BenQ Rolls Out New Display for Digital Signage

LED-backlit public information display
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COSTA MESA, Calif. — BenQ America Corp., a manufacturer of displays and projectors, announced the release of a 50-inch SV500 public information display (PID). Designed for retail, hospitality, corporate and education functions, the commercial-grade panel features 1080p resolution, 400 nits of brightness, and installation options to create videowalls of up to 10 x 10 units. Equipped with BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA), the SV500 allows for remote signage system management and control.

The LED-backlit SV500 panel can be used in both portrait and landscape modes. Capable of being integrated into large videowalls, a series of slim-bezel SV500 units can be daisy-chained together without video signal splitters. Equipped with in/out VGA and DVI ports, the SV500 also allows users to increase flexibility by displaying content from either analog or digital sources.

“The SV500 was engineered to maximize PID versatility while providing users with a combination of performance and affordable videowall capabilities,” said Bob Wudeck, associate vice president for strategy and business development at BenQ America. “By using MDA to monitor and control multiple units in addition to the SV500’s USB plug-and-play functionality, the panel allows shops, universities, hotels and office buildings to access a simpler, more flexible solution for their everyday digital signage requirements.”

Using USB plug-and-play, the SV500 allows operators to insert content-loaded thumb drives directly into the panel's USB port to access files or enable direct playback — displaying both audio and video without the need for any additional cabling, software, or accessories. To deliver increased environmental and functional benefits, the SV500 allows administrators and IT managers to simplify panel operations and maintenance via BenQ's MDA — enabling content scheduling, on/off powering, and remote monitoring and control — regardless of system configuration. MDA also works in real time; tracking each panel’s voltage use and temperature to protect panels and automatically send email alerts should anomalies arise.

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