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Say Hello to productive working

Last year, many businesses changed and adapted their workflows with an unprecedented speed to the new and challenging situation. To stay in touch with colleagues, clients and business partners, video-conferencing played a more crucial role than ever before. Adapting to this new normal brought up new challenges, in terms of providing security away from the business premises. These challenges include the work computer being based off-site, often in employees’ homes, which makes hard to verify who is accessing potentially sensitive data, or using a home Wi-Fi network which might not have the necessary encryption level and might be suspect to external attacks. But also less obvious security breaches might occur such as accessing the webcam by unauthorised individuals. Philips monitors are well aware of these new work challenges and helps tackle potential security issues with their new professional monitor line-up.

Today, businesses have to make sure their employees are equipped with the right hardware to set them up for success.

Many businesses have started migrating to more secure cloud-based software packages such as Windows 365 with Microsoft Teams integration. However, migrating to new, secure software is only one part of the equation. In remote deployments such as a home-office, businesses have to make sure their confidential data stays secure and won’t be accessed by third parties. A biometric log-in to the operating system with face recognition, for example, increases the security and makes sure that unauthorised users can’t login easily. Additionally, due to the increased prevalence of video conferencing, users today must be equipped with a web-cam for all the online meetings, which means an additional hardware for business to procure and verify its security aspects, if it’s not built-in already. Privacy while using a webcam is a growing concern, but also, a reliable connection, both in terms of video and data. There are also other aspects to be prepared for, such as employee’s ergonomic comfort and productivity, or high resolution, large displays to increase user’s multitasking capability.

MMD, brand licence partner of Philips monitors, offers a great range of business monitors which address today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. With monitors ranging from 24” up to spacious 49” size, Philips offers many innovative technologies: an integrated pop-up webcam with additional sensors for Windows Hello™ facial recognition capability to be used for secure log-in, which can be tucked away behind the display when not in use. Or consider the USB-C docking connectivity which enables one-cable connection for laptops/mobile devices for display sharing, charging and high speed data transfer.

Philips monitors’ professional P1, P9 and business-focussed B1 series monitors offer these innovative technologies for businesses to future-proof their workflow. Let’s see how these monitors can elevate the experience:
• Windows 10 – instantaneous and secure login thanks to Windows Hello support
• Microsoft Teams, Google Meet or Zoom – Built-in, 2 MP, privacy focussed pop-up webcam
• VoIP – Built-in USB-C docking station and 3.5mm headset inputs allow USB or regular headsets to be connected easily.
• Microsoft 365 and Office 365 – Increased productivity thanks to high resolution, large-format displays, secure and reliable cloud connection with RJ-45 Ethernet input
• Multi-screen / multi-device setup – Increased multitasking capability with PiP/PbP modes, built-in KVM switch to change between two PCs while using a single keyboard/mouse set.
The new 31.5” displays 326P1H (2560×1440) and 329P1H (3840×2160) are both equipped with IPS panels offering great colour accuracy, wide viewing angles and high resolution for a usable screen real estate. Their 2 MP webcam enables privacy (with pop-up design), as well as convenience and biometric security (with Windows Hello™ support) at once. In addition, the built-in professional USB-C docking station packs 90 W Power Delivery via USB-C to connected laptops, while simultaneously transferring data (via USB layer) and video signal (via DisplayPort Alternate mode). Thanks to the RJ-45 (Ethernet) input of the monitor, the network connection can also be routed via USB-C to user’s laptop or desktop, increasing the reliability and security of the network/internet connection. The built-in PowerSensor and LightSensor also adapt the display’s brightness according the surrounding light conditions. Additionally, a PowerSensor that senses the user’s presence and the LightSensor technology help save energy and thus reduce costs.

Philips monitors’ 243B1JH (24” – 1080p) and 273B1JH (27” – 1440p) are also highly versatile monitors to consider, especially for users not running the very latest hardware but still want to future-proof their setup. They are also packed with a colour accurate IPS panel, Windows Hello capable webcam, a USB-C docking station with up to 100W Power Delivery, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet input, and a DC output for small form factor PCs such as Intel NUC. These monitors are indeed ready for the future, but also for legacy devices. The innovative “hybrid” solution includes a Y-split USB-A/USB-C cable, so older devices without USB-C can also be connected easily to the built-in docking station with the common USB-A connector and video signal carried via DisplayLink technology.

Finally, Philips monitors also offer SuperWide models such as the 49” 499P9H (5120×1440) or the 43” 439P9H (3840×1200), which bring a whole new level of productivity to the table. Essentially replacing a dual monitor setup with a single display, these large displays not only improve users’ workflow, but they’re also inspiring with a great, award-winning (Red Dot Design Award) design. Both of these models are also packed with the built-in USB-C docking station with RJ-45 input, 2 MP Windows Hello capable webcam, as well as using PiP/PbP modes and KVM switch to manage and quickly change between two devices while using the same peripherals.

With Philips monitors’ innovative technologies, businesses set their employees up for success – wherever they’re working from.

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