IRVINE, Calif., May 15, 2007 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a world-leading manufacturer of professional LCD and PDP display products, today announced its new SyncMaster 225UW widescreen LCD monitor, which takes advantage of Microsoft unified communications solutions to streamline communication functions into a single platform.
The 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor offers end users a simplified experience designed to drive workplace productivity, increase security and reduce costs. The widescreen monitor, which features a high-gloss shiny black bezel and a stylish square-based stand, also includes a set of touch-sensitive buttons, enhancing overall ease-of-use and adding an ultra-modern feel.
Audio and video conferencing using the SyncMaster 225UW are easy and intuitive. With Microsoft Office Communicator 2007, users can communicate with colleagues around the world without needing to pick up a phone, put on a headset or lean into a microphone-the experience is just as natural as if the other party were sitting across your desk. The monitor is an ideal choice for true-to-life web conferencing, which can reduce long-distance phone costs and the need for frequent business travel.
The communications experience is high quality, as the monitor is equipped with a built-in 2.0M pixel high-resolution webcam, dual-array microphone and speakers. The monitor fully supports the wideband audio codecs, covering the full natural voice spectrum, resulting in exceptionally clear voice conversations. Furthermore, Office Communications Server 2007 enables users to conduct voice conversations with high clarity, so users may never again need to ask, "Could you say that again?"
"The SyncMaster 225UW monitor offers the best of both worlds – simplified and more secure communication packaged in a sleek and modern design," said Andrew Weis, senior product marketing manager, display products, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "Thanks to the SyncMaster 225UW monitor, users can now stay connected via several options and still enjoy access to premium performance, value and style."
"A growing body of customers rely on Microsoft unified communications solutions to simplify and streamline their communication needs," added Chris Cullin, director of Technical Product Management for the Unified Communications Group at Microsoft Corp. "Samsung´s SyncMaster 225UW monitor is adding significant value to PC-based communications as it helps create efficient, high-quality collaboration experiences for our enterprise customers."
With a high resolution of 1680 x 1050, coupled with a wide 16:10 aspect ratio, the SyncMaster 225UW monitor offers superior image quality and enhanced productivity for a range of professional applications. Featuring a 5 ms GTG response time, a 700:1 contrast ratio and 300cd/m2 brightness, the model is equipped to produce crisp, true-to-life images, while the wide 160/160 viewing angle further enhances the overall viewing experience. The monitor also incorporates a 2 port USB hub and dual inputs (DVI-D & Analog).
Like all Samsung displays, the SyncMaster 225UW monitor is backed by a three-year limited warranty on labor and parts, including the backlight, as well as toll-free technical support for the life of the display.
About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division
Samsung´s Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, corporate, and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, California, ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information or call 1-800-SAMSUNG for more information.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2005 parent company sales of US$56.7 billion and net income of US$7.5 billion. Employing approximately 128,000 people in over 90 offices in 51 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com