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New BenQ S Series Projector Trio Powers Up Professional Installations

Latest High-Brightness Projectors Bring Colorific Image Quality, Installation-Friendly Benefits, and Energy-Saving Technology to Large Venues

COSTA MESA, Calif. — May 29, 2014 – BenQ America Corp., the fastest growing display brand in North America(1) and the world’s No. 1 DLP(R) projector manufacturer, today announced additions to its S Series line of high-brightness professional projectors. Made specifically to meet the demands of medium- to large-sized classrooms, corporate meeting rooms, and auditoriums, the company’s latest projectors provide up to 5,000 Colorific(TM) lumens to intensify projections in any professional installation environment.

“As projection technology continues to evolve, we continue to offer professional systems integrators enhanced performance and increased flexibility in our high-brightness series,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Rounded with a number of benefits including Colorific image quality, ease of installation and maintenance, and lamp-saving technology, our new S Series projectors deliver the complete package to amaze audiences while providing important efficiencies for IT and AV managers.”

Comprising the SX912, SH915, and SW916 projectors, the professional S Series line casts up to 5,000 lumens of brightness and boasts 11,000:1 contrast ratios to bring BenQ’s Colorific performance to large venues — delivering accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality via 1 billion colors. Eliminating both light burn and color degradation over extended usage and time, the devices reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while providing XGA (SX912), WXGA (SW916), and native full HD 1080p resolutions (SH915) for an incomparable viewing experience.

To bring greater simplicity to the installation and setup process, the S Series features a 1.5x big-zoom lens ratio, while the SW916 adds corner, surface fit, and 2D keystone capabilities. The SX912 projector offers LAN control, and both the SH915 and SW916 add display control. All models provide remote management and control, and multiple projectors can be centrally monitored for simplified maintenance across large facilities. Third-party integration with Crestron, RoomView, and PJLink further simplifies system interoperability. During operation, the projectors can easily display content via a built-in USB reader, as well as wirelessly (SH915 and SW916), allowing users to connect quickly using solid-state media storage drives or through the LAN to enable rapid content access without a PC connection.

Featuring BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, the S Series projectors allow the automatic adjustment of lamp power based on the optimal amount of brightness that is required, enabling large venues to reduce their TCO while maintaining optimal contrast, brightest performance, and up to 3,800 hours of lamp life. To allow rapid rebooting whenever the devices are accidentally switched off, the projectors’ Instant Restart capabilities allow presenters and operators to reactivate the units immediately, within 90 seconds, during which time power is maintained at 30 percent for further energy efficiencies and convenience.

Providing the ultimate in connectivity, the S Series projectors are fully 3D PC, Blu-ray, and nVidia 3DTV Play ready. The three models provide microphone inputs for more streamlined presentations in addition to an audio pass-through function that preserves lamp life by enabling only sound when no image is needed.

Available now, BenQ’s SX912 and SH915 retail at $2,999, while the SW916 carries an MSRP of $3,499. More information about BenQ’s full line of professional projectors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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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 fastest growing projector brand in North America(1), the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, and 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 Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays 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.

(1) Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

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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