Upgrade to BenQ, your eyes will thank you

Upgrade to BenQ, your eyes will thank you

Sydney Australia, November 2013: Global manufacturer of digital panels, BenQ, is providing a real point of difference to health conscience consumers by adopting an eye-care philosophy and incorporating new technology into their range of computer monitors, making them a better choice for eye health.
 
It turns out staring at a computer screen for hours a day takes a toll on our vision and general health.  Eye strain is very common, while headache, migraine and temporary vision impairment (difficulty focussing, seeing spots) can be the result of prolonged computer use. 
 
Computer Vision Syndrome – or CVS – is a very real condition, impacting countless Australians who have little choice but to subject their eyes to the on-going glare of a computer screen as part of the modern work day.
 
BenQ are leading the charge to downgrade the impact technology is having on our eyes.  They have eliminated flicker from their monitors and have included different modes which cut glare and significantly reduce blue LED light emissions which have shown to be detrimental to the eye. 
“It’s our eye-care commitment,” said Managing Director for BenQ Australia, Martin Moelle.  “It’s a matter of ‘eyegonomics’ if you like, making our range superior in terms of eye comfort and general optical health,” he said.
 
According to Dr Jim Kokkinakis, Optometrist from The Eye Practice, Sydney, the computer age – that is the widespread use of smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs - is effecting our health and having a major impact on corporate productivity.
 
“It’s a combination of making the eye muscles work overtime due to factors including the brightness of the screen, distance from the screen, flicker and the blue LED light which the screen emits – all these factors place unreasonable demands on our eyes when we use a computer for long periods of time.  Tired eyes are not productive eyes, and they are also prone to making mistakes,” he said.
 
Dr Kokkinakis specialises in CVS– a condition which culminates in a number of unpleasant symptoms including vision problems, headache and migraine.  But Dr Kokkinakis says more importantly, digital technology is directly related to the rising incidence of Myopia (short sightedness), which has doubled in one generation. 
 
“Twice as many kids are today being prescribed glasses at an early age due to computer use,” he says.
 
The latest additions to BenQ’s eye care range include the GL2460HM (RRP: $185.00) which is designed specifically for office and home use, and the RL2455HM (RRP:$199.00) and XL2420TE (RRP: $499.00), both gaming models, which is relevant as gamers are known to spend more time than most of us in front of a computer screen.
 
For further information on BenQ’s eye care commitment and models incorporated into their eye care range, visit http://www.benq.com.au/microsite/flickerfreemonitor/au/index.html
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GL2460HM:
Eye Care Monitor – Flicker-free 
 
Reading Mode option for lower blue light
 
Senseye Human Vision Technology
 
Dynamic Ratio of 12M:1
 
2ms GtG response time
 
Full HD 1080p, 16:9 contrast ratio
 
16mm slim bezel display
 
High gloss frame and base for sophisticated look
RRP: $185.00
 
 
RL2455HM:
Eye Care Monitor – Flicker-free 
 
Reading Mode Option for lower blue light
 
Black eQualiser
 
RTS Mode / RTS 2 Mode
 
1ms GtG response time
 
Dynamic contrast ratio of 12M:1
RRP: $199.00
XL2420TE:
Eye Care Monitor – Flicker-free 
 
Reading mode option for lower blue light
 
Black eQualiser
 
Fast 2ms GtG response time
 
Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 12M:1
 
S Switch
 
FPS Mode Display
 
Smart Scaling
RRP: $499.00
 
 
Note to Journalists:  product is available for review.  To arrange please contact Toni Ruhle on 0413 721 290 or preferably Email: fyi@optusnet.com.au  Images available on request.
 
About BenQ
BenQ 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 Australia and New Zealand 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 http://www.benq.com.au/.
 
About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.
 
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 16+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.
 
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.