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BenQ's SmartEco® Technology Brings Pure Brilliance and Smarter Savings to Projection Solutions

Enhanced Eco Modes Increase Lamp Life up to 10,000 Hours and Reduce Power Consumption by up to 80 Percent


ORLANDO, Fla. — InfoComm — June 11, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP® projector leader, today announced that its energy-saving SmartEco® technology will be available with new expanded features across all product lines. Designed to provide energy efficiencies without compromising picture quality, the power-saving technology now includes new modes such as ImageCare, LampCare, and LumenCare, which build on BenQ's existing Economic mode to dynamically adjust lamp power, provide longer lamp life, and lower projectors' total cost of ownership (TCO).

BenQ's revolutionary SmartEco® technology automatically adjusts lamp settings according to ambient brightness and user content using an integrated software solution. As a result, projectors retain an optimum color spectrum and provide improved contrast ratios while ultimately reducing energy consumption. Viewers experience crisp images, maximum light intensity, and longer lamp life which further reduce TCO. For instance, in Normal Mode, BenQ projectors deliver up to 4,500 hours of lamp life at 100 percent brightness, while switching to the existing Economic Mode increases lamp life to 6,000 hours by lowering lamp power to 80 percent. With the introduction of BenQ's newest SmartEco® modes, lamp power is adjusted continuously, preserving maximum brightness and quality while lowering energy usage.

With BenQ's new ImageCare Mode, lamp power is dynamically adjusted between 100 and 30 percent, preserving the brightness and image integrity of Normal Mode while increasing lamp life to 6,500 hours. Using the new LampCare function, BenQ projectors dynamically adjust lamp power between 80 and 20 percent, offering high contrasts and an incredible 10,000 hours of maximum lamp life. The third new function, BenQ's LumenCare Mode, initially locks power consumption at 80 percent before gradually raising power to ensure 2,000 hours of constant brightness and up to 6,000 hours of total lamp life. In all three modes, users experience lower operating costs, less maintenance, and better performance — especially in high-usage settings such as business and education environments.

Other BenQ SmartEco® improvements include an "Eco Blank" mode which allows users to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed — saving up to 80 percent of lamp power — and a "No Source Detected" mode which automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. In "Standby" mode, BenQ devices also lower power consumption to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity.

"As users demand more eco-friendly solutions, BenQ is committed to developing products that balance performance, innovation, and savings," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "With the addition of new features to our successful SmartEco® technology and the development of next-generation functions, we are redefining how education, business, and home theater consumers experience energy savings with their electronic equipment. The result is a lower total cost of ownership for our customers without conceding on image quality, simplicity, and overall enjoyment."

BenQ's SmartEco® ImageCare technology is now available across existing projector lines, while the new LampCare mode will be available on upcoming M Series and S Series projectors starting to ship in June 2013. SmartEco® LumenCare technology will be offered on select Q4 2013 models.

More information on BenQ's SmartEco® Technology is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. 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 projectors, flat panel displays, and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, AV 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 or 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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