New Introductions Include Bar-Type 16:3 Format Panels, Dual-Sided Screens, Interactive Touch Screens, and First 4K UHD Touch Display
COSTA MESA, Calif. — June 11, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced its exciting new lineup of innovative digital signage products. Designed to deliver eye-catching content in any environment, the company’s latest introductions come loaded with next-generation features such as six-point touch interactivity, 4K resolution, dual-sided viewing, and varying sizes and formats to satisfy settings ranging from classrooms and boardrooms to retail, hospitality, and public transportation. Complementing BenQ’s existing IL and P Series, the new additions further BenQ’s commitment to bring higher brightness, enhanced interactivity, and the market’s leading energy-saving technology to any digital signage requirement.
RP Series: Multitouch Technology for More Engaging Content Delivery
Featuring 4K resolution, BenQ’s 84-inch RP840G flat panel provides an exceptional six interactive touch points, multi-PC touch control via USB, and EZCast software for sharing content from any PC or WiFi(R)-enabled smart device; thus, significantly increasing classroom and boardroom collaboration. Equipped with the intuitive DisplayNote teaching software bundle, the solution is ideally suited for education and business situations requiring real-time participant collaboration via laptops or tablet devices.
Made for interactive classrooms, collaborative boardrooms, and intuitive wayfinding requirements, the multitouch technology featured on BenQ’s new 70-inch RP700+ interactive flat panel provides incredibly responsive feedback and accurate positioning to augment interactivity in any of today’s signage applications. As a result, students, presenters, and information-seekers can simply touch the screen for ultra-responsive panning, zooming, and scrolling — just like a tablet.
Balancing hands-on capabilities with energy-saving tools, BenQ’s RP551+ flat panel provides six on-screen touch points, allowing multiple users to simultaneously interact with content. Using ambient light adjustment technology, the RP551+ ensures optimal viewing experiences regardless of a room’s light levels while protecting eyes and reducing power consumption by up to 50 percent. Providing an average of 50,000 hours of use, the panel also ensures outstanding long-lasting performance — even when powered-on continuously — to reduce maintenance costs and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) dramatically.
For a more comfortable overall viewing experience, BenQ’s entire line of RP panels features advanced anti-glare and anti-image retention — reducing screen reflection, eliminating visual interference, and preventing both visual fatigue and stress. Supporting a low blue light mode, the displays further their visual protection while increasing system-wide convenience via multiplatform support for Windows(R), Mac(R), Linux(R), and Chrome OS(TM), in addition to convenient connectivity capabilities via front panel input/output options.
Ultra-Slim Dual-Sided Panels and 16:3 Format Displays: Standout Signage for a Variety of Applications
Designed to bring stunning signage to any public space, BenQ’s new slim DL550F (panel only) and DH550AC (panel with stand) displays offer full HD (1920x1080p) content in an ultra-slim 55-inch dual-sided panel design perfectly suited for retail stores, transportation areas, and other public venues. Bringing users information-access from both sides of the panel, the displays are an incredibly thin one-inch thick and light enough to hang from ceilings or be used on its stand. Furthermore, the DH550AC provides easy deployment with no required construction and can fit into tight spaces due to its slim build. To increase communication effectiveness, the unit can show different content streams on either side and features multiple brightness levels to complement any ambient environment.
BenQ’s new bar-type 16:3 format displays enable ultra-wide signage in either 28 inches (BH280) or 38 inches (BH380), perfect for public transit, restaurant menu boards, and more. Featuring 700 nits and 800 nits of high brightness respectively, the BH280 and BH380 offer 178/178-degree viewing angles, DVI and VGA signal interfaces with included DVI to HDMI adapter, and portrait and landscape configurations. Both units are VESA mountable for easy installation and integration with existing systems while LED backlighting provides the industrial-grade panels with a reliable lamp life of up to 50,000 hours — resulting in signage solutions with a lower TCO for long-lasting performance.
“Our latest digital signage solutions affirm BenQ’s commitment to innovation by introducing intuitive products that benefit today’s content providers,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “With a focus on making classrooms and boardrooms more collaborative spaces for communicating ideas while providing real-time content to heavily trafficked public venues, BenQ is enabling smarter, more impactful digital signage installations across all applications.”
BenQ’s interactive flat-panels and digital signage solutions begin shipping in Q3, and will be on display in booth C8531 at InfoComm 2014. More information 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(1) as well as the fastest growing projector brand(2) in North America. 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.
1Based upon Q1’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
2Based 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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