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PRESS RELEASE: BenQ Teams with Ritz Camera Centers to Sell BenQ Digital Photo Frame LCD Monitors
BenQ's FP591 and FP791 LCD Monitors to be in 68 Ritz Camera "Super Store" Locations Around the U.S.
City of Industry, CA (Nov. 5, 2003) - BenQ, a leading manufacturer of digital lifestyle devices, today announced that Ritz Camera Centers, the largest camera store chain in the United States, will carry BenQ's Digital Photo Frame LCD monitors. Ritz Camera Centers intends to sell the BenQ FP591 and FP791 LCD monitors which features the Digital Photo Frame function.
The BenQ 15-inch FP591 and 17-inch FP791 LCD monitors both feature built-in Digital Photo Frame (DPF) functions. The DPF allows users to directly view pictures taken by a digital camera without connecting to a personal computer or memory card reader. Images can be displayed in either full-screen or slide-show formats with CF, SD/MMC and Smart Media cards, and controlled through the monitors' On-Screen Display function.
"As the number of consumers using digital cameras grow, functions like the Digital Photo Frame offered in these LCD monitors are a terrific way to make digital photography more compelling to the user," said David Dimont, vice president of Purchasing at Ritz Camera Center. "I believe our customers will appreciate the value of these BenQ monitors. Not only is it a monitor; the Digital Photo Frame will let them see their photos without a computer attachment. We're very confident that these monitors will sell extremely well in our Super Store locations."
"BenQ is very pleased to be working with Ritz Camera Centers to sell these unique LCD monitors," said Thomas Han, vice president of Display at BenQ America. "This is a great outlet and opportunity to showcase the features of the BenQ FP591 and FP791 monitors. By having Ritz Camera Centers show confidence in our monitors just emphasizes BenQ's dedication to offering high quality products that perform."
About Ritz Camera Centers, Inc.
Ritz Camera Centers, headquartered in Beltsville, MD, is the largest retail camera and photo chain in the United States with approximately 1,200 locations in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The Ritz Camera Centers chain of stores includes Ritz Camera, Wolf Camera, Kits Camera, Inkleys, and The Camera Shop. All stores have Big Print Central Departments offering both traditional and digital prints "in minutes." Ritz Camera Centers, Inc. also owns and operates Boater's World Marine Centers, a leading marine specialty retail chain with over 110 stores nationwide.
BenQ is the second largest LCD monitor manufacturer worldwide and an industry leader in digital lifestyle devices that encompass the display, storage, imaging, input, wireless and broadband markets. BenQ has more than 13,000 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. The company has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan, China and the U.S., and has amassed more than 1,026 global patents. For more information, please visit BenQ.com.
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(First posted on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 15:55 EST)