Press release

Philips B Line Monitors widens with additional interactive touch displays for any purpose

Amsterdam, October 15th, 2020 – MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, announces the new LCD Monitors with SmoothTouch and anti-Glare Coating: the Philips 172B9TL monitor (43.2 cm) and the Philips 242B9TL monitor (23.8″/60.5 cm diag.).

“In today’s technology driven world, touch screens are now so well appreciated that they can be applied in a very wide range of industries: wherever you look around nowadays, you can see touch technology-based devices in action (retail, transportation, hospitality, education, healthcare…). The global market for Touch Screen Displays is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% over the next 7 years, reaching US$100.2 Billion by 2027[1]” says César Acosta, Product Manager in Europe at MMD Monitors & Displays. “With a view to achieving a superior level of satisfaction of our customers, we are also making our touch monitors family wider for flawless and productive experiences”.

Resistant display to interact with comfort

The new monitors feature SmoothTouch, which means that the display uses Projected capacitive 10-point touch technology for fluid response. The glass overlay ensures scratch protection up to 7H. This is extremely important for certain industries as retail, supermarkets, logistics and HoReCa, where they need a reliable and resistance touch solution to run their applications.  The display images are crystal clear with pure colour and great clarity owing to the anti-Glare Coating (abbreviated AG), that can reduce the glare of the touch monitor screen and therefore you don’t need an additional film for eyes comfort, fundamental in indoor or environments with lights targeting directly to the monitor. These Philips displays also meet the international IP65 (front only) rating for water and dust resistance. This ensure protection against water splashes and dust that can happen while in use.

Productivity features boosters

The two new monitors feature HDMI port which ensures universal digital connectivity, two USB 3.1 for high-speed data transfer and DisplayPort connection. For improving and assuring an even better user productivity, the touch monitors can be used with: your own finger, a passive Stylus made of conductive fabric or rubber, and certain gloves[2], making the experience as simple as possible. The 17” and 24” new touch monitors also offer both the Philips SmartStand with Z-type structure with smooth tilt, height adjustment and folding capabilities for various ergonomic positions and the VESA mount for the maximum flexibility.

Perfect Visuals

Getting the best digital image and an easy-on-the-eye productivity it’s essential for both work and entertainment in front of a monitor. Through the new Philips touch monitors you can have it all. Both models in fact offer SmartContrast, a proprietary technology that automatically adjusts colours and backlight intensity for rich black details and a great visual experience. Moreover, the Philips 242B9TL display features enhanced Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution for realistic colors. But visual quality has to come with the highest comfort for the eyes. These models also feature LowBlue Mode developed for wellbeing, and Flicker-Free technology to reduce flicker for more comfortable viewing.

Non-stand monitors

In addition to the new models MMD also announces a new version of the previously announced touch displays (242B9T, 222B9T, 172B9T and 162B9T) which now come without the stand. These models are a good option for those who want to use the VESA mount stand for fixed installations. This will also help the environment protection as there is no need to scrap the stand and bring more flexibility and budget optimization to customers and partners. The models Philips 242B9TN, 222B9TN, 172B9TN and 162B9TN, are available now with an MSRP of €349.00, €299.00, €329.00, €249.00 respectively.

The Philips 172B9TL monitor and the Philips 242B9TL monitor are available now with respectively an MSRP of € 369,00 and € 399,00.

More information on Philips monitors:

[1] Data from “Global Touch Screen Displays Market 2020-2027 – Increasing Penetration of Mobile Devices Presents Enormous Growth Potential –” published on Businesswire on July 08, 2020:–

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