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BenQ Launches a Full Range of Eye-Care Monitors for Added Eye Comfort, Visual Enjoyment and Productivity

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PRESS RELEASE

Flicker-free Technology; Senseye® Reading Mode; Eye Protect Sensor

EINDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS, June, 2013 - BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and VA LED monitor expert, announced the availability of Eye-Care monitors in its product range. Now, with the added eye comfort and visual pleasure offered by the Eye-Care Series based on Flicker-free technology, computer users are able to enhance their work productivity and fully enjoy their daily work. The same benefits are enjoyed by notebook users with the adoption of a BenQ Eye-Care monitor as an extended screen to their notebook displays. Other features that complement BenQ Eye-Care monitors are the Eyegonomic (Senseye® Reading Mode, the Eye Protect Sensor, and others), and the included digital cable* for the best performance (HDMI or DVI).

Flicker, or a flashing effect, occurs as the LED backlight controller of a monitor adjusts to the changes in brightness level. A regular monitor backlight can cause fast backlight flickering at 200Hz per second when brightness is reduced from the maximum level. When this happens, the human eye, sensitive to the slightest signals, strains the ciliary muscle trying to adjust to the nearly invisible flickering on the screen. This might lead to eyestrain, eye fatigue or headaches. BenQ's new Flicker-free monitors adopt a unique De-flickering Backlight Circuit Controller for a zero-flickering viewing experience and in turn help reduce the eye health concerns raised by a fast-flickering display and/or prolonged usage of PCs and notebooks. The use of a Flicker-free monitor with a computer or a notebook offers a better view and a more comfortable viewing experience for all.

Other complementary Eyegonomic features of BenQ Flicker-free monitors include:

  • Senseye® Reading Mode that recreates the comfortable experience of reading actual books by adjusting the monitor's color temperature and brightness levels, as well as balancing its contrast ratio and sharpness, to simulate the look of paperback paper.
  • Automatic Eye-Protect Sensor that detects ambient light levels and adjusts the monitor brightness automatically throughout the day for optimized clarity and eye comfort.
  • Height Adjustment Stand (HAS)* which allows you to find the best viewing angles for personal work or screen sharing with an extensive range of monitor adjustments - height, tilt, pivot, stroke and swivel.
  • Smart Reminder* that gently reminds users to take a break in a predefined time interval. The breaks not only keep users' eyes comfortable, but also ensure desirable productivity.
  • Anti-Glare Display that avoids straining your eyes when the monitor faces a light source. With a matte-finished screen, you don't need to deal with the annoying reflection.

*on selected model

"People experience the ocular and physical discomforts caused by a long work with screens on a daily basis, and BenQ has taken on the mission to help create a better, healthier viewing experience, stressing the fact that the use of a good monitor is crucial not just for computer users but also for notebook users," said Peter Chen, General Manager of BenQ's Technology Product Center. "Today, we are proud to announce the new improvements made on our monitors. It's really quite amazing that by spotting out a supposedly tiny issue and redesigning the controller to eliminate flickering, we are able to make a big difference as whole. And, as a brand that brings together innovation, quality and enjoyment through technologies, we are more than thrilled to be the first to adopt a full range of Eye-Care Flicker-free monitors."

The first BenQ Eye-Care Flicker-free monitor, the GW2760HS, is available in Europe from June 2013. For more information, please visit BenQ.eu.

About BenQ Corporation

BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of "Bringing Enjoyment ‘N' Quality to Life."  With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles.  BenQ continues to delight the world's consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.      

About BenQ Europe

BenQ Europe, a regional office of BenQ Corporation with the headquarters in the Netherlands, operates in major European markets, including Austria, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Nordic region, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Following the brand promise "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life", BenQ Europe offers a large product range with integrated technologies: digital projectors, LCD monitors, Interactive Flat Panels and digital cameras. Combining passion and professionalism, execution and excellence, caring and contribution, BenQ is number 1 DLP® brand worldwide and takes TOP3 positions in projector markets in over 22 European countries. Furthermore BenQ Europe is an LED monitor expert, being in TOP5 selling monitors brands in various countries like Austria, Norway, Russia and Sweden.

About BenQ Group

The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 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 ‘N' 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 Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.