The Eyesafe mark represents Acer’s commitment to health and safety

TÜV Rheinland Group, the international independent third-party testing, inspection, and certification organisation, and Eyesafe, the world’s leader in screen time protections, certification and solutions, has announced that Acer, one of the world’s leading brands of consumer electronics, has released ten new desktop monitor products that have met the Eyesafe Display Certification Requirements.

Acer is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of monitors, laptops, and other technology products, and the announcement by TÜV Rheinland and Eyesafe marks an important milestone in the consumer electronics industry.

Acer’s premium commercial and gaming monitors have successfully passed certification testing for the TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display Standard, the globally-recognised and most advanced set of health and safety requirements for blue management and colour performance in consumer electronics.

The testing was administered by TÜV Rheinland Group, the international independent third-party testing, inspection, and certification organisation. The ten Acer units with Eyesafe are scheduled to begin shipping in the fourth quarter of 2020.

“We commend the team at Acer for this important milestone,” said Kalyan Varma, Vice President of TÜV Rheinland, Business Field Electrical, Global, who oversees the Eyesafe certification initiative. “Since unveiling the TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display certification programme earlier this year – the most advanced set of requirements for low blue protection and colour performance management – the response has been overwhelming.”

“The Eyesafe mark represents a brand’s commitment to health and safety,” remarked Justin Barrett, CEO of Eyesafe, the healthcare research, technology and advocacy firm responsible for developing the standard. “Today Acer has clearly differentiated a number of its products with Eyesafe, identifying display performance that is driven by health research and scientific study.”

“We’re excited that ten models of our monitors have received the TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe Display Certification,” remarked Mark Ho, Senior Director of Product Management of Acer’s Digital Display Business. “Acer is committed to innovation and bringing new technology that enhances the experience and wellbeing of our users, and our industry-leading Eyesafe gaming monitors provide even more vivid colours while reducing blue light emissions.”

The ten new Acer desktop monitor displays that have achieved Eyesafe certification are amongst the Predator XB3, Nitro XV2, Acer CB2 and BL0 series.

The Eyesafe Display Standard is an industry-leading set of requirements for the display industry. The Acer products that have passed the Eyesafe Display Standard requirements will receive an AK Certificate (Certificate of Conformance) issued by TÜV Rheinland, including the test report. Consumers can obtain information on certified products on the TÜV Rheinland certificate database Certipedia, which helps facilitate consumers’ understanding of a product and enhance confidence in the purchase.

With TÜV Rheinland AK Certificate, Acer can now begin using the Eyesafe Display label authorised by Eyesafe in its marketing and brand communications.

Recent studies indicate that consumers are demanding a single, consumer-friendly, set of standards for low blue light and colour management dramatically increased in recent years – particularly after the worldwide impact of Covid-19 forced many companies to shift to work-from-home policies and students to adapt to remote or distance learning.

The result has been a hike in the average amount of screen time and intake of blue light – a set of circumstances that have been of grave concern to the global eye care community.

Acer’s announcement comes on the heels of significant data pouring in from across the globe on rising levels of Screen Time by end-consumers. The average amount of hours in front of displays, which has been growing at alarming rates in recent years, has spiked since the onset of Covid-19; in the US, a recent Nielsen study indicates that average screen time is now exceeding 13 hours a day.

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