Most computer monitors on the market uses wired connection, such as DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, VGA D-sub to connect to a PC. Due to the limitation of wired connection, sometimes it is difficult to install monitors in environments where wiring is not possible or sapce for PCs is limited. EIZO tries to solve the problem with its newly announced DuraVision FDS1702N and touch-enabled DuraVision FDS1702NT that connect to a remote PC over the network.
These network monitors connects to a remote PC via Ethernet LAN or wireless LAN (WiFi), transmitting audio and video signal over a local area network. Connecting via a single LAN cable makes long distance transmission possible and provides more flexibility in how the PC and monitors are installed. On the other hand, connecting to a PC via wireless LAN is ideal for condition when wiring is not possible or when the monitor is frequently moved. Both displays support WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n and 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 1000BASE-T LAN standards for smooth image display. With USB ports, users can connect mouse or keyboard to control the PC and the FDS1702NT features a resistive touch panel for touch operation using bare or gloved hands and pens. It is also possible to connect USB flash drives, printers.
The 17-inch network monitors both feature 1280×1024 native resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio and 5ms response time. The FDS1702N has a 250cd/m2 brightness and the FDS1702NT offers a lower brightness of 190cd/m2. They also work like other monitors, offering a D-sub VGA input connector. There are also built-in dual 0.5-watt speakers.