HP today unveiled HP Sure View technology, a new option on the HP EliteBook 1040 and HP EliteBook 840 laptops, which helps in preventing shoulder surfing with the press of a single button. HP partnered with 3M privacy technology for HP Sure View. Users simply need to press the f2 key to immediately transition the PC to privacy mode, which reduces up to 95 percent of visible light when viewed at an angle, making it difficult for others to view information on the screen. HP Sure View will be available in September as an option on the HP EliteBook 1040 Full HD touch and non-touch versions and the HP EliteBook 840.
This new feature will help users work more confidently from public locations like coffee shops and airports without fear of data on the screen being exposed to others. Also, since this technology is built directly into the device, it can help companies better comply with regulatory requirements, specifically for businesses in healthcare, public sector and finance.
“As the threat of data privacy evolves, more and more organizations are taking the issue of visual hacking seriously,” said Makoto Ishii, vice president and general manager, Display Materials and Systems Division, 3M. “Designed with more than 20 years of 3M optical films technology experience incorporated into the privacy screen, HP Sure View helps address the concern of protecting sensitive information through a world-class solution tailor-made for open work environments and for the mobile worker.”