Audio visual products manufacturer BenQ has announced it is releasing a new budget-friendly device, the MX570 Colorific projector.

Aimed at conferencing, classroom, and training room environments, the projector has up to 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness, as well as a 13,000:1 contrast ratio.

Felix Pimentel, senior product marketing manager at BenQ America Corp, described the launch of the MX570 Colorific projector as a statement that the company is committed to ensuring affordability does not have to mean low quality.

He said: "The projector is lighter, brighter, offers more connectivity options, lasts longer and provides more value than other solutions in its class.

"With features such as SmartEco technology and remote LAN management, the MX570 is a simple and efficient solution for small to medium size spaces."

BenQ's new projector also features remote management via LAN, as well as a range of connectivity options such as HDMI, VGA, S-Video, RS-232 and RJ45 inputs.

The device has also been designed to be eco-friendly, with BenQ's SmartEco technology delivering lamp life of up to 10,000 hours, along with up to 70 per cent lamp power savings.

Furthermore, projector automatically shuts down to save power after 30 minutes of inactivity, while users can blank out the screen whenever projection is not needed.