ASUS Fully Embraces Low Blue Light for Monitors, Obtaining the Most TUV Rheinland Certifications

This year, ASUS monitors have made significant progress towards low blue light and flicker-free functionality, obtaining TUV Rheinland’s low blue light and flicker-free certification for its various monitor models.

ASUS is now the monitor manufacturer which has obtained the most low blue light product certifications from TUV Rheinland. With its pioneering R&D technology, ASUS has developed 4 low blue light modes and a unique smart dynamic backlight adjustment mode — showcasing the company’s powerful monitor industry strategy and embracing of consumer health concepts.

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ASUS’s 4 stage low blue light settings were designed according to different consumer usage habits. The Level 1 mode is aimed towards regular web browsers, reducing blue light by 20%. Level 4 reduces blue light damage, by a maximum of 70%, for users who are in a dim environment for an extended period of time. Consumers can adjust these settings according to their own preferences. ASUS has combined its steady technological competence with TUV Rheinland’s monitor testing technology to focus on a balance between vivid color and health. As Derek Hsu, senior project manager in TUV Rheinland Taiwan’s Electrical/Display Department, states, “TUV Rheinland and our customers are always trying new ways to create value for the future of monitors.”

Nowadays, 3C products have become an inseparable element in people’s lives. The high volume of light which 3C products emit can cause eye damage with long-term use. In order for consumers to gain an easier understanding of monitor functionality when they make purchases, TUV Rheinland has developed a distinct series of testing standards, 2PfG, for monitors. This helps manufacturers emphasize product design and functionality while also allowing consumers to tell whether or not the monitors they purchase possess flicker-free and low blue light functionality, and if they meet TCO ergonomic certification. Monitors granted TUV Rheinland’s certification have passed quality testing and met related safety standards. Consumers can use them over the long term, under normal conditions, with no health or safety concerns.

In pursuit of the ultimate, and as demonstration of its taking of market opinion into consideration, TUV Rheinland plans on developing a color accuracy specific monitor safety standard for heavy computer users so that users of different types can find appropriate products which are provided with safe eye protection functionality.

TUV Rheinland has established various testing capacities in order to meet the demands for different monitors. We established TCO’s first certified laboratory, and have worked closely with TCO over the past decade to bring the world’s most TCO certifications to our ergonomic laboratory. We have comprehensive laboratories in Taipei, Shanghai and Shenzhen in the Greater China region, which have also been certified as U.S. EPA laboratories. TCO certification is one of the most widely used monitor certification marks in the world. The scope of products certified under TCO includes computer monitors, PCs, all-in-one computers, projectors, earphones, tablet PCs, and more. Companies intending to apply for TCO certification soon should pay close attention to the transfer period from TCO 6.0 to 7.0

About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.

About TUV Rheinland Greater China

An internationally renowned independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization, TUV Rheinland possesses over 140 years of experience, has service locations in 66 countries on 5 continents, employs over 18,000 people worldwide, and provides professional service support to clients around the world. TUV Rheinland employs approximately 3,000 people in the Greater China region, offering testing and certification services such as industrial and renewable energy services, electrical and electronic product testing, telecom testing, fast-moving consumer products testing, ergonomics evaluation, mobility, railway safety, food safety, green solutions, carbon service, training & consulting and management system. TUV Rheinland has long been synonymous with rigorous high-quality testing and certification services and for providing a variety of professional assessments from an impartial and independent perspective. We provide local companies with quality services and solutions that comply with safety, quality, and environmental-friendly requirements.


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