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Eizo rolls out 17-inch FlexScan T1751 multitouch monitor

Eizo may not be aiming this one directly at average consumers, but there's nothing stopping you from picking up its new 17-inch FlexScan T1751 monitor to make your industrial-style multitouch dreams come true. As you can sort of see above, this one can either be used upright or titled nearly flat, and it packs a non-widescreen, 5:4 aspect ratio -- albeit with a slightly disappointing 1,280 x 1,024 resolution. The monitor will work with a touch pen and gloved hands, however, and you'll get a decent 178 degree viewing angle, along with a 1,500:1 contrast ratio, a pair of built-in 0.5W speakers, a headphone jack and, true to its industrial nature, a non-scratch surface made of reinforced glass. No official word on a price or release date, unfortunately -- Eizo is simply telling folks to check with their local distributor for details.

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EIZO Releases 17" Multitouch Monitor for Educational, Business, and Medical Use

Hakusan, Japan, October 5, 2010 – Eizo Nanao Corporation (TSE: 6737) today announced the 17-inch FlexScan T1751 LCD monitor. The FlexScan T1751 offers multitouch capabilities through Windows 7 for an intuitive way to use applications with two fingers on
the screen by tapping, scrolling, dragging, pinching, etc.

The FlexScan T1751 is the second multitouch offering from EIZO. It follows the FlexScan T2351W, a 23-inch widescreen monitor introduced in September. The FlexScan T1751 is ideal for schools and businesses that prefer a smaller screen in a standard 5:4 aspect ratio. Furthermore, it complies with leading medical standards including EN60601-1, UL60601-1, and the CE Medical Device Directive, making it suitable for use in hospitals and clinics.

The FlexScan T1751 features a VA (vertical alignment) panel with a native resolution of 1280 x 1024. The wide horizontal and vertical viewing angles of 178° ensure two people can comfortably view the screen while sitting side-by-side such as in a school setting. Brightness is 180 cd/m2 and contrast ratio is 1500:1.

The monitor comes with a unique stand called the "LaidBack" stand which was developed specifically for multitouch use. The LaidBack stand is short like a picture frame stand so the monitor bezel rests on the desktop and tilts back in six stages from 15° to 65°. This allows the user to look almost directly down at the screen and comfortably touch it without having to extend his/her arm.
The FlexScan T1751 uses optical imaging touch screen technology which accepts input from a bare or gloved hand as well as a touch pen. The non-scratch touch surface is made of reinforced glass with a hardness of 5.5 Mohs, to ensure it has the durability to withstand use in schools, hospitals, and public access areas.

Four preset modes are included to ensure the color settings are ideal for any application: Custom (user-determined settings), EyeCare, Text, and sRGB. EyeCare mode lowers brightness to a mere 3 cd/m2 to help reduce eye fatigue in environments with little or no ambient lighting.

With the bundled ScreenManager Pro for LCD utility software*, any preset mode can be assigned to an application so that when the application is opened, the screen automatically changes to its assigned mode.

A sensor on the front bezel called Auto EcoView reads the ambient lightning and adjusts the screen's brightness to the ideal level. A gauge on the screen called EcoView Index lights up to indicate the power savings that result from using Auto EcoView. The more EcoView lights up, the greater the savings.

For tasks where color display is critical, the FlexScan T1751 includes 10-bit gamma correction. This function uses a 10-bit look-up table with a palette of more than one billion colors to select the most appropriate 16.7 million colors for smooth display of color gradations without banding.

Additional Features
• Available with an all black cabinet or a two-tone cabinet where the front bezel is gray and the sides and rear are black.
• DVI-D and D-Sub for connecting to PCs with digital and analog graphics boards respectively. • Dual 0.5-watt internal speakers and a headphone jack. • Energy Star 5.0 compliance. • Three-year manufacturer's limited warranty.
• Compatibility with EIZO EcoView NET software (available through EIZO subsidiaries and distributors) which gives administrators centralized control over the power settings of all FlexScan monitors on a network.

The FlexScan T1751 is now shipping. Date of availability and pricing varies by country so please contact the EIZO subsidiary or distributor in your country for details.

About EIZO
Eizo Nanao Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD monitors. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the products of choice in many financial trading rooms, hospitals, back offices, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over sixty countries by a network of exclusive distributors.