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BenQ Continues to Bring Big Features to the Meeting Room for Less

New High-Performance, Environmentally Friendly, and Cost-Effective MX520 Business Projector Is the Perfect Choice for Small to Medium Spaces

IRVINE, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2012 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today introduced the MX520 digital projector, a powerful business solution combining advanced features and energy-saving technology designed to complement small to medium spaces. With 3,000 ANSI lumen brightness, ultra-high contrast ratio of 13,000:1, and 3D format support, the MX520 features BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology and brings big features to the meeting room at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).

Featuring a brilliant 13,000:1 contrast ratio, 1.07 billion color display, 3,000 ANSI lumen brightness, and XGA resolution, the MX520 provides small to medium spaces with the highest picture quality available. When paired with the projector’s multiple connectivity options, content further comes to life to create a complete, media-rich experience. In addition, the MX520 is packed with environmentally friendly features. Using BenQ’s SmartEco technology, lamp life can be extended up to 6,500 hours — twice as long as in previous generations.

“The MX520 is designed to bring premium visual experiences to the meeting room affordably without compromising performance,” said Eric Hass, Director, IT Channel at BenQ America Corp. “Whether used in traditional boardrooms or for portable presentation settings, the MX520 gives businesses a simple, flexible projector that’s loaded with features and eco-friendly attributes. The result is superior performance at the best possible price.”

BenQ SmartEco technology reduces the projector’s power consumption by up to 70 percent. In SmartEco mode, the MX520 automatically adjusts its lamp power to maximize energy savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance, using only as much light as needed. Other energy-efficient functions include Eco Blank, No Source Detected, and Standby modes that dim or blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t required. The MX520 also features a faster cooling time and if the projector is accidentally switched off, an instant restart function provides a 90-second period for immediately turning the device back on. For the user, this amounts to a lower TCO due to reduced lamp replacement costs, less maintenance than older devices, and lower total power consumption.

The MX520 also serves as an entertainment hub housing multiple connectivity options. Supporting various 3D formats and external devices such as Blu-ray(TM) and DVD players, the MX520 uses a Signal Power On feature to bring the projector to life automatically once an input signal is detected, adding setup speed and convenience to its unique proposition of value and performance.

The MX520 projector starts shipping today at an MSRP of $699. Additional information on the MX520 projector is available at http://www.benq.us/product/projector/mx520.

For additional information on the full line of BenQ products, please visit 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 16+ 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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