designed interfaces that are either outdated or difficult to use (or both) cause severely reduced installation flexibility and limit the range of images that the simulation technology can predict. They will ultimately result in an unexpectedly high overall cost due to necessary alterations and updates that will pop up.

The need for high-quality simulations is only growing. For instance, in the face of an overwhelming shortage of pilots, airports are facing a need for simulated flights to educate pilots-in-training. Such dilemmas are contributing to a soaring demand for projectors that are up to the task.

Check in next week as we explore the factors that contribute to operating an effective simulator or learn more about the latest technology here.

What Technology can be Used to Increase Student Participation and Confidence?

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What Technology can be Used to Increase Student Participation and Confidence?

BenQ Corporation

The importance of increasing student confidence is undeniable. But sometimes, just knowing the facts isn’t enough — you have to take action.

So… how do you do that, exactly? Figuring that part out can be challenging.

We’ll give you a hint: technology is your friend.

Here, we’ll give you some pointers on how to use technology to your advantage to drive student confidence up, facilitate the learning process and increase your classroom engagement.

Foster a collaborative learning environment

Let’s be honest — who wants to stand in front of a room of his or her classmates alone? It’s much less intimidating to get up in front of a class with a group of friends by your side. The large screens that certain technology products offer will allow multiple students to stand at the board at once, whether they’re presenting or just working on a task.

Complete educational games and computer-aided missions

Games and other technology-rich tasks will develop students’ presentation skills and increase their confidence tenfold in the process. Few things are more satisfying and rewarding than finishing a job and knowing you’ve been able to execute it to the best of your ability.

Use the right tools, at the right time, in the right way

Being aware of what tools are available to you as an educator, as well as knowing when and how to use them, are both vital components to the process of learning through technology. Having an arsenal of tools at your disposal won’t do you any good if you don’t know what to do with them.

With technology, students can use a calculator to solve a complicated problem. They can experience the advancement of handwriting recognition technology that turns even the messiest of chicken scratch into typed text. They can even annotate on an image to more clearly articulate their message to their peers.

The possibilities are endless. So what are you waiting for?

It’s time to step into the 21st century with classroom technology.

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BenQ Invites Juliana Kolesova to Siggraph 2017

BenQ Invites Juliana Kolesova to SIGGRAPH 2017

 BenQ Siggraph17 Juliana Kolesova with her Float painting

Juliana Kolesova is an international award-winning graphic designer, illustrator and digital photographer. We had her attend the event with us to create original artworks that would be given out as prizes for our raffle drawings. We showcased our PD-series designer and SW-series photo-editing monitor lines at Siggraph.

This is what Juliana had to say about BenQ at SIGGRAPH17:

“I was lucky enough to be invited by BenQ to participate at the Siggraph Convention in Los Angeles this year. As an artist by trade, I got the opportunity to paint throughout the duration of the exhibition and created two large canvases with my original art. 

BenQ SIGGRAPH17 Juliana Kolesova Float Painting

BenQ Siggraph17 Juliana Kolesova Busy Bodies
Of course, because I was working, I didn’t have too much time to walk around the entirety of the convention, but even from what I did see, I was so intrigued by the technologies and products being represented. It was incredible to see the scope of tools available now; there were so many things I had never seen before! I felt an extremely warm reception to what I was doing both from BenQ, and the spectators walking around the centre. Painting was definitely very different among the technology-focused convention, but I was so pleasantly surprised by how engaging people found it! I received so many kind comments and questions about my work and just generally I found that most people were very genuinely fascinated seeing an artist painting live on the spot. 

BenQ Siggraph17 Juliana Kolesova painting on canvas Float

It was an equally incredible experience for me. I enjoyed meeting the BenQ team and working alongside them for the three days of Siggraph. Being also a digital artist, I was really impressed by BenQ’s super high-quality monitors!

And of course, this was an opportunity I really appreciate, — to visit sunny Los Angeles — such a beautiful, diverse city!”

BenQ Siggraph17 Juliana Kolesova with Busy Bodies

 

Why You Need the HT9050 in Your Home Cinema?

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Why You Need the HT9050 in Your Home Cinema

BenQ Corporation

You’ve made the first step toward achieving a true Hollywood experience with your home cinema — deciding to go for it. You’re also now aware that you want DCI-P3 color in order to view movies exactly as their directors originally intended them to be seen.

The overarching question is how to reconcile the quality of your projector with your budget. Is it possible to attain top-quality DCI-P3 color performance and the myriad of other innovative features you need for an exceptional viewing experience at an affordable price?
If you choose BenQ, the answer is a resounding “yes.”

More specifically, check out BenQ’s HT9050 home cinema projector. It offers everything you need to create a professional-grade theater in your own home and facilitates each step of the process along the way.

IMAGE PERFORMANCE

Only a handful of home cinema projectors can claim DCI-P3 color technology. A few brag 4K resolution. Some are specifically engineered for truly high brightness, ensuring crisp visibility despite the lighting situation.

The HT9050 packs the biggest punch of all — it comes with the entire trio, guaranteeing a premium image unmatched by its competitors.

If what you’re searching for is an unparalleled viewing experience with sharp, long-lasting pictures that deliver a consistent picture every time you fire up the projector, shop no further than BenQ.

RELIABILITY

When you’re trying to watch a movie with your family, the last thing you want to deal with is finicky technology. So BenQ has made sure to deliver seamless entertainment with the HT9050’s 20,000 hours of maintenance-free life, delivered by Philips ColorSpark™ lampless LED technology.

Not to mention, with the projector’s instant on/off response, you won’t have to wait around for 15 minutes for it to fire up or waste precious time after the film making sure it powers down correctly.

Furthermore, BenQ has kept total cost of ownership (or TCO) in mind — there’s no need to change out a bulb. In short, both your patience and your wallet will remain at full capacity.

INSTALLATION FLEXIBILITY

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the visual logistics and forget about what a challenge it can be to install a projector. Unless you can position it correctly, your professional-grade home cinema could remain nothing more than a dream.

Individual theater rooms can differ greatly due to a number of factors, including architectural complications and varied ambient lighting. Luckily, BenQ thought ahead and engineered the HT9050 specifically to overcome almost any hurdle.

Wondering what it comes equipped with? Keep reading:

  • Synchronized zoom and focus adjusts automatically to eliminate any blur with on-screen movements.
  • Anamorphic lens compatibility allows the potential of converting images to a professional theater aspect ratio.
  • Front-facing ventilation expands your mounting options.
  • Horizontal and vertical lens shift technology lends to a range of possible locations within the room.

BenQ knows you want the best in home cinema entertainment, and we’ve delivered. Because we know you’re worth it.

Opt for the HT9050 — the projector that will make you feel like you’re in the director’s seat.

Learn more about this phenomenal projector here!

What to see the future of home cinema technology now?

Experience the latest in home cinema technology, our HT8050 and HT9050 will be on display inside SnapAV’s booth, #3415, at CEDIA San Diego, Sept 7th to the 9th.