An Awards Night For Sore Eyes
TÜV Rheinland Awards the BenQ Pro Series RP7503 with Eyesafe Display Certification.
BenQ becomes the first and only edtech provider to gain Eyesafe Certification for large-format interactive displays. The new BenQ Pro Series RP7503 ensures added protection against high-energy blue light while maintaining optimal colour performance.
Representatives from TÜV Rheinland, globally renowned third-party certification organisation and Eyesafe affiliate, formally awarded BenQ with the certificate. This verifies that the RP7503 has undergone thorough testing and satisfied the blue light emission and colour performance requirements set by Eyesafe and TÜV Rheinland for the global display industry.
“The Eyesafe Display Standard was developed with input from world-renowned eye care professionals in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry. Displays with the Eyesafe Certification, such as the BenQ Pro Board, are designed for organisations and schools looking to help protect their users against high-energy blue light,” says Jennifer Wang, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Taiwan.
High-energy blue light, commonly known as ‘blue light’, is continuing to pose a global health concern. While more research is still needed, hundreds of studies suggest there are potential health risks from blue light exposure, both immediate and longer-term. Children may be more vulnerable to the effects of blue light because their eyes don’t have the same blue light-filtering ability that adult eyes have. Reducing blue light emissions is essential when users — especially young students in classrooms — are exposed to screens for long periods of time.
Unlike other solutions that rely on software to reduce blue light by altering the screen’s colours, BenQ’s new Eyesafe Certified display has low blue light technology directly built into the screen. This offers always-on protection against blue light, while keeping the screen’s original colours intact.
“Our Eyesafe Certified display is the latest in a series of ClassroomCare technologies we’ve developed over the last decade. Because our BenQ Boards are being used a lot in schools, it is important for us to make sure that they are always as safe as possible to use and are able to help protect the health of students and teachers,” says Claire Huang, Director of BenQ’s Cloud Innovation Center and Display Solutions Department.
“Our vision, together with BenQ, is to make all the classrooms in the world Eyesafe,” remarked Justin Barrett, the CEO of Eyesafe. “Children are spending an increasing amount of time in front of digital devices. We believe the future is in screens with built-in blue light protection, and that’s why we’re so proud to be partnering with BenQ to improve the learning space and create low blue light solutions for education.”