Everything about the certifications of Philips monitors
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.