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BenQ's M7 Projector Series Brings High Brightness and High Performance to Classrooms and Large Venueshigh-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings
IRVINE, Calif. — April 3, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP® projector leader, today announced its new M7 Series of high-brightness, high-performance projectors. Designed for education and other large-venue settings, the product line comprised of the MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 features up to 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, contrast ratios extending to 13,000:1, and power-saving technology to cut energy consumption by up to 70 percent. Additionally, the projectors feature LAN control for easy maintenance, complete multimedia connectivity options, and thoughtful innovations in higher models, such as USB camera integration and remote desktop capabilities to facilitate classroom management, wireless display for cable-free connections, and projection templates to make presentations easier.
Built for classrooms, conference rooms, auditoriums, and other large venues, the M7 Series provides more light output than previous projector lines. With 3,500 (MX720 and MW721), 4,000 (MX722 and MX766), and 4,200 (MW767) ANSI lumens of light, the projectors offer astounding brightness within any ambient light setting. The projectors feature XGA (MX720, MX722, and MX766) and wider WXGA (MW721 and MW767) native resolutions for sharp images, built-in 10W or 20W speakers for added convenience, and a six-segment color wheel to cast lifelike images onto the screen.
"By introducing the new M7 Series of high-performance projectors, BenQ is providing the presentation market with the brightest output capabilities to date," said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. "The lineup combines power-saving technology, flexible maintenance and connectivity options, wireless display options, and more to help simplify the presentation workflow. Now larger room environments can also enjoy a complete projection package that shines exceptional brightness at a lower total cost of ownership."
Lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), all models feature an "Eco Blank" mode, allowing presenters to blank out the projection screen whenever the projector is not in use. To further reduce energy costs, the MX720, MW721, MX766, and MW767 use BenQ's world-leading SmartEco™ technology to enable power-saving features at the click of a button. In the "SmartEco" mode, the projector automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent — using just the right amount of brightness that is needed. A "No Source Detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes, while a "Standby" mode lowers power consumption to less than 0.5W while the projectors are inactive. In addition, the M7 Series features an audio pass through function that further preserves lamp life by enabling just sound for audio-only podcasts or presentations.
For IT managers, facility-wide maintenance is made simple with features such as scheduling, monitoring, email alerts, and control of multiple A/V gear, which are all provided via an intuitive user interface. Using a LAN control feature, the M7 Series provides support for Crestron®, SNMP, PJLink®, and AMX® systems, enabling remote management and control in addition to projector maintenance from workstations. Lamp replacement has also been made extra easy with access from the top of the projector, while a security bar enables fastening to Kensington locks to protect investments.
To make teaching and presentations easier, the MX766 and MW767 models add wireless display options for cable-free connections to content sources. When paired with BenQ's Qpresenter app for the iPhone® and iPad®, users can transfer files from their handheld iOS devices directly to the projection screen to partake in "Bring Your Own Device" scenarios. For PC-less presentations, participants can use USB drives for instant plug and play, enabling both students and teachers to quickly setup and run their presentations. With the remote desktop feature, the MX766 and MW767 allow users to access files via LAN connection, which removes the need for a computer in the classroom. The projectors also introduce USB camera integration for better classroom management, allowing teachers and administrators to monitor multiple classrooms remotely.
For complete connectivity, the M7 Series features LAN Display for full projection management via a single LAN cable, dual HDMI® and D-sub ports to enable inputs from several sources, and DLP Link™ support for 3D projection. Other features include "instant restart," which allows rapid rebooting when devices are accidentally switched off, and a microphone input to facilitate setups by eliminating the need to carry speakers.
Available now, the BenQ MX720, MW721, MX722, MX766, and MW767 retail at $1,299, $1,499, $1,499, $2,199, and $2,399, respectively. More information on BenQ's M7 Series projectors and 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.
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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.
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