Color CRT Monitor offers low distortion and low glare.

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ThinkVision C190 19 in. CRT monitor features 18 in. viewable image size, flat shadow mask technology for accurate images with no edge distortion, 96 kHz max horizontal line frequency, and flicker-free 1280 x 1024 resolution. Plug and Play protocol allows DDC-enabled system to automatically configure video adapter to drive attached monitor at optimum display mode without end-user intervention. Monitor meets EEMP guidelines for standby power consumption.

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The IBM ThinkVision C190 - Cutting-Edge Technology in a CRT Monitor

At a Glance
Features of the ThinkVision C190 monitor include:
o 19-inch CRT with 18-inch viewable image size
o Flat shadow mask technology for truly accurate images with no edge distortion
o 96 kHz maximum horizontal line frequency
o Flicker-free 1280 x 1024 resolution capability
o TCO '99 compliance
o Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Display Data Channel (DDC) Plug and Play for easy and quick setup
o Award-winning design

The ThinkVision(TM) C190 monitor is a 19-inch full flat shadow mask CRT monitor. It delivers clear images with flat-screen low distortion and low glare characteristics at an attractive price.

o Flat shadow mask technology for clear images on the entire screen with low distortion and low glare
o A 19-inch full flat-screen CRT with a viewable image size of 457.3 mm (18 in), incorporating a 0.25-mm diagonal dot pitch and a 0.22-mm horizontal dot pitch
o An optimal flicker-free addressability of 1280 x 1024 pels at 85 Hz with a maximum addressability of 1600 x 1200 pels

o ThinkVantage® design:
o C190 design matches IBM PCs
o Quick and easy monitor adjustments using new on-screen display (OSD)
o Available in stealth black
o VESA DDC capability for Plug and Play and asset tracking with a DDC-enabled attaching system unit hardware and software
o Meets EEMP guidelines for standby power consumption
o Meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency
o Timings for the VESA 85 Hz refresh rate display modes for 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768, and 1280 x 1024 addressabilities
o Universal power supply for worldwide operating capability (requires plug adapters, sold separately)

o TCO '99 compliant
o Low energy consumption
o Clear images with minimal reflection
o Compatibility with IBM PC system units

As an ENERGY STAR partner, IBM has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Requires attachment to a suitable configured system.

Key Prerequisites
The ThinkVision C190 monitor operates with many IBM and compatible PC systems. Most VGA, SVGA, XGA, and SXGA applications will run without modification.

Planned Availability
June 2003

The ThinkVision C190 CRT color monitor supports the DDC protocol to level 2B. Basic configuration information can be passed to a system unit from its attached monitor. Plug and Play protocol allows a DDC-enabled system to automatically configure the video adapter to drive the attached monitor at its optimum display mode without end-user intervention. For effective optimization, the attaching system unit must also be hardware- and software-enabled for DDC operation.

The capabilities of the monitor are held in nonvolatile monitor memory in an encoded format. The data is received from the monitor by the system unit during boot up and system configuration.

The DDC data sent by the monitor to the attached system unit includes the monitor's serial number and other identification information. This can be held in the system unit until requested, for example, by a department LAN administrator needing to assess the location of all equipment connected to the LAN.

Date information transmitted in the monitor DDC data conforms to VESA DDC Standard V2.

Multiattachment Flexibility
With the microprocessor-controlled, multifrequency operation of the monitor, you can migrate from VGA through SVGA, XGA, and SXGA to UXGA (1600 x 1200 addressability) or use increasingly sophisticated applications without any immediate need to replace the monitors. The C190 can deliver flicker-free 1280 x 1024 pels at up to 85 Hz (non-interlaced).

Power-Management Capability
These monitors have a power-management capability that meets the power consumption requirements of the EPA ENERGY STAR program. The power-management functions are invoked when initiating signals are received from an attached system unit or installed graphic adapter card that also uses the VESA Display Power Management Signalling (DPMS) standard.

The availability of power management minimizes the energy requirements of the monitor. This can have an immediate, advantageous effect for those who need to reduce energy consumption.

Comprehensive On-Screen User Controls
The microprocessor-based OSD combined with the digital controls lets you fully control:
o Picture position, size, shape, and alignment
o Digital brightness and contrast
o Selectable color points (9300 K, 6500 K, 5500 K)
o Color tint control
o Picture tilt and moire effects
o Degauss

The controls, set on the front bezel, are easy to operate, and incorporate icons that identify the controls and their operation. In conjunction with the built-in display mode presets, a reset control lets you revert to the factory default setting for the current mode. When you customize the current mode settings of the monitor, changes are saved automatically.

Ergonomic Features
This monitor has the following ergonomic features:
o Optimal flicker-free viewing of 1280 x 1024 pels at up to 85 Hz
o Flat screen for minimal glare and distortion
o VESA DDC capability to automatically select the optimum display modes when attached to a DDC-enabled system
o Anti-reflective screen treatments to minimize glare without sacrificing picture sharpness
o Compliance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9241 Part 3 for front-of-screen ergonomics when forming part of an ISO-compliant system
o Compliance with SWEDAC MPR-II Guidelines for low-electric, magnetic, and electrostatic emissions TCO '99

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