NEC Display Solutions of America has introduced a new MultiSync EX monitor series that come with a "human" sensor that monitors activity in front of the monitor and reduced power consumption if there has been an extended period of inactivity. The monitors also include the company's ambient light sensor technology, which adjusts the display brightness depending on external light sources. A carbon savings meter application displays the greenhouse gas emissions reductions associated with using the sensors, which can be adjusted by the user.
The first model to be released in the new product line is the MultiSync EX231W, which is a 23-inch wide-screen LCD with high-definition resolution that is Energy Star 5.0 compliant. The monitor weighs 9.3 pounds with the stand. It typically uses about 31 watts of power; 16 watts when it is switched in ECO ModeT. The product is due to ship in November 2010 as an estimated price of $339.