New BenQ MX661 projector simplifies wireless presentations for BYOD applications

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Friday, August 2, 2013

BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP® projector leader, today announced the availability of its new MX661 projector. Designed for corporate applications, the device features 3,000 lumens of brightness, a 13000:1 contrast ratio, and energy-saving technology to lower the projector's total cost of ownership (TCO). Delivering an amazing one billion stunning colors, the MX661 offers Colorific™ image quality for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. With the MX661, BenQ is also introducing its latest version of QPresenter — the wireless software app that lets presenters and participants share files directly from their handheld devices.

To balance superior image quality with today's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) requirements, BenQ's MX661 uses XGA native resolution to bring more picture details to the screen. When paired with the QPresenter app, up to four participants can collaborate and share documents, photos, and Internet content directly from their tablets to the boardroom's projection display. Users can also collaborate on Office and iWork® documents, capture live photos, as well as upload and download files directly from iTunes®, Dropbox, or their email accounts.

"Our new MX661 is designed to make meeting spaces more connected, collaborative, and simpler to set up," said Kristin Kennedy, Associate Vice President, U.S. Sales at BenQ America Corp. "The projector accommodates any of today's BYOD scenarios, provides remote maintenance and monitoring functions, and even incorporates BenQ's forward-thinking SmartEco™ technology to lower the device's energy consumption. Now today's digital workspaces can enjoy the latest in display and wireless device integration without increasing installation time or total cost of ownership."

For IT managers, facility-wide maintenance is made simple with features such as LAN control, which enables easy remote monitoring and control directly from administrators' workstations. The MX661 also provides support for AMX®, Crestron®, and PJLink® systems, making maintenance even more flexible and efficient. Simplifying setup, the MX661 features manual vertical keystone calibration of ±40 to get presentations up and running rapidly, regardless of boardroom layout or location. A USB reader and Office Viewer make PC-less presentations possible by allowing speakers to use USB drives for seamless plug-and-play simplicity. With LAN Display, audio and video signals are carried to the projector via a single LAN cable. 

With BenQ's SmartEco technology, corporate users gain more brightness, more features, and enhanced performance at a lower TCO. When using the projector's "SmartEco" mode, the MX661 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent to use just the right amount of brightness, resulting in an amazing 6,500 hours of lamp life without compromising picture quality. To further reduce power consumption, an "Eco Blank" mode allows presenters to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed, while a "No Source Detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. In "Standby" mode, the projector will lower power consumption to less than 0.5 W during periods of inactivity, providing even more energy savings. 

For complete connectivity, the MX661 features options such as HDMI® and RJ45 ports, which enable inputs from several sources, while a microphone slot, audio in and out jacks, and 2-W speakers provide big sound capabilities to make the device the ultimate A/V projection solution.

The MX661 is available now at an MSRP of $859. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America 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 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 projectors, flat panel displays, and monitors 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.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

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 16+ 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.