It has been more than two years under the pandemic, and our lives have changed forever, especially in terms of how we work. Companies and institutions that recognised the benefits of flexible workplaces and WFH were quick to implement these new ways of working with great success in productivity and improved well-being for their workforce. Solutions such as video conferences rendered distances long or short irrelevant and removed communication barriers. The healthcare sector equally underwent those changes with, amongst others, the introduction of flexible workstations. Working on a laptop that hooks up to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse has increasingly become the new normal at doctor’s surgeries and hospitals.
This year, Philips monitors brought three new displays to market, which were conceptualised from the ground-up for flexible working. The new B1U models from the Philips monitors’ business portfolio combine high-resolution webcams, USB-C connectivity and a KVM switch to instantly create an individualised workspace by connecting a laptop with just a single cable.
Video calls with high-res video and audio
In the extensive Philips monitors portfolio, the Philips 24B1U5301H, a 23.8” display with a colour-accurate IPS panel is the most compact variant of this new line-up. It features Full HD resolution and a 75 Hz refresh rate, with 105% sRGB gamut coverage, making it proficient in displaying accurate colours and sharp text.
The 24B1U5301H comes with a noise-cancelling microphone and a 5 MP webcam, which also supports Windows HelloTM. This enables medical staff to log in to a Windows PC by just looking at the camera, without entering a password, increasing security, and allowing the team to unlock their PC when their hands are full or contaminated. To ensure patients’ privacy, the webcam also has a shutter to physically block the camera view. Thanks to the clear sound of the microphone and the high resolution of the webcam, a more natural conversation is ensured via video call.
Furthermore, this monitor offers an integrated USB-C docking station, complete with a KVM switch. This means that a laptop, which is connected to the monitor’s USB-C port, can access the ports on the monitor (4x USB 3.2 and RJ-45). Users can choose to extend or mirror their notebook’s display to the monitor via USB DP-Alt Mode, all the while the laptop is being charged or powered (up to 90 W). Thanks to the DisplayPort output a second display can be easily connected alongside the 24B1U5301H - extending the screen real estate whilst keeping the workstation clutter-free. A separate desktop system can also be attached at the same time as a second input source. Switching between the two devices is a doddle with the KVM switch on the monitor and without the need to make any further adjustments to the monitor, keyboard, and mouse setup.
In a real-world scenario, a doctor can bring their work laptop to the flexible work desk at their office/hospital and simply connect it to the monitor via USB-C. It will have a fast and secure access to the local network (thanks to the monitor’s RJ-45 port), as well as to the keyboard and mouse or a printer (connected to the monitor’s USB hub), creating an ergonomic, clean working desk in an instant.
For a sharper display and larger screen area, the Philips 27B1U5601H offers a step-up with the same webcam, but with a 27” display and QHD resolution (2560x1440).
Widening your horizon
Fit for administration purposes, the Philips 34B1U5600CH features a curved 34” display with 3440x1440 pixels, including the same full docking station as its smaller siblings: a USB-C docking station with 100W power delivery, 5 MP Windows Hello webcam with a noise-cancelling microphone, and an RJ-45 input with Gigabit Ethernet support. Thanks to its 21:9 aspect ratio it can easily replace dual-monitor setups. With a sleek, futuristic design, it perfectly matches the interior design of the reception area at doctors’ offices and hospitals.
Both the 27B1U5601H and 34B1U5600CH also support up to 100W power delivery via USB-C so they can operate and charge laptops and similar devices with higher electricity consumption. The large display makes working with long texts, wide spreadsheets and detailed images so much easier.
Sustainable working with sustainable products
Finally, the three B1U models are shipped in 100% recyclable packaging material and are certified with EnergyStar 8.0 and EPEAT. All models also meet the TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort standard, as they offer an ideal viewing experience even when used for long hours thanks to FlickerFree and LowBlue light technologies. Due to the PowerSensor with infrared detection, the display can reduce brightness when the user is away, saving energy costs of up to 70%.
For health institutions that need to take the next step in their IT infrastructure, Philips monitors offer the ideal technology for productivity.
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