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Maak het camera hackers moeilijk: de eerste Philips monitor met een popup-webcam

· Het eerste model in een nieuwe serie van Philips business monitoren met een scherm dat aan drie zijden bijna geen randen heeft

· De eerste in een reeks monitoren die een webcam bevat die verschijnt op het moment dat deze nodig is en verdwijnt op het moment dat deze dat niet meer is

· Duurzaam eco-ontwerp met PowerSensor

Amsterdam, 9 augustus 2016 – Hackers worden steeds inventiever en mensen worden zich steeds meer bewust van het risico dat zij lopen met webcams. Daarom brengt MMD, marktleider in technologie en merklicentiepartner voor Philips Monitors, zijn eerste Philips monitor (272B7QPTKEB) uit met een webcam die verstopt zit in het frame van de monitor en alleen verschijnt wanneer het nodig is. Voor veel professionals is de webcam een essentieel instrument om de samenwerking met anderen te verbeteren. Wanneer hun computer wordt gehackt, zou de webcam kunnen worden gebruikt als ongeautoriseerd toegangspunt. De 27 inch monitor combineert de extra beveiliging met een goede prestatie: kristalheldere beelden met een Quad HD-resolutie van 2560 x 1440 pixels, extra brede kijkhoeken en razendsnelle dataoverdracht door een USB 3.0-aansluiting. Het scherm is geschikt voor “Daisy Chaining”, wat inhoudt dat men de mogelijkheid heeft om meerdere apparaten op elkaar aan te sluiten door het gebruik van slechts één connectie tussen de afzonderlijke apparaten. Ook bevat de monitor een PowerSensor, die kan aanvoelen of er iemand achter het bureau zit en het energieverbruik daar op aanpast. Dit kan het energieverbruik met 80 procent verminderen en verlengt het leven van de monitor.

De Philips 272B7QPTKEB is vanaf augustus verkrijgbaar in verschillende elektronicawinkels voor een adviesprijs van €699,-.

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Make Life Tough for Camera Hackers: First Philips Monitor with Popup Webcam

· First model in new range of Philips business monitors with a panel which is almost borderless on three sides

· First in a family of monitors with webcam which pops up when it’s needed, and tucks away when it isn’t

· Sustainable eco-design with PowerSensor

Amsterdam, 9 augustus 2016 – With hackers becoming ever more inventive – and with awareness growing of potential risk exposure through webcams – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, is rolling out the first Philips display with a webcam that pops up when needed, and is otherwise hidden in the display frame. The new 27-inch 272B7QPTKEB display, due for release in August, combines this extra security with excellent display performance: Crystal-clear images with Quad HD resolution, the extra-wide viewing angles of IPS panel technology, super-speed USB 3.0 for faster data transfer, as well as PowerSensor technology for eco-friendly productivity. Further monitors with a popup webcam will follow later this year, e.g. in 24-inch or with UHD resolution.

Greater security for office webcams

Webcams have become a fast, simple way to stay in touch with colleagues and partners all over the world. For many professionals, their webcam is a vital tool to obtain face-to-face contact with people – and enhance collaboration – without clocking up thousands of air miles. However, every webcam represents a window into the enterprise. If breached by hackers, it could theoretically be used to create an unauthorized access point. “With awareness for potential security flashpoints growing, many users do not wish to have their webcam focused on their desks all day, says Albert Ulfman, Product Manager Philips monitors Europe at MMD. “The new webcam on this latest display allays these concerns of users. The webcam pops up when it’s required for meetings, and tucks neatly away when it’s not in use.”

Like other Philips displays for professionals, the new display has a range of other standout features to drive productivity. At 27 inches, it’s compact enough to fit any desk. Viewing space is maximized by the ultra-narrow screen border – which also makes for a more immersive experience when tiling multiple displays. Image quality is excellent, thanks to Quad HD resolution with 2560 x 1440 pixels – designed to derive maximum viewing clarity from high bandwidth sources supported by the display, such as Displayport and HDMI . This monitor also supports “Daisy Chaining”: the ability to connect a series of devices together using a single connection between each two devices. This cabling arrangement, with one DisplayPort cable between each set of monitors, provides a less cluttered system configuration. A key benefit of a multi-monitor setup is increased productivity and seamless multi-tasking.

Eco productivity

The new 272B7QPTKEB display also exemplifies the commitment of MMD to sustainable productivity. It features innovative sensors to keep power consumption as low as possible. The PowerSensor, for example, can sense whether anyone is present at the desk, and automatically reduces screen brightness if the user steps away. This feature alone can reduce energy costs by up to 80 percent, and also prolongs the display life. BFR-free housing and 85 percent post-consumer recycled plastics reinforce the display’s justified claim to being a true eco-friendly productivity tool.

The new Philips 272B7QPTKEB display will be available in major electronics stores from August at an RRP of €699,-.

More information on Philips monitors:

Technical Specifications:

Specification Philips 272B7QPTKEB display
LCD panel type IPS technology
Backlighting technology W-LED
Panel size 27 inch / 68.5 cm
Effective viewing area 596.7 (H) x 335.7 (V)
Aspect ratio 16:9
Optimal resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
Viewing angle 178° (H) / 178° (V), @ C/R > 10
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical) 1,000:1
Display colors 16.7 million (True 8 Bit)
Picture enhancement SmartImage
Convenience · Built-in Speakers: 2 W x 2

· Built-in webcam: 2.0 megapixel camera with microphone and LED indictor

· User convenience: SmartImage, Input,
PowerSensor, Menu, Power On/Off

· Control software: SmartControl

· Other convenience: Kensington lock, VESA mount (100x100mm)

· Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, Mac OS X, sRGB, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

Stand · Height adjustment: 150 mm

· Pivot: 90°

· Swivel: -175/175°

· Tilt: -5/20°

Connectivity · USB: USB 3.0×3 (1 w/fast charging)

· Signal Input: VGA (Analog), DisplayPort 1.2, mini DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 1.4

· Signal Output: DisplayPort out

· Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green

· Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone out

Sustainability · Environmental and energy: PowerSensor, EnergyStar 7.0, EPEAT Gold, TCO edge, RoHS

· Recyclable packaging material: 100 %

· Post-consumer recycled plastic: 85%

· Specific Substances: PVC / BFR free housing, Mercury free, Lead free

Compliance and standards Regulatory Approvals: CE Mark, FCC Class B,

About MMD
MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD serves the Western European, Middle East and African markets from its headquarters in Amsterdam. The Eastern European and CIS markets are served by a local office in Prague. Through its network of local sales teams MMD works with all major IT distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development center is located in Taiwan.

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