Cypress, CA, July 13, 2012 – Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. today introduced the FORIS FS2333, a 23-inch 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 analyzes an image for noise and blur 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 optimizes 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 color and wide 178° viewing angles. The gray-to-gray 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-inch 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 color matching tool consisting of calibration software and a color sensor. EIZO EasyPIX calibrates the monitor’s brightness, color temperature, and gamma to specific values.
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- 250 cd/m2 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 gray color stripes included for affixing to the front of the monitor.
- Auto EcoView brightness sensor that reads the ambient lighting and adjusts the screen’s brightness to the ideal level.
- Five-year manufacturer’s limited warranty*.
The FORIS FS2333 begins shipping in August. Date of availability varies by country.
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc. is the North American subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of high-end visual display products with a wide range of LCD monitors. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the product of choice in many financial trading rooms, hospitals, back offices, and design studios throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over thirty countries by a network of exclusive distributors.
For more information, please contact:
Eizo Nanao Technologies Inc.
5710 Warland Dr., Cypress, CA 90630
Phone: 800-800-5202 x. 140
Twitter: @EizoUSA #EIZOFORIS
* The usage time is limited to 30,000 hours.