2020 was a challenging experience for businesses. Many of them were not ready to deal with the changing situations. Businesses had to rethink on how to connect, how to communicate and how to get the job done in these new circumstances. Thus, businesses have invested massively and are investing still in equipping their employees with the necessary hardware to work from home and stay connected. This commonly required not only a monitor and a laptop but a complicated collection of cables, accessories and, most importantly, a webcam. The past months have proven that video-conferencing has played a more crucial role than ever before and continues to shape our new work days.
Philips monitors’ comprehensive portfolio of productivity-focussed professional business displays offers smart solutions to tackle all these challenges, but first, let’s see how much businesses had to change.
Adapting to the new normal for the businesses meant procuring necessary hardware to allow employees’ smooth transition to a home-office, keeping the more-or-less the same standard at the office: new monitors/displays to have a productive and a comfortable viewing experience, an ergonomic desk setup, a web-cam (and sometimes better, external lights), a high-quality headset/microphone among many others.
During this time, businesses also adapted (or increased their effectiveness) to more modern and cloud-based software packages to streamline the workflow of their WFH colleagues. This meant migrating to platforms such as Windows 365 with Microsoft Teams integration. However, migrating to new, secure software is only one part of the equation and should be complemented with the suitable hardware. 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. Privacy while using a webcam is a growing concern, but also, a reliable connection, both in terms of video and data. Users want toggles to physically block the webcam’s field of view to eliminate any risk of compromising privacy.
MMD, brand licence partner of Philips monitors, offers a great range of business monitors with future-proof specs which address the above-mentioned 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.
For businesses, this means that buying a fully-fledged Philips monitor would solve most of their requirements: webcam, docking station, ergonomic stand in one, sleek package.
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 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.
To view the full range of monitors, please visit www.philips.co.uk/c-m-so/monitors