BenQ Adds Ultra -Portable Data Projector to Professional Series

Lightweight, Compact MP510 FROM BenQ Offers the Mobility Critical for Business, Education, and On-the-Go Applications

IRVINE, Calif., (October 31, 2006) - BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced the introduction of its newest professional digital projector, the ultra -portable MP510. Weighing only 5.9 pounds with a footprint of just 10.9" x 8.2" (less than an 8 -1/2" x 11" sheet of paper), it offers exceptional mobility, critical in business applications, educational institutions, and on -the -go presentations. With an MSRP of $499, it is priced right for budget conscious environments as well as for multiple -purchase situations.

While compact in size, the BenQ MP510 is not short on user -friendly features. From small cubicles to moderate -sized offices and classrooms, the BenQ MP510 is a presenter's best friend. With 1500 ANSI lumens of brightness and a 2000:1 contrast ratio, it is never necessary to completely dim the lights or shut the curtains. A whisper -quiet operation of just 22dB - nearly the same low decibel level as ruffling leaves - assures presentations will be heard free of whirling fans and humming motor noises.

Utilizing reliable DLP(TM) projection, the MP510 provides excellent image quality much longer than other projection systems. Additionally, its five -segment golden ratio color -wheel coating technology helps balance true color saturation and maximizes color accuracy, helping ensure that the projected image is exactly the same color and saturation as the input signal.

A special wall color correction feature eliminates the need to tote around or have available a projection screen and still maintain the MP510's ability to display accurate colors. Whether projecting onto greenboards, blackboards, room walls, or even a cubicle partition, presentations will look exactly as they were meant to look.

The unit accepts analog RGB, component video, and S -Video inputs. Enhancing its multimedia functionality, the BenQ MP510 also accepts a wide range of digital video formats, including 480p, 576p, 720p, and 1080i, enabling it to work with many high -definition TV systems. It provides superb picture quality with natural motion, crisp details, and vibrant colors for the most realistic viewing experience.

Its quick -cooling feature cuts the time needed for the unit to cool down after use by over 60%, sparing users from awkward waits after a presentation and minimizing the risk of heat damage to sensitive internal components. To save power and prevent overheating, the auto -off function automatically shuts the unit down when no data source is detected after a user -defined amount of time. To prevent unauthorized usage, the MP510 is password protected, requiring entry of a correct password prior to an input source being accepted.

With front/rear and table/ceiling positioning capabilities, space or room configuration is not an issue with the handy MP510. It is constructed of sturdy heat resistant composite in a white glossy finish.

Technical Specifications
10.9" (W) x 3.6" (H) x 8.2" (D) unit dimensions
5.7 lbs. weight
1500 ANSI lumens
SVGA native resolution
2000:1 contrast ratio
4:3/16:9 screen selectable
NTSC/PAL/SECAM video compatibility
22dB noise level
Golden ratio color wheel (5 segments)
Full 16.7 million color palette
PC and AV preset and application modes
Wall color correction
Presentation timer
Resolution reminding function
Seven picture mode settings
Quick cooling
Auto adjustment
Power saving "Auto Off"
Security password
HDTV compatibility

The MP510 will be available in November through participating BenQ E -tailers at an MSRP of $499.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups - Digital Media Business Group, Integrated Manufacturing Service Business Group, Networking and Communications Business Group. These three business groups encompass a broad range of products and each possesses a focus on providing consumer -oriented solutions designed for the digital lifestyle. 2005 revenues for BenQ Corporation exceeded US$5.07 billion.

For more information, please visit our website at

- 30 -


Alison Hau
BenQ America Corp
(949) 255 -9466

Susan van Barneveld
Antarra Communications
(714) 891 -3660

Featured Product

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

VMP EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure

Now shipping, the new 42 rack space EREN-42E1K 19-inch Equipment Rack Enclosure is newest and largest member of VMP's EREN Series. "The EREN Series has been designed for use with a multitude of security, audio, video, and communication components, and the EREN-42E1K is a sizable upgrade in both depth and weight capacity to our popular EREN-42E 19-inch equipment rack enclosure," explained Keith Fulmer, president of VMP. "The EREN-42E1K has a usable depth of 33 inches and a durable load capacity of 1,300 lbs. (a 30 percent increase from the EREN-42E) to fit just about any and every need." The cost-effective, portable, and fully welded EREN family of 19-inch equipment rack enclosures has been designed for installations where protected components are a necessity. The EREN Series, which comes complete with integrated cooling fans and lockable, removable side panels (with optional locks) allows for the organization of multiple electronic components, while at the same time protecting them from thermal issues, as well as damage or theft. Additional EREN Series specifications include: works with all standard 19-inch rack equipment and accessories; rails threaded with standard 10-32 threading; tempered glass front door; double swing steel rear door; adjustable front and rear rails; vented top and bottom; top and bottom cable routing knockouts; reversible hinged front and rear door; casters and leveling feet; ships assembled; EREN-42E1K MSRP: $1,499.00