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BenQ Supports the Creative Class With Introduction of PG2401PT Monitor at the Color Management Conference 2013

Company Brings Certified Color Calibration at a Great Value Plus Colorific(TM) Image Quality to Premier Print Industry Event

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 21, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its sponsorship of the Printing Industries of America (PIA) Color Management Conference (CMC) being held from Dec. 7-10 in Phoenix, Ariz. As a gold sponsor of the PIA CMC and the official projector sponsor for the conference, BenQ will be providing its new PG2401PT certified color management monitor and Colorific(TM) projectors for a variety of presentations, training sessions, demonstrations, and other brand-critical color development programs during the color management community’s premier event. BenQ will also be giving away a PG2401PT monitor at the conference and announcing the availability of a new 32-inch PG Series monitor for release in 2014.

Bringing together designers, brand managers, print production professionals, and color standards experts, the Color Management Conference provides a forum where users and industry specialists can network and learn about the marketplace’s latest technological innovations and business process developments. With a focus on communicating brand color, this year’s conference will discuss brand color integrity, colors standards, new monitor proofing software, and methodologies for maintaining brand color integrity across product lines via production processes aimed at keeping costs in line. Divided into four tracks, the conference will also feature keynote speeches by Adobe(R) Senior Creative Director Russell Brown and branding mastermind Sven Seger of FutureBrand.

“BenQ is looking forward to lending its support to such a creative class of experts at the PIA CMC,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Known for delivering Colorific image quality via our wide range of projectors, we are proud to present our new PG2401PT monitor designed to provide print media professionals with self-calibrating, certified, professional color management capabilities for cloud-based color accuracy at a very affordable price. As both an official sponsor and a participant in this year’s conference, we look forward to co-creating an inspiring event for the printing and graphic arts community.”

For the PIA CMC’s hands-on Mac Lab sessions, BenQ’s elegant PG2401PT monitors will be used in tandem with Mac(R) mini computers to provide participants with a variety of practice-based workshops ranging from photography color correction to soft proofing techniques. Engineered for creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, color retouchers, and printers, the new PG2401PT provides accurate and consistent on-screen color matching combined with reliable G7 and FOGRA printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price of $999. To increase collaboration and simplicity for the creative process, the self-calibrating PG2401PT monitor covers 100 percent CMYK, 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space, and is designed to take advantage of today’s most popular cloud-based color proofing services, such as Adobe’s Creative Cloud(TM) and PantoneLIVE(TM). In addition, the monitor comes equipped with intuitive software for self-calibrating and one-click proofing capabilities.

To enable total interoperability, the 24-inch PG2401PT provides dynamic connectivity options via input ports, which allow users to switch easily between different connected devices. This allows professionals to connect their PG monitor directly to a PC via DVI-D, HDMI(R), or DisplayPort, while Mac users can utilize a Mini DisplayPort to connect with the displays. A USB 3.0 port/card reader is also available to facilitate fast file transfers. To further simplify operation and increase comfort, the monitors are ergonomically designed with a wide adjustable stand, and an on-screen display allows automatic rotation to either portrait or landscape mode. To ensure smooth proofing, the monitor comes equipped with a shading hood that eliminates distracting glare effects.

As the event’s official projector sponsor, BenQ’s versatile W1500 wireless projector will support bigger and brighter presentations in the main session room. Using Colorific image quality, the device has been designed to deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality while casting an amazing one billion colors within corporate, presentation, creative, education, and home theater settings.

More information on BenQ 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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