SHARP TO EXHIBIT FULL SUITE OF PROFESSIONAL DISPLAYS INCLUDING STUNNING ULTRA-LARGE LED DISPLAYS FOR THE LARGE-FORMAT DIGITAL SIGNAGE MARKET

Sharp continues to Go Big with the Industry’s Largest 90" Class LED, big enough to showcase striking, life-size images in portrait view

02/26/2013

Las Vegas, NV - February, 26, 2013 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is exhibiting its full line of professional LED displays, now available in screen size classes up to 90" (90-1/16" diagonal) at the 2013 Digital Signage Expo. Visit the Sharp booth, #913, to see the new line of ultra-large format displays along with the world’s slimmest ultra-high definition (3,840 x 2,160 pixel resolution) 32" class displays, high-impact video walls, AQUOS BOARD interactive display systems, and 20" class multi-touch interactive displays for counter-top or kiosk applications.

The latest family of Sharp professional LED large-format displays, the PN-R series, is available in screen size classes of 90", 70", and 60", and features stunning clarity, outstanding energy efficiency and advanced connectivity. The most impressive of the new series, the PN- R903 LED display, features a high-impact 90" class screen, big enough to showcase life-size images. At 6' 8" tall, the new PN-R903 is the first professional LED display that can display people at real height in portrait view, making it an ideal fit for the fashion and retail industries. Large enough to seamlessly replace a 2x2 46" panel video wall, the PN-R903 offers easy set-up and installation, with much less wiring, computer support, and virtually no calibration requirements.

Another technological innovation being demonstrated at the show is Sharp’s 32" class professional LCD monitor series which features Sharp’s groundbreaking IGZO technology and touts 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution, commonly referred to as “4K2K”. Combining Sharp’s IGZO technology with a brilliant white, edge lit LED backlight system, these state-of-the-art monitors measure only 35 millimeters at their thickest point (less than 1.5 inches), making them the industry’s thinnest design in their class.1 The series consists of two models, one of which features 10-point multi-touch capability, designed for use with either fingers or the included stylus, only 2mm wide at its tip, for use where precision and accuracy are needed.

“Sharp has long been a leader in display technology, and our line of professional, large- format displays and ultra-high definition products continue to deliver ground-breaking innovation and functionality,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “We’re excited to be working with several companies on innovative usage of our display technology in real world applications that will virtually revolutionize the digital signage space.”

At the show, Sharp will be demonstrating several unique retail applications at the “Sharp Boutique”. A virtual dressing room application being used by a well-known clothing boutique lets customers try on clothing, and while looking at what appears to be a large mirror, change the color of the apparel in real time. Another similar application lets customers try on clothing with a delayed view, helping to solve the problem of how the fit looks from a 360 degree perspective. Other applications include use of Sharp interactive displays as electronic concierges at a prominent worldwide hotel chain, in-store interactive countertop applications perfectly suited for the cosmetic and other retail industries, and video wall content designed for the 9/11 Museum as part of Sharp’s proud sponsorship of this important project. Many of these demonstrations are facilitated by the Sharp Technology Alliance Resource (STAR) Program that fosters collaboration between Sharp and other hardware and software vendors in the Digital Signage arena.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of Sharp Professional Display products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. Or visit us online at: http://www.sharpusa.com/monitors.

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About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp is the #1 selling brand of Large-Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information brilliantly.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, January 2013.

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