World's No. 1 DLP® Projector Brand Soars Atop Canadian Marketplace With Largest Volume of 1080p Projectors Sold
TORONTO — Oct. 23, 2013 — BenQ Canada Corp., the world's No. 1 DLP® projector brand and globally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced that the company has surpassed competition to become the top-selling 1080p projector brand in Canada for Q2 2013 according to a recent study by Futuresource Consulting. With the release of its W1070 — the first 1080p 3D projector for under $1,000 — and SH910 — the high-brightness 1080p projector designed for large spaces — BenQ has brought premium cinematic and multimedia experiences to more Canadian home theaters, corporate settings, and educational institutions than ever before.
With increased market share to 36.73 percent in the 1080p home projector category and 34.85 percent in the overall 1080p projector category, more Canadian consumers are turning to BenQ's 1080p projectors to bring price-defying full HD picture quality, 3D content, and high-brightness capabilities to their living rooms, boardrooms, and classroom environments. Based on 2013 Q2 data collected by Futuresource Consulting, BenQ's ascent atop Canada's 1080p marketplace is credited to the company's commitment to releasing market-changing products that combine forward-thinking innovations and consumer-friendly prices.
"The introduction of BenQ's price-defying W1070 was a major turning point for our industry," said Lars Yoder, President of BenQ America Corp. "At under $1,000, the unit delivers unheard of performance value by making advanced features, typically reserved for higher-priced models, more accessible to consumers. As we continue to develop and grow into a full display provider of projector, monitor, and digital signage products, we are thrilled to be Canada's top 1080p projector brand and look forward to releasing more leading-edge solutions in the very near future."
Supported by a forward-thinking company culture and commitment to category development, BenQ continues to lead the projector marketplace with innovations such as the world's first built-in 5GHz wireless FHD (WHDI™) projector and the development of Colorific™ image quality, which brings more accurate color representation, crisper contrasts, and longer-lasting quality to produce more than one billion stunning colors. In Canada since 2003, BenQ has also lowered the total cost of ownership of its devices through the company's world-leading SmartEco™ technology — allowing projectors to automatically adjust lamp power based on content needs, resulting in increased energy efficiency and up to 10,000 hours of maximum lamp life.
More information about BenQ's full line of products is available at www.BenQ.ca.
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About BenQ Canada 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 Canada 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.
About BenQ Corporation
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.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 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 and Quality to Life.
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world's top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.