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BenQ’s New LX60ST and LW61ST Laser Projectors Available Exclusively From AVI-SPL and Projector People in U.S.

Short-Throw Projectors Are First to Feature Blue Core Light Engine

IRVINE, Calif. — March 27, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that the next-generation LX60ST and LW61ST — the first short-throw education projectors to feature the company’s cutting-edge blue core light engine — are now available in the United States exclusively from AVI-SPL and Projector People through the end of April 2012.

AVI-SPL is a leading provider of video communications and collaboration solutions for businesses and organizations around the world. The company’s diverse portfolio features extensive projects in the education sector. On the Web since 1999, Projector People sells projectors from leading manufacturers and offers more business and home theater models than any other online reseller.

“These projectors have short throw lenses on them allowing a 6-foot-wide image from only three feet away which makes them ideal for educational use on white boards, entertainment at home, in a sports bar setting, or for corporate training,” said Rodney Laney, Vice President of Display Technology, AVI-SPL. “They’re perfect for any environment where the presenter needs to be close to the image without creating a shadow that hinders the presentation.”

“We have a great relationship with BenQ and a solid track record with the sales and support of its products over the years. These laser products are the latest in technology and we believe there will be a great demand for them,” said Jennifer Haskins, Senior Vice President of Sales, Projector People. “When we had the opportunity to see these new laser units in action, the exclusive agreement was the result. We have the team that can support the clients so it was a natural fit to partner with BenQ.”

For AVI-SPL and Projector People’s customers, the blue core light engine of the LX60ST and LW61ST 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.

“BenQ America values the strong partnership we have with both AVI-SPL and Projector People and their ability to successfully market and promote BenQ products. In recognition of this, we are introducing our new, breakthrough blue core projectors to the marketplace with AVI-SPL and Projector People,” said Lars Yoder, President of BenQ America Corp.

The LX60ST and LW61ST 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” 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.

AVI-SPL and Projector People are the only two companies currently authorized to sell these products in the United States.

More information about the BenQ LX60ST and LW61ST is available at www.BenQ.com.

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About AVI-SPL
AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout 32 U.S. offices and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About Projector People
Projector People sells projectors from leading manufacturers and offers more business and home theater models than any other online reseller. On the web since 1999, ProjectorPeople.com’s knowledgeable staff shares more than 100 years of combined audio visual sales experience. Our projector experts receive ongoing training and are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. Frequent direct collaboration with top manufacturers ensures that our projector experts are familiar with new product releases and the latest technology. To learn more, visit www.projectorpeople.com. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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.

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