3M extends range of privacy filters “to fit many popular touch-screen devices”

3M, the science-based technology company, has announced that its range of Gold and Black Privacy Filters is now extended to fit a variety of popular touch-screen laptops and mobile tablets, from 11.6 to 15.6-inch diameter displays. Fading to Gold or Black from a 30-degree side angle and effectively blacked-out beyond 60 degrees, the filter range helps users keep their on-screen information private from onlookers.

3M film technology in these new touch privacy filters means that they’re much thinner than standard filters, ensuring that end users still derive a consistent touch experience. Also, they don’t impact the slim closure of Macbook clamshell designs so there’s no risk that a given laptop isn’t fully powering-down when the lid’s closed, which can drain the battery life.

Separately, 3M has also extended its range of Gold Privacy Filters to fit the new Macbook Air and Macbook Pro products developed by Apple.

Whether touch screen or not, the entire range has been engineered to provide the best possible viewing experience and performance. Visual clarity isn’t compromised, so there’s no need to turn up the brightness ratio, which can also drain batteries.

The filters fit to the very edge of bezel-free, flat-fronted screens which are increasingly used in modern devices.  Designed for robust everyday use, the filters can be easily applied and removed as needed with the adhesive attachment strips supplied. Replacements can be ordered free of charge from the 3M Privacy and Protection website.

“Privacy filters are becoming increasingly popular to help prevent screens of all kinds from unauthorised viewing, whether casual or intentional, in turn helping people to keep sensitive or confidential information private and to reduce the risk of security breaches,” explained Peter Barker, EMEA market development manager at 3M. “These latest additions to our range are part of a continued evolution, responding to what people are using, while at the same time ensuring excellent product quality and reliability.”

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Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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