In Amsterdam, this year, Sharp presented six new series of 4K displays and the second generation of its 8K displays, tracing a path to the highest definition that will lead directly to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics…
The 8K is the future, but an immediate future, not far away! Tokyo 2020 is just around the corner and, as is known, the Olympic Games will be characterized by the 8K definition, in which Sharp – with its monitors – has always been at the forefront.
The ISE 2019 of this brand, therefore, has been characterized in particular by the displays. The stand was divided into three distinct areas dedicated respectively to smart solutions for retail (Engage), for education (Learn) and for offices (Working togheter). A fourth area (Innovate) showed Sharp’s propensity for Ultra-HD, with the 8K ecosystem consisting of displays and camcorders.
So let’s start with the first Windows collaboration display (WCD), which opens a new generation of interactive displays designed to develop teamwork. The display is a 70” 4K that meets Microsoft WCD specifications, combining Sharp’s touch technology with sensors for a smarter workspace that increase office collaboration. USB-C and wireless connections make it quick to connect to the device, eliminating delays when starting a meeting or when switching between different presenters’ devices.
Sharp also launched its latest BIG PAD for the corporate environment. The TH1 range of 85”, 75” and 65” 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) interactive displays offers 20-point touch and features the latest InGlass interactive technology for a highly responsive Pen-on-Paper experience. An integrated Android PC includes a whiteboard application and makes it easy.
For Education applications, Sharp offers the BIG PAD HC1 range, with 70”, 75” and 86” 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160) displays with a wide range of connection options, including USB, HDMI and wireless. Also interesting is Octopus, a teaching platform by Qwizdom, a partner of Sharp, which offers more than 70 specific tools for teachers.
In the Engage area, instead, here are the new Sharp products to spread content in an engaging way, in this case twelve new 4K Ultra HD displays, belonging to three families: PN-HM, PN-HB and PN-HW.
The PN-HB and PN-HM models are large format, in three sizes from 65” to 85”. They can be installed in portrait or landscape and face-up and can run many different partner applications via an embedded Android 7.1 SoC and a Mini-OPS extension slot. Sharp’s PN-HW professional displays offers six screen sizes, from 43” to 86” and a built-in USB media player.
Sharp’s software partner Cenareo (recently rebranded from CityMeo) managed the digital signage content for the Sharp stand – as it has done in previous years – and a live demonstration of facial detection software.
In its innovation area, finally, Sharp showed its 8K ecosystem, including a demonstration of its 8K professional camcorder and new 8K display. The 8C-B60A 8K (60p) professional camcorder integrates capabilities for video shooting and recording, playback, and line output. The output from the camera will be shown on an 80” 8K monitor, 8M-B80AX1E, Sharp’s second generation 8K display, which offers exceptional picture quality.
Sharp is also exhibiting a model of its compact 8K video camera, currently in development. The camera is planned to feature a Micro Four Thirds mount and a CMOS sensor capable of delivering 8K resolution at 30 fps using the H.265 codec.
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