BenQ W1500 Wireless Projector to be Honored With EXC!TE Award at CEDIA 2013

phpaJaiJGAMCOSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 17, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and global DLP® projector leader, today announced that the new W1500 wireless full-HD (FHD) home entertainment projector supporting the Wireless Home Digital Interface™ (WHDI™) has been recognized with a Technology Integrator magazine EXC!TE Award. Designed to provide complete source connectivity without the need for cabling, the W1500 enables simple installation, easy operation, 3D support, and full mobile device integration.

The EXC!TE award, presented by Technology Integrator magazine, pays tribute to products that stand out for being innovative, high-performing solutions oriented for the custom installation professional. The 2013 winners, selected by the magazine’s editorial staff, stood out as particularly impressive, considering the unique challenges custom installers face every day on the job. The impact these products have on the industry is felt in the installers’ productivity, the dealers’ profitability, the clients’ satisfaction, and the industry’s vitality.

The world’s first wireless projector with built-in 5-GHz WHDI technology, the W1500 projects uncompressed full-HD 1080p content from sources such as Blu-ray™ and DVD players, AV-R players, set-top boxes, and gaming consoles without the need for HDMI® cables. The projector also supports wireless connectivity with any mobile device such as an iPad® or Apple® TV. The result is future-proofed setups and a simpler installation process by enabling complete freedom of projector placement.

With BenQ’s Colorific™ image quality, the W1500 provides vivid and accurate color reproduction, high brightness, crisp contrast, and long-lasting quality. The projector features 2200 ANSI lumens, Rec. 709 color gamut, and DarkChip3™ DLP technology, which further increases brightness for deeper blacks. Featuring a six-segment color wheel to produce realistic color depth and frame interpolation, the W1500 uses motion estimation/motion compensation (MEMC) technology for smooth picture quality. In addition, the projector is ISFccc-certified by the Imaging Science Foundation® (ISF®), enabling viewers to enjoy a professionally calibrated picture with two optimized modes — ISF Day and ISF Night — for an enhanced entertainment experience.

Now offered across the BenQ home entertainment projector lineup, the leading SmartEco™ technology automatically adjusts lamp power based on input content, providing optimal contrast and brightness output while saving energy. As a result, the W1500 increases lamp life up to 6,000 hours without any image-quality compromise. In “Eco Blank” mode, the projector blanks out the screen whenever projection isn’t needed, saving up to 70 percent of lamp power, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no display has been detected for more than three minutes. In “Standby” mode, the W1500 lowers power consumption to less than 0.5 W during periods of inactivity.

Award winners will be honored at the 2013 Technology Integrator EXC!TE Awards party on Thursday, Sept. 26 during CEDIA EXPO 2013 in Denver.

BenQ’s W1500 FHD wireless projector is now shipping at an MSRP of $2,299. More information about BenQ is available at