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EIZO Updates SlimEdge Series of LCD MonitorsThree new models feature super thin bezels and detailed color control (July 06, 2004)
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. (?EIZO) today announced the addition of three models, the 19-inch FlexScan L788 and FlexScan L768, and the 17-inch FlexScan L568, to its SlimEdge series of LCD monitors. All models feature super thin bezels around the perimeter of the screen. This space-saving design is complemented by extensive color control and gamma correction, and it is all backed by EIZOs industry-leading five year warranty.
Originally introduced in 2001, EIZOs SlimEdge series was a significant step forward in the design of LCD monitors by offering the first thin bezel monitors available on the market. EIZO has now updated this design by further reducing the bezel sizes. For the 19-inch FlexScan L788 and L768, the side bezels are a mere 13 mm and the top and bottom bezels 15 mm a reduction of over 25% compared to EIZOs current 19-inch SlimEdge model. The 17-inch FlexScan L568 is even thinner with 11 mm along the sides and 13 mm for the top and bottom. The less intrusive bezel makes it easier to see across screens in a multi-panel configuration and conserves space on the desktop.
These models are ergonomically designed with tilt and swivel angles of 41° and 70°, and a height adjustment range of 100 mm. The screen also pivots 90° into portrait orientation for viewing text documents or web pages. The panel houses the power supply unit and can be removed from the stand for arm or wall mounting in accordance with VESA standards. For customers with their own mounting solutions, a panel only version (no stand) is also available. All models offer 250 cd/m brightness, and 1000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, and a 1280 × 1024 native resolution.
Extensive color control includes adjustment of gain, hue, saturation, and color temperature from 4000 10,000K in 500K increments (including 9,300K). A 10-bit gamma correction function automatically converts 8-bit data (256 gradations) received from the computer to 10-bit (1,021 gradations) and then reassigns this data back to 8-bits with the ideal gamma values, producing smooth color gradations throughout an image.
The design, quality, and specifications of the FlexScan L788 make it an ideal monitor for the trading floor. A one upstream, two downstream USB hub offers high-speed support (480 MB/s) with other USB peripherals, and two DVI-I inputs accept both digital and analog signals from up to two computers. Its support for analog signal types includes separate sync, composite sync, and sync-on-green, ensuring compatibility with workstations and standards PCs.
The FlexScan L768 and L568 share identical features, differing only in their screen size. These models include many features that make them suitable for the various applications used in corporate, back office, and government settings. The first is EIZOs Fine Contrast function with five image adjustment modes: Text, Picture, Movie, Custom, and sRGB. Each mode has its own settings for image parameters such as color temperature, gamma, and brightness. Navigating between the modes can be done by pressing a dedicated button on the front panel. EIZOs bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD utility software allows all OSD functions to be handled with the mouse or keyboard through a USB connection with the PC as an alternative to navigating the OSD menu with the monitors front buttons. It can also be used to assign a Fine Contrast mode to any application. When the application is opened, the screen automatically changes to its assigned mode.
EIZO offers a wide variety of accessories for enhancing convenience and flexibility including panel protectors, client management software, and mounting arms and stands.
For more information, please see www.eizo.com/products/accessories/
These products comply with some of the strictest standards for office equipment including TCO03 (gray cabinet only; black cabinets are TCO99 compliant) and TÜV Rheinland/Ergonomics. These products also carry the EIZO Eco Products 2004 in-house label signifying that they meet several strict internal requirements such as the use of lead-free solder and chrome-free steel plates, and that the users manual is made with chlorine-free, recyclable paper.
EIZO stands behind the workmanship of all three products with an industry-leading five year warranty. This warranty is valid in every country and territory where EIZO authorized distributors are located.
The FlexScan L788, L768, and L568 will go on sale in the U.S in early July. All three models will be available in a choice of gray or black.
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD, CRT, PDP monitors, and Windows-Based Terminals (thin clients). The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the product of choice in many financial trading rooms, hospitals, back offices, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over thirty countries by a network of exclusive distributors.
For more information, please visit http://www.eizo.com/
1 ScreenManager Pro for LCD can only be used with the Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP operating systems.
2 The usage time is limited to 30,000 hours or less, and the warranty period of the LCD panel and backlight is limited to three years from the date of purchase.
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