Sharp’s New PN-L401C 40″ AQUOS BOARD Aimed at Huddle Spaces


The latest addition to the Sharp AQUOS BOARD family is a 40” version in the form of the PN-L401C AQUOS BOARD. It’s 100 percent AQUOS BOARD in that it’s an interactive display — that can be used in either landscape, portrait or face-up orientation — and allows for wireless collaboration, annotation, screen sharing (wirelessly) and whiteboarding. The PN-L401C is […]

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Sharp Launches New PN-L401C AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display


The latest addition to Sharp’s AQUOS BOARD family is the new Sharp 40″ PN-L401C — capable of being used in landscape, portrait or face-up orientation. For digital signage applications, the PN-L401C serves as an interactive sign and for SMB offices it enables interactive collaboration is a “huddle space” environment. The PN-L401C interactive display shares some […]

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Sharp’s New Headquarters: The Ultimate Pro AV Experience


  Guests arriving at the main entrance are greeted by an impressive video wall in the reception area. Nine 60″ Class (60″ diagonal) PN-V601 professional LCD displays in a 3×3 configuration give visitors a sense of Sharp’s culture and professionalism. This area was designed to showcase Sharp’s line of award-winning multifunctional printers (MFPs) through help of Sharp Pro AV equipment. […]

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Sharp Launches New 90″ LCD for Commercial Applications


Sharp announces the launch of its new 90” Class (90 1/64” diagonal) PN-LE901 commercial LCD display. The PN-LE901 combines full-HD image quality and a thin profile with a built-in tuner. Businesses can easily manage the functionality of the PN-LE901 commercial LCD display due to its many user-friendly features. This includes a powerful RS232C command set, […]

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Sharp Intros New “Value-Priced” PN-C Series AQUOS BOARDs


Sharp today announced its new PN-C Series AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems. Available as a 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) model and as an 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) model, the new PN-C series is aimed at businesses and schools looking for value-priced interactive displays. Priced 30 percent lower than the PN-L series, the PN-C805B and PN-C705B […]

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Sharp Intros New Value-Priced Digital Signage Lineup


Sharp today announced its new PN-Y professional-grade signage series, a value-priced solution for small and mid-sized digital signage needs. Available in 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal), 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal) and 32″ Class (31.6″ diagonal), the new PN-Y series are designed to be entry-level priced. The new PN-Y556/Y496/Y436/Y326 professional LCD displays are […]

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Sharp Debuts New Displays


Sharp today announces its next generation of professional-grade LCD monitors for its PN-R series. Available in 42″ Class (41.9″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal) and 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal) models, they are all commercial-grade displays for digital signage and ProAV. The new PN-R556/R496/R426 professional LCD monitors offer a slimmer, sleeker, design with a bezel of […]

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Sharp is Saved by $350 Foxconn Investment and $3.5 Billion Buyout (Sort of)


Foxconn and Sharp have announced a strategic alliance that was approved by each company’s board yesterday. Details of the deal aren’t available to the public yet, but is rumored to be in the range of $3.5 billion, total, that gives Foxconn controlling (2/3) interest in the Japanese manufacturer. The main reason Foxconn is interested in […]

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Sharp’s Relationships@Work at DSE 2016 Includes Debut of 8K LCD Display


At last year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE), Sharp demonstrated how to “Engage with Sharp.” For DSE 2016, the company’s theme, “Relationships@Work,” will show how Sharp’s strategic technology alliances can help take digital signage and deployment to a whole new level. Sharp’s booth (#1223) from March 16 to 17 and we’ll show attendees how open architecture […]

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Sharp Launches PN-V550 Full-HD Professional LED Display


Sharp expands its PN-V video wall series with the launch of its 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal) PN-V550 LED Ultra-Slim Bezel professional monitor. With a bezel-to-bezel width of just 3.5mm, the PN-V550 features Sharp’s Uniform Color Calibration Technology (UCCT), Sharp claims the industry’s first and only factory calibration process that delivers out-of-the box pixel to pixel […]

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Sharp DSE 2016 is All About Relationships@Work


At last year’s Digital Signage Expo (DSE), Sharp demonstrated how to “Engage with Sharp.” For DSE 2016, their theme is “Relationships@Work” and they plan to show how Sharp’s strategic technology alliances can help take digital signage and deployment to a whole new level. Sharp booth (#1223) will show you how their open architecture yields seamless […]

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Sharp Isn’t Dead Yet, Intros Three New Monitors


There’s a lot of talk around the tech industry about how Sharp’s HQ is hemorrhaging money. We even wrote a story two weeks ago about the potential of them being bought by Foxconn who’s now offering $5.5 Billion for them. But, all the while, Sharp continues to crank out new models — including three this […]

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Sharp to Debut 85″ 8K Monitor at ISE


Sharp will be one of a few stands to debut 8K (7680×4320) displays at ISE. Technically, Sharp’s 8K officially debuted last fall but most people have never seen the 85” monitor since only shipped a handful of them. It lists around $150,000 (137,000 Euros) Part of the Super H-Vision line, the LV-85001 uses Sharp’s IGZO […]

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News Alert: Someone’s Buying Sharp, Or They’re Going Out of Business


One thing is clear — if Sharp doesn’t take one of the two competing offers to buy them, they won’t survive. According to the Wall Street Journal, Taiwan’s Foxconn (known most famously for making the Microsoft Xbox and Apple’s iPhone and iPads) and Japan’s Innovation Network Corp. are in a bidding war for Sharp Corporation […]

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Sharp Intros New 80″ Signage Display and 60″ AQUOS BOARD


The Sharp PN-E Series has added a new 80″ class (80″ diagonal) PN-E803 professional LCD monitor to the 70″ Class (69.5″ diagonal) PN-E703 and 60″ class (60.1″ diagonal) PN-E603 models. The PN-E803 display combines 1080p image quality and a thin profile designed for professional signage solutions for a wide range of applications. The new PN-E803 monitor replaces the PN-E802 monitor. The PN-E803 display is […]

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Sharp Ships 80″ AQUOS Board


The new Sharp 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) PN-L803C AQUOS BOARD interactive display system is marketed as Sharp’s answer to collaboration. It features 10-point capacitive multi-touch, edge-to-edge glass and an intuitive interface that does feel like you are writing on a conventional whiteboard. In addition, up to four people can write onscreen at the same time, […]

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Is TV Dying?


It’s no secret that there’s a generation of kids that aren’t watching TV on the giant enchanted box that fills the living room of most homes around the world. In fact, most of the Millenials and all of Generation X (nearly everyone below the age of 30, basically) have an obsession with watching TV programs […]

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Sharp Exits Consumer TV Market in Americas — Sort of (Updated)


Reuters reported this morning that Sharp Corporation has decided to exit the TV market in North and South America. They’ve not been profitable in the TV market in years and after a $2 Billion refinance, they promised to eliminate 5,000 jobs — this was the best and easiest way to do that. Cut the department […]

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Sharp Video Wall Is in Full Fashion at French Designer’s NYC Retail Store


When a French fashion company opened a store in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo neighborhood, it wanted a specific architecture style. However, a major concern was that the store’s existing skylights would wash out any video screens. Sharp professional displays proved to be the right monitors for the job. Business Environment Challenges A world-famous French fashion designer […]

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Sharp Finally Debuts 80″ Commercial LED Smart TV


The Sharp 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) LC-80LE661U hybrid, commercial-grade LED smart TV is finally available for order. The big brother of the 70″ and 60″ class models (69.5″ and 60.1″ diagonal, respectively) claims a 4 million:1 dynamic contrast for deeper blacks and whiter whites, as well as a 240 Hz Refresh Rate. The LC-80LE661U commercial […]

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Sharp Launches Its First 55 With an Ultra-Slim Bezel


Sharp is expanding its PN-V video wall series with the launch of its first 55″ class (54.6″ diagonal) PN-V551 LED Ultra-Slim Bezel professional monitor. With a bezel-to-bezel width of just 3.5mm, the PN-V551 features Sharp’s Uniform Color Calibration Technology (UCCT), the industry’s first and only factory calibration process that delivers out-of-the box pixel to pixel […]

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Sharp Intros 70″ 4K Ultra HD With PN-H701


Sharp has launched its first pro-grade 70″ UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160) display first professional grade LED-lit LCD. Using an ultra-slim aluminum bezel, it’s designed for 24/7 operation. Measuring just 9 millimeters (top/right/left), Sharp says it’s the narrowest, thinnest and lightest display in its class. It can be used in both portrait and landscape formats, […]

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Microsoft Has Figured Out What Sharp, InFocus, SMART Technologies and Clary Icon Already Knew


Although SMART Technologies invented the interactive whiteboard market, and therefore indirectly invented the interactive display market, companies like InFocus — with Mondopad — and Clary Icon as well as Sharp have developed it into more of a mainstream product category in recent years. So much so that Microsoft has now, well, copied it — but, […]

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Panel Makers LCD TV Target Growing by Only 3 Percent in 2015, as They Shift to Larger Sizes


We collect business plans of TV panel makers in the Quarterly LCD TV Value Chain & Insight Report, and the current 2015 target is 257M, up only 3 percent Y/Y from 2014, which is 249M, as described in the Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment Report. However, 2015 will show strong area growth, as large panels […]

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Sharp Intros New LCD Series for Signage Applications


Sharp’s new PN-Y Series display is available in 55-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch or 32-inch sizes with a 1920×1080 native resolution, LED-lit LCD. A built-in USB media player allows playback of still images and videos stored on a connected USB memory device and users can set up the system to play slideshows of promotional or informational content […]

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Polycom and Crestron Use Sharp BOARD to Compete with Cisco


The recent success of the new MX Series from Cisco is driving Sharp Imaging, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and its 80-inch (diagonal) AQUOS BOARD (PN-L802B) to partner with Crestron (for the RL) and the Polycom (for the CX8000) group collaboration solutions. The interactive display comes as part of Crestron and Polycom’s Lync Room […]

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Sharp Ships 24” 10-Point Touchscreen LCD


Sharp’s new LL-S242A-W is a 24” LED-lit LCD touch screen that offers 1,920×1,080 resolution monitor with a viewing angle of 178 degrees, both horizontally and vertically. It includes 10-point multi-touch capability that also features handwriting support via a fine-tipped touch pen. One cool feature is that a palm cancelation function prioritizes pen recognition, so you […]

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