SHARP TO INTRODUCE PN-K322B TOUCHSCREEN 4K ULTRA HD LED MONITOR

Accurate Onscreen Handwritten Text Input and Multi-Touch Operation on a 4K Ultra HD Professional Display

07/17/2013

MAHWAH, NJ, July 17, 2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, will introduce a new 32-inch-class (31.5” diagonal) LCD LED monitor, the PN-K322B. The thinnest in its class, this professional-use monitor features a Sharp developed high-sensitivity, high-precision touchscreen and delivers 4K Ultra HD resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) – four times the pixel resolution of Full HD.

As previewed at InfoComm and CE Week earlier this summer, the PN-K322B is Sharp's latest 4K Ultra HD monitor. Its high-precision touchscreen allows accurate onscreen handwriting of fine text and lines, with writing performed via a dedicated touch pen with a pen-tip width of just 2 mm. The display also supports up to 10-point multi-touch operation.

“4K ultra high definition monitors offer a clear, near lifelike picture, and because of this, we are seeing a growing demand for these displays in many industries, including graphic and video content, creation and editing. The touchscreen feature takes these displays one step further, widening their applications to these markets and others,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Group.  “We are looking to expand this cutting-edge technology into additional sectors that could benefit from its clarity and interactivity, such as financial services, retail and museum/art exhibitions.”

Built with Sharp’s IGZO technology and an edge lit LED backlight, the PN-K322B boasts a slender profile with a thickness of just 36 mm. A stand, included with the monitor, allows it to slide easily between two angles depending on the application: vertical for viewing or low-angle for onscreen writing and touchscreen operation.

The PN-K322B features a palm cancellation function that prioritizes pen input even when the user's hand is resting on the touchscreen. Input connectors on the PN-K322B are compatible with the latest DisplayPort™ and HDMI® interface specifications, enabling the monitor to display ultra high definition content delivered from a PC via a single-cable connection.

The PN-K322B will be available in the U.S. this fall.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation

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.

Sharp is the #1 brand in 60" + Large-Format Commercial Displays through B2B Sales Channels*. 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.
*According to NPD Display Search Monthly US Sell-Through Database for Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, April 2013.

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