BenQ Creative Series Monitors Recognized for Color Accuracy

SW2700PT Wins Prestigious TIPA Award and PV3200PT Receives Technicolor Color Certification

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- June 23, 2016 -- BenQ America Corp., a leading innovator of professional displays, today announced two of its Creative Series monitors have been distinguished for color accuracy. The SW2700PT photography monitor was selected as 2016 Best Photo Monitor by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) and the PV3200PT, a high-end display for advanced cinema and video post-production, is Technicolor(R) Color Certified.


"Photo and video editors demand incredible, proven color precision," said J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. "The SW2700PT was the only display device to be recognized by TIPA in 2016, a prestigious international industry advocate, while Technicolor is a trusted certification body. These accomplishments validate our continuing effort to lead the professional markets with purpose-engineered visual devices tailored for specific vertical applications, giving creative professionals powerful monitor options that meet the highest design standards for color accuracy."

In its 26th year, TIPA holds a yearly General Assembly comprised of the top editors from 30 member publications leading the photography and imaging industries to select nominees for the TIPA Awards, renowned as the most influential product awards in global photo and imaging markets. Products endorsed by the TIPA Awards logo pass the most rigorous evaluations by the organization's technical committee and publication editors, and an annual TIPA Award Winner indicates the very best product introduced to the market in the preceding 12 months. The 2016 TIPA General Assembly voting took place in San Francisco in April, and trophies for the winning companies will be presented at photokina, Cologne, Germany on Sept. 20, 2016. For more information on TIPA, please visit www.Tipa.com.

BenQ's SW2700PT 27-inch monitor is aimed specifically at photographers who want IPS technology and 99% Adobe RGB color space coverage, as well as a brightness level of 350 nits and high contrast for rendering deep blacks. The monitor's other assets include inputs and outputs such as Display Port, DVI and HDMI(R), with USB 3.0 ports, SD card reader and a unique OSD controller. Equipped with hardware color calibration, serious photo retouchers and graphic designers have the best tool for the job. A detachable hood rounds out the professional attributes of this affordable high-end monitor.

As the recognized authority on color and image authenticity, Technicolor is trusted amongst media and entertainment industries around the world, from top Hollywood directors to animators and game developers. Technicolor Color Certified devices are tested and verified during the manufacturing process to meet strict standards for color accuracy, matching the same color gamut, white point and gamma standards used throughout Hollywood and other entertainment industries. More information on Technicolor Color Certification is available at www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/technology/technology-licensing/technicolor-color-certified.

The PV3200PT is BenQ's first monitor designed specifically with video post-production engineers in mind. This wide-angle, 32-inch IPS monitor features 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel) resolution to scrutinize the finest details of images. The PV3200PT's color gamut covers 100% Rec. 709 and 100% sRGB and includes hardware calibration support via the Palette Master Element calibration software to adjust the monitor's color gamut, white point, color temperature and luminance. The PV3200PT is equipped with hardware calibration, built-in 14-bit 3D LUT and features a Delta-E value of less than or equal to 1.5 to deliver the highest color accuracy and the truest reproduction of original images. An optional software development kit is also available to allow studios or calibration software providers to be more involved in the setting of calibration customizations. The PV3200PT provides a Brightness Consistency feature to maintain the monitor's display performance and ensure even brightness throughout the display. The PV3200PT also supports 24P, allowing videos to be viewed with correct timing at their native cinematic frame rates.

More information on the full line of BenQ creative displays 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 2016Q1 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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