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11/14/2012
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

EIZO Limited today introduces the FORIS FS2333, a 23” full high-definition (1920 x 1080 native resolution) home entertainment monitor. The FORIS FS2333 is designed for gaming as well as other leisure activities such as watching movies and editing photos. It features all-new tone mapping technology called “Smart Insight” with five settings for RTS (real time strategy) and FPS (first person shooter) games that EIZO co-developed with Fnatic, one of the world’s leading professional esports teams.

Smart Insight automatically identifies dark areas of an image and improves visibility. Important details in the shadows such as the location of an opponent become easier to spot so gamers can react more quickly. Because Smart Insight uses tone mapping, it improves visibility in dark areas while preserving image details without reducing contrast. This is a significant improvement over conventional gaming monitors which attempt to achieve improvements in visibility by applying gamma correction uniformly across the image resulting in blur and low contrast in dark areas.

The FORIS FS2333 comes with two other “Smart” technologies called Smart Resolution and Smart Detection. Smart Resolution is EIZO’s own super-resolution technology that analyses an image for noise and blurring and then corrects the blur without accentuating the noise. This feature is “Smart” because it adjusts only those areas where it is needed. It even distinguishes skin tones and text from other content and optimises how they are displayed. Smart Detection identifies where on the screen a video or game is being played and applies super-resolution processing to sharpen the image while leaving other areas untouched.

The FORIS FS2333 uses an IPS panel and a mercury-free LED backlight. The IPS panel offers vivid display of colour and wide 178° viewing angles. The grey-to-grey response time is just 3.4 ms, the fastest for a monitor of this size with an IPS panel. The input lag, which is the difference between when a signal is input into the monitor and then shown on the   screen, is just 0.05 frames.

Other features gamers will enjoy include speaker and headphone jacks, a remote control with access to the on-screen display menu, and multiple connectivity options with dual HDMI inputs, one DVI-D (digital), and one D-Sub (analog) input.

A scaling function is included for those who play games at less than the monitor’s native resolution of 1920 x 1080 but want to take advantage or the monitor’s 23” screen size. The scaling function enlarges the image while maintaining the aspect ratio or expands it to fill the entire screen.

An ergonomic stand allows for positioning the screen at an angle most comfortable for the user. It includes 60 mm of height adjustment, 25° of tilt and 344° of swivel. It also comes with a handle on the backside which makes it simple to carry the monitor to a gaming event.

For amateur digital photography enthusiasts, this monitor is compatible with EIZO EasyPIX, an optional colour matching tool consisting of calibration software and a colour sensor. EIZO EasyPIX calibrates the monitor’s brightness, colour temperature, and gamma to specific values.

“We are really excited to be releasing this new product into the UK. During the last couple of years EIZO has had great success in the global gaming community with our FORIS range of monitors. Today EIZO sponsors some of the world’s most prestigious tournaments and even hold its own event. I feel now is the right time to bring this product to UK gamers” Colin Woodley, Business Manager for EIZO Limited

See product page for more details.

·         FORIS FS2333

Additional Features

·         250 cd/m 2 brightness and 5000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.

·         Five preset modes - Cinema, Paper, sRGB, Game, Eco – and two user adjustable modes.

·         Dual 0.5 watt internal speakers.

·         Red, blue, and grey colour stripes included for affixing to the front of the monitor.

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·         Auto EcoView brightness sensor that reads the ambient lighting and adjusts the screen’s brightness to the ideal level.

·         Industry leading five years warranty*.

Availability

The FORIS FS2333 begins shipping in the UK immediately.

-ENDS-

For further information, comment or imagery please contact

Hayley Osborne - Email: hayley@naocommunications.com

A bout EIZO

Founded in 1968, Eizo Nanao Corporation is a leading global manufacturer of high-end visual display products. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the products of choice in many financial trading rooms, back offices, hospitals, air traffic control centres, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. It is represented in over sixty countries by a network of subsidiaries and exclusive distributors.