New Zealand’s biggest technology company BenQ announced on Wednesday that it is launching a new range of video streaming media players in the country, including BenQ-branded BenQ 5200 and BenQ 600, both of which will feature 4K video and sound.
The BenQs new video and audio streams, which will be available at BenQ retail stores, are the latest products in a growing line of high-end gaming consoles that BenQ is building in New Zealand.
The company is aiming to increase the number of BenQ products sold in New York by 10 per cent over the next year, as it builds up its presence in the U.S. “We have a global presence in New ZEALand we are a proud owner of a New Zealand company,” said BenQ CEO and chairman David Lough.
BenQ’s new gaming consoles are expected to have a price tag of $1,000 and the company will release an official product launch event in early September, with more information about the new gaming systems to follow.
“BenQ is proud to offer our latest line of gaming consoles to New Zealanders, and Benq is thrilled to be joining forces with our new local partner, the BenQ Media Group, in an unprecedented partnership to bring BenQ games to our country,” said Lough in a statement.
Benq 5200 BenQ will launch a BenQ video streamer with 4K resolution, 4K audio, and 1080p 60fps video playback.
It will be powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 GPU, and the player will feature an 8-core CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.
The 5200 will feature a 5200 x 2,800 resolution, a 720 x 1,440 resolution, and an 800 x 600 resolution, for a total of 12.6 million pixels.
Ben Q 600 The 5600 will feature the same processor, 8GB of RAM, 500GB SSD, and will support 4K 60fps 60Hz video playback, along with the same 4K Audio and 1080P 60fps Audio.
Ben q 600 comes with an NVIDIA Quadro M6000 GPU, but will feature 16GB RAM and a 5400 x 2-inch display, for an overall video resolution of 2560 x 1600.
Ben qu 600 will feature 8GB RAM, 4GB of NVidia Quadro M5000 graphics, a 256GB SSD drive, and 4GB GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics, for the total video resolution being 12.4 million pixels, along for the time being.
Both devices will be sold at $699 NZD (NZ$1,999), but Ben qu 5200 is expected to launch at the end of September, while Ben q 601 will be released in early October.
Ben Qu video streamers are expected in the US by the end-November, and are expected on the Japanese market in late-November.
The new Ben qus gaming systems will be a hit in the New Zealand market, with the 5200-series expected to generate revenue of $40 million in New Year’s Eve and $45 million in January, according to a New Zealander who is not affiliated with the company.
New Zealand is one of the world’s most populous countries, and there are a growing number of gamers looking for quality gaming hardware.
“New Zealanders are the most avid gaming community around the world, and this is a great opportunity for BenQ to expand the gaming experience to a broader audience in New England and across the world,” said New Zealand-based gaming journalist and analyst Ben Riggs.
“It will be great to see New Zealand becoming a global leader in gaming technology, and we look forward to seeing how BenQ handles its rollout.”
Ben Q is one half of the New York-based BenQ Group, which is also building the world-first BenQ VR headset.
Benqu is also the first New Zealand firm to build a new gaming platform, the world leader in online gaming, in partnership with Apple.