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BenQ Releases New High-Brightness, High-Resolution Business Projector
Posted on Tuesday, September 13, 2016
BenQ Releases New High-Brightness, High-Resolution Business Projector

MU686 Delivers Simple Operation, Wireless Connectivity and Crisp, Accurate Images for Any Presentation Space

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2016 — BenQ America Corp., the leading global No.1 DLP brand, today introduced its latest DLP-powered Colorific™ business projector. The MU686 combines WUXGA resolution, high brightness and advanced setup and connectivity features for simple operation. The result is an affordable projector that’s ready for any presentation in small to medium-sized spaces.

“For businesses, brightness and image accuracy can be instrumental in making or breaking a deal,” said J.Y. Hu, vice president, business line management at BenQ America Corp. “We engineered the MU686 to provide a cost-effective and easy-to-operate solution that allows organizations to deliver powerful presentations. With its robust set of features, connectivity options and picture quality, the MU686 is a great fit for small to medium-size meeting spaces.”

The MU686 boasts native WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution and 3,500 ANSI lumens for crisper picture quality, while delivering whisper-quiet 28dB operation in eco mode. The 20,000:1 high contrast ratio ensures that every text, image, graph, chart and video is projected with optimal clarity and enhanced sharpness — especially critical when displaying numerical data. Presenters can clearly view their presentation files and audience members can stay focused on the content. The projector offers a flexible range of advanced connectivity options including dual HDMI inputs, one of which is MHL-enabled to support direct streaming from mobile devices.

Additionally, the optional QCast Wi-Fi dongle provides full HD wireless streaming at the touch of a button on both the projector and remote control, and a new control panel keeps all projector controls at the users’ fingertips. For a seamless look without the hassle of additional cables, users simply plug the QCast dongle into the projector’s hidden port to enable wireless streaming. Every detail of the MU686 has been optimized for business applications with simplicity in mind, giving users the ability to deliver hassle-free presentations with great ease.

The MU686’s 1.3x zoom ratio provides an impressive throw distance and up to 300-inch-wide image projection. Furthering setup ease and installation flexibility, the MU686 features manual vertical keystone correction and a short throw ratio of 1.15, which enables the projector to be placed closer to the screen for greater flexibility. In addition, weighing less than eight pounds, the MU686 is light enough to move from room to room or transport on the road.

Providing a low total cost of ownership, the projector features BenQ's world-leading SmartEco™ technology, which automatically adjusts lamp power to deliver bright, vibrant images to conserve the life of the lamp. To further reduce power consumption, an “Eco Blank” mode allows users to blank out the screen whenever projection isn't needed, while a “No Source Detected” mode automatically reduces power consumption to 30 percent when no source has been detected for more than three minutes. The “Auto Power Off” function automatically shuts down the projector when not in use for 30 minutes. When inactive, the projector keeps power consumption to a minimum,

The BenQ MU686 is available now at a retail price of $1,199. More information on the full line of BenQ products is available at