“InfoComm 2015 promises to be a unique show for BenQ as we set out to reinvent the way color is experienced. We want our customers to see the right color and by introducing a full line of 100% sRGB Colorific projectors, we’re realigning projection technology to follow the same color standard as today’s wide range of display devices including monitors, printers, cameras, cell phones, and tablets. We’re also unveiling a new roster of forward-thinking digital signage solutions that push panel innovation to entirely new levels of simplicity. These include interactive 4K displays that unleash lifelike content and ultra-slim bezels for seamless-looking videowalls, all coupled with a new range of management tools that make it easier than ever to display stunning content in public spaces.”
— Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp.
New BenQ Colorific™ Projectors On Display at InfoComm 2015
100% sRGB Projectors
As the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP® technology in The Americas(1), BenQ continues to improve image quality with a full lineup of 100% sRGB displays suitable for a variety of AV environments including small- to medium-size conference rooms as well as large venues. Powered by Colorific™ technology to deliver accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality, BenQ’s newest high brightness models have been specifically engineered to follow the sRGB color space – the primary standard used in the majority of devices consumers are familiar with like computers, tablets and smartphones. By delivering 100% sRGB color reproduction, BenQ projectors offer astounding out-of-the-box color precision for content that jumps off the screen. sRGB displays produce richer color saturation resulting in higher color fidelity and a higher perceived overall brightness.
End users expect color continuity across all display devices. At InfoComm 2015, BenQ kicks off its ‘Colorific Movement,’ shifting the image quality focus back to color accuracy rather than the traditional assumption that higher brightness is always better. Because color fidelity matters, all BenQ projectors deliver consistent images over the life of the product without the risk of fading, ghosting, or yellowing. The new projector lineup consists of the P-Series: PU9730 and PU9530; S-Series: SU964 and SU922; and the original HC1200.
Large Venue P-Series Professional Projector: PU9730
The BenQ P-Series projector delivers brilliant image performance with ultra-high brightness and contrast to deliver incredibly accurate color reproduction, time after time. The PU9730 features 7,000 ANSI lumens and WUXGA resolution making it an ideal choice for large-venue applications such as houses of worship, auditoriums, and conference rooms. With 360-degree rotation; motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift; and a range of connectivity options including HDBaseT, the PU9730 is packed with features that facilitate installation. Equipped with seven optional interchangeable lenses and color wheels, the PU9730 can be placed virtually anywhere, all while delivering the right color profile to match the intended application. Rounding out the projector’s management and maintenance features is LAN control to support Creston Roomview, PJLink, and AMX systems, as well as energy-savings options that reduce total cost of ownership (TCO). New P-Series models will release in Q3 and include the PU9530 (WUXGA, 6,000 lumens), PW9520 (WXGA, 6,000 lumens), and PX9510 (XGA, 6,500 lumens).
High Brightness S-Series Professional Projectors: SU964 and SU922
BenQ’s S-Series projectors are designed to bring high brightness to any AV environment. The SU964 and SU922 feature 6,500 and 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, combined with 8300:1 and 3000:1 contrast ratios, respectively. With WUXGA resolution and up to 2.3 million pixels, the projectors deliver full HD images without compromising legibility for stunning content in nearly any ambient lighting setting. The duo also accommodates several connectivity options, including dual HDMI and HDBaseT, to support multiple media sources. To make installations more efficient, the devices provide 1.5x big zoom, horizontal and vertical lens shift, corner fit image correction, and LAN control to support Creston Roomview, PJLink, and AMX systems. Additionally, the models offer a wide range of energy-savings to cut power consumption by up to 70%.
The World’s First 100% sRGB Multipurpose Projector: HC1200
The BenQ HC1200 was the market’s first 100% sRGB projector. Offering 1.5x zoom capabilities, 2D keystone correction, and more, the revolutionary display provides more precise color reproduction right out of the box. Increasing versatility, the HC1200 provides integrators with the convenience of both RJ45 (LAN) and RS232 networking standards, while a variety of connectivity options such as dual HDMI and dual VGA inputs offer the ultimate in multimedia convergence.
M-Series Business Projectors: MX570, MX631ST, and MX723
Designed for today’s boardrooms and classrooms, the budget-friendly MX570 projector features 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, and energy-saving SmartEco technology, in addition to a powerful 10W speaker for added multimedia convenience. To bring a big picture to small- and medium-size spaces, the XGA MX631ST short-throw projector casts a large 55-inch frame from just three feet away, and features 3,200 ANSI lumens, a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and DLP Link™ to deliver immersive 3D content. Featuring 3,700 ANSI lumens, the MX723 projector facilitates the installation process with 1.6x zoom ratio, 2D keystone, and corner fit correction. Equipped with BenQ’s SmartEco technology, the projector automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70% in order to use just the right amount of power and the right level of brightness needed.
4K Digital Signage Displays: Interactive RP790 and Ultra-Slim ST550K
At InfoComm 2015, BenQ will be unveiling its 79-inch RP790 interactive 4K digital signage display. Featuring 10-point multi-touch, the panel allows users to collaborate and be engaged with vibrant 4K UHD content. To enrich the viewing experience, the display is built with a special EyeCare AG glass to counter unwanted light reflection, and comes equipped with low blue light and flicker-free technology to reduce eye fatigue during long hours of consistent panel operation. BenQ will also announce the new 55-inch ST550K slim bezel display, which is perfect for stunning videowall creations. Featuring 4K resolution, the new panel allows users to easily broadcast dynamic content using tools such as a powerful built-in multimedia player, USB plug-and-play operation, and the Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) application which allows IT managers to simplify content delivery and maintenance by easily adjusting content scheduling, on/off powering, and remote monitoring and control.
Ultra-Thin Dual-Sided Digital Signage Display: DH550F
Enabling innovative dual-sided dynamic signage, BenQ’s all-new DH550F ultra-thin display brings full HD content to high-traffic public areas. Featuring up to 700 nits of high brightness, less than 1-inch of thickness, and support for portrait and landscape placement, the sleek-looking display is a perfect promotional vehicle. Designed for continuous display for up to 50,000 hours, the 55-inch screen provides reliable content delivery with long life cycles that create cost-effective campaigns for today’s retail, corporate, or transportation environments. With flexible mounting options, the display can be placed on walls, suspended from ceilings, or housed in attractive stands. BenQ’s wire-type ceiling mount allows the dual-sided screen to hang directly above passersby for new, dynamic signage opportunities. In addition, BenQ offers a new stand mount that allows advertisers to roll the dual-sided screen to the desired area for maximum customer reach.
BH Series Bar-Type Professional-Grade Widescreen Displays
BenQ’s award-winning 28-inch BH280 bar-type display, which will be on display at InfoComm 2015, features a sleek and slim design to deliver content in any setting, including department stores, buses, subway cars, restaurants, government offices, banks, convenience stores, and exhibition spaces. Featuring a 178-degree viewing angle, ultra-bright 700 nits, and 16:3 format, the ultra-wide display combines a Smart Light function that allows flawless viewing under any ambient lighting condition. With an average life of 50,000 hours, the panel creates a signage solution that lowers TCO with long-lasting brightness and performance. To provide full digital and analog connectivity, the panel accepts DVI and VGA inputs and is VESA mountable. The BH280 offers easy integration with existing systems for seamless content delivery, an incredibly simple installation process, and reliable performance for portrait or landscape applications. A new 38-inch version, the BH380, also ships in June featuring 800 nits and 32:9 format.
Other Innovations: treVolo Bluetooth Speaker and XR3501 Curved Monitor
BenQ will also showcase two of its lifestyle products at InfoComm 2015. The BenQ treVolo is the world’s first wireless electrostatic Bluetooth® speaker, delivering crisp vocals and accurate bass to sophisticated music listeners who crave quality sound. Shown for the first time, BenQ’s XR3501 curved LCD monitor, which is scheduled for release in Q3, will also be on display. Equipped with RevolutionEyes™ technology with a focus on eye care and visual comfort, the 35-inch panel unleashes a more immersive gaming experience by providing users with a dramatic 2,000R curvature — the highest of any LCD monitor — and an extra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. The panel comes equipped with a rapid 144Hz refresh rate, Black eQualizer technology, and more.