BICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, 17th OCTOBER 2022 – BenQ, the internationally renowned brand of digital lifestyle devices and innovator in professional display technology, today announced an extension of its long-term partnership with Pantone. This continued collaboration will provide new purchasers of DesignVue PD Series and PhotoVue SW Series professional monitors with a free one-year premium subscription to Pantone’s digital platform, Pantone Connect. Pantone Connect ensures colour consistency and accuracy for branding, fashion, and product design by providing exclusive and complete access to over 15,000 Pantone colours. It includes features that allow designers and other digital content creators to share palettes and collaborate with their teams, clients and beyond.
BenQ and Pantone’s partnership began in 2015, when BenQ was the world’s first professional monitor brand to be awarded a Pantone Validated certification - a trusted symbol of colour fidelity for consumers buying displays and printers. Since then, BenQ has produced more Pantone Validated monitors than any other manufacturer in the world. In addition, BenQ also became the world’s first maker of monitors to be Pantone SkinTone Validated by delivering highly inclusive technology products that accurately represent 110 diverse skin tones.
“Having forged AQCOLOR Technology, BenQ is proud to be a longstanding partner to the global community of colour professionals who trust the Pantone system to deliver accurate colours,” said Conway Lee, President of BenQ Corporation. “Pantone is the world’s premier authority on colour, and at BenQ, we share the same passion for colour accuracy and accessibility. We have worked very closely to provide the best monitors in the world for photographers, video editors, and designers and look forward to further supporting our customers with these additional tools through our partnership.”
“At BenQ, we are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with Pantone. Taking the needless complexity out of the creative process, BenQ DesignVue monitors provide lightning-fast transmission with thunderbolt 3 and USB-C connectivity and up to 85W power charging with just one single cable – a necessity for hybrid professionals. This partnership will ensure designers and even up and coming digital content creators can easily collaborate with their teams with a wealth of colours at their disposal. With colour accuracy, 4K definition, AQColor technology and MacBook mode, there is no need to compromise, especially when it comes to affordability.” said Royce Lye, managing Director of BenQ UK and Ireland.
Today, BenQ and Pantone mutually agree that ‘Colour Matters’ by equipping creative professionals to design confidently and accurately with a free one-year subscription to Pantone Connect. “At Pantone, our goal is to empower the modern creator to be able to be inspired and create wherever they may be. With Pantone Connect, our goal is to provide this flexibility by enabling colour data to be communicated and produced consistently at every stage of the design and production process. We are so excited to work with BenQ to continue to provide opportunity and access for creative professionals to realise their true colour vision”, said Jung Sin, Pantone Connect Product Manager. In addition to being shareable across team structures, Pantone Connect allows colours to be saved and stored securely in the cloud, accessed from anywhere, and used in all Adobe® design programs.
The free one-year subscription of Pantone Connect Premium (value of £107.99) is available to new purchasers of select BenQ professional monitors and will be available through September 30, 2023 or until redemption code supplies last. For photographers, the colour accuracy and screen-to-print colour consistency of BenQ PhotoVue SW Series reaches a new level with Pantone Connect. For designers, BenQ DesignVue PD Series include thunderbolt displays, making them ideal as external monitors for Mac devices. Users cannot only enjoy the efficiency provided by applications of daisy chain and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse), but also incredible colour accuracy.
To learn more about BenQ displays and to redeem your free Pantone Connect Premium subscription, please visit: https://www.benq.eu/en-uk/campaign/pantone-connect-redeem
*Eligible Models: PD2500Q, PD2506Q, PD2700Q, PD2700U, PD2705Q, PD2705U, PD2705UA, PD2725U, PD3200Q, PD3200U, PD3205U, PD3205UA, PD3220U, PD3420Q, SW271C, SW240, SW270C, SW321C
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Pantone Connect Official Website: https://www.pantone.com/pantone-connect
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About BenQ (Corporation)
Founded on the corporate vision of "Bringing Enjoyment 'N' Quality to Life", BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider, aiming at elevating and enriching every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realise this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today - lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education - with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies, spanning from digital projectors to monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications, and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries, with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognised leader in its field, contributing to the BenQ Group's vast resources, broad R&D and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company's vertical specialisation to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivalled 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 'N' 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 ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Darwin Precisions Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.