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BenQ to Unveil Innovations That Matter at 2014 International CES

Company’s Expansive New Lineup Designed to Enrich Every Facet of Life From Home to Business to Classroom Settings

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Dec. 19, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., a world-leading visual technology and solutions provider, today announced its new product lineup for the 2014 International CES. Featuring a wide range of award-winning digital projectors, professional and gaming monitors, interactive large-format displays, and LED lighting products, BenQ is unleashing exciting new developments designed to ‘Bring Enjoyment and Quality’ to life and deliver what matters most to people — because it matters.

“BenQ continues to experience above-market growth across several segments of the consumer electronics marketplace,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “With forward-thinking innovations such as our Colorific projector image quality, SmartEco energy-saving lamp technology, and RevolutionEyes enhanced visual monitor performance, BenQ is leading the way with purpose-built solutions that deliver incredible value and the very best user experience to our customers. We’re looking forward to CES as we introduce a number of unique products to kickstart 2014.”

MHL Support for Optimized Cloud-Based Content Delivery — Because Mobile Entertainment Matters

New Stylish EW40 Series Cloud Monitors
Sleekly designed to complement today’s trendiest home and office environments, the BenQ EW40 series monitors available in 24-inch (EW2440L) and 27-inch (EW2740L) models enable easy notebook PC, cable, console gaming, or smart device connection using simple Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology. As a result, users can transfer small-screen content directly to the monitor from any portable device, as well as enjoy cloud-based content from today’s popular streaming services such as Hulu(TM), Netflix(TM), Aereo(TM), and more.

New Ultra-Lite Portable LED Projector
Delivering 700 lumens to turn any wall into an entertaining projection experience, the BenQ Ultra-Lite LED short-throw projector allows users to fire up a presentation on the road or enjoy a movie in any room of the house. This compact, portable device features 720p HD resolution, two built-in 3W speakers powered by SRS surround sound, 3D-ready projection, and MHL mobile device wireless connectivity.

A New Home Cinema Star is Born — Because Entertainment Matters
Providing consumers with the ultimate in 3D home cinema enjoyment, the new W7500 projector is accredited with Full HD 3D Certification by TÜV Rheinland, one of the most reputed certification institutes in Europe. Powered by DLP(R) Link(TM), the W7500 delivers stunning 1080p 3D images without crosstalk so consumers can enjoy brilliantly rendered 3D movies directly from Blu-ray players, live sports via cable or satellite, and 3D console video games without any additional setup. The W7500 also provides Colorific(TM) picture quality boasting more than one billion colors, 2,000 ANSI lumen high brightness, a 60,000:1 ultra-high contrast ratio with a dynamic iris, and support for all HDMI 3D signal formats.

A New Gaming Monitor to Make Every Second Count — Because Winning Matters
The all-new XL2720Z is the world’s first gaming monitor to adopt Motion Blur Reduction technology — BenQ’s latest innovation designed to support gamers by providing an ultra-smooth, blur-free gaming experience via improved resolutions, faster response times, and quicker refresh rates. As a result, players obtain more fluid gameplay thanks to sharper video quality made to improve FPS performance. The unit is equipped with ZeroFlicker technology to allow gamers to practice for longer periods, while Low Blue Light technology manages the exposure of blue spectrum light emitted by computer screens, further contributing to more comfortable viewing. To help gamers protect their eyes during extended periods, the monitor provides several adjustable low blue light levels that automatically adjust emission without affecting quality. Using the XL2720Z’s GROM feature, gamers also gain the freedom to custom-build their personal gaming experience with their preferred refresh rates (100/120/144Hz), display resolutions, and screen sizes.

New Boldly Designed Mac(R)-Compatible VA Monitor — Because Good Looks Matter
With no printing, coating, or adhesives on the surface, the new VW2235H provides a simple look made to complement any of today’s contemporary home and office environments. Equipped with ZeroFlicker(TM) technology for a softer screen experience and BenQ’s exclusive Senseye(R) Human Vision technology, the VW2235H enables users to easily connect any MacBook using the monitor’s M-book mode. The result is the recreation of authentic MacBook picture quality on the larger, wide aspect ratio display. Other preset Senseye calibration settings include BenQ’s “Reading Mode,” which automatically adjusts the monitor to simulate the warmth of reading paper, and an improved “Eco Mode,” which balances performance with energy efficiency to reduce power consumption by up to 44 percent.

New Professional Monitors Inspire Creativity and Provide More Comfort — Because Accuracy Matters

BL CAD/CAM Monitor Series
Expanding the BL monitor line, BenQ is set to release a new 32-inch (BL3210PT) monitor, which joins the recently released 27-inch (BL2710PT) model. The wide quad high-definition (WQHD) displays have been specifically designed for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) applications. With a 2560×1440 WQHD display, Display Pilot software with Auto-Pivot automation, ZeroFlicker(TM) technology, and powerful productivity features such as BenQ’s exclusive CAD/CAM viewing mode, the monitors enable professionals to engage in a more seamless design-to-production process that inspires creativity and increases comfort.

PG Pro Graphics Monitor Series
For photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers requiring consistent on-screen color matching, the 24-inch PG2401PT display provides reliable, accurate, printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price of $999. To increase collaboration and simplicity within the creative process, the new display supports today’s cloud-based color proofing systems and comes equipped with self-calibrating and one-click proofing capabilities. The result is print-like color integrity during the entire workflow: from design to print, and over the cloud.

New Projectors That Brighten the Boardroom — Because Business Matters
BYOD-Ready MX600 Projector
The second leading global projector brand in the world will be presenting its brand new business line at CES. BenQ’s units on display will include the compact and lightweight MX600, which uses MHL technology to enable easy tablet, smartphone, and notebook BYOD collaboration. The result is working groups that can transfer any small-screen content from portable devices directly to the projector’s big screen — bringing file sharing and increased interaction to meetings, presentations, and seminars. Equipped with XGA native resolution, 13,000:1 contrast ratio, and Colorific(TM) image quality, the projector delivers accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality while casting an amazing one billion colors to the screen. To dramatically lower total cost of ownership (TCO) by extending lamp life and reducing energy consumption — without impacting picture performance — the MX600 projector also features BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology.

P Series Ultra High Brightness Professional Projectors
For professional A/V applications within the corporate setting, BenQ will be showing the company’s new PW9500 large-venue projector. Combining high lumen brightness and flexible installation options, the new PW9500 (WXGA) and PX9600 (XGA) professional projectors offer seven optional optical lens types with advanced functions such as motorized zoom/focus and powered lens shift. The models also provide new brilliant image performance with up to 6,500 lumens of ultra-high brightness, high contrast ratios, and HQV scaling for higher resolutions. With a new interchangeable color wheel system, the series gives integrators the ability to boost mid-tone colors for more life-like picture quality and the flexibility to satisfy specific applications.

New Products That Light Up the Classroom — Because Learning Matters

MW824ST Interactive Projector
Part of BenQ’s growing portfolio of Classroom iQ solutions — a suite of next-generation products designed to future-proof, simplify, and make teaching more collaborative and efficient — the new MW824ST interactive short-throw classroom projector combines power-saving technology with connectivity and performance options to provide next-generation classroom experiences. Equipped with QWrite and PointWrite(TM) capabilities for collective onscreen writing and the ability to collaborate from mobile devices via MHL, the MW824ST creates a more participative process for teachers and students. Also featuring BenQ’s advanced SmartEco(TM) options such as the new LampSave and LumenCare modes, the projector can extend lamp life to an amazing 10,000 hours or provide three years of consistent image brightness.

IL640 Multitouch Display
Also designed to increase interaction within the classroom, BenQ will showcase the IL650 multitouch large-format display at CES. Featuring Omnitapps Multi-Touch Software to bring highly captivating, interactive touchscreen experiences to learning environments, the large double-touch 64-inch screen provides HD resolution, latency-free navigation, and ambient light sensors to adjust screen brightness automatically according to environmental lighting conditions — reducing energy consumption by up to 50 percent without impacting performance. With an ultra-high brightness of up to 1.07 billion colors, PIP / PBP capabilities, and two built-in 12-W speakers, the result is the production of smooth, rich images with no visible color banding for extremely vivid content and quality sound that will captivate, inspire, and stimulate the minds of students.

New P Series Slim Panels to Answer the Most Demanding Video Wall Installations — Because Dependability Matters

BenQ’s P Series of super narrow bezel displays are part of the company’s comprehensive PID (Public Information Display) family, designed to bring unbeatable visual experiences through design, performance, and power-saving features. Unlike consumer-grade monitors, BenQ’s PID screens have been deliberately designed for public venues that demand longer service life, higher dependability, and increased environmental considerations. To satisfy these requirements, BenQ has equipped its P Series with forward-thinking features such as a super narrow bezel design to ensure that content remains the most prominent feature of any video wall installation; a multiple display administrator application that will control up to 98 displays while monitoring system status to prevent power surges; remote management capabilities via LAN controlled connectivity for 24/7 centralized access; color calibration to unify color profiles of all screens within large installations; and ambient light sensors that automatically adjust screen brightness to the lighting condition of the surrounding environment to reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent.

Accentuating Home or Office Settings With QisDesign LED Lighting — Because Style Matters

Also making their debut at the 2014 International CES are elegant additions to BenQ’s high-end QisDesign lighting product line. Inspired by the world around them, the award-winning LED lamps offer contemporary designs, sensory-rich lighting experiences, and interactive features designed to brighten any home or office environment. Engineered for flexibility, the new Compasso Light allows users to customize the warm white LED light using the lamp’s touch dimmer switch. For further lighting comfort, Compasso’s sliding track along the lamp’s arm lets consumers adjust the lamp to any height or placement preference — even 360 degrees via the unit’s swivel base. With a flexible spine embedded into a rubber lamp shell, the new Hatha Light mimics the bend of the human body, allowing users to freely adjust the lamp to different angles and heights to meet their specific needs. The BE Light, now available in black, is fully foldable and features a unique articulated design, allowing the lamp to be fully extended to a height of 33.4 cm and an angle of up to 135 degrees. When not in use, it can be easily folded flat to a minimum height of 1.8 cm.

Editor’s Note:
BenQ will be showcasing its latest innovations during the 2014 International CES from Tuesday, Jan. 7 to Friday, Jan. 10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, MP25067. For editors interested in meeting with BenQ during the show, please contact Veronica Esbona at veronica@ingearpr.com or +1-954-392-6990 to schedule a briefing.

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Photo Links:
Monitors:
EW40 Series: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_EW2740.jpg
XL2720Z: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_XL2720Z.jpg
VW2235H: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_VW2235H.jpg
BL2710PT: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_BL2710PT.jpg
PG2401PT: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_PG2401PT.jpg

Projectors:
Ultra-Lite: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_Ultra-Lite.jpg
W7500: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_W7500.jpg
MX600: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_MX600.jpg
PX9600: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_PX9600.jpg
MW824ST: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_MW824ST.jpg

Large-Format Displays:
IL650: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_IL650.jpg
P Series: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_PH460.jpg

QisDesign LED Lighting:
Hatha: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/QisDesign_Hatha.jpg
Compasso: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/QisDesign_Compasso.jpg
BE Light: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/QisDesign_BE-Black.jpg

About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ 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
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 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 ‘N’ 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 ESCO Corp., 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., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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