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BenQ Releases World's First Custom-Built CAD/CAM Monitor for 3D Printing

New BL2710PT Readies Users for 3D Printing Possibilities With WQHD Resolution, CAD/CAM Viewing Mode, ZeroFlicker™ Technology, and Auto-Pivot Automation

10-09-2013

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Oct. 9, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, today introduced the first wide quad high-definition (WQHD) monitor designed for 3D printing, computer-aided design (CAD), and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) applications: the BL2710PT. Custom-built to ready users for the rise of 3D print technology, the device is made to meet the functional, creative, and ergonomic demands of designers, architects, and engineers. With a 27-inch 2560x1440 WQHD display, Display Pilot software with Auto-Pivot automation, and powerful productivity features such as BenQ's exclusive CAD/CAM viewing mode, the display enables professionals to engage in a more seamless design-to-production process.

With an AHVA panel enabling 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, the BL2710PT's WQHD resolution brings 77 percent more working space to users — ideal for designing, planning, and printing 3D prototypes. The monitor displays graphics at 1920x1080 in full HD and enables higher pixels per inch (ppi) for a sharper, more precise viewing experience. With the monitor's unique CAD/CAM mode, users obtain a special color map for popular CAD programs, which makes small details in wireframes more visible, while the unit's Display Pilot software enables users to change color settings automatically based on specific applications.

To further simplify design workflows, the BL2710PT's Auto-Pivot function dynamically rotates and partitions content with just one click — eliminating the need to change computer settings manually. As a result, users can spend more time with their designs than on their screen's calibration. Making the monitor even more efficient are its two additional USB 3.0 ports, which transfer files nearly four times faster than the traditional USB 2.0 interfaces commonly found on today's monitors.

To increase user comfort during long periods of computer use, the BL2710PT incorporates BenQ's exclusive ZeroFlicker™ technology. Since backlight LED controllers in regular monitors can cause rapid flickering at a rate of 200 Hz per second when brightness is reduced from its maximum level, user comfort can be compromised in applications where longer viewing sessions are required. Designed to counter this effect, BenQ's ZeroFlicker technology is engineered to eliminate traditional LED flicker issues using a new direct lighting system that enables users to experience improved viewing comfort. As a result, the BL2710PT enhances productivity by eliminating monitor flickering at all brightness levels, effectively reducing eye fatigue.

Additional ergonomic features designed to improve the visual experience of the BL2710PT include:

  • Automatic Eye-Protect Sensor: Detects ambient light levels and automatically adjusts monitor brightness throughout the day for optimized clarity and comfort. Perfect for designers who have large windows in their offices.
  • Height Adjustment Stand (HAS): Allows users to find the best viewing angle for personal use or screen sharing with an extensive range of monitor adjustments such as height, tilt, pivot, and swivel.
  • Reading Mode: Recreates the comfortable experience of reading books by adjusting the monitor's color temperature and brightness levels as well as balancing contrast ratio and sharpness to simulate the look of real paper.
  • Smart Reminder (Optional): Reminds users to take a break at predefined time intervals.

"BenQ's BL2710PT puts users at the forefront of innovation by catering to the precise design demands of 3D print technology," said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. "With rich color accuracy and the consistency needed to perform critical design tasks, the BL2710PT is the world's first monitor purpose-built for CAD/CAM software apps — including PTC, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Maya, and more. As a result, architects, engineers, and other CAD/CAM professionals are fully equipped to harness the unlimited possibilities of 3D printing with advanced features geared toward optimized usability, productivity, and viewing comfort."

Now shipping nationwide, the BenQ BL2710PT monitor retails for $699. More information on the full line of BenQ professional monitors is available at BenQ America.



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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.
 
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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.
 
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