NEC Display Solutions of America ( has announced the AccuSync AS231WM LCD monitor, which the company describes as an “environmentally friendly display.”

Targeted to small-to-medium sized businesses (SMBs) as well as education and government users, the AS231WM joins four other green monitors in the AccuSync Series (AS171, AS191, AS191WM and AS221WM), which all bear EPEAT Silver ratings as well as Energy Star 5.0 and TCO 5.0 compliance.

The AS231WM widescreen display consumes 50% less energy and contains 50%t less mercury content than conventional monitors of the same size, according to Lynn Gu, product manager of NEC Display Solutions. In addition, ECO Mode technology lets end-users toggle between energy-saving modes, helping to significantly reduce power consumption, heat generation and extend the life of the display, she adds.

The AS231WM comes with Ambix dual-input technology, which allows for digital/analog compatibility with upgraded video cards and software, as well as connections to two systems. In addition, Rapid Response technology delivers virtually uninterrupted, undistorted viewing of high-speed, full-motion video, says Gu. The new AS231WM display will begin shipping in May at an estimated street price of US$269. The display ships with a standard three-year parts and labor warranty, including the backlight.