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Improve Vital Videoconferencing Communication with an Innovative Pop-Up Webcam!

By Philips Monitors, 24 Jun 2020.

Given the current worldwide concern for health and safety, working from home and videoconferencing over the network have become convenient time- and money-saving options, allowing flexibility for optimal productivity.


Working remotely – the webcam challenge!

Recently, “collaborative” apps that allow several members of a “virtual team” to share and mutually develop a range of documents and content online, have significantly boosted the growing popularity of videoconferencing options.

Pop-up webcam

Working remotely, away from your team, has its challenges, but you can still deliver high-quality video conferences if you use the right equipment. Looking professional in a video conference is dependent on several key factors: video quality; camera position; light quality; and position. This is where those Philips monitors with an innovative integrated Pop-Up Webcam offer a clear advantage. Models such as the 24-inch 241B7QPJKEB include this Pop-Up Webcam feature, making convenient conferencing a breeze. This innovative webcam pops up when needed and securely tucks back into the monitor when not in use. In addition, Philips monitors designed for videoconferencing applications offer two types of webcams: ones that supports facial recognition technology, and the more “normal” type of webcam where facial recognition is not a feature.

Biometric facial recognition for added security

Several Philips monitors designed for videoconferencing applications have and support webcams that incorporate facial recognition as a feature. Models 242B1H, 275B1H, 241B7QUBHEB, 272B7QUBHEB, 329P9H, 439P9H1 and 499P9H1 all support the Windows Hello™ feature, which enables this type of facial recognition in software.

Biometric facial recognition

Biometric facial recognition allows you to log on to your computer by simply using your face. This smart facial recognition saves valuable time as it is three times faster than confirmation via a password. It is also more secure. By using two cameras to simultaneously create a virtual 3D model of the registered user’s face, an added layer of security is provided. Passwords are inherently insecure and can be stolen or cracked, but a face is unique and is unlikely to be lost or stolen!

Videoconferencing – Plus USB-C docking

As well as an innovative and nifty pop-up webcam, Philips displays optimized for videoconferencing also feature a built in USB-C docking station, allowing a laptop to be hooked up to a larger monitor with a single universal, reversible connection. This means a single cable supports fast data transfers while simultaneously charging the laptop. This convenient docking feature reduces the clutter of multiple cables, and centralizes your monitor as a hub for charging your devices.

USB-C docking

Conferencing by monitor versus using a notebook

At this point, you might be asking, “Why use the monitor when the notebook has its own built-in camera?”. The Philips brand focuses on an enhanced convenient lifestyle, using all the advantages of high technology. A Philips monitor offers several of these advantages over a notebook. It has a larger visual area resulting in higher work efficiency. The monitor’s camera also has 2.0-megapixel FHD resolution, while that of the notebook’s camera will be approximately 720p or about 1.0-megapixel. Not surprisingly, images produced by the monitor’s camera are of much higher quality!

Smart ergonomic stand

In meetings, the notebook camera’s angle of view will be unstable, and only in the vertical plane. In contrast, using smart ergonomics, the monitor’s camera can be adjusted for height, left and right swivel, and tilt. The result: better communication and higher productivity!

Cut energy costs with smart sensors!

Several Philips monitors for videoconferencing, including the 242B1H, 275B1H, 241B7QPJKEB and 241B7QUBHEB, also incorporate Philips’ PowerSensor technology, which transmits and receives harmless infrared signals to determine whether a user is present and automatically reduces monitor brightness when he or she steps away from the desk. This feature cuts energy costs by up to 80% while prolonging monitor life.

Smart sensors

The 329P9H also supports LightSensor, the use of a smart sensor to adjust picture brightness depending on the surrounding ambient light, to deliver a perfect picture with minimal power usage.

Perfect picture with minimal power usage

In challenging times, selected Philips monitors optimized for convenient and secure videoconferencing provide a total solution that keeps your communications flowing, enabling vital teamwork and building for success when the going gets tough!