BenQ Releases New High-Brightness, High-Resolution Business Projector

MU686 Delivers Simple Operation, Wireless Connectivity and Crisp, Accurate Images for Any Presentation Space

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Sept. 13, 2016 -- BenQ America Corp., the leading global No.1 DLP brand, today introduced its latest DLP-powered Colorific(TM) business projector. The MU686 combines WUXGA resolution, high brightness and advanced setup and connectivity features for simple operation. The result is an affordable projector that's ready for any presentation in small to medium-sized spaces.


"For businesses, brightness and image accuracy can be instrumental in making or breaking a deal," said J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. "We engineered the MU686 to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-operate solution that allows organizations to deliver powerful presentations. With its robust set of features, connectivity options and picture quality, the MU686 is a great fit for small to medium-size meeting spaces."

The MU686 boasts native WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution and 3,500 ANSI lumens for crisper picture quality, while delivering whisper-quiet 28dB operation in eco mode. The 20,000:1 high contrast ratio ensures that every text, image, graph, chart and video is projected with optimal clarity and enhanced sharpness -- especially critical when displaying numerical data. Presenters can clearly view their presentation files and audience members can stay focused on the content. The projector offers a flexible range of advanced connectivity options including dual HDMI inputs, one of which is MHL-enabled to support direct streaming from mobile devices.

Additionally, the optional QCast Wi-Fi dongle provides full HD wireless streaming at the touch of a button on both the projector and remote control, and a new control panel keeps all projector controls at the users' fingertips. For a seamless look without the hassle of additional cables, users simply plug the QCast dongle into the projector's hidden port to enable wireless streaming. Every detail of the MU686 has been optimized for business applications with simplicity in mind, giving users the ability to deliver hassle-free presentations with great ease.

The MU686's 1.3x zoom ratio provides an impressive throw distance and up to 300-inch-wide image projection. Furthering setup ease and installation flexibility, the MU686 features manual vertical keystone correction and a short throw ratio of 1.15, which enables the projector to be placed closer to the screen for greater flexibility. In addition, weighing less than eight pounds, the MU686 is light enough to move from room to room or transport on the road.

Providing a low total cost of ownership, the projector features BenQ's world-leading SmartEco(TM) technology, which automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver bright, vibrant images to conserve the life of the lamp. To further reduce power consumption, an "Eco Blank" mode allows users to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed, while a "No Source Detected" mode automatically reduces power consumption to 30 percent when no source has been detected for more than three minutes. The "Auto Power Off" function automatically shuts down the projector when not in use for 30 minutes. When inactive, the projector keeps power consumption to a minimum, <0.5-W standby power, for even more energy savings.

The BenQ MU686 is available now at a retail price of $1,199. More information on 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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP(R) technology in The Americas(1). 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 Colorific(TM) projectors, ZOWIE eSports monitors and gear, monitors featuring Eye-Care technologies, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products and lifestyle lighting for any application and market -- home, gaming, eSports, education, 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 projectors or flat panels for classrooms, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, digital signage in retail spaces, or LED backlit monitors for eSports, 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.

(1) Based upon 1H2016 data from the Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life," BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers' lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today -- lifestyle, business, healthcare and education -- with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 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 ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.

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