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BenQ launches next-generation LX60ST and LW61ST education projectors featuring mercury-free blue core light engine

Units Consume up to 90 Percent Less Light Source Power; Feature SmartEco Advanced(TM) Technology, Ultra-High 80,000:1 Contrast Ratio, and Instant On/Off

IRVINE, Calif. — Feb. 9, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today introduced the first short-throw education projectors to feature the company’s cutting-edge, mercury-free blue core light engine: the LX60ST and LW61ST. Designed to bring images to life while keeping the total cost of ownership down for schools, the blue core light engine utilizes the unparalleled qualities of a laser light source rather than a traditional mercury lamp to achieve up to 90 percent less light source power consumption. In addition, BenQ’s blue core light engine-driven SmartEco Advanced(TM) technology optimizes the units’ light source systems to deliver exceptional brightness, longer life, and high-energy efficiency.

“Educators recognize that classroom technology is the key to stimulating and engaging today’s tech-savvy learners,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “However, they face a tough decision when balancing cost of ownership and performance. We understand this challenge, and our LX60ST and LW61ST blue core light engine projectors offer the ideal solution. They lower overall costs by saving 90 percent on power consumption, while providing unmatched performance for exceptional image quality and simple operation for teachers. In addition, utilizing a mercury-free light source is more environmentally friendly and safe.”

The LX60ST and LW61ST education projectors offer an average of 20,000 hours of reliable brightness and an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio for crisp, clear images. The units feature instant on/off to save time on warm up and cool down, in addition to manual brightness level adjustment to accommodate different classroom environments. To generate the best image contrast, the projectors’ “SmartEco Advanced(TM)” mode automatically determines the optimal brightness level based on the input source, while a “no source detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 10 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. With “eco blank” mode, teachers can blank out the LX60ST and LW61ST’s screens when not in use to redirect students’ focus, while lowering light source power consumption to only 10 percent.

The BenQ blue core light engine classroom projectors offer 2,000 ANSI lumen brightness, XGA/WXGA resolution, and 0.6/0.49 short-throw projection. The units feature two 10-W built-in speakers and microphone input, <0.5-W standby power, Apple(R) iPhone(R)/iPad(R) wireless display support, LAN display, USB display, and 360 degree tilted projection.

More information about the BenQ LX60ST and LW61ST is available at www.BenQ.com. The units debuted to the education market in booth 2655 at the 32nd TCEA Annual Convention and Exposition, being held from Feb. 6-10 in Austin, Texas.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading-edge digital display technology company supplying superior-quality projectors and gaming monitors. BenQ America Corp. offers compelling 3D solutions from big screens to desktops. Today BenQ ranks as the world's No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world's manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.

BenQ is a registered trademark of BenQ Corp. SmartEco and SmartEco Advanced are trademarks of BenQ Corp. DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments. All rights reserved. Actual product's features and specifications are subject to change without notice. This material may include corporate names and trademarks of third parties, which are the properties of the third parties respectively. iPhone and iPod are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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