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BenQ Continues Small-to-Medium Space Success With All-New M5 Series Projectors

Entry-Level Line Adds Better Brightness, Colorific Imaging, and Energy-Saving Features to Latest Release

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 11, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions and the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in The Americas(1), today announced it is now shipping the newest generation of M5 Series projectors. Consisting of the MX525, MS524, and MW526, the line explicitly engineered for small- to medium-sized spaces now features an amazingly bright 3,200 ANSI lumens, 10,000 hours of lamp life, and cinema-like Colorific(TM) image quality — allowing the trio to turn home theater entertainment, boardroom presentations, and classroom activities into more immersive imaging environments. 

“Our new line of M5 projectors is the product family’s brightest generation to date,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “By delivering an incredibly bright 3,200 lumens of light across the line, users will experience better image integrity in any ambient lighting situation that increases both life-like representations and installation flexibility. Equipped with BenQ’s SmartEco technology, Colorific image quality, and full Blu-ray HD 3D support, the devices are incredibly value friendly, allowing customers to create memorable media experiences without increasing their total cost of ownership.” 

By combining native SVGA (MS524), XGA (MX525), and WXGA (MW526) resolutions with a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, BenQ’s newest M5 Series is the company’s most accurate small-to-medium space projector family to date. Featuring BenQ’s Colorific image quality, the new line provides users with accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. As a result, users experience more than 1 billion stunning colors without experiencing light burn or color degradation over extended usage — augmenting value for customers while reducing the devices’ total cost of ownership. Using DLP technology, the projectors also enable a 96-percent fill factor that eliminates the thick, dark bezels around individual pixels, which can harm both color quality and image detailing. 

To bring even further value to projection settings, the innovative line features BenQ’s power-saving SmartEco(TM) technology to increase lamp life up to an astonishing 10,000 hours — dramatically reducing both power consumption and maintenance costs. By automatically adjusting projection brightness to ambient light conditions, the technology allows any home, school, or enterprise to reduce energy consumption without compromising picture quality. To further increase energy efficiency, a “Standby” mode allows the M5 Series projectors to lower power usage to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity.

Providing comprehensive connectivity and setup capabilities, the 3D-ready M5 Series enables both audio in and out, S-Video, composite video in, RS232, and HDMI(R) capabilities — providing a natural extension to Blu-ray(TM) players, PCs, and gaming consoles.

Now shipping, BenQ’s new MS524, MX525, and MW526 retail at $489, $529, and $749, respectively. Additional information on BenQ’s full line of products is available at

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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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand in The Americas(1). 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 Colorific(TM) projectors, RevolutionEyes(TM) monitors, and flat-panel displays 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. 

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(1) Based upon Q2’14 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

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 delightfully 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.

About BenQ Group
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.”

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 ESCO Corp., 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., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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