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Samsung Electronics: USA Monitors – TFT Series

This 15 inch LCD monitor has the features of a great monitor with multimedia speakers, built-in power brick and portrait/landscape viewing. It’s flicker-free too. The SyncMaster 151S brings an elegant slim design to your desktop with a built-in power brick. This monitor is touch-installable and a pivot stand is available. The SyncMaster 570b TFT is the ideal display for all business and professional applications. Its slim design fits on any desktop computer and it is wall-mountable to save additional space. The new “EDA” (Easy Display Adjustment) panel lets users control all display functions at a touch of a button.

Now it’s easy to get to the far corners of your imagination. To tap into the power of your workstation like never before. With the new SyncMaster 570s high-end flat panel monitor from Samsung, you’ll see the difference between ideas that look average, and ones that are brilliant.

Samsung’s SyncMaster 570v TFT is the most affordable display solution for business and home users who want all the space-saving benefits of a flat panel display. Not only does this monitor provide stunning color and razor sharp images, it takes up a third of the desktop space of a traditional CRT monitor.

The SyncMaster 150MP enables you to watch TV and play a movie with your VCR or DVD player, while using your computer without additional video card or equipments. It has RCA Video & Audio, S-Video and Antenna connector built-in to accomodate RGB Analog input, NTSC, S-Video and TV Tuner.

This 17″ multi-function TFT-LCD monitor is truly the 21st century product. It enables you to watch TV and play a movie with your VCR or DVD player, while using your computer without additional video card or equipments.

This 15″ multi-function TFT-LCD monitor defines modern functionality and luxury. With the optional TV tuner, this HDTV ready LCD monitor with picture-in-picture, will enable you to watch a movie while using your VCR or DVD player, or watch TV in digital format, and simultaneously use your computer. The SyncMaster 171B has the features of a real quality monitor with higher brightness and a wide viewing angle from PVA technology.

Combine all this with portrait/landscape viewing and 1280 x 1024 active native resolution, making it flicker-free, and you have a truly great monitor. When you want all the space-saving benefits of a 17 inch LCD, you want the SyncMaster 171S with it’s elegant space-saving design and built-in power brick. This monitor is touch-installable and flicker-free with a native resolution of 1280 x 1024. The SyncMaster 800TFT takes the advantage of Samsung’s exclusive “Wide Viewing Angle Technology” (160 degree of conic view) that lets people see crisp and vibrant images from virtually any direction.

SyncMaster 150Mb is able to accommodate RGB Analog input, CVBS and S-Video. This monitor utilizes Samsung’s own brilliant TFT-LCD screen with a 0.297mm dot pitch and a 140° viewing angle.

SyncMaster 170Mb has RCA Video & Audio to accommodate RGB Analog input, CVBS and S-Video. This monitor utilizes Samsung’s own brilliant TFT-LCD screen with a fine 0.264mm dot pitch and an extra wide 160° viewing angle.

The SyncMaster 770TFT high-end flat panel monitor from Samsung, allows you to see the difference between ideas that look average, and ones that are brilliant. The 770TFT delivers a 1280 x 1024 resolution, giving you color clarity and crisp, razor-sharp images. Its advanced image scaling offers an auto adjust feature and a full array of advanced user controls.

Samsung’s SyncMaster 760vTFT is one of the most affordable 17 inch display solution for business and home users who want all the space-saving benefits of a flat panel display. With this monitor, you will get brilliant colors and razor sharp images. Value, quality and performance in one monitor. The SyncMaster 171MP is a 17″ multi-function monitor. When you want a monitor with cutting edge technology and next generation TV with high definition images, (with optional TV tuner), look no further. With RCA video and audio, S-Video, Antenna and a wide viewing angle, this is truly the answer to your dreams. Find the latest list of VESA arms compatible manufacturers in the United States.

Pixel Perfect wide screen plasma graphics card

Widescreen graphics cards allow you to make the most of your widescreen area by displaying computer images that are not stretched. This gives you exact control over what is displayed on each pixel of the screen. They also allow you to use the screen in portrait rather than landscape mode.

Pixel Perfect cards are often used as the ideal solution for driving public information systems using wide-screen displays. Examples include train stations, airports and point of purchase sales information and advertising.

Fashionable widescreen

The widescreen format is rapidly gaining ground in the corporate and information display arenas. Stylish plasma display panels and large widescreen LCD monitors lend themselves exceptionally well to the wide-screen format and are themselves becoming increasingly popular in corporate, public information display, security observation and electronic signage environments.

Widescreen explained

Standard CRT computer monitors display images with a width-to-height ratio of 4:3. Widescreen resolution, on the other hand, has a typical ratio of 16:9. See the shape of the pictures at the top of this page. Widescreen plasmas will ‘stretch’ a 4:3 image to fill the screen if widescreen resolutions aren’t available. As this distorts the picture, it isn’t a satisfactory solution. Another alternative is to scale up the picture to fill the screen. There is no distortion but, as large amounts of picture are lost with only the centre remaining on view, this is also a less than perfect option. Pixel Perfect solution

Plasma display panels (PDPs) and large widescreen LCD monitors, driven by PCs containing a Pixel Perfect card, with its specially written drivers, mean that a distortion free, widescreen image is displayed on the screen. PC graphics cards and drivers The Pixel Perfect graphics card allows you to display your material in landscape widescreen and portrait widescreen modes on plasma display panels (PDPs) and large LCD monitors in ‘pixel perfect’ resolutions. The latest Pixel Perfect cards boast 64MB of SDRAM and are available in both PCI and AGP formats for Windows 95, 98, ME, 2000, NT4 and XP. The manufacturer reserves the right to change specifications without notice. <

Perfect Portrait However, you may not want to use your widescreen display in landscape format all the time. Many applications, such as advertising and point-of-purchase, are better suited to a portrait format with an aspect ratio of 9:16. For a distortion-free picture, the portrait image needs to be rotated through 90 degrees so it fits correctly onto the active display area when it’s scanned in the standard direction. Pixel Perfect, lets you do this with ease.

Both plasma and CRT displays scan the picture length-wise horizontally. As a result, displaying a portrait image on hardware designed for landscape display is not simply a matter of defining a portrait resolution, such as 480 x 852, and waiting for the display area to fill correctly. A further complication arises as some display panels can only be mounted one way in portrait mode due to the position of their mounting brackets, cooling fans, etc. This means that the driver must be able to rotate the image not just by +90, but by -90 degrees as well.

As you would expect, Pixel Perfect handles this rotation requirement with ease. So whichever way you mount your display panel, you can enjoy a perfect portrait show.

The picture above illustrates representation of a plasma display panel showing scanning orientation. The white circle marks the top left corner of the panel. Scanning direction: left to right, top to bottom. As well as 90 and 270 (-90) degree rotation, the card also allows you to rotate your image by a mid-way 180 degree for applications where there is a need to invert the display.

The picture above shows that each time the physical panel is rotated the image produced by the Pixel Perfect graphics card can be rotated so that it remains in the correct orientation for viewing.

Thanks to Pixel Perfect’s drivers, your display will always be shown in pixel perfect resolution. This is regardless of whether it is the standard 4:3 or 3:4, or widescreen 16:9 and 9:16 aspect ratios, and regardless, too, of how the panel is mounted.

Completely accurate display

With the entire Windows desktop rotated, it is not just the image which is displayed accurately. Mouse movement, too is made appropriate for the orientation being used and all applications appear and function correctly. Rigorous testing, in conjunction with many of the major PDP manufacturers such as JVC, Pioneer and Fujitsu-General ensures that you can rely on Pixel Perfect for complete stability and intuitive ease of use

Pixel Perfect in action

Below are examples showing Pixel Perfect in action in a variety of applications:

As airport traffic increases, so too, does the importance of clear and effective signage to show flight arrivals, departures and check-in information. Also, with more and more people travelling, airports become a prime location for advertisers keen to take advantage of the 24 hours a day, 365 days a year throughput. Widescreen plasma displays and large widescreen LCD monitors driven by Pixel Perfect graphics cards are the ideal medium to meet these requirements. Locations such as London Luton and Hong Kong International Airports were among the first to take advantage of this technology. In the USA, Dallas Fort Worth Airport has over 50 Pixel Perfect cards driving 42” PDPs in its car rental terminal.

Picture below shows a group of 8 Panasonic PDPs show flight arrival information at London Gatwick Airport. Each display has a resolution of 852 x 480 pixels. Passenger information systems on railway networks are using Pixel Perfect cards to drive PDPs with up-to-date and clearly readable information for travellers. PCs installed with Pixel Perfect cards drive remotely mounted PDPs via CAT5 cabling in this main-line railway station.


Photokina, held in Cologne, Germany, is the leading trade exhibition for imaging. JVC Professional Products had an impressive stand at the event showing their latest state-of- the-art display equipment. One of the main features of the stand was an avenue of JVC plasma display panels mounted in portrait mode. Said Ken Kubota, Managing Director of JVC Professional Europe, “Our high-tech equipment was being shown to a very discerning audience and we needed to ensure all displays, without exception, were showing the best possible images. The Pixel Perfect card helped us to achieve this aim because, besides the image rotation facility, it also contains specific JVC drivers developed by Pixel Perfect to optimize our image display quality.”

PDPs and large widescreen LCD monitors, driven by Pixel Perfect cards with widescreen resolution, inform shoppers about the latest offers and savings, quickens buying decisions and keeps customers in store longer.

Stunning quality displays are easily achieved with Pixel Perfect cards driving the latest generation of widescreen in either landscape or portrait modes.

Plasma screens with Pixel Perfect in cinemas

Plasma screens in entrance to the Hoyts multiscreen cinema complex at Bluewater shopping centre.

The Pixel Perfect cards are present and future insured, as they are compatible with current analogue display technology (VGA) and the flourishing new DVI (digital vision interface) standard. Leading manufacturers of PDPs, Fujitsu-General, NEC and Pioneer have endorsed the cards as being unique in their ability to match and optimise the DVI technological developments that have been made in their plasma hardware.

By using DVI the display data remains in the digital domain from the PC right through to the PDP’s display surface. No digital to analogue and analogue to digital conversions take place so maintaining true display quality and colour purity, reducing noise to a minimum and eliminating distracting artefacts. Imagine Graphics works with many of the leading PDP manufacturers who have given so much help and encouragement in developing the DVI device drivers for the new Pixel Perfect cards. Drivers have been optimised for each make and model of new PDP – the display quality on each is truly stunning. Pixel-perfect images every time!

Privacy-Online • Tension Mounts on South Africa’s Cybersecurity Law

On the 8th February 2016 Bloomberg BNA published an article entitled “Tension Mounts on South Africa’s Cybersecurity Law”. The article presents a good summary of both domestic and the international views on the proposed legislation and government’s role in terms of the National Cybersecurity Policy Framework. It also highlights a number of concerns contained in the public comment provided to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.To summarise, it indicates that there needs to be clarity relating to government’s authority, roles, responsibilities and goals and that these should be balanced against public interest infringing on constitutional rights.

It emphasises that the provisions of the proposed law are “vague and far-reaching” and broad definitions could unintentionally criminalise perfectly legitimate acts.In dealing with the powers of State it indicates that until people understand how their information may be abused business and others will remain uninterested and uninformed.

The Bill, in providing for overbroad powers similar to the Protection of State Information Bill, is also commented upon in conjunction with the protections which should be afforded to citizens of South Africa in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act, which remains unimplemented. A commentator is quoted as saying “There is little doubt that cybercrime and data privacy breaches will continue to rise exponentially, unchecked and unabated” until we establish appropriate law and create the capacity and competence to both administer the law properly and guard against cyber-attacks.It is not helpful when senior spokesmen for the State, including the Minister of State Security, make statements claiming that government is “secure”. This is simply not true as has been evidenced by the hacks by “Anonymous” on government information infrastructure.

This merely puts a target on the back of South Africa and South Africans and the well-publicised success of Anonymous’ intrusions into government infrastructure will make South Africa an attractive target for organised crime which will have more nefarious intent than “Anonymous”.Further comment is made that “From an online perspective the government seems to have demonstrated an ignorance to the online space and how it is to be managed”. The commentator indicates that this is a risk for doing business in South Africa.

From my experience this has proved to be true and that over the past number of years there have been 3 different occasions where I have been requested to advise potential investors in South Africa on privacy laws. In each of these instances the failure to have operative privacy laws has dissuaded the investors, one investor in particular of global renown, from investing in South Africa.Appropriate regulation to address cybersecurity and combat cybercrime in South Africa has been championed by me for at least 15 years.

However, as the article aptly demonstrates, while “getting it right” would be hugely beneficial to South African society and its economy, “getting it wrong” will be disastrous. It is essential that we avoid another example of legislation being developed to support political rhetoric that is ill-conceived, impractical and in some instances unconstitutional.To read the full article published in Bloomberg BNA follow this link: Link to Bloomberg BNA article Over the past couple of weeks I have become aware that the Deputy Minister of Justice has been proactive in taking steps to take account of public comment and to ensure that the Bill is amended to address the criticisms that have been levelled against it at this time. The Deputy Minister’s efforts are refreshing in that they indicate a willingness to listen to and take seriously the comment that has been provided. While it may be necessary to redraft specific sections of the Bill, it is also critical to understand that cybersecurity is not a government issue.

Cybersecurity, if it is to be effective, must be a broad-based approach in which the private sector will play a considerable role. The failure of policy makers and drafters to properly consult the private sector and civil society to date is a fatal flaw in the Bill as it stands. Allied to this is the necessity to establish appropriate public/private sector partnerships. Again one of the fundamental criticisms of the Bill is that it fails to do this. It will also be important that the private sector accepts its responsibility and is prepared to engage and cooperate with government in devoting time and energy to cybersecurity.Finally, privacy is recognised globally in democratic countries as a non-negotiable balance between the practices of big business (which are in many instances unscrupulous) and the excesses of government.

Against this background the failure to properly implement the Protection of Personal Information Act and appoint the Information Regulator, which is central to its working and efficacy, constitutes a barrier to the promulgation of appropriate legislation governing cybersecurity. In view of the fact that the State President indicated in the state of the nation address that this legislation would be placed before Parliament in the first half of 2016, an enormous amount of work is required on the part of government and others if this is to be achieved. One hopes that the political will and the provision of the wherewithal to ensure that government starts to fulfil its duty to protect South African citizens can eventually begin to be discharged.©Mark Heyink 2016

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Cheap LCD Monitors for your Computer

With the influx of flat panel computer monitors arriving on the market there are now plenty of cheap LCD monitors available. They are priced so low that CRT monitors are no longer an option to consider for new PC owners.

Cheap computer monitors are of course cost effective, but the flat panel models are also very stylish and fit in nearly all workplaces. Some are even wall-mountable which can really help keep your desk clear for work.

When LCD computer monitors first arrived on the market they were far more attractive than traditional CRT monitors, but the price was significantly higher. However, with ever-improving technology and the release of more models, the prices have reduced by more than 50 percent over the past 5 years. Even cheap LCD monitors are ultra-slim, stylish, and provide high-quality full color displays.

One thing you should be aware of before purchasing is the size of computer monitors. CRT and LCD computer monitors are measured differently, so a 17-inch LCD display is more like a 19-inch CRT display for example. Before purchasing an LCD monitor you should also check for dead pixels. These are bright or dark dots that appear on the screen. In fact if you do not mind a dead pixel or two then you may be able to buy a discount LCD monitor, as some suppliers will still sell them at a drop-down price.

Some technology experts even suggest that producing widescreen LCD monitors is cheaper for manufacturers to produce. For this reason you may be find some really stylish widescreen computer monitors for around the same price as a regular, slightly smaller flat panel.

Another way that you can save some money is by searching for refurbished LCD monitors. If you can find one that has been well repaired, you could end up with a high-quality computer monitor for a fraction of its original price.

The LCD monitor market is exploding with growth expected to carry on growing over the coming years. The reasons are obvious to anyone that has an LCD computer monitor – stylish designs, great images and color range, and very slim. CRT monitors are a thing of the past and are rapidly being abandoned for LCD computer monitors.

When comparing LCD monitors pay attention to dot pitch, resolution, and refresh rate. The dot pitch is the distance between pixels on the screen, the resolution is the number of pixels in a certain area of the screen, and refresh rate is how quickly the screen image is refreshed.

Whereas you may prefer to view several flat screen computer monitors in person, I’d highly recommend buying online. Many internet computer retailers can out-price offline stores and it is easy to compare prices to find cheap LCD monitors.

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