EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) is a system in which manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria in eight environmental performance categories. Products are ranked in EPEAT according to three tiers of environmental performance: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All registered products must meet 23 required criteria to achieve Bronze status. Manufacturers may then achieve a higher level EPEAT rating for products by meeting additional optional criteria.
To earn EPEAT Gold status, an electronic product must meet all required environmental criteria, such as being ENERGY STAR® compliant and containing a minimum of 65 percent reusable or recyclable materials, in addition to meeting at least 75 percent of the optional criteria. To obtain a Gold rating, NEC's MultiSync LCD175VXM+BK and MultiSync LCD195VX+BK desktop displays met 80 percent of the optional criteria, fulfilling EPEAT's rigid requirements and furthering NEC's environmental initiatives.
“We are excited to have two of our desktop displays join 70 of our other products in EPEAT certification, but we are especially honored to earn the privileged Gold rating,” said Pat Summers, Manager of Environmental Affairs at NEC Display Solutions. “Our EPEAT manufacturer status greatly complements our overarching environmental initiative, and we are very proud to be one of the only manufacturers to offer EPEAT Gold desktop products.”
The 17-inch MultiSync LCD175VXM+BK and 19-inch MultiSync LCD195VX+BK deliver the latest LCD technology and design. These feature-rich desktop monitors include Rapid Response™ for virtually uninterrupted viewing of high-speed, full-motion video, Ambix® digital/analog inputs, enhanced cable management, a height adjustable stand, NaViSet™ intuitive display settings control and worry-free No Touch Auto Adjust™. The MultiSync LCD175VXM+BK and MultiSync LCD195VX+BK displays are available for an estimated street price of $249.99 and $279.99, respectively. Both come standard with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty. The EPEAT versions will be available for July 2008 shipment.
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About NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.
Headquartered in Itasca, Ill., NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc., is a leading designer and provider of innovative desktop LCD displays, professional-grade large-screen LCD and plasma displays, a diverse line of projectors, and integrated display solutions. NEC Display Solutions develops leading-edge visual technology and customer-focused solutions for a wide variety of markets, including enterprise, professional, education, medical and digital signage. For additional information about NEC Display Solutions of America, consumers can call (866) NEC-MORE, or visit the Web site at www.necdisplay.com .
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