IRVINE, Calif. — October 4, 2012 —BenQ America Corp. today announced that its next-generation MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco® projectors for small- to medium-sized spaces will be available at the end of October. Featuring increased brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens, an improved contrast ratio of 13000:1, longer lamp life up to 6,500 hours, and SVGA (MS517), XGA (MX518), and WXGA (MW519) resolutions, the new projectors combine stunning image quality with support for 3D Blu-ray™ via HDMI® 1.4 and NVIDIA® 3DTV Play™ (MW519) for home entertainment, business, and education applications.
"With our latest projectors, we're combining effortless 3D connectivity with best in class lamp life to offer tremendous value to our customers — all at a fantastic price tag," said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and E-commerce at BenQ America Corp. "Our elegant, eco-friendly, and high-performing next-gen projectors allow users to enjoy a rich experience in any setting."
The projectors' SmartEco® technology provides an industry-leading 6,500 hours of lamp life. In "SmartEco®" mode, the MS517, MX518, and MW519 automatically adjust the lamp power to maximize power savings by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance using only as much light as needed. To further reduce power consumption, 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, users can blank screens when not in use to lower light source power consumption to only 30 percent.
The MS517, MX518, and MW519 feature a fast cooling time to minimize the risk of heat damage. If the projectors are accidentally switched off, an instant restart feature provides users with a 90-second period to turn them back on. Sporting a new, sleek, piano black finish, the SmartEco® projectors utilize DLP® BrilliantColor™ to eliminate the need to clean messy filters and reduce total cost of ownership.
For breakthrough 3D affordability, the MS517, MX518, and MW519 provide unlimited 3D Blu-ray entertainment via a state-of-the-art HDMI 1.4 interface, enabling users to effortlessly enjoy razor-sharp 3D content from Blu-ray players, PCs, and game consoles. In addition, the MW519 boasts support for NVIDIA 3DTV Play. This allows users to connect their laptop or desktop equipped with NVIDIA 3D Vision® to the projector and experience gaming and other content at HD resolutions. A new user-friendly I/O port design with port names clearly printed on the housing makes operating the units even easier, while larger 80-mm fans reduce unwanted noise.
Available at the end of October 2012, the BenQ MS517, MX518, and MW519 retail at $449, $549 and $649, respectively. For additional information on BenQ's new SmartEco® projectors and where to buy, please visit the MS517, MX518, and MW519 SmartEco® projectors.
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.