March 22, 2006: Japanese LCD monitor specialist, Eizo, has released a new range of professional-quality monitors to suit demanding users in areas of imaging, 3-D CAD, gaming, and video applications.
The entry-level model is the 19-inch FlexScan S1910 (RRP $1075), which features a midtone (grey-to-grey) response time of 8 ms, making it ideal for applications requiring smooth motion picture playback. With a native resolution of 1280 ø— 1024 pixels, the S1910 comes with DVI-D and D-sub input connectors to accept both digital and analog signals. It also offers extensive colour controls, including adjustment of gain, hue, saturation, and colour temperature from 4,000 – 10,000 K in 500 K increments. A 10-bit gamma correction function automatically converts 8-bit data (256 gradations) received from the computer to 10-bit (1,021 gradations) and then reassigns this data back to 8-bits with the ideal gamma values, producing smooth colour gradations throughout an image.
The FlexScan S1910 has horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 178 °, brightness of 250 cd/m ², and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Eizo offers two fully-adjustable stands for this monitor. The basic stand features tilt and swivel angles of 30 ° and 70 °, and a height adjustment range of 100 mm. The screen also pivots 90 ° into portrait orientation for viewing text documents. The ArcSwing 2 stand has a height adjustment range of 104 mm, tilt of 65 °, and swivel of 172 °. With either stand, the panel can be removed from the stand for arm or wall mounting in accordance with VESA standards.
Eizo’s FlexScan 21.3-inch S2100 model offers professionals in imaging, CAD/CAM, DTP and offices a large work space, accurate text/colour display and smooth moving image playback. With 178 ° horizontal and vertical viewing angles and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and brightness at 300 cd/m ², the S2100 has a midtone response time of just 8 ms for smooth moving image display. It boasts a 10-bit look-up table for a colour palette of over 1 billion colours from which 16.77 million are displayed to produce smooth colour gradations. Colour temperature from 4,000 K to 10,000K in 500 K increments can be adjusted in the OSD menu as can gamma, gain, hue, and saturation.
Two built-in functions stabilise brightness and keep it at an ideal level regardless of the ambient lighting conditions. The first is Eizo’s patented drift correction circuit, which stabilises the brightness level after start-up or when coming out of power save mode. The second is the BrightRegulator function where a sensor on the front bezel detects the ambient brightness and then signals the backlight to adjust the screen brightness accordingly.
Both models support five imaging modes: Text, Picture, Movie, Custom, and sRGB. Each mode has its own settings for colour temperature, gamma, and brightness and users can shift between the modes by pressing a button on the front panel. For further convenience, a Fine Contrast mode can be assigned to any application with the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD utility software (Windows only). Both models come with a five-year warranty.
The FlexScan S1910 is available now in Australia, while the FlexScan S2100 will begin reaching Oceania in April 2006. The black bezel versions are available from local inventories. Other versions are available on request. For full product details, visit www.eizo.com.au.