Zenith Electronics has introduced its "43 Series" PCZTV computer, to-TV color television sets, featuring new advanced scan conversion technology capabilities and added functionality specifically designed for use in the classroom. These 25-, 27-, 32- and 36-inch television monitors incorporate advanced video scan conversion technology, providing higher resolution capability for computer-to-TV imagery and compatibility with most computer systems currently in use.
Based upon sophisticated four-line averaging technology, Zeniths PCZTV approach allows large-screen TVs to display crisp, computer-generated images from any personal computer running a DOS, Windows or Mac application. With high resolution, high quality large screen images, this monitor can put an end to the days of students crowding around a single, small computer screen in order to see what the teacher is showing on the computer. Students can view computer-generated images on a single large-screen PCZTV or multiple units.
A mirroring capability allows users to simultaneously view images on both the computer and the PCZTV. Zoom and Pan capability lets users zoom in on a particular part of the television screen and includes a 2-to-1 zoom feature with horizontal and vertical panning. Automatic Fit-to-Screen technology sizes computer images to fit the TV screen. CamPort front panel audio/video jacks automatically sense a connection and accept input from VCRs, laser disc players and other video equipment. Zenith Electronics Corp., Glenview, IL, (800) 884-1742, www.zenith.com.
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For individual and small-group applications, ViewSonic makes the 21" MB110 MultiMedia Series monitor, the flagship in a new series. It offers exceptional images and a superior Nakamichi Acoustic Design sound system for extraordinary built-in sound and voice capabilities.
With its USB connectivity, the MB110 has created a new level of integrated 3D entertainment, interactive education and communications for demanding multimedia applications such as video editing and conferencing, Web surfing, Web design and 3D gaming for PC or Mac.
The 21" (20" viewable) display provides a 0.26mm dot pitch for sharp, crisp images for both photos and videos. A SuperContrast screen creates rich colors, clear displays and overall image excellence. For flicker-free viewing and reduced eye fatigue, the monitor displays a high 1,280 x 1,024 resolution at 88Hz with a maximum resolution of 1,600 x 1,280. Features include OnView on-screen image adjustment controls and ViewMatch color controls.
Its Nakamichi sound system boasts dynamic sound delivered by two 5-watt, front-firing bezel-integrated speakers and a 10-watt subwoofer built into the monitor base. Bass, treble and volume can be controlled on-screen. The MB110 is also USB (Universal Service Bus) ready. ViewSonic Corp., Walnut, CA, (800) 888-8583, www.viewsonic.com.
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The MicroScan 5GT high-contrast digital color monitor from ADI Systems has a 17-inch, 16-inch diagonal viewable image and features Sony Trinitron CRT with Anti-Reflection Treatment (AR.t) screen technology. The monitor provides users with a .25mm aperture grill pitch for sharper images and vibrant colors.
Surfacing the monitor with Sony's AR.t coating technology reduces glare and reflection, and thereby image distortion. In addition, the tilt adjustment rotates the screen to compensate for effects caused by magnetic fields, and the screen expands without distortion to eliminate the black border that can cause eye strain.
This flat screen CRT is capable of a horizontal scanning frequency up to 95kHz, producing flicker free resolutions up to 1,600 x 1,200 at 75Hz. It also incorporates the intuitive EasyScreen on-screen display, power saving functionality and ProColor WYSIWYG color adjustment, which enables precise color matching of printed pages for graphics professionals. ADI Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, (800) 228-0530, www.adiusa.com.
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Optiquest has added the 17 (16.0" viewable) V75 and V73 monitors to its product line. The Optiquest V75 offers a new ultra bright CRT resulting in bright, crisp colors. Its super fine 0.26mm dot pitch ensures clear, razor sharp images, even at its highest resolution of 1,600 x 1,200. A fast 77Hz refresh at 1,600 x 1,200 ensures flicker-free performance.
Designed to run at more typical resolutions of 1,024 x 768, the Optiquest V73 monitor also has great image quality. At a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 1,026, its super fine 0.26mm dot pitch delivers crisp images. Its fast 87Hz refresh rate at 1,024 x 768 resolution produces flicker-free viewing. The monitor also includes a SuperContrast screen treatment that delivers vivid, realistic color with improved color fidelity and optimal clarity. The anti-reflection, anti-glare ARAG screen treatment reduces glare while maintaining high image quality.
ViewMatch color controls allow users to accurately match screen colors with printer output. Plug & Play+ supports the Windows 95 auto-installation standard for easy setup. Both monitors are PC and Mac compatible and adhere to strict standards for heat reduction, low radiation and efficient power management. Optiquest, Walnut, CA, (800) 843-6784, www.optiquest.com.
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Measuring 18.5" in depth and weighing 61 lbs., the SuperScan 813 is the first of Hitachi's new series of short depth monitors. This 21-inch monitor provides a refresh rate of 80Hz at its maximum resolution of 1,856 x 1,392 and 90Hz at 1,600 x 1,200, yielding flicker-free images that reduce eyestrain and decrease viewer fatigue.
Thanks to Hitachi's proprietary PrecisionFocus technology with a multi-step dynamic focus gun, the 813 provides a super-fine dot pitch of 0.22mm horizontal and 0.16mm vertical that form one of the crispest, brightest images available today. Utilizing advanced flat-square Invar shadow mask technology, Hitachi's design reduces both the horizontal and vertical dot pitches to one of the lowest in the industry. The result is crisper, clearer images, even at the corners and edges.
The SuperScan 813 also features five language selections and Hitachi's EasyMenu on-screen controls with adjustments for color temperature, degauss, moire, trapezoid, pincushion and more. Hitachi NSA, Westwood, MA, (800) 441-4832, www.nsahitachi.com.
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CTX International has announced the new VL950, the company's first entry into the 19-inch category. "The VL950 is the perfect monitor for those who need a larger viewing size to display high-contrast graphics and sharp text, but don't want to pay the extra cost," explains Young S. Bae, Product Manager of Display Products at CTX.
The VL950 offers an 18-inch total viewable area, producing exceptional detail with its 0.26mm dot pitch. The VL950 has a horizontal scan of 30-95kHz, a vertical scan of 50-160Hz and a bandwidth of 135MHz. This allows for incredibly vivid and clear images. The recommended resolution is 1,280 x 1,024 at 85Hz, and the maximum resolution is 1,600 x 1,200 at 75Hz.
Featuring a flat-square tube, the VL950 offers on-screen display and is VERA DPMS, MPR.11 and TCO compliant. Its dimensions are 18.1- x 18.7- x 18.2-inches, and weighs in at 49.5 lbs. The VL950 is compatible with any OS, such as Windows 95, OSR2, Mac and Unix. CTX International, City of Industry, CA, (800) 888-2120, www.ctxintl.com.
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Hewlett-Packard has expanded its current line of HP monitors with the new HP M700 17-inch (16-inch viewable) and HP M500 (13.8-inch viewable) mainstream and the HP 50 15-inch (13.7-inch viewable) value monitors. Each sports space-saving Short Neck CRT display technologies that meet the demands of educational environments.
The M700 and M500 also offer advanced USB connectivity through an optional USB hub device designed to fit into the tilt-and-swivel base of the monitor. The hub enables users to connect USB devices such as a keyboard, mouse or scanner to their PCs through the base of the monitor.
The M700 17-inch monitor delivers an extra-fine, 0.26mm dot pitch with Super Hi-Contrast and Dynamic Focus Technology for excellent screen performance. Short Neck technology reduces the tube size, thus offering an outstanding viewable-display area with the compact footprint of a conventional 15-inch monitor. It supports resolutions of up to 1,024 x 768 pixels at 85Hz.
The M500 and M50 15-inch monitors have a 0.28mm dot pitch and incorporate improved technologies for the best in display capabilities. A resolution of up to 1,024 x 768 pixels at 85Hz is supported by the M500 while the M50 supports a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels at 85Hz.
Each monitor complies with stringent low emission and low-frequency emissions guidelines. The M700 and M500 also meet the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Guidelines for low power consumption. Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA, (800) 243-9812, www.hp.com/go/monitors.
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Presenta has taken their product line to the next level with the introduction of the V3850 (.38") XGA presentation monitor. It utilizes the latest Fine-Pitch CRT technology and supports up to 1,024 x 768 (NI) resolution as well as regular video sources, making it a good monitor for multimedia applications.
The Fine-Pitch CRT also enables this monitor to deliver crisp and clear computer generated text and images, while maintaining the brightness and contrast of conventional video programs. A dot pitch of 0.78mm delivers a display of 1,024 x 768 non-interlaced resolution. The V3850 supports horizontal scanning frequencies at 30 ~ 50KHz, which will cover XGA, SVGA, VGA and MAC, and has an integrated line doubler to support video and TV/CATV.
The monitor has a 36" viewable full square CRT with Invar shadow, dark tinted glass and black matrix. Other features include NTSC video support with wireless remote, multi-element focus with dynamic beam forming, XGA multi-scan design and Direct Data display. Presenta Technologies Corp., Irwindale, CA, (800) 675-8626, www. PresentaUSA.com.
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Publication information: Article title: Monitors. Contributors: Not available. Journal title: T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education). Volume: 26. Issue: 3 Publication date: October 1998. Page number: 98. © 2009 1105 Media, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1998 Gale Group.