World's Top Computer Display Brands First to be Awarded New TCO Certification for High Performance and Green Design

    STOCKHOLM, April 22 /CNW/ - Products from leading computer display brands
Eizo, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Terra are first in the world to be
awarded the new TCO Certified designation - recognizing superior design for
environment and usability. TCO Certified is the leading and toughest standard
in the world to combine green qualities and high performance design. This
latest standard represents the 5th generation of display standards from TCO
Development, and offers the most advanced environmental criteria yet.

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    "TCO Certified is more than an eco-label, it really goes beyond green
with comprehensive requirements on performance, image quality as well as the
environment," comments Niclas Rydell, Product Manager, Displays at TCO
Development. "We are delighted that computer displays from these world leading
brands are first to achieve the TCO Certified designation. Emma Sjogren,
Project Manager, Environment adds; "We have also taken the environmental
demands to the next level, including even stricter criteria on hazardous
materials, as well as new criteria for Social Responsibility and reduced
climate impact. It's critical that users can choose product that is designed
to minimize the impact on the natural environment, while still ensuring
cutting edge performance."
    Mr Kazuhide Shimura, Managing Officer, General Manager of Product and
Business Development at Eizo Nanao Corporation comments on the achievement;
"We certified our products to TCO because it is the most authoritative new
standard concerning ergonomics, the environment, and safety. We believed it
was essential to address the TCO standard in our product development."
    Bo Lennstrom, Product Marketing Manager, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
adds: "The commitment to ergonomics and environment is at the top of Fujitsu
Technology Solutions' priority list. We are proud to be one of the first
vendors with certified products according to one of the toughest
certifications for displays worldwide."
    For over 20 years, TCO Development has been at the forefront of
environmental and user-centered design for computer equipment. About 50% of
the world's computer display models carry a TCO label. This has led to he
prevention of approx 50 000 metric tonnes of hazardous flame retardant
materials entering the wastestream, which would otherwise pose a risk to the
natural environment and human health. Annual energy savings amount to 25
terawatt hours - the equivalent of the yearly production of four nuclear power
generators. TCO requirements have also led to improved picture quality in
displays, reducing risk of eyestrain and other user comfort concerns.

    About TCO Development

    TCO Development's objective is to provide users of IT equipment with high
performance products that have a minimal impact on the natural environment.
Since 1992 the TCO certification program has had a significant influence on
improved image quality and ergonomics for displays, as well as the reduction
of electromagnetic emissions from ICT products. Energy efficiency and reduced
usage of hazardous substances are also key aspects of the TCO Certification.
Products covered by the TCO standards are notebook and desktop PCs, displays
and phone headsets. TCO Development is headquatered in Stockholm, Sweden, with
regional presence in Asia, North America and Central Europe.


For further information:

For further information: Niclas Rydell, Product Manager, Displays, TCO
Development, +46-8-782-92-71,; Emma Sjogren, Project
Manager, Environment, TCO Development, +46-8-782-91-95,;
Clare Hobby, Regional Manager North America, TCO Development, (310) 801-8769,; Martin Soderberg, Regional Manager Asia, TCO Development,
+886-2-2729-0186,; Marianne Welin, Manager PR & Media,
TCO Development, +46-8-782-91-87,

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