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Press Release: BenQ Appoints FineEye Color Solutions as Official Distributor for PG Color Management Monitor Series

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Jan. 14, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of professional graphics monitors, today announced the appointment of FineEye Color Solutions of Grand Rapids, Mich., as an official distributor for the BenQ Professional Graphics (PG) series of certified color management monitors. Following the successful launch of the PG2401PT in Sept. 2013, BenQ is extending its commitment to serving digital imaging, graphics, and print media professionals with superior products and support.

FineEye Color Solutions is the result of a Sept. 2009 merger between Chromaticity Inc. of Grand Rapids and FineEye Color Solutions of Mountain View, Calif. Chromaticity was founded in 1997 as a color technology professional services provider serving the printing and publishing industry. FineEye Color Solutions was formed as a software start-up to deliver the first truly user-simple and press-reliable solution to complex color reproduction challenges still widely encountered in today’s commercial print production. With its deep roots in inkjet media and the color reproduction process, FineEye Color Solutions provides revolutionary new core technology offering sales, marketing, support, and distribution expertise to the print and graphics industry.

“FineEye Color Solutions’ experience and expertise in proofing and color management is world class,” said John Sweeney, Business Development Manager for BenQ. “They have an excellent track record in helping launch new color technologies to the graphics industry and we’re looking forward to a mutually beneficial partnership as we raise awareness of our new PG Series of monitors purposely built for the creative class.”

Made specifically for creative professionals such as photographers, graphic designers, color retouchers, and printers requiring accurate and consistent on-screen color matching, the new BenQ PG Series provides reliable, printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price. The self-calibrating PG2401PT 24-inch monitor covers 100 percent CMYK, 99 percent of the Adobe(R) 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). To further ensure that on-screen colors visually match off-the-press colors for accurate reproduction, the PG2401PT is FograCert Softproof Monitor certified, as well as SWOP(R) and GRACoL(R) certified by the IDEAlliance(R).

“The BenQ PG series monitors make color-accurate soft proofing truly affordable and reliable,” said Peder Nelson, President of FineEye Color Solutions. “We are excited to represent and promote BenQ in the U.S. market, and champion what we have termed the Soft Proofing 2.0 movement. From the photographer, to the designer and color retoucher, and all the way to the press, everyone in the supply chain will be viewing color the same way, eliminating costly and time consuming intermediate proofs.”

Available now at $999, BenQ’s PG2401PT monitor includes a free hood and is offered with the X-Rite(R) Pro calibrator.

More information on BenQ’s full line of products can be found at www.BenQ.us.

PR Link: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/140114BenQ.doc
Photo Link: www.ingearpr.com/BenQ/BenQ_PG2401PT.jpg

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About FineEye Color Solutions
FineEye Color Solutions, Inc. is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based software development company focused on creating cutting edge color technologies for print and imaging. For more information, visit the website at www.fineeyecolor.com.

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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