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BenQ’s Revamped M5 Projector Series Now Features Improved Brightness and Longer Lamp Life

New Projectors Offer Ultra-Bright 3000 ANSI Lumens, New Presenter Tools, and up to 10,000 Hours of Lamp Life

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Oct. 31, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today introduced its revamped line of M5 series projectors. Comprising the MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522, and MW523, the M5 series projectors specifically designed for small- to medium-sized spaces now bring an ultra-bright 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, Colorific(TM) image quality, and an astounding 10,000 hours of maximum lamp life for home, business, and education settings. The projector family’s newest products also feature both Blu-ray(TM) and stereoscopic 3D support in addition to a wide range of new presenter tools.

“Our latest M5 series projectors offer enhanced brightness and increased energy-savings for today’s multipurpose projection environments,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “By increasing light levels to 3,000 lumens and extending lamp life to an incredible 10,000 hours, we’ve added tremendous value for users looking to bring amazing picture performance at a lower total cost of ownership for their small- to medium-sized rooms.”

Using BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, the new M5 series projectors provide an industry-leading 10,000 hours of maximum lamp life to today’s living room, boardroom, and classroom applications. As a result, users can reduce their energy consumption without compromising picture quality. 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. In “Standby” mode, BenQ projectors also lower power consumption to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity.

Available in SVGA (MS504 and MS521), XGA (MX505 and MX522), and WXGA (MW523) resolutions, the new projectors feature BenQ’s Colorific image quality to provide users with accurate, crisp, and long lasting color. As a result, users experience up to 1 billion stunning colors without experiencing light burn or color degradation over extended usage — further reducing the devices’ total cost of ownership. Thanks to high contrast ratios of 13000:1, BenQ’s M5 series projectors deliver sharper picture quality, which enables the reproduction of finely detailed images in a variety of ambient lighting settings and adds to the flexibility of the projectors’ installation options.

For 3D entertainment, the MS521, MX522, and MW523 feature 3D Blu-ray compatibility while the MS504 and MX505 deliver stereoscopic 3D-ready projection — providing viewers with the same immersive 3D effects found in today’s movie theaters. When purchasing an MS504 or MX505 projector, users also obtain 3D glasses, in addition to a content card and video card. For classroom settings, the MS504 and MX505 projectors add an audio pass-through function when teachers require only sound, while the projectors’ teaching templates enable presenters to write on whiteboards without the need to draw lines. To minimize disruptions, administrators can also easily replace lamps on the go using the new upper lamp door on the MS504 and MX505.

Available end of November 2013, BenQ’s new MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522, and MW523 retail at $429, $489, $499, $529, and $749 respectively. Additional information on BenQ’s full line of products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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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.

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