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BenQ Ships World’s Smallest and Lightest Micro-Portable Digital Projector with Built-in Wireless Capability

Ideal for Mobile Professionals and Small Businesses, CP120 Weighs 2.9 Pounds and Offers Flexible Wireless Connectivity via IEEE802.11a/b/g Standards

Las Vegas, NV (Jan 5, 2006) - BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the general availability of the CP120 micro-portable digital projector, the world's smallest and lightest projector with a built-in wireless capability. Ideal for small businesses and mobile professionals, the CP120 weighs only 2.9 pounds and offers flexible wireless connectivity with compatibility for the three most common variations of the IEEE802.11 wireless standard (i.e., 802.11a/b/g).

The CP120 provides a solid feature set that includes XGA native resolution, an ANSI brightness rating of 1500 lumens and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. In addition, the CP120 features BenQ's proprietary Golden Ratio Color Wheel that provides high-grade color reproduction. Using the Golden Ratio Color Wheel, the CP120 produces more natural flesh tones by delivering better color saturation on red and blue than standard RGB without sacrificing green. This feature brings a rich true color picture to all video formats, especially DVD, high definition television or sporting event.

The CP120 also features a new technology for projectors: sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue). Defined by Microsoft and HP, sRGB creates color-matching between applications and hardware devices, such as monitors, scanners, printers and digital cameras to ensure that whatever users see on their computer screen will be exactly the same as what they will get from their projector. Unlike other projectors, sRGB ensures that users do not get a greenish color even if they prepared their presentation with a yellow background. They receive true-life-colors regardless of whether they are making a presentation or watching a movie.

The CP120 features a password function for enhanced security purposes and has a cooling-off time of 30 seconds. Travelers can easily take advantage of the high-altitude mode, no-hassle sliding lens door, spring adjusting foot and position hole fit for a tripod, which make the projector not only easy to use, but easy to transport.

The projector is compatible with several video system input/output configurations, including NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and RGBHV). In addition, some of the optical technology behind the CP120 was developed by leading developer Carl Zeiss Optical System Design.

Technical Specifications:
8.58" (w) x 6.77" (h) x 2.40" (d) unit dimensions
2.9 lbs weight
DLP™-based chipset
IEEE802.11a/b/g wireless presenter
2000:1 contrast ratio
5-segment Golden Ratio Color Wheel
4:3 aspect ratio with 16:9 support
XGA native resolution
54 inches at 6.6 feet throw ratio
1500 ANSI lumens brightness
Inputs: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, EDTV and HDTV (1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p and RGBHV)

Availability
The CP120 is currently available with an estimated MSRP of $1,799 and can be purchased through authorized BenQ distribution channels.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of ten companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include AU Optronics Corporation, the world's third largest manufacturer of LCD panels; Darfon Electronics Corporation; Daxon Technology Inc; Airoha Technology Corporation; Darly Venture Inc; BenQ Guru Software Co., Ltd; Philips BenQ Digital Storage; and Cando Corporation. 2004 revenues for BenQ Group exceeded US$10.8 billion dollars.

BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups—Computing Products, Digital Media and Mobile Business. Although these business groups encompass a broad range of products, each retains a focus on providing consumer-oriented solutions designed especially for the digital lifestyle. 2004 revenues exceeded US$5.1 billion dollars. For more information, please visit our website at BenQ.us.