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Persbericht: De directeur van de FBI adviseert om webcams te bedekken, maar er zijn alternatieven

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De directeur van de FBI adviseert om webcams te bedekken, maar er zijn alternatieven

Amsterdam, 4 oktober 2016 – Tijdens een recente conferentie adviseerde de directeur van de FBI, James Comey, dat het bedekken van de webcam helpt bij het beschermen van de privacy. Er zijn echter veel elegantere oplossingen dan plakbandjes voor op de webcam. De nieuwste generatie van Philips’ zakelijke monitoren bestaat uit 27 inch, 24 inch en 22 inch monitoren met een ingebouwde webcam die uitgeklapt kan worden wanneer deze nodig is. Omdat de webcam uitsluitend handmatig uitgeklapt kan worden, is het voor hackers onmogelijk om de webcam aan te sturen. Evenals de andere zakelijke Philips monitoren zijn ook deze monitoren perfect voor op kantoor. De schermruimte wordt vergroot door de ultradunne schermranden, de beeldkwaliteit is uitstekend en de monitoren lenen zich voor “Daisy Chaining”. Dit houdt in 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 de levensduur van de monitor. De Philips 272B7QPTKEB is verkrijgbaar voor een adviesprijs van 599 euro. De 241B7QPJKEB en de 221B7QPJKEB zijn beschikbaar vanaf respectievelijk het vierde kwartaal in 2016 en het eerste kwartaal van 2017.

Meer informatie kunt u vinden in het onderstaande Engelstalige persbericht.

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The FBI Director recommends covering up
your webcam – but there are alternatives

The webcam of the new Philips business monitors only pops up when you need it

Amsterdam, 4 October 2016 – During a recent conference at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), FBI Director James Comey recommended a number of sensible things to do in order to protect one’s privacy. Covering up computer webcams was one of his suggestions. Non-covered webcams could open up an easy gateway for hackers and thus create the ideal conditions for extortion or industrial espionage for example. "We lock our homes and cars, then why should our computers be open to criminals," the Head of the FBI asks. In fact, many PC users have realised that webcams put them at the risk of an invasion of their privacy. One famous example is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – even the camera of his laptop is covered with an adhesive strip.

Actually, there are significantly more elegant solutions than adhesive strips – at least for PC monitors. The newest generation of Philips business monitors presents a line-up of 27”, 24” and 22” monitors with a built-in webcam that can be popped up only when it is needed. Using just one finger, it is easily lowered or raised again. The advantage is clear: If the camera is needed during an online conference, for example, it is simply popped up. Otherwise, it disappears and hackers don’t have a chance.

“We made a conscious decision for the camera to be a manually controlled hardware feature, because this makes it impossible to hack,” says Thomas Schade, Vice President Europe at MMD, the brand license partner for Philips Monitors. He continues: “Today, video conferences are an essential tool of business communication for many companies. At the same time, webcams open a gateway for industrial espionage. Our simple solution offers efficient and safe working conditions to our customers.”

Ideal for more privacy: the Philips 272B7QPTKEB

Like other Philips displays for professionals, these new displays have a range of other standout features to drive productivity. All sizes are compact enough to fit any desk. Viewing space is maximised by the ultra-narrow screen border – which also makes for a more immersive experience when tiling multiple displays. Image quality is excellent, with maximum viewing clarity derived from high bandwidth sources supported by the displays, such as DisplayPort and HDMI. The monitors also support “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 displays also exemplify the commitment of MMD to sustainable productivity. They feature 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 displays’ justified claim to being a true eco-friendly productivity tool.

The Philips 272B7QPTKEB is already available at a RRP of 599 EUR, and the 241B7QPJKEB and 221B7QPJKEB displays are coming up in Q4/2016 and Q1/2017 respectively.

More information on Philips monitors: www.philips.com/monitors

Technical Specifications:

Specification Philips 272B7QPTKEB display Philips 241B7QPJKEB display Philips 221B7QPJKEB display
LCD panel type IPS technology
Backlighting technology W-LED
Panel size 27 inch /
68.5 cm
23.8 inch /
60.5 cm
21.5 inch /
54.6 cm
Effective viewing area 596.7 (H) x 335.7 (V) 527 (H) x 296.5 (V) 476.1 (H) x 267.8 (V)
Aspect ratio 16:9
Optimal resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Viewing angle 178° (H) / 178° (V), @ C/R > 10
Brightness 350 cd/m² 250 cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical) 1,000:1
Display colours 16.7 million (True 8 Bit) 16.7 million
Picture enhancement SmartImage
Convenience · Built-in Speakers: 2 W x 2

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

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

· 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 · Height adjustment: 130 mm
· Pivot: 90°

· Swivel: -175/175°

· Tilt: -5/20°

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

· Signal Input: VGA (Analogue), 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

· USB: USB 3.0×3 (1 w/fast charging)

· Signal Input: VGA (Analogue), DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4

· 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, SEMKO, cETLus, CU-EAC, TCO edge, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS, EPA, WEEE, UKRAINIAN, ICES-003 Regulatory Approvals: CE Mark, FCC Class B,
SEMKO, cETLus, CU-EAC, TCO edge, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS, EPA, WEEE, UKRAINIAN, ICES-003, SASO, KUCAS

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 centre is located in Taiwan. www.mmd-p.com.

Press contact:

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Text100 Global Communications

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Ivilina Boneva

MMD

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