Today Sharp introduced the new PN-E702, a 70” LED-backlit 1080p LCD that’s specified at 450 cd/m2 brightness and 4000:1 contrast ratio. Integrated with an OPS slot for digital signage players and 7-watt speakers, Sharp is aiming this at two specific markets — as a replacement for front screen projectors in meeting rooms and as a large digital signage display. Like the rest of the PN-E line, the 70″ is designed to maintain airflow and dissipate heat without the use of mechanical air-ventilation fans, which can attract dust and create noise. A built-in sensor detects when the temperature inside a monitor rises, and the backlight system automatically adjusts to keep the temperature within operational level. To reduce the load placed on the power supply when a number of monitors are turned on at the same time, the PN-E Series allows a time delay between the start-up of each monitor when configured in video walls and multi-monitor installations.
Designed for 24/7/365 use, the PN-E702 incorporates a commercial-grade LCD panel that’s designed to be used for continuous operation and spec’s out at over 90,000 MTBF. Inputs include HDMI, VGA, RGB and network ports. It offers network and RS232 control and it can be mounted horizontally or vertically.
Full specs can be found here.