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BenQ's New MW665 Projector Now Shipping

BYOD-ready projector features handheld device sharing, Colorific Image Quality, and LAN display and control. By ChannelPro

BenQ America Corp., a provider of visual display solutions, has released the latest addition to its M6 series, the MW665 projector. Designed for professional applications in environments such as houses of worship, classrooms, and boardrooms, the device boasts 3,200 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 13,000:1 contrast ratio, and SmartEco energy-saving features to lower the projector's total cost of ownership (TCO).

Featuring BenQ's Colorific technology and native WXGA resolution, the MW665 displays more than one billion colors for accurate, crisp, and long-lasting image quality. As a versatile Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution, the MW665 features LAN display and control, in addition to wireless connectivity. When paired with the BenQ QPresenter Pro app, participants can collaborate and share documents, photos, and Web content directly from their mobile devices or wirelessly for hassle-free projection to any display in 2D or 3D.

For IT managers, the projector’s LAN control enables remote monitoring and control directly from an administrator's workstation. With LAN display, audio and video signals are carried to the projector via a single LAN cable. The MW665 also provides support for AMX, Crestron, and PJLink systems. A USB and Office Viewer make PC-less presentations possible by allowing presenters to plug in their USB drives.

When using the projector's SmartEco mode, the MW665 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent, resulting in up to 10,000 hours of lamp life. For environments where the projector has to remain powered on, BenQ's LumenCare setting enables the unit to maintain constant brightness for the first 2,100 hours of lamp life. To further reduce power consumption, an "Eco Blank" mode allows presenters to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed, while a "No Source Detected" mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no signal has been detected for more than three minutes. In "Standby" mode, the projector will lower power consumption to less than 0.5W during periods of inactivity.

For complete connectivity, the MW665 features HDMI, D-sub, USB, miniUSB, and RJ45 ports, which enable inputs from several sources, while a microphone slot, audio in and out jacks, and 2W speakers add sound capabilities.

The MW665 is available now at an MSRP of $999. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at

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