September 19, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
BenQ America Corp. announced today the addition of two new DLP® projectors to its Mainstream Series, which targets Business, Gov/Ed, and SOHO markets. The new MP622 and MP622c are positioned as ¡§best value,¡¨ all-purpose dependable projectors ideal for small to medium rooms, multiple users, crossover home and office applications, and multimedia school use. Smart, easy-to-use features, high brightness, ultra-low noise levels and exquisite color are complemented by easy maintenance and the established reliability of the BenQ brand.

With respective 2700 and 2200 ANSI lumens, the MP622 and MP622c deliver vibrant colors that don¡¦t require blackout conditions ¡V offering classroom and corporate users flexibility with ambient lighting conditions. A 2000:1 contrast ratio coupled with 11 picture modes, Brilliant Color™ Technology and 3D Color Management™ further ensure superb picture quality with 100% accurate sRGB color reproduction. Additionally, versatility is afforded with BenQ¡¦s one-touch Wall Color Correction™ for uncompromised picture quality in the absence of a screen.

With a target market characterized by multiple users displaying various applications, the MP622 and MP622c incorporate features that generously accommodate all usage scenarios. From lectures to office presentations to video watching, both projectors are engineered for extremely quiet operation. Unique airflow and anti-vibration design make both projectors the market¡¦s quietest data projectors at only 26/31dB (Eco/Normal mode). The projectors also meet the needs of consumer entertainment, being HDTV compatible and fully supporting 1080i. Five Preset Modes ¡V Cinema, Dynamic, Standard, sRGB and Presentation ¡V and two User Modes allow for fast, one-touch optimized settings. Several other features will particularly appeal to business users. The smart Presentation Timer keeps meetings on track, while the ON/OFF ring tone notifies users when the projector has activated or has cooled and is ready to be powered down. Panel Key Lock prevents accidental derailing of presentations by disabling control buttons on the projector. Additional features such as Auto Adjustment, Quick Auto Search (the industry¡¦s fastest search and display of input sources) and Onscreen FAQ facilitate set-up and go.

Like all BenQ digital lifestyle innovations, the MP622/622c is engineered to the highest standards of style and reliability. A midnight black, high gloss finish and aesthetically-pleasing geometric buttons impart a Darth Vader-like air of superiority and importance that will appeal to business users. Quick cooling, high altitude and auto-off capability as well as password protection add to the projectors¡¦ low maintenance and dependability. Standard accessories include: Quick Start Guide, CD Owner¡¦s Manual, remote control, soft carry case, batteries for R/C, VGA cable and power cord.

The MP622 has an MSRP of $999; the MP622c, $899.

Model MP622 MP622c
Projection System DLP® by Texas Instruments® DLP® by Texas Instruments®
Native Resolution XGA (1024 x 768) XGA (1024 x 768)
Brightness 2700 ANSI lumens 2200 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio 2000:1 (Full on/Full off) 2000:1 (Full on/Full off)
Aspect Ratio 4:3 Native, 16:9 Selectable 4:3 Native, 16:9 Selectable
Color Full 16.7M color palette Full 16.7M color palette
Lens F=2.4 to 2.48, f=20.7 to 22.8 mm F=2.4 to 2.48, f=20.7 to 22.8 mm
Zoom Ratio Manual Zoom, 1.10:1 Manual Zoom, 1.10:1
Image Size (Diagonal) 24¡¨ to 300¡¨ 24¡¨ to 300¡¨
Throw Ratio 54¡¨@6.6 feet(54¡¨@2m) 54¡¨@6.6 feet(54¡¨@2m)
Lamp 200W, 3000/4000hrs (Normal/Eco mode) 200W, 3000/4000hrs (Normal/Eco mode)
Computer Compatibility VGA(640x350) to SXGA(1280x1024) VGA(640x350) to SXGA(1280x1024)
HDTV Compatibility 480i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i 480i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Weight 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg) 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Audible Noise 31/26 dB (Normal/Eco mode) 31/26 dB (Normal/Eco mode)
MSRP $999 $899

Þ About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation consists of three main business groups ¡X Digital Media Business Group, Integrated Manufacturing Service Business Group and Mobile 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. 2006 revenues for BenQ Corporation exceeded US$6.2 billion dollars.

Þ About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of ten companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, Daxon Technology Inc., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, Darwin Precisions, Ltd, Raydium Semiconductor Corporation, Cando Corporation and Wellypower Co., Ltd. 2006 revenues for BenQ Group exceeded US$16.5 billion dollars.

For more information, please visit www.BenQ.com.