BenQ Brings Leadership and Innovation to 2013 International CES
Company’s Award-Winning Products Feature Excellence in Design, Performance and Energy-Savings for the Home, Gaming, Business and Education Space
[from Press Release 12/19/12 - click here to see the full release with media contact and corporate info]
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BenQ America Corp., the world’s number one DLP® projector brand and globally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, today announced its product lineup for the 2013 International CES®. Featuring a wide range of award-winning monitors, projectors, lighting products, and interactive flat-panel displays, BenQ will unveil several industry firsts aimed at redefining how quality and enjoyment is experienced within today’s home, gaming, business, and education environments.
BenQ is introducing better performance and market-changing innovations to the home entertainment space with three world premieres. Making their debut at the 2013 CES will be BenQ’s price-defying line of home projectors. At around $1,000, the W1070 provides full HD 1080p 3D projection using the high-end DLP® Dark Chip 3 (DC3). The W1080ST, the industry’s only $1,299 short-throw full HD 3D home projector, further simplifies home theater installation and setup by delivering an image over 100 inches wide at less than six feet away from the screen. The duo is designed to support the latest HDMI to provide simple 3D connectivity from Blu-ray™ players, gaming consoles, and other supported 3D cable boxes in addition to PCs. With dual HDMI inputs, the projectors also facilitate multiple 3D connectivity setups for even more flexibility.
Also making their debut at CES will be BenQ’s high-end QisDesign lighting products. Winners of over one hundred international design awards, the luxury LED lamps blend elegant aesthetics with innovative technology to provide a sensory-rich experience that will inspire users and accentuate any setting. Inspired by the world around them, the interactive fixtures offer table, floor, wall, and suspension models made to stimulate the imagination while providing energy savings. Available nationwide in January 2013, QisDesign premium LED lamps will bring a new level of sophistication to the home LED marketplace.
BenQ is proud to be the first brand to create monitors specifically engineered for professional gamers. As the official gaming monitor sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), the new RL2455HM is the result of feedback straight from the gaming community. Designed specifically for console gaming, it provides the ultimate experience for fast paced first-person shooter (FPS) games such as the new Halo 4, as well as popular fighting games like Mortal Kombat.
The RL2455HM is designed for speed and features a blistering fast 1-ms GTG response time and low input lag time. Its 60Hz refresh rate is tuned to match console video output and with dual HDMI ports the monitor provides the smoothest gaming experience by rendering all action without ghosting. The RL2455HM features a 24” widescreen (16:9) full HD screen, LED backlighting for superb color reproduction and low power consumption, and a 12 million to 1 contrast ratio. Proprietary BenQ enhancements on the RL2455HM give gamers a competitive edge over players on other monitors. The unit’s Black eQualizer enables total visibility by allowing gamers to enhance brightness in darker areas of the map without over-exposing white levels, in turn revealing critical combat details to give gamers an edge in competitive play. The Smart Scaling feature offers the ability to easily scale the screen to virtually any custom size, ranging from a 24” 1080p display to a traditional 17” 4:3 format, without impacting controller sensitivity. The monitor provides custom settings for color enhancement, and features 2-watt internal speakers. The new RL2455HM joins BenQ’s elite family of XL and RL Series gaming monitors purpose-built for the professional gamer.
With no printing, coating, or adhesives on their surface, BenQ’s white, asymmetrical VW2230H and VW2430H monitors give off a pure, uncomplicated, and elegant look. Beyond their design, the VW30s connect to any MacBook® through an M-book mode, recreating authentic MacBook picture quality on either the 21.5-inch or 24-inch displays. Additionally, thanks to a new Reading Mode, the monitors adjust their settings automatically to simulate the warmth of reading paper. Named by International CES 2013 as a Design and Engineering Award Honoree, the BenQ VW30 series combines LED backlighting with VA panel technology and a 178 degree viewing angle to provide full 1080p HD, 5000:1 native contrast ratio, and Windows 8 compatibility to bring any content on the screen to life.
BenQ’s line of interactive flat panel displays (IFPs) combines the power of highly accurate touch technology, astounding image quality, and multimedia connectivity. Now featuring panel-friendly Windows 8 compatibility, BenQ’s 42-inch (T420), 55-inch (TL550), and 65-inch (T650 and TL650) displays bring even more fluidity and intuitive multitasking to boardroom presentations and interactive classroom applications. With1920x1080p full HD resolution, BenQ IFPs offer dynamic contrast ratios up to 10,000:1and feature ambient light sensors to automatically adjust displays, integrated speakers to further engage audiences, and robust engineering to eliminate attrition and minimize maintenance. With picture-in-picture (PIP), double optical sensors, and durable10-bit public information display (PID), the panels’ optimum visual clarity can also facilitate interactive applications such as eBoard information displays, dynamic menus, airport flight schedules, and many more.
As the second leading global projector brand, BenQ will be presenting its brand new line of business and educations projectors at CES. Featuring its world-leading SmartEco™ technology, BenQ brings big features to business and education at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). With the 5 Series, small and medium spaces benefit from an improved contrast ratio of 13000:1, longer up to 6,500-hour lamp life, and support for 3D Blu-ray™ players via HDMI® and NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™– all at an incredibly low price. With the recently released MX520, power consumption can also be reduced by up to 70 percent. SmartEco automatically adjusts lamp power to maximize energy savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance, using only as much light as needed. Other energy-efficient functions include Eco Blank, No Source Detected, and Standby modes that dim or blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t required. Users experience a lower TCO due to reduced lamp replacement costs, less maintenance than older devices, and lower total power consumption.
Debuting at CES are the fully interactive MW821ST and MW822ST projectors, which bring immersive classroom and boardroom presentations to a whole new level by enabling integration with iPad® and Android™ tablets, in addition to greater interaction with BenQ’s new PointDraw Pen 3.0 – the pointing device that enables teachers and presenters to write on any projection surface. Combined with QDraw3 interactive software, audiences can access presentation materials, add notes from anywhere in the room, and connect via their personal tablets to give new meaning to the term “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD). The projectors also feature built-in speakers, an ultra-short-throw ratio of 0.49, quick cooling, and instant restart to keep energy costs down.
“BenQ continues to experience above market growth across several segments of the consumer electronics marketplace,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “With thought-leading innovations such as SmartEco technology, we are positively differentiating ourselves by providing customers with incredible performance and cost-savings. We will continue to break the boundaries and offer great value in 2013, and look forward to showcasing our products at CES.”