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BenQ’s SmartEco® Projectors Bring 3D Video to Life at Scouts’ Space Jam 6 Technology Education Event

Breakthrough Projector Technology From BenQ Puts 3D Video and Simulations on the Big Screen for a STEM-Focused Weekend Merit-Badge Earning


IRVINE, Calif. — August 2, 2012 —BenQ America Corp. today announced that it is providing four MW712 SmartEco® projectors for Space Jam 6, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused education event for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Webelo Scouts. The “Space Jamboree,” being held Aug. 3-5 at the Rantoul Airport and Chanute Air Museum in Rantoul, Ill., will use the BenQ projectors for big-screen 3D simulations, presentations, gaming, and video, including a videoconference with the Johnson Space Center just prior to the Curiosity Rover landing on Mars.

“This year Space Jam is going 3D, thanks to the hard work and generosity of companies such as BenQ,” said Brian Walker, Cofounder and CTO of Space Jam. “3D is a highly effective teaching tool, particularly when enabled by high-performance green equipment such as the MW712 and its SmartEco® technology. The BenQ projectors will allow us to present engaging educational 3D content that is sure to make an impact with our Scouts. This is a huge deal for us, and I see no end to the learning and fun we can have.”

Space Jam is put on by Troop 17 of Champaign, Ill., (Scoutmaster Denny Anderson) and by Venture Crew 272 of Fountain County, Ind. (Crew Advisor Brian Walker). More than 1,200 Scouts from 21 states are expected to attend the event, which is the Midwest's largest technology-oriented gathering of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. The event will showcase 3D video for the first time on a huge 20-foot screen designed to accommodate hundreds of viewers. BenQ MW712 projectors will provide the bright high-contrast images critical to stunning full-screen presentation, regardless of ambient light levels.

Featuring SmartEco® technology, BenQ’s MW712 projectors can reduce power consumption by up to 70 percent while providing exceptional brightness. To generate the best image contrast for a given room, the projectors’ “SmartEco®” mode automatically determines the optimal brightness level based on the input source. A “no source detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. With “eco blank” mode, presenters can blank screens when not in use and, in turn, lower light source power consumption by up to 70 percent.

“We’re proud that our breakthrough projection technology is taking center stage at Space Jam 6 to educate Scouts on the positive benefits of 3D technology as a learning tool,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “We build our products on the belief that ‘enjoyment matters,’ and we find that in educational applications, high-quality visual projection and display can significantly enhance and enrich the collaborative learning experience.”

BenQ SmartEco® Advanced™ and SmartEco® projector models for business and education applications include the LX60ST, LW61ST, MS513P, MX514P, MW516, MW712, MX813ST, MX850UST, and MW851UST.

Information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America 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 www.BenQ.us.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.

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