BenQ America Corp. and Mersive today announced that the two companies will join forces to bring cost-effective image blending display technology to InfoComm 2012 and beyond, via a joint venture merchandising plan. At InfoComm 2012, attendees will view demonstrations of multiprojector displays in a variety of formats, featuring BenQ’s high-performance SH960, blue core LW61ST laser, and Joybee GP2 projectors coupled with Mersive’s Sol display management software.
Mersive’s Sol enables the use of clusters of small, inexpensive projectors by aligning them automatically into one high-quality, seamless image, speeding setup time and lowering maintenance costs. To provide these capabilities for large and complex public displays such as interactive floors, 360-degree domes, spheres, and other unconventional forms, expensive projectors were needed in conjunction with Mersive’s software. By utilizing BenQ’s cost-effective solutions, users have a much more affordable, high-performance option to fulfill a range of display needs, including data visualization, command and control, and conference rooms.
To showcase the possibilities provided by combining BenQ and Mersive display technologies, BenQ will utilize Mersive’s Sol software with eight BenQ SH960 high-brightness projectors in booth C6026. For multiprojector displays, the SH960 utilizes 1080p native resolution, dual lamp design, and BrilliantColor™ technology, creating the brightest and most vibrant images on any surface. With brightness of 5500 ANSI lumens, the SH960 projects brilliant images even in the presence of ambient light. During the demonstration, the projectors and software will be driving a 340-degree cylindrical surface.
“Mersive offers highly advanced image blending technology and we are excited to team up with them again at InfoComm 2012,” said Lars Yoder, President at BenQ America Corp. “For integrators, the combination of BenQ and Mersive provides exceptional performance and unprecedented value. Not only are BenQ’s projectors cost-effective, but Mersive’s auto-calibration reduces the cost of ownership even further by eliminating the hours of maintenance required for recalibration. This makes the benefits of multiprojector displays much more accessible to clients who previously found them to be cost prohibitive.”
At InfoComm 2012, Mersive will utilize four BenQ LW61ST blue core laser projectors in a 2×2 rear-projected demonstration, and an additional three in a 3×1 calibration demonstration. With its blue core light engine, the LW61ST provides an ultra-high 80,000:1 contrast ratio, while dramatically reducing costs in multi-projector displays by eliminating the need for lamp replacement completely and reducing light source power consumption by up to 90 percent.
Mersive will be utilizing six of BenQ’s GP2 Mini Projectors in a curved desktop format. Based on high-efficiency 3LED illumination and DLP® projection technology, the light and compact palm-sized GP2 projector offers unparalleled A/V multimedia on the go. With the projector’s simple plug-and-play operation and 200 ANSI lumen brightness, users can easily share HD-quality presentations, videos, photos, and games.
“BenQ has an excellent understanding of current market dynamics and the need for high performance display solutions that are cost effective and offer turnkey simplicity,” said Robert Balgley, CEO of Mersive. “Their extensive line of innovative products, such as the new blue core laser projectors, makes them an ideal partner to showcase the capabilities of our Sol software.”
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Mersive is a leading provider of visual computing software that creates and manages high performance displays. By transforming a hardware challenge into a software solution, Mersive brings unprecedented simplicity and affordability to large-scale, beyond-HD displays, allowing visual collaboration to go mainstream. Mersive software automatically aligns multiple commodity projectors into one seamless image of extraordinary quality and resolution without the expense of specialized hardware and services. Knowledge workers such as engineers, designers, scientists, and control room operators can now view their visualization applications on large, high-resolution displays for daily team interaction. Mersive is based in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit www.mersive.com.
About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.
The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.
More information is available at www.benq.com.
About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.
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