BenQ has announced the latest addition to its M6 series, the MW665 projector. The new model is designed for professional applications such as houses of worship, classrooms, and boardrooms. The MW665 is WXGA resolution, has a brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens and a 13,000:1 contrast ratio.
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 in 2D or 3D formats. For additional connectivity, the MW665 features HDMI®, D-sub, USB, miniUSB, and RJ45 ports, which enable inputs from several sources. It also has a microphone slot, audio in and out jacks, and as pair of 2W speakers. The MW665 also provides support for AMX®, Crestron®, and PJLink® systems.
With SmartEco mode, the MW665 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to 70 percent resulting in up to 10,000 hours of lamp life. For extended use the BenQ LumenCare setting enables the unit to maintain constant brightness for the first 2,100 hours of lamp life. There is an “Eco Blank” mode allows presenters to blank out the screen whenever projection isn’t needed, and a “No Source Detected” mode automatically lowers brightness to 30 percent when no signal has been detected for more than three minutes.
The MW665 is shipping now at an MSRP of $999.
Recent findings from PMA Research show that wide-screen projectors are continuing to gain in popularity. In advanced markets, widescreen resolutions continued to outperform the overall projector market.