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BenQ Introduces New Wireless Installation-Series DLP Projector for Business and Academic Applications

PB8260 Offers IEEE 802.11b Wireless Connectivity; Ideal for Large Venue Multimedia Presentations

LAS VEGAS (January 6, 2005) – BenQ today announced a new addition to its award-winning Installation-Series line of DLP digital projectors, the PB8260. The PB8260 employs IEEE 802.11b as its wireless standard to provide connectivity.

The PB8260 is an ideal projector for installation in large-sized venues, including education and corporate presentation environments. With its wireless capabilities, the PB8260 can receive consistent signals from the source at further distances, providing dependable image quality. In addition, the PB8260's input source switching capabilities make the unit convenient for multiple presenters, as the projector will allow the switching from one laptop to another without the hassle of manual switching.

Featuring a native XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 and 3,500 ANSI lumens, the PB8260 offers exceptional performance and versatility for today's multimedia-rich presentations and business/academic applications. The unit features a 2000:1 contrast ratio and compatibility with the most popular video signals, including HDTV, NTSC and SECAM. It also offers PC-RGB analog D-sub, DVI, S-Video, Composite video/audio connections and RS232 inputs.

To maintain reliability and protect the projector's Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) chipset, the PB8260 comes with micro dust filters that help prevent particles in the air from harming the internal components. The result is a professional-quality digital projector that is designed for long-lasting operation and consistent image quality.

The PB8260 will be available in Q2 2005. MSRP: TBA.

About BenQ
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas.

BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has more than 15,000 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan (Hsinchu Lab), China (Suzhou Software Development Center) and California, USA (Wireless Technology Center), and has more than 2,000 research and development employees in Suzhou, Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and San Diego. BenQ has amassed 1,738 global patents. 2003 revenues exceeded US$3.6 billion dollars. For more information about BenQ, please visit our website at BenQ.com.