BenQ Releases New Line of Professional Installation Projectors – Press Release
January 29, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:Â Below find BenQ’s new press release, announcing a pair of extremely bright commercial projectors starting at 5700 lumens. Â BenQ has been expanding its line of install projectors, and these two, are built for flexibility, from multiple lens choices to interchangeable color wheels, and networking.
P Series Brings High Brightness, Six Optional Lenses, and Interchangeable Color Wheels for Complete Installation Flexibility
COSTA MESA, Calif. â Jan. 28, 2014 âÂ BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the introduction of its new P Series line of professional installation projectors. Designed to bring top performance to commercial applications in education, retail, and corporate environments, the company’s new projector family provides XGA and WXGA resolutions, up to 6,500 lumens of brightness, and flexible setup options for switchable color wheels and optional lenses â all at a competitive price point.
“Our new line of P Series projectors was engineered to provide the marketplace with a more affordable package for producing professional-grade projection within a wide range of settings,” said Kristin Kennedy, Associate Vice President, Sales at BenQ America Corp. “Built with high-brightness capabilities, easy control options, and the ability to customize the projector’s components to satisfy specific applications, our P Series is BenQ’s latest value-centric innovation made to bridge the needs of customers with a cost-effective solution coupled with powerful features.”
Consisting of the PX9600 and PW9500, the P Series’ respective XGA and WXGA models deliver high brightness of 6,500 and 5,700 lumens as well as crisp 2800:1 contrast ratios â enabling Colorificâ¢ picture-perfect clarity in any lighting scenario or installation environment for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color reproduction. Equipped with HQV image processing, the technology allows the devices to scale outputs, enabling the projectors to cast full resolutions that enhance both image details and overall picture quality. The feature also reduces the mosquito effect and blocks the random noise often associated with compressed digital videos formats.Â
BenQ Brings Classroom IQ Solutions to FETC 2014 and TCEA 2014 Educational Events – Press Release
January 25, 2014 - Art Feierman
New Products and Education Initiatives Bring Multidevice Connectivity, Increased Interactivity, and Power-Saving Technologies to Schools
COSTA MESA, Calif. â Jan. 23, 2014 â BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions, today announced its participation at two upcoming educational events in support of its expanding commitment to the education sector. The company will join education leaders and technology experts at FETC in Orlando, Fla., from Jan. 28-31, as well as at TCEA in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 3-7. BenQ Classroom IQ Solutions on display will include new Colorificâ¢ projectors, interactive flat panel (IFP) displays, and collaborative classroom applications.Â
With an increased commitment to the education market, BenQ has recently unveiled a number of initiatives including the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program. Created to provide educational partners across North America with a wide range of dedicated sales and support initiatives, the program furthers BenQ’s focus on the success of today’s students, teachers, and learning institutions.Â
Furthering its market support, BenQ named former educator Patti Postel as National Education Sales Manager. As a former teacher, Patti understands the needs of educators and commented: “BenQ is very keen on bringing the most advanced classroom technologies to teachers, students, and schools. Our Classroom IQ Solutions are specifically designed to satisfy the need for more interactive and immersive experiences by integrating the world of connected devices with solutions that are innovative, affordable, and easy to use. Schools can now create connected classrooms using visual display tools that will both protect their investment and enrich the overall learning experience.”Â
BenQ Introduces BEST Program to Expand Educational Market Support – PRESS RELEASE
January 23, 2014 - Art Feierman
COSTA MESA, Calif. â Jan. 21, 2014 â BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of Classroom IQ solutions, today unveiled the BenQ Education Solutions in Technology (BEST) program. Created to provide educational partners across North America with a wide range of dedicated sales and support initiatives, the program furthers BenQ’s unequaled commitment to the success of today’s students, teachers, and learning institutions.Â
“Our BEST program complements BenQ’s ongoing commitment to creating collaboration-driven environments where students can thrive,” said Kristin Kennedy, Associate Vice President of Sales at BenQ America Corp. “Through our value-added program, which offers a variety of new pricing incentives, direct support services, and easy access to our latest Classroom IQ solutions, we are facilitating the transition to more interactive classroom experiences. Schools will be able to harness the possibilities of today’s interactive teaching tools, making it easier to put students at the center of any connected learning space.”Â
Available to members across the United States and Canada, BenQ’s BEST program provides educational partners with incredible planning, pricing, and customer support benefits â echoing the company’s pledge to provide top-tier service and product accessibility to today’s evolving education community. As a result, education partners ranging from resellers to teachers to school administrators can create richer classroom settings enabled by the sector’s most advanced A/V learning solutions.
PMA Research Publishes Latest Report on Projector Use/Popularity – Press Release
January 16, 2014 - Art Feierman
Survey of U.S. Consumers Shows Strong Intentions to Buy Projectors for Big-Screen Entertainment in the HomeÂ
PMA Research Report Also Shows Consumers Prefer Projectors over Flat Panel TVs for Watching Movies and Sports and for Gaming
San Juan Capistrano, California, USA â January 16, 2014. PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has published their latest report on current use experiences and purchase intentions for home theater projectors. PMAâs large-scale survey of U.S. consumer owners and shoppers covered detailed topics such as projector use for watching movies, watching sports, and for gaming, whether the projector is used in the family room or a dedicated home theater room, and expected image sizes for future projector purchases.
âThis yearâs survey showed another uptick from previous surveys in the percentage of consumers who plan to buy a home theater projector,â said Rosemary Abowd, Senior Analyst at PMA Research. âThis suggests that as consumers are looking at larger size Flat Panel TVs, theyâre realizing that home theater projectors offer the most-compelling price-performance choices for truly big-screen viewing. And when we surveyed consumers who own both a projector and flat panel TV, they clearly showed a preference for their projector when it comes to watching movies and sports. About 80% preferred a projector over a flat panel TV for movies, and about 60% preferred a projector over a flat panel TV for sports.â
Epson Earns Inside Track Top Honors from Dealers for Sixth Consecutive Year – Press Release
January 16, 2014 - Art Feierman
Epson Takes Number 1 Spot Overall in Video Display Category and Leads
Dealer Support Parameters in 2013 Supplier Loyalty TestÂ
LONG BEACH, Calif. â Jan 15, 2014 â Epson, the number one selling projector brand worldwide[i], today announced that for the sixth year in a row, it earned the number one spot for Home Video Display companies in the 2013 Supplier Loyalty Test conducted by inside track. The Supplier Loyalty Test is an annual independent North American survey of consumer electronics specialist retailers and custom installers that grades companies on a range of issues directly impacting dealers, including product innovation and reliability, technical service and training, and distribution and pricing.
âEpson continues to provide dealers with an outstanding video display experience from start to finish as evidenced by this yearâs survey results,â said Gisela Schoell, editor, inside track. âMoreover, Epson had 29 percent more dealer evaluations than last year, and surpassed every other video vendor in the survey in the number of dealers who evaluated them, underscoring the high brand loyalty Epson enjoys among dealers. I congratulate them on this well-deserved honor.â
Epson finished in the top three for 13 out of 16 categories, earning first place in survey parameters assessing dealer support, including Resolution of Service Issues, Quality of Sales Representatives, Just-in-Time Delivery, and Ease of Doing Business. Epson also ranked first in the group on Inventory Turns. Other rankings include second place in Product Innovation, Appropriate Assortment, Distribution Policies that Support Specialists, Product Changes/Price Protection, Specialist Oriented Business Programs, Technical Support, and Dealer Training.
âWe work very hard to build state-of-the-art products that are backed by an industry-leading service and support network to provide our dealers, installers and their customers with a seamless experience,â said Richard Miller, group product manager, Projector Marketing and Development, Epson America. âWe are humbled to be recognized by these industry professionals, as they are an irreplaceable part of the channel ecosystem.â