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BenQ Donates MX813ST Classroom Projector to Boost Interactive Learning for United Teachers of Dade

IRVINE, Calif. — July 11, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today announced that the company donated a MX813ST short-throw projector to the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) in order to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of its teaching staff. As part of UTD’s Professional Development, Best Practices for Interactive Whiteboard Program, a teacher will be using the projector to help transform classroom learning into a more interactive experience.

“This is a very interesting time for teaching professionals and the entire education sector,” said Charles Belekis, Specialist of Educational Policy, UTD. “With so many new tools at their disposal, teachers are rethinking the way they present their lesson plans, as access to technology continues to change the way students learn. Thanks to our new development program and with the help of companies like BenQ, we are able bridge the knowledge gap, bringing more collaborative, next-generation classroom experiences to both our teachers and students.”

The UTD Professional Development, Best Practices for Interactive Whiteboard Program educates teachers on the benefits of today’s technology and how they can use interactive techniques to transform their classrooms into media-rich learning environments. Through the donation of its MX813ST projector facilitated by Camcor, a value-added reseller of technology solutions for schools, offices, and homes, BenQ was able to strengthen UTD’s training initiative, providing a forward-thinking product that is designed to future-proof the classroom while combining simplicity, interactivity, and efficiency for instructors, IT managers, and school administrators.

“On behalf of BenQ, we are very pleased to have the opportunity to donate our classroom technology to the UTD development program,” said Stephanie Kohler, Distribution Sales Manager at BenQ America Corp. “As schools begin to align themselves more closely with today’s interactive technology options, BenQ has positioned its education products to integrate the benefits of interconnected learning with solutions that are innovative, cost effective, and easy to use.”

Designed to provide teachers and students with Colorific(TM) picture quality, flexible operation, and enhanced energy savings, the MX813ST projector provides an 81-inch XGA picture at only 39 inches from the screen with a 0.6 short-throw ratio. The result is a simpler installation and setup by providing added flexibility in placement of the projector. This proximity eliminates the “blinding lights” effect, allowing teachers to stand closer to the screen without obstructing the projection or getting light in their eyes. To ensure that bright images are cast onto the screen, the projector features 2700 ANSI lumens of brightness and a crisp 10000:1 ultra-sharp contrast ratio.

To reduce the projector’s energy costs, power-saving features such as an “Eco Blank Mode” allow instructors to blank out the projection screen whenever the MX813ST is not in use, while a “SmartEco Mode” automatically adjusts lamp power between 100 percent and 30 percent based on the amount of brightness required. Furthermore, the projector’s “No Source Detected Mode” automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes, further reducing the device’s total cost of ownership.

More information on the full line of BenQ products and classroom solutions is available at http://www.benq.com/microsite/projector/schoolprojector/.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of projectors, flat panel displays, and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V 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, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat panel displays for digital signage, 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.

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.

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/130711.zip

Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/UTD_Award.zip
Caption: Pictured from Left to Right: UTD Staff member Charles Belekis, Hialeah SH AP Aileen Sanchez, UTD member and teaching professional Kathleen Pham and UTD President Karen Aronowitz.

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