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Press Release: BenQ’s New Versatile MW665 Projector Now Shipping
BYOD-Ready Projector Features Handheld Device Sharing, Colorific(TM) Image Quality, and LAN Display and Control
COSTA MESA, Calif. — Aug. 5, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in The America’s(1), today announced the latest addition to its robust M6 series, the MW665 projector. Designed for professional applications in environments such as houses of worship, classrooms, and boardrooms, the device boasts 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, and SmartEco(TM) energy-saving features to lower the projector’s total cost of ownership (TCO).
Featuring BenQ’s Colorific(TM) technology and native WXGA resolution, the MW665 brings more picture details to the screen and displays more than one billion stunning colors for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality. An incredibly versatile Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution, the MW665 features LAN display and control, in addition to wireless connectivity. When paired with the BenQ QPresenter Pro app, participants can collaborate and share documents, photos, and Web content directly from their mobile devices or wirelessly for hassle-free projection to any display in 2D or 3D.
“The MW665 makes the most of any BYOD scenario by facilitating the delivery of content in any setting,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “This new projector offers easy installation and setup, provides remote maintenance and monitoring functions, and, with BenQ’s Colorific and SmartEco technologies, delivers high performance and energy savings throughout the product’s lifecycle.”
For IT managers, facility-wide maintenance is made simple with LAN control, enabling easy remote monitoring and control directly from an administrator’s workstation. With LAN display, audio and video signals are carried to the projector via a single LAN cable. The MW665 also provides support for AMX(R), Crestron(R), and PJLink(R) systems, making system interoperability even more efficient. For increased installation flexibility, the MW665 features horizontal and vertical keystone calibration to create a perfectly rectangular image no matter what constraints a room presents. A USB and Office Viewer make PC-less presentations possible by allowing presenters to plug in their USB drives.
When using the projector’s SmartEco mode, the MW665 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent to use just the right amount of brightness, resulting in up to an amazing 10,000 hours of lamp life without compromising picture quality. For environments where the projector has to remain powered on, BenQ’s LumenCare setting enables the unit to maintain constant brightness for the first 2,100 hours of lamp life. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank” mode allows presenters to blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t needed, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no signal has been detected for more than three minutes. In “Standby” mode, the projector will lower power consumption to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity, providing even greater energy savings and further lowering TCO.
For complete connectivity, the MW665 features HDMI(R), D-sub, USB, miniUSB, and RJ45 ports, which enable inputs from several sources, while a microphone slot, audio in and out jacks, and 2W speakers offer convenience by adding sound capabilities to make the device a complete multimedia hub.
The MW665 is available now at an MSRP of $999. 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 America’s(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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