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BenQ Dazzles Digital Signage Marketplace With New SV500 Public Information Display

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 18th, 2014

LED-Backlit PID Brings Brilliant Imaging, Incredible Versatility, and Power Savings to Signage Installations

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 15, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the release of the dazzling new 50-inch SV500 public information display (PID). Designed to turn heads in retail, hospitality, corporate, and education sectors, the versatile commercial-grade panel features FHD resolution, 400 nits of brightness, and flexible installation options to create videowalls of up to 10 x 10 units easily. Equipped with BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA), the SV500 makes signage system management extremely simple via remote monitoring and control capabilities, creating the newest member of the market’s value-conscious signage category.

Featuring 400 nits of brightness and Full HD 1080p resolution across 50 inches, the LED-backlit SV500 panel can be used in both portrait and landscape modes — making it easy for integrators to provide engaging signage content that meets any installation requirement. Perfect for quickly creating large videowalls, a series of slim-bezel SV500 units can be daisy-chained together without complicating setups via video signal splitters. Equipped with in/out VGA and DVI ports, the SV500 also allows users to increase flexibility by displaying content from either analog or digital sources.

“The SV500 was engineered to maximize PID versatility while providing users with a combination of performance and affordable videowall capabilities,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “By using MDA to monitor and control multiple units in addition to the SV500’s USB plug-and-play functionality, the panel allows shops, universities, hotels, and office buildings to access a simpler, more flexible solution for their everyday digital signage requirements.”

Using simple USB plug-and-play, the SV500 allows operators to insert content-loaded thumb drives directly into the panel’s USB port to access files or enable direct playback — displaying both audio and video without the need for any additional cabling, software, or accessories. To deliver increased environmental and functional benefits, the SV500 allows administrators and IT managers to simplify panel operations and maintenance via BenQ’s MDA — enabling easy content scheduling, on/off powering, and remote monitoring and control — regardless of system configuration. MDA also works in real time; tracking each panel’s voltage use and temperature to protect panels and automatically send email alerts should anomalies arise.

Now shipping, the SV500 is available at an MAP of $1599. 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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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.