Amsterdam, 8 December 2020 – MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the next milestone in the brand’s dedication to a sustainable future and an environmentally-conscious community. After setting new standards in terms of eco-friendly technology by introducing the greenest monitors in the market, Philips is now donating a forest in the framework of a reforestation campaign in Tanzania. The ongoing campaign, aiming at planting trees in a region affected dramatically by deforestation, focuses on contributing towards ecologically balanced development goals by creating sustainable livelihoods for the local communities along with employing local workers and empowering the local youth to gain an understanding of environmental conservation. So far, Philips monitors has pledged to keep planting at least 50.000 trees – and add more to the growing forest with every green monitor sold.
Green technology for a sustainable future
Philips monitors cares about safeguarding the environment and has been making persistent efforts to offer a more sustainable display technology. The dedication to ecologically-friendly innovation has already been manifested by introducing green monitors, which are specifically designed to have the lowest environmental impact possible. The Philips 241B7QGJEB or the recently launched 272B1G model are eco-friendly displays, which are entirely free of harmful substances, boxed in fully recyclable packaging and comply with multiple international environmental standards such as EnergyStar 8.0, EPEAT and RoHS. Moreover, these models are equipped with an array of power-saving technologies, such as the PowerSensor, which enables to achieve energy savings of up to 70% by determining the absence of the user and reducing monitor brightness accordingly, the LightSensor, which senses ambient light and adjusts screen brightness automatically. When switched off, conventional monitors are often sent into stand-by mode where they still draw power. In contrast, Philips’ Zero Power Switch cuts the monitor off completely from AC power. However, Philips monitors’ efforts to make an impact on global sustainability outreach their disruptive approach in green tech.
Committing to a greener footprint
The motivation of Philips monitors to change our planet for the better is persistent: Philips monitors is ready to take corporate social responsibility to the next level by an engagement in a reforestation ongoing campaign, involving the donation of more than 58.000 trees in Tanzania’s Usambara region, which has experienced heavy deforestation in the past 15 years. In order to ensure that the planted trees are in harmony with the local ecosystem, Philips is collaborating with ForestNation, a foundation that encourages natural reforestation and biodiversity by applying site-specific agroforestry techniques. By creating jobs in tree nurseries, planting sites and involving the local students in the planting process, the campaign has a positive impact not only on the environment but it is for the benefit of the local community as well.
“Our world is changing at a rapid pace – in terms of technology but also in terms of our environment. We are facing environmental challenges humanity has never seen before. At Philips monitors we believe in using our skills, expertise and relationships to enhance and improve the future for individuals, society at large and the environment we all inhabit together. Planet earth is a crucial stakeholder for us as a company. Therefore, we focus our creative and productive energies on designing products that meet our customers’ needs and meet our high sustainability standards at the same time. After all, people are at the heart of all our activities.
“We are committed to support the fight against climate change – not only by developing greener technology but also by giving back and planting trees with every green monitor sold”, says Stefan Sommer, Director of Marketing & Business Management Europe at MMD.
Together we can reach further
The devastation of deforestation is facing us all but with a collective effort of individual small steps we can all give back to nature. If you wish to support Philips’ mission by donating trees to the forest in Tanzania, there are several ways you can choose from:
Philips forest campaign page: https://forestnation.com/net/forests/philipsmonitors/my-forest/?r=10818
Learn more about Philips monitor’s green displays: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-e/so/monitors/green-monitors
Choosing a monitor could be a tricky task. Every feature of a monitor can make a difference and have an impact on your PC use experience. If you don’t have a clear picture of what a monitor can offer to improve your life – at work or for leisure – we are here to help!
Let’s go through the many features and specifications you should consider, to be sure you are buying the right display.
Firstly, you must think about the purpose for which you are buying the monitor. All displays have basic technologies that help in daily routine, but there are some key features that can make the difference in your off time.
When it comes to watching movies and series, visual features are the ones that count. IPS displays come with an advanced technology for extra-wide viewing angles, while the Ultra-Wide-Color Technology delivers a wider spectrum of colours.
You may probably think that vivid image and brilliant colours are enough for entertainment, but you could ask more. Design for example, could really matter: imagine how a zero-bezel monitor can make your desk look stylish. Not to mention the wider viewing angle it provides – the picture in front of you will be as satisfying as you would like.
We all know that PC gaming experience is different from Console one, therefore the monitors must be looked at differently as no compromises are allowed when playing.
Let’s speak about PC gaming monitors. Every gameplay must be as fluid as possible, so one needs to make sure that monitors feature a technology like the AMD FreeSync™ Premium which guarantees high refresh rate. Then, two more elements are key: refresh rates and response time. A 144 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms (MPRT) fast response offers you a quick and lag-free image that will enhance your gaming experience and make it sure you don’t miss any detail.
Are you a console gamer? First things to look at are input lag and refresh rate. Low input lag means you will receive visual feedback with minimal latency while a 120Hz refresh rate provides ultra-smooth images. Now, you just need to sit and immerse yourself in the glow. But image quality is key as well. A 4K UHD resolution will provide you clear and precise contents, and the bigger the screen is, the better your experience will be. Last but not least, when gaming, audio needs to help immersing you in the atmosphere, so double check for the perfect sound quality to really feel that race or stadium roaring for you – to get the most realistic experience ever. Do you like eSport FPS, Action or Racing titles? Go look for a monitor optimized for eSports!
MMD is here to help with a simple but straight forward infographic. The right Philips monitors for every need, just follow the lines and you will the monitors that fit your needs.
Amsterdam, 3 December 2020 – MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the new Philips 326P1H (31.5″/80 cm) and Philips 329P1H monitors (31.5″/80 cm), which offer a built-in USB Type-C docking station with power delivery, brilliant picture quality with high precision and clarity, and a webcam equipped with advanced sensors for Windows Hello™ facial recognition. These monitors are ideal for architects and graphic design professionals, financial institutions, engineering firms and other organisations that require high-performance monitors for precise, accurate, colour-critical work. While these Philips monitors provide solutions for all professionals, they are also suitable for everyday computing at home, and satisfy all kinds of needs for everyone.
Connectivity for every task
The Philips 326P1H and Philips 329P1H monitors feature a built-in USB Type-C docking station with power delivery (which allows you to directly charge and power your laptop up to 90 W) and four USB 3.2 inputs. Facilitate your work by connecting all of your peripherals such as keyboard, mouse and RJ-45 Ethernet cable directly to the monitor’s docking station, and enjoy the simplicity of the slim, reversible USB-C connector that allows for easy, one-cable docking. You can benefit from these features in your spare time as well, as they enable you to watch your favorite TV series on a large format, high-resolution display while while transferring data and charging your notebook at the same time. As an added treat for the eye, these monitors are certain to make your workspace neater than ever. The Philips 326P1H also features DisplayPort-output that allows you to daisy chain multiple high-resolution displays, using just one cable from your first display to the PC, without the hassle of excess cords and wires.
High picture quality and visual comfort
Detail, colour, and high resolution are the key words for these monitors. The Philips 326P1H monitor delivers Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) images, making it easy to see every detail, while the Philips 329P1H display offers an UltraClear 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, offering a real-life viewing experience that makes all the difference. These visual features are the perfect answer to a wide range of professional needs, not only for 3D graphic applications but also the financial sector with its use of detailed spreadsheets. These monitors have an IPS display that gives you extra-wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, making it possible to view the display from almost any angle, and always providing colour accuracy. As further evidence that these monitors are designed with users in mind, focusing on their productivity as well as their well-being, they also feature Flicker-Free technology for more comfortable viewing and LowBlue Mode for easy-on-the-eyes productivity. They also meet the TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort standard to prevent eye strain caused by prolonged computer use.
Sustainability as a priority
In addition, these monitors have a “green” side thanks to their Eco-design. They both feature the PowerSensor, a sensor which detects whether the user is in front of the screen and automatically reduces monitor brightness when the user steps away, thus saving up to 80% energy costs, and the LightSensor, which adjusts image brightness depending on the ambient light conditions for the perfect picture with minimal power consumption.
Both monitors are also compliant with RoHS standards, are EnergyStar 8.0 and EPEAT certified, and are entirely free of noxious substances such as lead, mercury and PVC/BFR. Moreover, the packaging materials are 100% recyclable.
The Philips 326P1H monitor is available from the beginning of December at an RRP of £399 and the Philips 329P1H monitor is available from the end of December at an RRP of £519.
More information on Philips monitors: https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-pc/monitors