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Scott Kelley Joins RTI as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 13, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) is pleased to announce that Scott Kelley is joining the company as vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Kelley will be responsible for RTI’s global sales and marketing organization, with a focus on growing RTI to the next level and driving increased brand awareness in the consumer and commercial markets. His extensive background in technology and engineering, coupled with his sales and marketing expertise, will allow Kelley to optimize the value chain by connecting with RTI’s distributors, dealers, and end users, and incorporating their valuable feedback into the company’s product roadmap. more

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QUANTUM’S NEW STORNEXT PRO FOUNDATION BRINGS HIGH-PERFORMANCE WORKFLOW STORAGE TO SMALLER WORKGROUPS

Latest StorNext Pro Solution Provides Low-Cost, Integrated Shared Storage with Full Xsan Client Compatibility

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) has extended its line of high-performance StorNext Pro(TM) Solutions with the introduction of StorNext Pro Foundation, a low-cost, integrated shared storage system designed specifically for smaller workgroups. Built on proven StorNext 5 collaboration and workflow software, StorNext Pro Foundation brings the capabilities of Quantum’s award-winning StorNext Pro Solutions to a new audience of media professionals in post and broadcast as well as those managing corporate and government video.

[Learn about the full family of StorNext Pro Solutions: www.stornext.com/solutions/stornextpro]

Complete, High-Performance Solution
* Ready to deploy within new or existing networks, StorNext Pro Foundation gives smaller production workgroups a high-performance, attractively priced solution for managing content from ingest to delivery to archive.
* The underlying StorNext 5 platform enables extreme versatility to ensure that, as customers’ workflows evolve, the solution will provide the power to meet their needs for content ingest from multiple sources, collaborative content creation, on-time delivery in any format and content preservation for future monetization.

Full Xsan Compatibility
* StorNext Pro Foundation provides full Xsan compatibility, enabling smaller workgroups — such as ad agencies, corporate video production departments and houses of worship that create significant amounts of video — to refresh or upgrade their Xsan storage environments.
* Current StorNext(R) users can also leverage StorNext Pro Foundation to add smaller workgroups for graphics, rendering and EFX.

Configurations and Support
* StorNext Pro Foundation comes in either 48TB or 96TB configurations, which respectively support five and seven simultaneous Xsan/Windows/Linux SAN clients, including two Windows/Linux SAN clients as core system components.
* Either configuration can support up to four file systems (volumes) comprising 100 million files.
* The 48TB configuration is upgradable to 96TB.
* Customers have the option of purchasing a StorNext AEL500 tape archive with either the 48TB or the 96TB configuration.
* StorNext Pro Foundation includes one year of Quantum support with 30-minute phone response.

Availability
StorNext Pro Foundation is immediately available through select resellers.

Supporting Quotes
Dave Van Hoy, President, Advanced Systems Group
“StorNext Pro Foundation is a great solution for smaller workgroups. It delivers the power of Quantum’s StorNext 5 software in a complete and Xsan-compatible system designed specifically for small workgroups, providing optimized performance, reliability and service.”

Alex Grossman, Vice President, Media and Entertainment, Quantum
“Like those in larger organizations, media professionals in smaller workgroups need a high-performance storage platform that enables them to create, share and fully leverage their content, but one that is tailored to them. That’s why we developed StorNext Pro Foundation — these workgroups can now benefit from the same award-winning technology used by top media companies worldwide to meet their operational and business needs.”

Additional Resources
* For more information on StorNext 5: www.stornext.com
* Read about managing corporate video more effectively: www.quantum.com/CorporateVideo

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext 5 platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling fluid, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain(TM) they have the end-to-end storage foundation they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing, and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at www.stornext.com.

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“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) benefits and value to customers from using StorNext Pro Solutions, including StorNext Pro Foundation and StorNext 5 software and 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such solutions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these risk factors are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2014 and in Quantum’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 6, 2014, especially those risks listed in this section under the headings “Our operating results depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and operating results may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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OneRepublic FOH Engineer Solves Live Recording Challenge With Sonnet Fusion F3 RAID Storage System

System’s High Capacity and Its Rugged and Vibration-Proof Design Enable Recording of 112 Tracks at 96kHz for Future Re-use and Virtual Sound Checks

IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 11, 2014 – Sonnet Technologies today announced that its rugged and portable Fusion(TM) F3 two-drive RAID storage system is enabling a live recording workflow for OneRepublic’s current “Native” tour. With the ability to store up to 6TB of content on dual shock-isolated hard drives, the Fusion F3 reliably captures more than 100 tracks of audio from the band’s nightly performances, recorded at 96kHz resolution.

OneRepublic is beginning the third European leg of its “Native” tour, which began almost two years ago and so far has visited close to 200 venues in Europe and North America. Like any high-profile touring musical act, OneRepublic needs the ability to make a high-fidelity recording of each performance — both to create an archive for future recordings and live releases, and to enable the band to perform virtual sound checks. However, the OneRepublic sound crew was challenged to find a high-capacity storage solution that could stand up to the rigors of touring, as well as the extensive vibration created by OneRepublic’s characteristic low-end-heavy sound.

“Until we discovered the Fusion F3, we had tried several other external storage solutions. As soon as the bass sounds began to crank up, other units would just freeze. It was very frustrating to produce a great show and not be able to record it because the hard drive couldn’t keep up,” said Zito, the renowned front-of-house (FOH) engineer for OneRepublic and owner/operator of Zito Production Services. “Whether it’s rack-mounted or simply sitting on top of a hollow touring case, which can amplify the vibration, Sonnet Technologies’ Fusion F3 is able to handle the very large track count at 96k and the extreme bass energy without missing a beat. The Fusion F3 is an invaluable asset to our operation.”

To produce each OneRepublic performance, Zito uses the state-of-the-art DiGiCo SD7 audio mixing consoles, which together provide the necessary inputs and outputs to support the required 112 channels at 96k. For live recording, two DiGiGrid MGB MADI interfaces convert the MADI output to a network signal for input to a MacBook Pro(R) running Cubase recording software. A Thunderbolt(TM) chassis receives the recorded output via a Thunderbolt connection from the computer and converts it through a Thunderbolt-to-eSATA adapter, which in turn connects to one of the four interface options on the Fusion F3. Configured in RAID 0 mode, the storage system is able to sustain transfer rates of up to 200 MB/s, and its 6TB of memory means that Zito is able to record two to three nights of performances before having to transfer the content to secondary drives.

Each of the Fusion F3′s drives is mounted on its own multi-axis shock/vibration isolation sled to virtually eliminate vibration-related problems such as missed seek operations and cross-coupled vibration. Coupled with the system’s rugged aluminum and steel outer case construction, this configuration protects the drives and ensures reliable operation.

For a virtual sound check, the DiGiGrid MGB console receives recorded content back from the Fusion F3 via MADI. A relatively new concept, the virtual sound check is a powerful capability for large touring productions that change venues almost daily. By playing back the recording of the previous night’s performance, Zito can work with the band to fine-tune the mixing console settings for the next show and produce the ideal sound for each venue. The approach saves time and increases accuracy because the performance recording is the best source material available short of the actual performance.

“Virtual sound checks were unfathomable 10 years ago, but they are becoming more and more in demand by artists as a way to make sure that FOH is translating the performance correctly to the audience,” Zito said. “Of course, it’s imperative to have a reliable recording system to accomplish this; we would not be able to do it without the Fusion F3.”

“As FOH engineer for one of the top touring bands in the music industry, Zito is also one of the most dedicated. His commitment to ensuring that OneRepublic’s music is presented to the audience as the band intends it, by using only best-of-breed tools, is evident in the quality of each show,” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies. “The OneRepublic tour is exactly the type of application for which we designed the Fusion F3, and we are glad the system meets the band’s requirements for durability, reliability, recording capacity, and quality.”

More information on Sonnet and its products is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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About Sonnet Technologies
Sonnet Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Thunderbolt(TM) 2-to-PCIe(R) card expansion systems, pro media readers, RAID storage systems, and storage, network, and other interface cards for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries. Sonnet’s Thunderbolt expansion products enable the use of pro audio I/O and DSP cards, pro video capture and transcoding cards, network and storage interface cards, and other high-performance PCIe cards with Thunderbolt technology-enabled computers. For nearly 30 years Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative and award-winning products that enhance the performance and connectivity of Mac(R), Windows(R), and other industry-standard computers. More information is available at www.sonnettech.com.

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Forbidden Inks Reseller Deal With Germany’s dve cross media

LONDON — Nov. 11, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, today announced an agreement with Munich-based media-technology reseller dve cross media. Under the agreement, dve will resell the Forscene service to broadcasters, production and post-production studios, and others in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

“The people behind dve have a long and respected history of selling media solutions not only to the broadcast industry, but to other industries as well, such as education, research, and automotive,” said Greg Hirst, business development director at Forbidden Technologies plc. “This deal gives us an opportunity to gain a broader reach into all markets in the region while working with an expert in the world of media-production software.”

One of the largest resellers of Avid software in Germany, dve also represents hardware and software brands such as Apple, Blackmagic, Facilis Technology, Quantel, and Snell. Clients include ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion, RTL2, Terra Mater Factual Studios/Red Bull Media House PLAZAMEDIA, and ARRI. Besides selling hardware and software, dve offers consulting, project planning, system integration, implementation, support, services, and training.

“It’s easy to see that the markets of the future will be cloud-based, not hardware-based, so we want to make sure we provide that type of solution for our clients,” said Michael Stein, managing director of dve. “Forscene has great potential with many of our clients, especially those who require remote workflows and collaboration between the shoot location and the post house.”

More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk. More information about Forbidden Technologies can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk.

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About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden delivers high-performance cloud video services for media makers and broadcasters. Its flagship product, Forscene, is the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platform, powering entirely new workflows from creation to delivery. Quoted on the London Stock Exchange, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology companies to complement its cloud infrastructure and provide greater value and efficiency to its clients.

More information about Forbidden can be found at www.forbidden.co.uk. More information about Forscene can be found at www.forscene.co.uk.

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TNDV Simplifies Fiber Transport With MultiDyne(R) SMPTE-HUT Universal Camera Transceiver

By Dramatically Extending HD Camera Transmission Distances, MultiDyne’s SMPTE-HUT Brings Increased Flexibility, Ease of Use, and Time Savings to TNDV’s Mobile Sports and Entertainment Productions more

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At the Government Video Expo 2014, R.L. Drake and Blonder Tongue will bring a comprehensive portfolio of transcoding and encoding solutions designed to increase efficiency and reliability for broadcasters and pro AV professionals. more

Motion-Imaging Industry Luminaries Recognized at SMPTE Honors & Awards Ceremony

George Lucas Acknowledged SMPTE Honorary Membership With Kudos to Engineers and Talent Who Supported His Creative and Technical Vision

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Nov. 10, 2014 — The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society’s top honors were conferred on Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, John Logie Baird, and Ioan Allen at the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards Ceremony. Chiariglione and Lucas were given the Society’s highest accolade, the status of Honorary Membership; Baird (1888-1946) was named to the Society’s Honor Roll; and Allen was awarded the Progress Medal.

Held Oct. 23 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in conjunction with the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, the Honors & Awards Ceremony and Dinner recognized pioneers from across the motion-imaging industry. The evening event was hosted by award-winning television and radio news anchor Frank Mottek and sponsored by IMAX, with support from TV Pro Gear, Canon, EIKI, and voice talent Deborah Alexander.

The Honorary Memberships conferred upon Chiariglione and Lucas recognize individuals who have performed eminent service in the advancement of engineering in motion pictures, television, or the allied arts and sciences. Matthew Goldman, SMPTE finance vice president and senior vice president of TV compression technology at Ericsson, accepted Honorary Membership on behalf of Chiariglione, who is generally considered to be the driving force behind the development of the MPEG set of standards that underpin today’s many digital moving-pictures applications. His constant push for a simple, standardized moving-pictures toolbox began in 1988 with the founding of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Moving Pictures Experts Group (MPEG). Chiariglione has forcefully maintained focus on timely standardization, technical simplicity, and efficiency. The wide adoption of MPEG-2 to MPEG-4, in particular, is apt testimony to the contribution Chiariglione and the MPEG group has made to date.

In addition to serving as writer, director, and producer for iconic American films, Lucas has pioneered adoption of new technologies for motion picture production and exhibition. In 1975, he founded Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which has not only produced visual effects (VFX) for nearly 300 films, but also invented the OpenEXR file format to support high dynamic range (HDR) imaging. The animation studio Pixar was founded as the Graphix Group of Lucasfilm in 1979, and sound company THX was co-founded by Lucas in 1983 to advance the quality of theatrical sound systems. Released in 2002, “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones” was the first major Hollywood feature to be captured digitally, on 24p high-definition (HD) video cameras.

In accepting his award at the SMPTE ceremony, Lucas said: “I owe it to a lot of people, a lot of engineers, a lot of talent who immediately said, ‘Well, we can’t do that; it’s impossible,’ and I said, ‘Go do it anyway.’ They came through for me, almost every single time, and we pushed the envelope. Art is basically technology, and all art and all artists bump up against that technology ceiling. Fortunately, I had a lot of people around me. I could say, ‘I want to go there. See how you can make that happen because I need to go there for my story.’” Following reflections on his past achievements, Lucas concluded his speech by restating the influence of SMPTE throughout his career, saying, “I’ve lived with SMPTE my whole life, and it’s a great honor to be part of the organization.”

Lucas’ full acceptance speech is available at https://www.smpte.org/smpte2014/award-winners.

Peter Weitzel, secretary/treasurer of the SMPTE U.K. Section, accepted the SMPTE Honor Roll award on behalf of Baird’s family by reading an acceptance letter from Baird’s son. Conferred posthumously, the award recognizes individuals who were not awarded Honorary Membership during their lifetimes but whose contributions would have been sufficient to warrant such an honor. Baird’s accomplishments include the first live television demonstration (1925), the first publicly shown color television system (1928), and the first fully electronic color television picture tube, adopted a year later by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC). Baird continued to develop new technology throughout his life, including a mechanical color system in 1939 (adopted by CBS/RCA); a 500-line 3D system in 1941; and an electronic 600-line color display in 1944. Baird lobbied for postwar standardization of his 1,000-line electronic color television system.

The Progress Medal, SMPTE’s highest medal award, was presented to Allen, who is senior vice president at Dolby, in recognition of his outstanding technical contributions to the progress of engineering phases of the motion picture, television, or motion-imaging industries. His innovations in sound research and development programs at Dolby Laboratories include Dolby Stereo(R), Dolby Spectral Recording(R) (Dolby SR(R)), and Dolby Digital(R); he also has made ongoing contributions to worldwide standards organizations.

“Honoring leading figures such as John Logie Baird, Leonardo Chiariglione, George Lucas, Ioan Allen, and many other industry luminaries, the Honors & Awards Ceremony this year showcased motion-imaging innovation spanning nearly a century,” said Wendy Aylsworth, SMPTE president. “The remarkable technical achievements of these honorees and award winners are both humbling and inspiring, and this year’s event gave us a rare and wonderful look at the minds and personalities behind the evolution of film and television.”

Further information about all the SMPTE 2014 Honors & Awards recipients is available at www.smpte.org/smpte2014/award-winners. Photographs from the Honors & Awards Ceremony may be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/smpte.

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About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 800 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines.

The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members — motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students — who meet in Sections throughout the world. Through the Society’s partnership with the Hollywood Post Alliance(R) (HPA(R)), this membership is complemented by the professional community of businesses and individuals who provide expertise, support, tools and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, digital media, and other dynamic media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.

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Video Caption: George Lucas Acceptance Speech and Post Interview
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U.K. Media-Training Leader DV Talent Chooses Forscene for Edit Producer Training

LONDON — Nov. 6, 2014 — Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, announced today that DV Talent will offer a training course for edit producers featuring Forscene. DV Talent is the U.K.’s leading independent training school for TV, film, and media professionals. The course, “Edit Producing for Professionals with Forscene,” will take place at DV Talent in London in late November and then several times during 2015. more

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Video Clarity’s RTM and ClearView Now Include Built-in Decoding of Dolby(R) Digital Audio

New Functionality Streamlines Critical Quality Testing for SDI or IP Video Streams Containing Dolby Digital Audio; Bypasses Need for External Decoding Device

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Nov. 6, 2014 — Video Clarity Inc., provider of market-leading audio and video quality measurement and analysis systems, today announced that its RTM real-time audio and video monitoring solution and ClearView line of video quality analyzers now provide built-in decoding of Dolby(R) Digital audio in SDI or IP video streams and files. With this new capability, both the RTM and ClearView systems offer an efficient and cost-effective method for media enterprises to run critical test parameters on all channels and devices carrying Dolby Digital audio. At the upcoming CCW Expo, Nov. 12-13, Video Clarity will demonstrate IP stream testing with Dolby Digital audio using RTM. more

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BenQ Reinvents Commercial Digital Signage

Eye-Catching Dual-Side, Bar-Type, and Transparent Displays Now Shipping in North America

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Nov. 6, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that it is now shipping its revolutionary series of digital signage solutions. Consisting of three main product lines, the D Series dual-side, BH Series bar-type, and TL Series transparent display models are tailor-made for commercial installations looking to increase the impact of their advertising efforts and public information points. Allowing the flexibility to place screen-based content in narrow spaces, deliver highly interactive user experiences, and provide front-and-back imaging capabilities, the ten new innovative panels are spearheading a new generation of eye-catching screens that use brightness, installation flexibility, and incredible image quality to wow viewers in any retail or public space.

“Public spaces are in need of striking solutions that can engage, inform, and entertain viewers in order to break away from today’s crowded multimedia surroundings,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “By putting research and development at the center of our innovation process, we’ve developed a groundbreaking family of digital signage products that use interactivity, stunning aesthetics, and new display possibilities to genuinely capture the attention of viewers. The results are new interactive experiences that can effectively deliver high quality content in any setting.”

BenQ’s series of dual-sided signage panels include four 55-inch displays (DH550C, DL550C, DH550F, and DL550F) that combine round-the-clock reliability, an aero-thin design, and the ability to provide engaging content from both sides of the panel. Providing both horizontal and vertical installation options, the versatile solutions can be mounted to walls and ceilings in both indoor and outdoor settings, making the series ideal for a wide range of locations including airports, train stations, transportation hubs, and retail stores — replacing traditional light-box advertisements with engaging electronic information displays. Featuring brightness levels between 450 and 700 nits, the lightweight displays, which measure less than 25 mm thick, make the product family an extremely flexible advertising solution that remains both aesthetically attractive and easy to install.

BenQ’s 28-inch BH280 and 38-inch BH380 bar-type displays feature a sleek and slim design to deliver content in any setting such as buses and subway cars, restaurants, government offices, post office counters, banks, convenience stores, or exhibition spaces. Featuring an ultra-bright 700 nits (BH280) or 800 nits (BH380), an amazing average life of 50,000 hours, and a Smart Light function that allows flawless viewing even in environments with ambient light, the duo becomes the market’s most reliable choice for any of today’s portrait or landscape digital signage applications. To provide full connectivity, the panels accept DVI and VGA inputs, ensuring simple integration with an existing system for seamless content delivery and an incredibly simple installation process.

The TL320F, TL500F, TL650F, and TL320C transparent displays are exciting signage innovations that bring content interaction to customers in order to unleash new product display and advertisement opportunities. Featuring a dual display function, the solutions allow consumers to observe both on-screen advertisements and actual products encased inside the transparent boxes — creating a display breakthrough for retail showcase windows, museum exhibitions, and other environments. Available in 32-, 50-, and 65-inch models, the displays can also be custom-built to fit any product placement requirement. Equipped with multiple inputs including USB ports (TL320C) for easy media and system integration, the panels provide audio through two built-in 2W speakers for a full-on interactive experience that truly captures the attention and imagination of passersby.

The entire BenQ digital signage lineup is now shipping in North America. More information on the full line of 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 ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in The Americas(1). 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 Q2’14 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 delightfully 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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