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BenQ Combines Performance and Affordability in ‘M6 Series’ Projectors Release

BenQ Combines Performance and Affordability in ‘M6 Series’ Projectors Release

03-05-2013
New Entry-Level Projector Line Brings 13000:1 Contrast Ratios, Up to 3,500 ANSI Lumens of Brightness, and SmartEco™ Technology to Business, Education, and Home Space
 
TORONTO — March 5, 2013 — BenQ Canada Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP® projector leader, today introduced its new M6 Series of advanced business, education, and home projectors. The product line comprised of the MX618ST, MX662, and MW663 models feature superior contrast ratios of 13000:1, up to 3,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, and BenQ’s world-leading SmartEco™ technology to cut energy consumption by up to 70 percent. In addition to high-performance features, the projectors include wireless connectivity options, mobile device integration when paired with BenQ’s Qpresenter app for the iPhone® and iPad®, hassle-free maintenance and security, and short-throw capabilities (MX618ST) to provide flexible setups in any setting.
 
Designed for corporate, classroom, and personal spaces, the MX618ST short-throw projector combines installation flexibility with multimedia performance to bring quality video to rooms of all sizes. With XGA native resolution, 10W of big speaker sound, and wireless connectivity for “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) scenarios, the MX618ST offers a simple way to create immersive content with full-out A/V control. For more brightness in classroom and boardroom settings, the MX662 provides 3,500 ANSI lumens of light while the MW663 shines at 3,000 ANSI lumens with widescreen WXGA native resolution for larger-frame projections.
 
“BenQ’s new M6 Series projectors are made to provide customers with the most complete A/V experience at the lowest possible price,” said Mike Booker, Vice President of Sales at BenQ Canada Corp. “With advanced features such as wireless connectivity, six segment color wheel picture performance, and the power-saving capabilities of BenQ’s SmartEco technology, we’re enabling users to enjoy powerful, cost-effective projection within any of today’s multipurpose media environments.”
 
For added flexibility, the BenQ M6 Series features wireless display options for cable-free connection to content sources. When paired with BenQ’s Qpresenter app for the iPhone and iPad, users can transfer files from their handheld iOS devices directly to the projection screen to create a complete BYOD experience. For PC-less presentations, users can insert USB drives for instant plug-and-play which speeds up classroom and boardroom presentations and provides more seamless content connectivity to home theater setups. To protect investments, all M6 Series projectors come equipped with clips for Kensington locks and provide top lamp doors for hassle-free lamp replacement.
 
With BenQ’s SmartEco technology, users gain the same brightness, features, and performance at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). For instance, in “Smart Eco” mode, projectors automatically adjust lamp power by up to 70 percent in order to use just the right amount of brightness needed. The result is an astounding 6,500 hours of lamp life without any compromise to picture quality. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank” mode allows teachers or 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 display has been detected for more than three minutes. An audio pass-through function also preserves lamp life by enabling only sound when projectors are on standby.
 
Available now, the BenQ MX618ST, MX662, and MW663 retail at $899 (CAD), $799 (CAD), and $799 (CAD) respectively. More information on BenQ’s M6 Series projectors and the full line of BenQ products is available at https://www.benq.ca/.
 
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About BenQ Canada Corp.
BenQ Canada Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, 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, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, 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.
 
The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.
 
More information is available at https://www.benq.ca/.
 
About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.
 
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 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 and 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 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., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.

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