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BenQ’s Next-Generation MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco(TM) Projectors to Ship

Units Offer Higher Brightness of 2800 ANSI Lumens, Improved Contrast Ratio of 13000:1, Longer 6,500-Hour Lamp Life, and Support for 3D Blu-Ray(TM) via HDMI(R) 1.4 and NVIDIA(R) 3DTV Play(TM)

IRVINE, Calif. — Oct. 4, 2012 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that its next-generation MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco(TM) projectors for small- to medium-sized spaces will be available at the end of October. Featuring increased brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, an improved contrast ratio of 13000:1, longer lamp life up to 6,500 hours, and SVGA (MS517), XGA (MX518), and WXGA (MW519) resolutions, the new projectors combine stunning image quality with support for 3D Blu-ray(TM) via HDMI(R) 1.4 and NVIDIA(R) 3DTV Play(TM) (MW519) for home entertainment, business, and education applications.

“With our latest projectors, we’re combining effortless 3D connectivity with best in class lamp life to offer tremendous value to our customers — all at a fantastic price tag,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and E-commerce at BenQ America Corp. “Our elegant, eco-friendly, and high-performing next-gen projectors allow users to enjoy a rich experience in any setting.”

The projectors’ SmartEco technology provides an industry-leading 6,500 hours of lamp life. In “SmartEco” mode, the MS517, MX518, and MW519 automatically adjust the lamp power to maximize power savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed. To further reduce power consumption, a “no source detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. With “Eco Blank” mode, users can blank screens when not in use to lower light source power consumption to only 30 percent.

The MS517, MX518, and MW519 feature a fast cooling time to minimize the risk of heat damage. If the projectors are accidentally switched off, an instant restart feature provides users with a 90-second period to turn them back on. Sporting a new, sleek, piano black finish, the SmartEco projectors utilize DLP(R) BrilliantColor(TM) to eliminate the need to clean messy filters and reduce total cost of ownership.

For breakthrough 3D affordability, the MS517, MX518, and MW519 provide unlimited 3D Blu-ray entertainment via a state-of-the-art HDMI 1.4 interface, enabling users to effortlessly enjoy razor-sharp 3D content from Blu-ray players, PCs, and game consoles. In addition, the MW519 boasts support for NVIDIA 3DTV Play. This allows users to connect their laptop or desktop equipped with NVIDIA 3D Vision(R) to the projector and experience gaming and other content at HD resolutions. A new user-friendly I/O port design with port names clearly printed on the housing makes operating the units even easier, while larger 80-mm fans reduce unwanted noise.

Available at the end of October 2012, the BenQ MS517, MX518, and MW519 retail at $449, $549 and $649, respectively. For additional information on BenQ’s new SmartEco projectors and where to buy, please visit http://bit.ly/QHg5Y1.

Information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

More information is available at www.benq.us.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.

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