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One for all: First Philips Monitor with USB Type C connectivity

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Philips MMD 258B6QUEB QHD display
Philips MMD 258B6QUEB QHD display

Press release issued by MMD:

  • New Philips 25-inch display is the first with USB Type C connector for more speed and versatility than ever
  • Only one cable for power, video and data needed
  • Quad HD resolution for sharp, dazzling visuals

Amsterdam, 7 June 2016 – MMD, the leading technology company and brand license partner for Philips Monitors, is rolling out the first Philips display to feature the blazing-fast, versatile connectivity of the latest-generation USB connector. USB Type C promises to be the only interface that users will need for easy one-cable docking, enabling them to transfer data securely at ultra-fast speeds, charge their devices, hook up their display to phones and notebooks, and connect to peripherals attached to their notebook.

Scheduled for release this June, the 258B6QUEB QHD display is the first with USB Type C connectivity that MMD is bringing to market. It is set to bring extra power and convenience to users, especially professionals with the latest business notebooks who wish to leverage the productivity benefits of the new USB connector.

Simplicity for more convenience

The display supports transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps (or 1,280 MB/s) with Gen-2 USB 3.1, and up to 5 Gbps with Gen-1 USB 3.0. USB 3.1 is 20 times as fast as USB 2.0: a 4K movie, for example, can be transferred in less than 60 seconds. The connector’s slim profile makes it suitable for both ultra-portable devices and standard notebooks. Plug orientation is reversible, which makes for even greater convenience. The video choices are also broad: as well as DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI, DVI and VGA are supported.

Commenting on the forthcoming release, Albert Ulfman, Product Manager Philips monitors Europe at MMD, says: “Efficient connectivity nowadays plays a vital role in keeping people productive. So we’re delighted to offer users this new 25-inch display with the latest and best USB connectivity on the market. USB-C even allows users to power and charge their notebooks from the monitor, eliminating the need for extra power cables. All the connections – power, video and data – go through one simple cable.”

The new connector is just one of the reasons why the 25-inch QHD display is a great choice for professionals. Apart from its connectivity, it boasts many of the standout features that have earned Philips monitors their solid reputation in the market: the SmartErgoBase, for example, enables users to tilt, swivel and raise the display to precisely the position that works best – ideal for health and well-being at work. The base also hides cables. The display’s ultra-narrow border creates a seamless look, maximising the viewing area and creating less distraction for the eyes. The robust design, with 65% post-consumer recycled plastics, makes it a great choice for eco-friendly productivity.

The new Philips 258B6QUEB QHD display will be available in from June at an RRP of £ 349.

More information on Philips monitors: www.philips.com/monitors

 

Technical Specifications:

Specification Philips 258B6QUEB QHD display
LCD panel type IPS technology
Backlighting technology W-LED
Panel size 25 inch / 63.4 cm
Effective viewing area 552.96 (H) x 311.04 (V)
Aspect ratio 16:9
Optimal resolution 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz
Viewing angle 178° (H) / 178° (V), @ C/R > 10
Brightness 350 cd/m²
Contrast ratio (typical) 1,000:1
Display colours 16.7 million (True 8 Bit)
Picture enhancement SmartImage
Convenience ·         Built-in Speakers: 2Wx2

·         User convenience: SmartImage, Volume, Input, Menu, Power On/Off

·         Control software: SmartControl

·         Kensington lock, VESA mount (100x100mm)

·         Plug & Play Compatibility: DDC/CI, Mac OS X, sRGB, Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7

Stand ·         Height adjustment: 130 mm

·         Pivot: 90°

·         Swivel: -65/65°

·         Tilt: -5/20°

Connectivity ·         USB: USB Type-C x1, USB 3.0×3 (1 w/fast charging)

·         Signal Input: USB-C, VGA (Analog), DVI-Dual Link (digital, HDCP), DisplayPort, HDMI (digital, HDCP)

·         Sync Input: Separate Sync, Sync on Green

·         Audio (In/Out): PC audio-in, Headphone out

·         RJ45: through USB-C

Sustainability ·         Environmental and energy: EnergyStar 6.0, EPEAT Gold, TCO edge, RoHS

·         Recyclable packaging material: 100 %

·         Post consumer recycled plastic: 65%

·         Specific Substances: PVC / BFR free housing, Mercury free, Lead free

Compliance and standards Regulatory Approvals: CE Mark, FCC Class B, VCCI, SEMKO, cETLus, CU-EAC, WEEE, CECP, TUV Ergo, TUV/GS, TCO edge

 

About MMD
MMD is a wholly owned company of TPV established in 2009 through a brand license agreement with Philips. MMD exclusively markets and sells Philips branded LCD displays worldwide. By combining the Philips brand promise with TPV’s manufacturing expertise in displays, MMD uses a fast and focused approach to bringing innovative products to market. MMD serves the Western European, Middle East and African markets from its headquarters in Amsterdam. The Eastern European and CIS markets are served by a local office in Prague. Through its network of local sales teams MMD works with all major IT distributors and resellers. The company’s design and development centre is located in Taiwan.


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