Sharp Launches New Displays with SoC (System on a Chip)

Thanks to its built-in SoC (System on a Chip) controller, the new 40″ PN-B401 and 50″ PN-B501 LCD displays deliver out-of-the-box digital signage solutions. The PN-B displays offer great mounting flexibility and can be installed in landscape or portrait orientation, face-up, face-down or titled forward or backward at an angle of up to 90 degrees.

Features include:

  • Built-in SoC: An integrated SoC controller, driven by the Arm Cortex-A17 quad core processor (max. 1.8 GHz) with 2 GB memory and 8 GB storage, integrates Android OS (4.4) for third-party Android platform apps.
  • Flexibility: Whether in a landscape or portrait orientation, the displays can be installed face-up, face-down, or tilted forward or backward at an angle of up to 90 degrees. Designed for easy hanging installation, they can be suspended from four corners of the rear housing with wires.
  • Expandability: They are equipped with an Intel Mini OPS-compatible expansion slot that provides for an optional HDBaseT receiver board (PN-ZB03H), wireless board (PN-ZB03W), or computing board (PN-ZB03AO). An optional wireless adaptor (PN-ZW01) is also available.
  • SHARP Open Architecture Platform: The PN-B Series offers end users easy ways to download, store and play content directly from the display. Web-based digital signage content can be displayed by entering a URL in the embedded HTML5 browser, while videos and still images can be routed through the pre-installed media player. And for more advanced applications, leading Content Management Software providers have ported their Android-based application to run on the PN-B Series embedded SoC.

The PN-B401 and PN-B501 displays can be found here.