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Screens Invisible to Prying Eyes

Techstination feature for Thursday, June 10, 1999

You can see what's on your screen, but no one else can. I'm Fred Fishkin with Bootcamp, a report on computers and technology. You don't always want someone being able to look over your shoulder to see what you're doing at the computer. That doesn't necessarily mean you're playing games or doing things you shouldn't be doing. You could be working on sensitive documents. Or maybe using a notebook computer on an airplane with prying eyes sitting next to you.A company called Sceptre has a line of products that make the screen invisible to everyone but you. Sceptre's James Crim...

"We're a manufacturer of LCD flat panel displays, CRT monitors and notebook computers and we've developed a technology which we call our Exclusive View, which enables only the user of that technology to be able to see what's on an LCD flat panel or a notebook computer. Effectively, everyone else sees a blank, lighted screen and perplexes those who don't know the technology and it works wonderfully well for somebody who wants to prohibit roaming eyes from seeing what they're working on."

The screen is polarized and can only be seen with special glasses or by mounting a filter over it. Now you see it, now you don't. The technology can be added to Sceptres line of products for about 400 dollars....

"It's something that can be used for anybody working on anything that they don't want anyone else to see."

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