BenQ has added two new projectors to its PointDraw™ line of short-throw models.

The MW821ST and MX822ST projectors support the third-generation of the pioneering PointDraw interactive projection technology, which allows for integration of iPad and Android tablets, and greater interaction with new PointDraw Pen 3.0.

BenQ’s Mitch Rauch said that the new projectors mean more immersive experiences can be created in classrooms and boardrooms.

“By enabling tablet integration, our new short-throw projectors equipped with third-generation PointDraw technology are completely redefining any collaborative setting for more enriching experiences,” he explained.

“Furthermore, their simplicity eliminates any learning curve for teachers when incorporating these powerful tools into the classroom, while LAN control makes it easy for IT managers to maintain facility-wide installations; for school administrators, all of these benefits can be realised at a lower total cost of ownership.”

The MW821ST has high WXGA resolution and a contrast ratio of 13,000:1, with brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, eliminating the need to close curtains or turn off lights. The MX822ST further pushes performance by allowing for PC-less presentations using plug and play USB display. The projector has XGA native resolution, 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness and a short throw ratio of 0.61.