BenQ Board RP04 Named “Next-Gen Solution of the Year” in EdTech Breakthrough Awards

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COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 6, 2024 — BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its BenQ Board Pro RP04 was named “Next-Gen School Solution of the Year” in the sixth annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market. The awards program aims to perform the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and review of the global educational technology industry.

The 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Awards recognized the breakthrough innovation of the BenQ Board Pro RP04, the first interactive display to be fully integrated with Google Mobile Services (GMS), offering schools easier access to Google Play and Google Classroom and a native experience when using Google Search and other Android applications.

“With the BenQ Board PR04, educators no longer need to contend with generic smart boards that confine them to complex software or costly subscriptions. The industry is crowded with smart boards featuring subscriptions that price schools out of future learning innovations,” said Steve Johansson, managing director at EdTech Breakthrough. “The RP04 BenQ Board represents a groundbreaking leap and is our choice for ‘Next-Gen School Solution of the Year!’ By seamlessly integrating GMS, the BenQ Board offers unprecedented teaching and IT management flexibility. Educators can personalize learning, while IT managers tailor the board to school needs.”

The smart board’s user interface features a home screen that allows users to type or speak to browse lesson content from the Google Search bar. Educators can use BenQ widgets, set app shortcuts, and customize their digital teaching space. It offers core Google applications such as Google Drive, Maps, Meet, and YouTube, with other Google Workspace apps available directly from Google Play. The display also offers features such as text-to-speech and multilingual translation.

As with the previous generations of the BenQ Board, the RP04 features BenQ’s EZWrite whiteboarding software, InstaShare wireless screen-sharing solution, and Eyesafe 2.0 certification, which protects users’ eyesight from harmful blue light, flicker, and more. EZWrite facilitates real-time annotation and diverse lesson material display, enhanced by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) for editable text conversion. InstaShare empowers collaborative learning by accommodating multiple screens on the shared BenQ Board. What’s more, the BenQ Board empowers teachers to teach their way. They can prepare lessons on the cloud, access lessons with a tap of their personal NFC card, and deliver lessons with AI tools, ultimately helping educators get started and engage students faster.

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work, and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, Remote Learning, Career Preparation, and many more. This year’s program attracted thousands of nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world.

“The future of education demands tools that work the way educators need them to work and meet the ever-evolving future-readiness standards for students,” said Carly Burton-Sallay, senior marketing manager at BenQ Education. “The BenQ Board RP04 was engineered based on feedback from teachers and from our partnership with many school districts across the nation. We’re honored that it is acknowledged by the EdTech Breakthrough organization as an industry disrupter.”

Additionally, BenQ’s centralized user and device management allows schools with Google accounts to easily transition to using BenQ Boards. IT administrators managing existing Google account lists can use the BenQ Identity and Access Management (IAM) system to synchronize their Google Workspace Directory and carry over all user accounts into the BenQ ecosystem. IAM also supports directory syncing with other SAML-based identity providers. Admins can use the BenQ Device Management Solution (DMS) to remotely configure settings, push updates, monitor device analytics, and manage apps. The smart board protects school data through secure login options, access controls, system updates, and app scanning via Google Play Protect.

More information on BenQ is available at www.BenQBoard.com.

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About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies, and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM, and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.

About BenQ Education
BenQ Education is helping teachers shape the future of learning with interactive display solutions that maximize engagement in and out of the classroom while improving student performance. For over 10 years, BenQ has been the No. 1-selling TI DLP projector brand worldwide, according to Futuresource, and is one of the leading interactive display vendors in North America. The award-winning BenQ Board is the first and only interactive display to feature TÜV- and SIAA-certified germ-resistant screens, interfaces, and pens as part of its purpose-built ClassroomCare technologies designed for healthier classrooms. The BenQ Board RP03 Series has been recognized as the first smart board to achieve Eyesafe® Certification, the advanced blue light mitigation technology developed in concert with optometrists and ophthalmologists. Industry-recognized, BenQ’s Tap ‘N Teach technology for fast sign-on, EZWrite license-free annotation and whiteboard software, InstaShare wireless screen presentation system, and IT-friendly monitoring and management tools create exciting and intuitive active learning experiences. EZWrite 6 is also AWS Qualified, having passed Amazon Web Services (AWS) Foundational Technical Review (FTR), providing schools with assurance in security, reliability, and operational excellence. Educators can focus on giving lessons that leave an impact and give the leaders of tomorrow the tools they need to reach their maximum potential. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers. More information is available at www.BenQBoard.com.

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