BenQ Introduces High-Brightness Projector With Native 1080p Resolution

New SH940 Brings More Brightness, Simple Operation, and Lower Total Cost of Ownership for Large Venue Applications

IRVINE, Calif. -- Feb. 28, 2013 -- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP(R) projector leader, today introduced the SH940, its latest high-brightness, large-venue projector. With native full HD 1080p resolution, the device offers flexible installation features, Hollywood Quality Video (HQV), and is specifically designed to bring exciting A/V experiences to large spaces at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO).


To provide flawless projection to any surface or ambient light setting, the SH940 comes equipped with 4,000 lumens of brightness, a high contrast ratio of 50000:1, and a detail-enhancing HQV processor that provides amazing picture quality to any of today's conference room or lecture hall environments. The projector also offers picture-in-picture display and full connectivity to create an integrated entertainment media hub.

"The SH940 is a complete, cost-effective projection solution that combines superior image quality, fast installation, and flexible connectivity to suit any A/V media requirement," said Mitch Rauch, Associate Vice President at BenQ America Corp. "Built for both business professionals and educators, we've combined powerful features such as native 1080p resolution with energy-saving technology to create a fast, simple, and eco-friendly workflow that will inspire, entertain, and engage the audience."

To decrease set-up time to enable more efficient presentations, the projector offers big zoom capabilities, horizontal/vertical lens shifting, 2D keystone correction, and throw ratios of up to 2.43. Installation is also accelerated with connectivity options such as dual HDMI(R) and D-sub ports, in addition to a set of five BNC connections, which enable inputs to several sources and devices for the ultimate in multimedia convergence. The SH940 is compatible with leading professional switching and signal processing equipment, and is also fully GSA compliant.

For IT managers maintaining facility-wide installations, features such as scheduling, monitoring, email alerts, and control of multiple A/V gear are all provided through an intuitive user interface to make maintenance easier. With a LAN control feature, the SH940 also provides support for Crestron(R), SNMP, PJLink(R), and AMX(R) systems, enabling remote management and control in addition to projector maintenance from workstations.

To reduce energy costs, power-saving features such as an "Eco Blank Mode" allow presenters to blank out the projection screen whenever the projector is not in use, while a standby mode will lower power consumption to less than 0.5W while the SH940 is inactive. Lamp replacement has also been made extra easy with access from the side or top of the projector while a filter-free optical system and BenQ's no color decay further reduces the TCO of the device.

The SH940 is available now at an MSRP of $3,999. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at www.BenQ.us.

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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market -- education, home, gaming, corporate, government, 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, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, 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.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company's mission of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

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 15+ 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.

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