Sony has introduces a new line of 20.1-inch LCD displays. The SDM-S205 series includes the SDM-205F and SDM-205K which both have a native resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.
The story does not end here. With the S205K, users even have control over the orientation of the screen. With everything from word processing and websites to Windows Explorer, the actual content is arranged vertically, mirroring a physical paper page. The most efficient way to view anything like that is in portrait rather than the conventional landscape mode offered by most monitors. The S205K has a specially engineered stand which allows the screen to rotate through 90 degrees, from landscape to portrait and back again. Each display is supplied with Pivot® software which re-orientates the Windows Desktop to the desired mode with a single click of the mouse. Boosting productivity by matching the display to the task has never been simpler. The S205 series features Sony Advanced ECO-Mode technology, which uses an integrated sensor to monitor ambient lighting and automatically adjust the screen settings to maintain the best picture quality. Like height adjustment, this ergonomic bonus can help make working with the S205 for long periods more comfortable and less tiring.
These new models are fully compatible with the VESA DDC-Command Interface (DDC-Ci), which allows image setup direct from the PC using standardised and intuitive software-based controls. Users can fine-tune characteristics such as geometry, brightness and colour balance easily and quickly, while applications can even configure the display automatically to specifics like a particular colour model whenever they are run. This is idea for environments such as design or publishing where colour consistency is essential. DDC-Ci also enables remote querying and management of displays, which simplifies everything from asset management to diagnostics and even data security – displays can be shut down and locked by the network administrator as required. Both models in the Series have three signal inputs, two HD15 analogue and one DVD-D digital. This means that each can be connected to up to three PCs, switching between them as required.
The SDM-S205K takes this a step further with USB-based Keyboard Video and Mouse switching (KVM) technology. With KVM, a single USB keyboard and mouse connected to the display can control two PCs so long as they in turn are linked via USB to the monitor. At a stroke, desk clutter is halved, and convenience doubled. Even the cabinet has been designed to make life easier, with a narrow bezel to make side-by-side multiple monitor arrays look and work better, and removable rear covers for safer, better-looking cable management.