Press release

New Philips Touch Monitors: Desktop Advanced In-Cell Touch for the most responsive working experience, Open Frames for Points of Information and self-services

Amsterdam, March 16, 2021 – Displays are all around us, from home use to office environments and public spaces, but all of them meet different needs, have unique requirements and different applications. This prominent use continuously inspires in creating new and performing technologies, that can really meet any expectations. For a comfortable, fast and responsive touch experience here comes the Philips in-cell touch line (B1TC Series), ready to boost anyone’s productivity. But there are some uses that require highly specific, durable and versatile monitors: Points of Information, kiosks and in-store applications. Their solution lies in the new Philips Open Frame Touch monitors (B1TFL Series), interactive displays designed for public exposure and different user scenarios.

Philips monitor 172B1TFL

Slim and fast desktop touch experience

The new B1TC Series consists of two models: the 23.8” 242B1TC and the 21.5” 222B1TC. They rely on Advanced In-Cell Technology and on Projected Capacitive which ensure better transmittance and outstanding response rates, for a faster touch experience on up-to 10 simultaneous points touch. Our in-cell touch technology allows to have a slim design, 3-side frameless and IPS panel that ensure you wide viewing angles. The display features an anti-glare panel with 3H resistance that, with the Full HD resolution, always offers great visuals. The more natural, fluid and fast touch responsiveness meets the needs and desires of any home, office or educational applications – also thanks to the compatibility plug & play with Windows 10, and different Android and Linux versions.

24/7 touch excellence

The new B1TFL series consists of four models:  23.8” 242B1TFL, 21.5” 222B1TFL, 17” 172B1TFL, 15” 152B1TFL. All of them feature Projected Capacitive (P-Cap) Touch Technology for fluid responsiveness that can easily detect 10 fingertips at once. This technology works with fingers and gloves[1], making it exceptionally versatile and suited for public places. Another specific feature is edge-to-edge overlay glass with 7H scratch resistance, essential for a safe and durable touch experience and easy cleaning or disinfection in both indoor or outdoor environments. The displays also feature extra brightness from 350 nits (Philips 242B1TFL) to 450 nits (Philips 152B1TFL) and anti-glare coating for comfortable use under lights or sunlight. Since every need is different in terms of use and setting, all four models feature IP65 (front only) and side seal foam for protection against water and dust. Operating time adds exceptional value as well: these monitors are ready to run 24/7 at their best, so users can work or interact with them day and night.

Full and easy connectivity

Using a truly solution-focused approach, connection is designed to be as comfortable as possible, without neglecting specific uses and needs. These touch monitors have cross-platform compatibility with various versions of Windows, Android and Linux. The B1TC Series sports VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort input, as well as three USB-A 3.1 (one with fast charging). On the other hand, the B1TFL Series is equipped with VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort input, as well as a built-in USB hub (2x USB-A 3.1) to connect extra hardware and power devices.

The Open Frame models can be used in landscape, portrait and face-up orientation. The mounting system allows both VESA options and an L-Brackets system (included in the box), covering most installations, while a wired remote pad controls the OSD, ensuring it remains easily accessible once the monitor has been installed.

Advanced in-cell models are designed to meet different standards and present a 3-sides frameless and slim design with SmartStand, a Z-design with dual hinge stand that adapts to your needs and boost your productivity and comfort. VESA mounting is also available.

Certified for comfort and durability

Certifications play an important role in choosing the right monitor, specifically for open spaces: they ensure the needed level of quality or protection specific to these applications, which are often characterized by frequent and sometimes rough use. The Philips B1TFL Series features the fundamental certifications in terms of safety and electronic hazards. Moreover, they are certified EMI Class B.

Business, personal and educational use should be no less, that’s why the B1TC Series offers LowBlue Mode, Flicker-Free Technology and EasyRead for a comfortable viewing experience, almost paper-like. Additionally, it is fully certified by ES, TCO, EPEAT, TUV and TUV Eye Comfort – for a safe and top-notch experience and productivity.

Pricing and availability:

152B1TFLMay 2021€399
172B1TFLMay 2021€449
222B1TFLApril 2021€459
242B1TFLMay 2021€469
242B1TCApril 2021€309
222B1TCJune 2021€279

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[1]Glove material and thickness: Nitrile (0.15 mm), Cotton (0.31 mm), CPE (0.03 mm), PVC (0.12 mm)