Tuesday, 28 April 2015

[Media Invite] BenQ - Brilliance in Quality & Design of Visual Innovation

I was really glad i got to attend the media event by BenQ last Friday morning. Very insightful, and am very impressed by their technologies as the team unveils BenQ's latest display innovations for the Asia Pacific market.

BenQ, a world-leading human technology and solutions-provider today reinforced its commitment to the Asia Pacific region by unveiling its latest range of projectors, digital signage and interactive flat panels, under the event themed:  “Brilliance in Quality and Design of Visual Innovation”.

According to projector market research firm Futuresource Consulting , BenQ has retained its position as the World’s No.1 DLP (Digital Light Processing) projector vendor for a sixth consecutive year, serving as a testament to the company’s commitment towards incorporating the best innovations into its solutions. DLP technology has now almost completely replaced film as the industry standard for movies. The technology has been known to revolutionize the way we watch movies so much that DLP technology inventor Dr. Larry Hornbeck was given an Oscar® at 2015 Academy Awards for his work. Today, more than eight out of 10 digital movie theater screens worldwide are powered by DLP technology.

To empower its users to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier and enhance learning, BenQ has launched the following range of solutions to meet a range of user demands in the education, enterprise, retail and home entertainment sectors:

For Educational use:

RP702 Interactive Flat Panel - 70-inch Full HD 1080p interactive flat panel (IFP) display that features BenQ’s TÜV-certified Flicker-Free Technology (eliminating flickering at all brightness levels), which prevents eye strain and fatigue. It also incorporates Low Blue Light Technology to reduce harmful blue spectrum light emissions. The RP702 is also plug-and-play, with a front input interface for ease of content sharing and a 10-point interactive on-screen touch menu display for convenience. 

LW21 Digital Projector, a BlueCore Pure Laser projector that boasts up to 20,000 hour lamp life, is mercury-free and requires little to no maintenance.

MH856UST Digital Projector Full HD 1080p ultra-short-throw interactive projector in a bid to maximize interactive learning in classrooms.

For Businesses: 

MX666+ Digital Projector is the world’s first wireless business projector enabled by NFC (Near Field Communication) technology and USB connectivity. For added connectivity, a HDMI dongle is also provided to enable business meetings to be conducted in a more dynamic and productive manner, allowing users to present on the go, breaking free from the conventional presentation space.

MH740 Digital Projector Full HD projector, the brightest choice to perfect your presentation in all settings.

The New SV500 Value Digital Signage for enhanced video conferencing capabilities, this set-up provides maximum visual impact for a confident presentation.

RP840G Interactive Flat Panel with 4K resolution for superior clarity in the meeting room.

For the Retail and Food & Beverage sectors:

ST550K Smart Signage boasts of an ultra-high definition resolution of 4K2K (3840x2160), the highest standard for visual display today. Offering high image detail for the best viewing experience, the ST550K comes with a built-in Android OS and basic X-Sign signage software to empower business owners to create and design their content at their convenience.

BH280 Bar Type Display - a unique 16:3 aspect ratio and a slim structured design panel designed to fit into small spaces, allowing for a larger degree of versatility. It has been recognized by Intel and showcased at Visual Retail Technologies section in Retail World Asia 2015.

Designed for large video walls, the super narrow bezel PL460 Digital Signage can supports up to 10x10 displays via a digital daisy chain to deliver a colossal, immersive viewing experience.

DL550C Digital Signage - a 25mm standalone dual sided panel, is ideal for confined spaces for seamless video applications in all environments. (Panel is only a thumb-size thick)

BH280PL460 and DL550C are all built with industrial grade panel and supporting up to 24/7 operation with uncompromising quality for commercial displays everywhere, providing a better experience for users!

At Home:

For big screen viewing experiences in the comfort of one’s home, the beautiful BenQ W1070+ and the W1080ST+ home video projectors transform any living room into an instant home cinema. These two new Full HD projectors feature cinema-grade image quality, exceptional audio performance and delightfully easy installation to deliver captivating cinematic experiences for the whole family.

On a side note: Micro movie - 「愛很簡單,從投開始」

W1070+ Digital Projector

W1080ST+ Digital Projector

Colour display clearly shows differences between BenQ's (right) and brand X (left) where BenQ's home video projectors colour quality is closer to real life. Details are visibly clearer too!
(6-Segment Color Wheel with 6X Speed instead of the usual 3 basic primary colours)

At the event, Ms. Chee-Fui Chung, Director, APAC Business Line Management, BenQ Asia Pacific shares with us about BenQ's progress as a company over the past year as well as their business plans for years to come.

Mr. Daren Low, Senior Product Manager of BenQ Singapore then presented to us the very interesting live demo of their new innovations.

Interesting BenQ's interactive flat panel that can be turned into a whiteboard via EZWrite app without any other external device setup. It can also add or drop pictures and even record the whole learning process! 

About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ 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, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.

It was noon after the whole walk-through of the various displays.. 
Was invited over for lunch at Happy Pancakes (10 Square @Orchard Central).

Thank you for such a lovely meal! =)

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