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BenQ Touch Screens are versatile interactive classroom displays and the Education Team at Cablers have taken a liking to full range of interactive touchscreens offered by BenQ. They are not the only type of screen we supply and  install. Cablers engineers are busy everyday in schools across the south east providing network services and installing audio visual equipment including screens supplied by many manufactures but the BenQ interactive touch screen has forced its way to the top of the pile. It provides schools with a versatile classroom display that is technically advanced, robust and reliable, aesthetically pleasing and excellent value for money even without the Special offer that is currently available or the class leading software that comes included as standard.
If you looking for a touch screen that fits into a classroom environment perfectly which will allow pupils to experience real time collaboration and facilitates the ability for them to contribute to lessons through their own mobile devices from anywhere in the room or directly via the touch screen. A classroom display that supports Windows, MAC, Linux and Chrome operating systems. An interactive display that includes a number of effective learning tools and comes bundled with  SMART Notebook Advantage software for whiteboard applications and lesson building. A screen that has all of the connections you will need to support new and legacy equipment and one which delivers a first class user experience then you should seriously consider a BenQ interactive display.

Cablers Pricing & Offer details for BenQ interactive screens

BenQ RP700+ aBenQ screens come in three sizes 55″(RP551+) 65″(RP650+) 70″(RP700+)

This is why the BenQ RP700+ is top of the class

Easy to use and easy on the eye with BenQ Eye-care™ interactive displays, the BenQ RP700+ delivers a 70” classroom interaction solution enhanced by BYOD support.


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Low Blue Light Technology

The interactive flat panels are built with BenQ’s Low Blue Light Technology to reduce harmful blue spectrum light emission, which causes eyestrain, eye fatigue and even mascular degeneration. The Low Blue Light technology features the Classroom mode that combats the possible side effects associated with blue light in every usage occasion.

    AG(Anti-Glare) Glass

The screen’s anti-glare glass reduces reflection, for more legible text and clearer images, helping students avoid eyestrain and facilitating more effective instruction. The picture on the left shows AG glass which minimizes interfering glare on the screen surface. The picture on the right shows how conventional glass is prone to suffer from irritating glare that is not very friendly on the eye.

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Automatic brightness adjustment ensures the best viewing experience regardless of ambient light levels, while protecting the eyes and reducing power consumption by up to 50%.

 

MDA Software

Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) saves time and effort by providing remote management of BenQ Interactive Flat Panel MDA also supports remote shutdowns of equipment not in use, saving significant power costs.

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Hotkeys are incorporated on the front bezel for quick and easy access to Freeze and Blank features as well as volume and input source control.

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The Freeze and Blank features are built as hotkeys on the remote control for easy access to support classroom instruction and presentation efficiency.

 

 

 Multi-Platform Compatibility

Compatible with major operating systems from Windows to Mac, Linux and Chrome, the interactive flat panels are built to work seamlessly with a wide range of computing and mobile devices with a simple plug and play.

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Multi-PC Touch Support

With three USB ports, one set on the front bezel for easy access, the interactive flat panels support up to three computing devices.

                                          

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The DisplayNote software is a cross platform solution that facilitates real-time collaboration across multiple computing and smart devices, enabling everyone to stream content and contribute to the presentation. The Wireless Desktop Control feature further allows teachers to mirror and wirelessly control their PC from anywhere in class, freeing them from traditional lecture style teaching.

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         EZCast Software

The EZCast software features WiFi Display that projects diverse digital content from computers and smart devices as well as your cloud storage via WiFi. Its Quad Split Screen feature supports cross-platform split-screen display from up to four input sources. As a result, teachers and students are able to share and interact freely.

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Choose the option that includes the SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software, which sets the standard for creating, delivering and managing interactive activities within a single application. SMART’s award-winning Notebook software will give you access to a rich set of activity creation and delivery features with exciting ready-made content, tools and support for you to use in your classroom

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Key Features of BenQ RP700+ 70” Interactive Touchscreen Anti Glare LED Display

· Chromebook compatibility
· Anti Glare Display
· Interactive Touch Technology
· 70” Diagonal Screen
· High Definition and Optimal Resolution (Full HD 1080p – 1920 x 1280)
· 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio
· 4000:1 High Contrast Ratio
· In-built amplifier and speakers (12W)
· I/O Connections: 3 x HDMI, 3 x USB, 1 x Power (AC) Input, 1 x Power (AC) Output, 2 x Line-in,
  2 x Composite Video (BNC) In, 1 x Composite Video (BNC) Out, 2 x   15W Built-in Speakers, 1 x RS232 In, 1 x S-Video In,
  2 x Component  In,1 x    Microphone-in (¼’), 1 x AC Power Switch
· Dimensions (W x H x D): 1645.1 x 971.8 x 123.5mm
· Weight: 72kg
· 3 Year On-Site UK Mainland Warranty
 

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Cablers have been providing Education Technology solutions to schools and colleges for more than 15 years. In that time we have developed deep understanding of how schools operate. How they want to use and integrate technology into the curriculum and we also have knack for picking out products in the market place that deliver fantastic value and tick all the boxes that educational establishments have to check off before they commit to a purchase.

Contact the education team at Cablers for advice on the educational technology that will transform your classrooms and teaching practices

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Teacherwall modification

One of the schools we have been providing network and audio visual services to for many years purchased some new classroom furniture recently and asked Cablers to have a look to see if we could bring our education technology expertise along and modify it to suit a 21st Century classroom.

We are always up for a challenge and so sent along a couple of our engineers to have a look and  come up with a plan.  When they arrived they got their first look at a Teacherwall which is a modular teaching and storage system for the education sector.

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Both of the engineers we sent along with their modification caps on have many years experience building bespoke ICT suites and classroom benching and they liked what they found.  The build quality was very good and we immediately  saw the potential for this type of storage solution in primary schools. Teacherwall could be the perfect solution to create an efficient, tidy classroom.

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Teacherwall already allows for the mounting of any interactive whiteboard and projector on the market today so the first thing Cablers decided to do was not to use an interactive whiteboard and separate projector. Instead we allowed to install a SMART LED Touch Screen which will provide the teacher with a all of the multimedia connectivity they will need without the need of a separate projector.

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If you want to know more about touchscreens have a look at another of my blogs here: TouchScreens

The next thing we turned our attention to was the installation of some extra electrical sockets and some more network points because in the 21st Century you never seem to have enough and in a classroom you will never have enough.

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By the end of the day our engineers and the school were very happy with the modifications to  the Teacherwall and we are sure it will serve them well for many years to come.

Cablers can help your school incorporate technology into classrooms too. Why not give our education team a call when you need something. We of course provide excellent standard installations but we can also do those things which are a little bit special. 

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If you would like to know more about a Teacherwall solution contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

Why schools should think before buying IT / AV equipment from the large volume box shifters.

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Why schools should think before buying IT kit from the large volume box shifters

Most of us love a bit of catalogue or online shopping. It saves time and usually a little money too. This is especially true for hard pressed members of a senior leadership team, teachers and admin staff looking to make the school budgets stretch further. However it is often false economy for what you lose is greater than the small savings you make.

You may get your smart board and projector for a couple of pounds less, you may pick up a server at a bargain basement price but you lose the honest, friendly and knowledgeable service a local specialist provider brings to the process.

As a local specialist education supplier Cablers understand just how busy you are in school and will fit in around you. We recommend a quick survey whenever you swap a projector, replace a interactive white board or buy a large format touch screen. Their are lots of factors to be taken into consideration. You never know if the new projector will fit your existing mount, if the power will reach,  if all your other cables are long enough, does it have the correct connections, can the wall structure can handle a heavier board/screen etc….. The list goes on and i can guarantee in 8  out of 10 times its never as simple as ordering equipment and then getting it installed. Buying from a local specialist who takes the time to look at your requirements will make sure you avoid these problems.

You must also be aware that while you can buy most equipment quite freely from lots of company’s in the UK, when it comes to installing kit the manufactures often state that warranties are invalid unless the equipment is installed by a certified engineer. Make sure your installers have the right accreditation!

We have worked hard to ensure that all our engineers are certified to carry out installations and fault rectifications for all of the UK’s leading brands supplying education technology to schools.

My advice is that you foster relationships with local suppliers who will look after you personally through the buying process. They will ask all the right questions and will ensure your purchased kit is fit for purpose and installed correctly. They will also support you with the warranty process if your equipment should fail. Local suppliers are able to pop in easily to solve any issues or answer questions. Try getting one of the big box shifters to do that for you.

I think all the extra service and peace of mind you gain by using a local specialist supplier and installer far outweigh the small savings you may make buying from a box shifter. We more often than not save you money once installation costs are factored in.

Cablers are working with local education authorities, ICT support providers and lots of schools throughout the South East. Providing a personal service to ensure schools always have the best advice and supplying the most current  IT and AV equipment available which is then installed without the hassle of dealing with more than one company.

All our work is guaranteed and we understand how you use education technology in the classroom.

Contact Cablers and get some good advice next time you need new education technology for your school.