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
BenQ Introduces New W7500 Projector at CES – Press Release
January 10, 2014 - Art Feierman
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BenQ Introduces Colorificâ¢ Home Cinema Projector
New W7500 Combines Colorific Image Quality With Full HD 3D to Bring Professional-Grade Video to Home Theater Spaces
LAS VEGAS, 2014 International CES â Jan. 7, 2014 â BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today unveiled the new W7500 home cinema projector. Featuring 2D to 3D content conversion, Panamorph lens compatibility, complete connectivity options, 1080p resolution, and an amazing 60,000:1 contrast ratio, the professional-grade device uses BenQ’s Colorificâ¢ image quality to turn any home theater setting into an immersive cinema experience.
“BenQ’s new W7500 projector has been designed to bring cinema-quality experiences to the home,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Our latest high-end model is packed with advanced features to give home theater enthusiasts access to epic entertainment. When combined with extreme ease-of-use and flexible setup options, the W7500 becomes one of BenQ’s most exciting Colorific innovations to date.”
Featuring high-brightness of 2000 AINSI lumens, full HD imaging, and an astounding 60,000:1 contrast ratio, the W7500 provides premium picture quality to today’s quality-focused home cinema applications. For color precision that matches the human eye, the projector is compliant to the native Rec. 709 color gamut â one of the highest HD video standards available for professional-grade home projectors. The projector is also equipped with frame interpolation to reduce motion blur and make animation more fluid, and is ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science FoundationÂ® (ISFÂ®) â enabling viewers to enjoy a professionally calibrated picture via optimized viewing modes.
Using BenQ’s Colorific image quality technology, the W7500 delivers accurate, crisp, and long-lasting color. As a result, users experience up to 1 billion stunning colors on their projection screens without experiencing light burn or color degradation over extended usage â reducing the devices’ total cost of ownership. Expanding on the device’s amazing feature set are the ability to convert 2D content into full-out 3D experiences â allowing any movie to come to life â and the integration of Panamorph lenses, which allows users to view content in the original Hollywood 2.35:1 widescreen format.
Epson Introduces the EX5230 Pro High Brightness Projector – Press Release
January 10, 2014 - Art Feierman
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Epson Introduces the EX5230 Pro High Brightness Projector Available at Retail
New Projector Delivers High Brightness and Enhanced Features for Under $600
LONG BEACH, Calif. â Jan. 8, 2014 â Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the EX5230 Pro â its first EX-Series retail projector with high brightness designed for large meeting rooms with ambient light. The EX5230 Pro ($599*) delivers XGA resolution, 3,500 lumens of color light output and 3,500 lumens of white light output2, and a suite of custom features that enable flexible positioning and easy setup.
âThe EX5230 Pro is our highest lumen EX-Series projector to date, designed to project a bright image in a large meeting room or training room with ambient light,â said Brian Savarese, product manager, Epson America, Inc. âDelivering an advanced set of features, including HDMI connectivity, optional wireless and Epsonâs simple setup suite, the EX5230 ensures engaging presentations with sharp detail.â
The EX5230 Pro delivers high image quality, ease-of-use and a robust feature set for use in large rooms. This new projector is also lightweight and travel friendly for ease-of-use when on the road, and offers Epsonâs simple setup suite for flexible positioning and rapid setup, including:
- Image Adjustments: Easy lens zoom and control, automatic vertical keystone correction and a horizontal easy-slide control bar for enhanced image correction, allowing for a rectangular image from almost any angle
- USB Plug ân Play: Instantly project video and audio from a WindowsÂ® PC or MacÂ® computer via a USB connection
- HDMI Connectivity: High-quality audio and video content with one cable
- Optional Wireless Connectivity: Connect directly to a computer, smartphone or tablet with an optional wireless LAN module; free Epson iProjectionâ¢ app allows users to project wirelessly from most iOS Apple devices running iOS 4.2 or later and most Android devices running Android 2.3 or later
- Quick Control: Direct Power On and Off delivers wall switch power control, Instant OffÂ® quickly powers down the projector with no cool down time, and the A/V Mute Slide pauses the presentation without turning the projector off