BERLIN, Germany (AVING Special Report on ‘IFA 2008′) — <Visual News> Since Fujitsu Siemens Computers announced the zero-watt monitor concept, advance orders running into the thousands have been received from customers across the EMEA region. The first zero-watt monitors are now coming to market as scheduled.
This is a first, because monitors in standby mode normally continue to draw between one and six watts of power. The Eco mode is enabled by default. The display includes a switching element in the power supply, controlled by the PC. When the monitor powers down, it triggers the power supply to totally disconnect from the mains. When the PC next sends output to the monitor, a small electrical pulse restores display power. This function works with analogue and digital monitor outputs.
Both new Fujitsu Siemens Computers SCENICVIEW ECO monitors, the 20-inch ‘P20W-5 ECO’ and the 22-inch ‘P22W-5 ECO’, are Premium Line models, meaning that they are feature-packed in addition to their green credentials. Both monitors ship with an enhanced ergonomics stand, providing users with unrivalled levels of control over the height of the monitor, which can even be lowered almost to desk level.
The ECO monitors also introduce DisplayView AutoBright functionality, an automatic brightness control that adapts monitor brightness in harmony with ambient light, offering power savings during operations of up to an additional 30 percent as well as reducing eye strain. When maximum brightness is needed, the new units pump out an impressive 300 cd/m2.
With graphics capabilities of up to 1680 x 1050 pixels, the new ECO monitors do not scrimp on display sizes, either – while a 5 millisecond response time ensures crisp, sharp graphics and no screen artefacts. Thanks to HDMI interface support, the screens are also ideal for working with high-definition graphics.
The SCENICVIEW ECO model monitors are available to order immediately, in all countries across EMEA. Prices start at 419(EUR) for the 20-inch model.
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