Nio Color 2MP HB is a new display, announced by the Belgian monitor specialist Barco. The 21.3-inch screen neither provides 16:9 format nor full HD resolution, rather the 2 MP (two mega pixels) represent a resolution of 1,600 to 1,200 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio.
Developed for the healthcare industry, the IPS-panel monitor is equipped with a 10 bit LUT and wide viewing angles of 176 degrees. Also, the static contrast ratio of 1,050:1 makes the Nio Color 2MP HB a perfect display for high-resolution images in colour and greyscale, e.g. for diagnostic imaging applications as ultrasound, in orthopaedic imaging and nuclear medicine.
Does not provide full HD, but an extremely high brightness: the Nio Color 2MP HB. (Photo: Barco)
The non-reflective protective coating on the panel surface eliminates interference from incident light. Its maximum brightness is at 750 nits, and calibrated to the DICOM recommendation, the backlight still provides 400 nits. These values stoke power hunger, however – according to Barco, the display consumes a nominal 72 watts when operating.
While you can find a DVI-D and a DisplayPort input each at the connection panel, the Barco screen additionally bears a two-port USB hub according to USB 2.0 standard. Safely resting in itself, the 30-pound monitor can be shifted from landscape to portrait mode at its pivot joint. The Barco display comes with a five year warranty period and is available immediately, whereas the manufacturer did not give any information as to its sales price.