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BenQ Education Outreach Program Brings Color Proofing Monitors to College Campuses

Company’s Latest Initiative Puts PG2401PT Professional Graphics Monitor Into the Hands of Students and Instructors


COSTA MESA, Calif. — Feb. 11, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of professional graphics monitors, today announced an Education Outreach Program to help campuses put the latest color management monitor technologies into the hands of students and instructors. As part of this initiative, BenQ has donated the company’s new PG2401PT certified color management monitor to California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), Clemson University, and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) — putting professional-grade color accuracy into the hands of tomorrow’s creative specialists.

“The students at these institutions are the future imaging professionals and leaders of the color management industry, and we value the opportunity to contribute to their success,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Produced in collaboration with X-Rite, our PG2401PT display combines a Pro Graphics 24-inch screen with Palette Master software for optimal color control, in addition to being GRACoL and FOGRA certified. Whether it’s students or professional content creators, our Pro Graphics series allows users to produce more fluid digital workflows with color consistency from design to print.”

Made specifically for creatives such as photographers, graphic designers, color re-touchers, and printers requiring accurate and consistent on-screen color matching, BenQ’s PG2401PT provides reliable, printing-certified soft proofing precision at an incredibly affordable price of $999. To increase collaboration and simplicity within the creative process, the new display also supports today’s cloud-based color proofing systems and comes equipped with a factory calibration report to ensure accurate performance. The result is print-like color integrity during the entire workflow: from design to print, and over the cloud. Donated to three college campuses, the monitor promotes active learning during seminars and workshops within subjects such as graphic communications, Web and digital media, design reproduction technology, and graphics for packaging.

“BenQ’s PG2401PT monitor will be especially valuable in enhancing the Graphic Communication Department’s consumer packaging and color courses,” said Colleen Twomey, professor of Graphic Communication at Cal Poly and a specialist in packaging graphics. “It is a welcome addition that ensures our students will have practical, hands-on experience with the latest advances in virtual proofing.” Ken Macro, Chair of Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, added, “We are greatly appreciative of the newly formed partnership with BenQ. We are focused on exposing our students to the latest technology in the field as part of Cal Poly’s ‘Learn by Doing’ teaching approach. The BenQ monitor fits nicely in our classroom environment.”

“The addition of the BenQ PG2401PT monitor in the Clemson Graphic Communications and Sonoco Institute labs is a tremendous asset for our students, faculty, and industry partners,” said Sam T. Ingram, Chair and Professor of Graphic Communications at Clemson University. “BenQ technology brings significant accuracy and precision to our soft color proofing across the media platforms used in our coursework. I look forward to further collaboration with BenQ as projects develop since the company’s valued expertise can assist us in both best practices and the application of accurate color management technologies.”

“The BenQ monitor has been installed in our Electronic Still Photography lab in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences,” said Michael E. Dear, Operations Manager at RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. “Students and faculty from the entire College of Imaging Arts and Sciences have access to the display in support of imaging, video, design, and various multimedia projects. We are most grateful for BenQ’s support of our students with its generous gift, helping us provide an exceptional learning experience to the next generation of imaging artists.”

More information on BenQ’s educational support programs and PG2401PT certified color management monitor is available at www.BenQ.us.

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Photo Caption: Cal Poly Graphic Communication Computer Technician Eric Johnson demonstrates the BenQ PG2401PT monitor.

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Photo Caption: BenQ PG22401PT installed on the flexo press at Clemson University.

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Photo Caption: BenQ PG2401PT in the Electronic Still Photography lab in RIT’s School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.

About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ 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, A/V, 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.

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

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The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 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 ‘N’ Quality to Life.”

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