PARIS – FEBRUARY 18TH 2021:Paris Saint-Germain Esports is pleased to announce MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, as official console monitor partner for its competitive FIFA 21 players and streamers. As console monitor partner, MMD will be the official provider to the roster PSG Esports FIFA 21 talent and creators, offering them the latest in cutting edge viewing experiences, truly fit for champions.
PSG Esports’ soon-to-be-opened studio, located within the club’s headquarters, in the Paris area, will also be kitted out with the very latest products from Philips Monitors, providing the PSG Esports squad with the premier console monitor offering, allowing them to hone their skills down to the finest of details.
The “Philips Momentum” Monitor series are console gaming optimized, designed to bring a truly immersive and enhancing experience to all console gamers with its outstanding features while providing the perfect package of technical prowess. In line with PSG Esports’ ethos of excellence, and its global fanbases expectations of quality on all fronts, Philips Monitors is the perfect match for its organisation and its loyal community.
Fabien Allègre, Paris Saint-Germain’s Director of Brand Diversification, who oversees the Club’s Esports operations says : “Paris Saint-Germain Esports is delighted to welcome Philips Monitors on board as our official console monitor partner for our talented group of FIFA 21 players and creators. We look forward to benefiting from the world class product offering from Philips Monitors and in working closer together around our FIFA 21 talent. PSG Esports requires technical excellence and innovative offerings to maintain a competitive squad, and in Philips Monitors we have found the ideal partner.”
Stefan Sommer, Director of Marketing & Business Management at MMD for Philips Monitors added:
“ We’re happy to join forces with Paris Saint-Germain Esports as their official console monitor partner to provide the best equipment to all FIFA 21 players and creators. We hope to enhance their experience even further and we’re looking forward to see what accomplishments we’re able to achieve together in the future.”.
Supporters can follow Paris Saint-Germain Esports and Philips Monitors come together to deliver the very best in FIFA 21 entertainment across the official PSG Esports Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Twitch channels.
About Paris Saint-Germain Esports: Established in 2016, PSG Esports is the home to the competitive gaming and streaming offer for Paris Saint-Germain, which was itself founded in 1970. Present in League of Legends (PSG.Talon), DOTA 2 (PSG.LGD), Brawl Stars and FIFA 21, the French capital club is the preeminent European multi-sport club within the Esports world. With its home city of Paris at the heart of the organization, under the philosophy of one unique city, one unique club, Paris Saint-Germain has transformed to become one of the top global sports brands in the world since being acquired by Qatar Sports Investments in 2011.
Amsterdam, 15 February 2021 – One of the greenest monitors is here: the Philips 242B1G (23.8″ / 60.5 cm ) is designed for sustainable productivity and addressed to ecologically-minded professionals. This eco-friendly monitor from the Philips monitors’ B Line delivers a new level of power saving in addition to ease of use and visual comfort (the Full HD IPS panel delivers exceptional colour accuracy and wide viewing angles), ensuring peak performance every day while respecting the environment.
The Philips 242B1G delivers substantial energy savings thanks to a super-energy-efficient design that makes this model perfect even for complex set-ups. More specifically, its power-efficient features use a new LED backlight technology that maintains brightness and colour while using significantly less energy. The monitor is also equipped with an array of other power-saving technologies, such as PowerSensor, LightSensor and 0-watt hard power switch.
PowerSensor detects user presence or absence via harmless infrared signals and automatically reduces monitor brightness accordingly, helping to save up to 80% energy costs. LightSensor technology measures ambient light intensity and consequently adjusts screen brightness. Another important feature that makes this monitor especially effective at reducing users’ carbon footprint is the Zero Power Switch. At the flick of the 0-watt hard switch, users can completely cut off their monitor from AC power, resulting in zero power consumption. And that’s not all…
Green inside and out
True eco-conscious users demand eco-friendly and sustainable materials to effectively reduce their carbon footprint and promote circular consumption. This model is the ideal choice for them. Composed of 85% post-consumer recycled plastics and boasting a TCO Certified Edge, the Philips 242B1G is entirely free of harmful substances such as mercury, halogen and PVC/BFR to minimize environmental impact. In addition, all packing materials are 100% recycled as well as 100% recyclable, and the display meets major international standards such as EnergyStar 8.0, EPEAT1 and RoHS.
Comfortable visual experience
The Philips 242B1G meets high productivity needs. It features an IPS panel with Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution for beautiful colours and sharp images, perfect for numerous tasks from photo editing to web browsing to professional applications that need colour accuracy and consistent brightness, thanks to 102% sRGB gamut coverage. IPS displays also enable wide viewing angles of 178/178 degrees, which is particularly useful when working in teams on a single display. The 242B1G also has a 75 Hz refresh rate, which is 25% more compared to common office displays with 60 Hz, resulting in smoother action when moving objects on the screen. The Philips 242B1G is also fitted with a USB hub, offering four USB 3.2 ports, one of which supports fast charging of smartphones and similar devices.
For users’ comfort, especially those who spend many hours in front of the monitor, this model includes three easy-on-the-eyes features to minimise eye strain. LowBlueMode reduces harmful shortwave blue light, while FlickerFree regulates brightness and reduces flicker for more comfortable viewing. EasyRead completes the offer for a paper-like reading experience. Finally, the 242B1G comes with a fully ergonomic stand, offering 150 mm height adjustment, -180/+180° swivel, -5/+35° tilt and 90° pivot adjustment.
1 EPEAT rating is valid only where Philips registers the product. Please visit https://www.epeat.net/ for registration status in your country.
Product certifications are real proofs that a product meets specific standards, often related to quality, safety, or health. Being able to offer devices and products complying with specific international standards is certainly a good way to add credibility to a brand and gain customers’ trust.
It is crucial for tech companies not only to produce market safe, high-quality devices, but also rely on third parties to inspect and confirm these devices specs, certifying them with test marks. Philips monitors, as could be expected, are tested a wide variety of certifications to grant customers additional basis to choose the best product for their needs.
There are several kinds of certifications that ensure the efficient usage of energy, and help take care of the environment. EPA ENERGY STAR is the one that guarantees Philips monitors to do our part.
ENERGY STAR program, established by EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in 1992, promotes the development of energy-efficient products to protect the environment, and so doing, making it easier for consumers and businesses to save them money while buying certified products. EPA certification label is for all intents, and it purposes independent testing and studies. Philips 272B1G monitor is a perfect example of an energy-efficient tool with brilliant performances, meeting the stringent power efficiency requirements by Energy Star 8.0 certification.
Environment safeguard is a key focus for Philips monitors’ design: each of them is devised to be compliant with different environmental certifications to guarantee sustainability for a greener tomorrow.
The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) is a global ecolabel for the IT sector, which is programmed and managed by the Green Electronics Council (GEC), certifies products that offer a reduced environmental impact across their lifecycles.
EPEAT’s role to reduce pollution is strategic, because on the one hand it helps wend users to choose electronic products based on their environmental attributes; while on the other hand, it enables manufacturers to obtain market recognition through achievement of specific performance criteria in their electronic product design.
To be marked EPEAT a product must meet specific criteria to be qualified for the program, which includes a layered assessment depending on how many optional criteria the product meets.
Products in fact are rated Bronze, Silver or Gold based on how many optional criteria they meet. When products are Bronze-rated, they meet all of the required criteria in their category, Silver-rated devices meet not only all of the required criteria but also at least 50% of the optional criteria, Gold-rated products meet all of the required criteria and at least 75% of the optional criteria.
TCO Certified is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products, which is run by independent organizations that have strong demand of the products meeting the criteria for energy efficiency, ergonomic design, and limited hazardous substance content.
All TCO Certified criteria are designed to drive social and environmental responsibility throughout the product life cycle. To keep the level of certification high and valuable, they release a new generation of TCO Certified every three years. This way, even the most pressing sustainability challenges can be met. A TCO Certified product has passed four steps: preparation, testing and verification, application and certification. The test and verification phase, specifically, requires sending a product sample to an accredited verification organization for testing, together with environmental and social responsibility documentation for an independent review. Once reports and documentations have been verified, the product will be approved.
TCO Certified Edge is a complementary certification to TCO Certified, for best-in-class products meeting leading-edge sustainability criteria. TCO Certified Edge looks at specific sustainability elements, so products are certified to each category separately. Products compliance is checked by independent verification organizations. All test facilities are accredited to ISO 17025. Test and verification methods vary between criteria.
Designed for sustainability and reduced operating costs, the Philips 329P1H monitor, together with a wide range of other monitors, meets TCO Certified Edge environmental standard, in addition to ENERGY STAR and EPEAT.
Easiness of use is a driver for many users when buying devices, tools, desk chairs… TÜV Rheinland experts test the usability of products from all Industries: thanks to volunteers, they test ergonomics, efficiency, and consumer satisfaction. To evaluate the ergonomic and usability of a product, besides leveraging testing by representative users, experts consider the specific context in which the product is used, its compliance to national or international ergonomics standards, its documentation and other aspects. Being ergonomic certified really helps a device to demonstrate its high quality, thus improving customer satisfaction and minimizing complaints during the warranty period.
Most people use monitors during their everyday life. To create and ensure a comfortable experience, a number of Philips Monitors are TUV certified, proving the safety and quality standards required to be compliance with specific regulations.
TUV laboratories conduct testing and certification of displays according to the ISO 9241-307 standard required to a product aimed at eliminate annoying reflections, safeguard image quality from different perspectives, facilitate adjustable blue light content and ensure displays are flicker free. All of this helps is reduce eye strain, promoting wellbeing and convenience. Among other features, Philips Monitors offer LowBlue Mode setting to reduce shortwave blue light.
With TUV certification, Philips 245B1 display and many others ensure an ideal viewing experience.
MMD stands for safety and quality in the global monitor industry and our effort is to validate our mission to comply with high-quality standards with the most renowned certifications in different areas, from environmental feature for greener lifestyle, to ergonomic features for users’ comfort and wellness; MMD believe that a monitor is more than just a tool for productivity.