Eizo adds three new business FlexScan LCD Monitors
Eizo Nanao Corporation today added three models to its FlexScan line of square (5:4 aspect ratio) LCD monitors with the introduction of the 19-inch FlexScan S1921-X and the 17-inch FlexScan S1721-X and FlexScan S1701-X.
Ideal for corporate and small offices, all three models are upgrades to current models in EIZO’s FlexScan lineup with the same names except that “-X” has been added to indicate that they have the following “extended” features:
- Two new preset modes including a “Paper” mode that simulates printed paper.
- Auto EcoView brightness sensor with two user-determined reference points.
- EcoView Index that displays power and CO2 savings on screen.
- Compatibility with older graphics boards that output a sync-on-green signal.
- Compatibility with EIZO EcoView NET power management software.
- EPEAT Gold, Energy Star 5.0, and TCO Displays 5.1 compliance.
With corporate and home users spending more time viewing documents and ebooks on their monitors rather than in printed form, EIZO is introducing a preset Paper mode that makes viewing the screen more comfortable to help reduce eyestrain. Paper mode closely resembles the look of printed paper by adjusting the black level and reducing the contrast ratio of the screen. Paper mode also maintains a gamma level of 2.2 so there is no degradation of grayscale tones.
These models also include an “EyeCare” mode that lowers brightness to a mere 3 cd/m2 to help reduce eye fatigue in work environments such as CAD with little or no ambient lighting. Preset modes carried over from the previous models are Text, sRGB, and Custom (user-defined settings). The user can toggle between modes manually in the OSD menu or automatically by using the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD software (Windows 7 and Vista compatible) to assign a mode to each application.
Auto EcoView is a sensor on the front bezel that reads the ambient lightning and adjusts the screen’s brightness to the ideal level. To more accurately achieve the brightness level preferred by the user, Auto EcoView includes two user-determined reference points whereas the models these new monitors are replacing included one. Using Auto EcoView lowers typical power consumption to just 19 watts for the FlexScan S1721-X and S1701-X and 22 watts for the FlexScan S1921-X.
EcoView Index is a gauge that displays the level of power reduction in watts and CO2 reduction in grams that result from using Auto EcoView. It can be displayed any time by pushing a button on the front bezel.
All three models have a native resolution of 1280 x 1024. The FlexScan S1921-X and FlexScan S1721-X use vertical alignment (VA) panels and have a brightness of 250 cd/m2 and viewing angles of 178°. The FlexScan S1701-X uses a twisted neumatic (TN) panel with a brightness of 300 cd/m2 and viewing angles of 160°.
These monitors are compatible with EIZO’s EcoView NET software which offers power savings for large installations. EcoView NET gives administrators centralized control over the power settings of all FlexScan monitors on a network. Settings include brightness adjustment, power on/off, Auto EcoView on/off, and remote and local scheduling. This software is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, and XP and is available through EIZO distributors and subsidiaries.
- One DVI-D (digital) and one D-Sub (analog) input.
- Available with either a 100 mm height adjustable stand with swivel, tilt, and portrait mode display or a basic stand with tilt only.
- Dual 0.5 watt internal speakers and a headphone jack.
- Five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty.
The FlexScan S1921-X, FlexScan S1901-X, and FlexScan S1701-X are now shipping. Date of availability varies by country so please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.