What Does a Privacy or Blackout Filter do?
Privacy filters help to provide on-screen privacy to computer and laptop users by blurring or blackening the view of the screen from the side, so only the person directly in front of the screen can see the data clearly. How Does a Privacy Filter Work?
The manufacturers use patented layered technologies that blur or blacken the view from an angle, yet keep it clear for the person directly in front of the monitor. Does the Privacy Filter Impact the View for the User?
No. The technology used only blurs the on-screen data when seen at an angle of 25 degrees or more. The user directly in front of the filter does not see any distortion.What are the sizes of your privacy filters?
We have a variety of sizes for standard size CRT and flat panel monitors ranging from 15 to 21 inches. We also have a variety of widescreen blackout filters for laptops with sizes ranging from 12.1 to 17 inches, as well as flat panel monitors ranging in sizes of 15 to 19 inches. Please reference the individual product details pages for exact dimensions.Do you Have Privacy Filters for Widescreen Monitors?
Yes! We now carry a variety of blackout privacy filters from Kantek for both laptops and flat panel monitors with widescreens. Please reference the individual product details pages for exact dimensions.How Does a Blackout Privacy Filter Differ from a Standard Privacy Filter?
The privacy filters that we carry for standard sizes blur the on-screen data when seen from an angle. The blackout filters are slightly different in that the images begin blurring when viewed at a small angle and then completely blacked out as the angle increases. Do I Need to Adjust the Brightness of my Monitor When Using a Privacy Filter?
Possibly. You may have to increase the brightness of the monitor slightly to compensate for any darkening caused by the glare device.Do Privacy Filters also Reduce Glare?
Yes, privacy filters employ anti-glare technology, which significantly reduces glare caused by sunlight and fluorescent lighting, which are common causes of eyestrain and fatigue among computer users.Can I Keep my Privacy Filter on Even When my Laptop is Closed?
Yes, the Kantek laptop privacy filters can remain in place even when you close your notebook or laptop computer. Why do Some Filters Have a Grounding wire?
Screen filters with a conductive layer can, if properly grounded, drain away the static field in front of the monitor, thereby preventing static shock and substantially reducing dust circulation. Many people confuse static electricity with controversial magnetic fields. Jargon in ads (H-field, E-field, VLF/ELF, etc.) helps perpetuate the incorrect idea that magnetic fields can be reduced by glare filters.What is the HIPAA Patient Privacy Act?
HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires the establishment of national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health insurance plans, and employers. These businesses are regulated by strict standards for patient privacy protection. A privacy filter, which blurs or blackens the on-screen data when viewed from the side, helps protect your screen from prying eyes as well as complying with the HIPAA regulations. You get additional information about HIPAA at the US Dept of Health and Human Services
.How do I Clean my Privacy Filter?
You can use a glass cleaning solution that does not include ammonia.For additional Workstation tips, please visit our ERGOresources center.