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New BenQ MP776 ST Short-Throw DLP® Projector to Debut at InfoComm as First to Incorporate Crestron RoomView® Technology



IRVINE, CA, May 27, 2009 – Visitors stopping by the BenQ exhibit at this year’s InfoComm, held June 17-19 in Orlando, FL, will get a two-for-one sneak peak at the latest technologies from two of the world’s leading projector industry providers: BenQ and Crestron. BenQ will be showcasing their ultra short-throw MP776 ST DLP projector, which will be the world’s first brand of DLP projectors to incorporate the globally-renowned Crestron RoomView networking technology. BenQ will be exhibiting at the Starin Marketing, Inc. booth #4417.

The MP776 ST with RoomView software simplifies networking control while simultaneously expanding capabilities far beyond the status quo. Institutions equipped with Crestron RoomView and MP776 ST units (which feature built-in, direct-connect RoomView support) are capable of real-time, facility-wide network management and control of up to 250 projectors, all other AV devices, screens, curtains, lighting, thermostats, etc. In addition to basic functions offered by other networking software, RoomView delivers enhanced control conveniences and status monitoring. From a single station, users can either individually control or as a group dictate the operation and status of all networked MP776 ST projectors: projector presence, power status, lamp life, and remote IT assistance are but a few of the many ways users can manipulate and oversee projectors in a widespread setting, such as in a university or large corporation. Creston also offers an upgraded RoomView Server Edition, which enables web-based global enterprise management and control of an unlimited number of AV devices and environmental systems in thousands of rooms across a campus and even around the world.

“We are excited to partner with BenQ, a premier brand in DLP projection, which has demonstrated vision and leadership by integrating RoomView technology into its Mainstream Short-Throw Series,” said Steve Samson, Director of Business Development, Crestron. “Integrating RoomView provides facilities with a powerful networking solution to globally manage these projectors and maximize efficiency.”

The MP776 ST’s advanced short-throw technology makes this latest BenQ model well-suited to public display and education applications. For museums, digital signage, and classroom projection, the proprietary aspherical lens delivers an incredible 81” image from only one meter (3.3 feet) away, ideal for interactive whiteboard use, window display, and any other application requiring close-up placement. Short-distance projection infuses presentations with more energy, spontaneity, and movement not only in small classrooms, but in any crowded venue. In a store, at the museum, or in a lecture hall, the audience can move freely without disrupting the display and the ambiance. Picture quality is without compromise in dark settings or in settings with considerable ambient light as the MP776 ST boasts 3500 ANSI lumens and a 2400:1 super sharp contrast ratio. BrilliantColor®, VIDI®, an advanced 6-segment golden ratio color wheel coupled with a completely sealed engine design guarantee flawless, rich colors that never fade. Corporate, commercial, and classroom users will also appreciate a wealth of convenience features that include Presentation Timer, Quick Auto Search, Quick Cooling, Panel Key Lock, Security Password, and OnScreen FAQ. Wall Color Correction, Blackboard Mode, 3D Color Management, and 11 preset picture modes further facilitate color and image optimization.

MP776 ST will be available in September 2009 for $2,499 MSRP. For more information, please visit BenQ.us.