The pre ISE news is beginning to ramp up with the new year and Sharp is getting in on the act with an announcement from its popular BIG PAD line.
The 70in 4K BIG PAD (PN-70TH5) adds to Sharp’s existing line up and will be available from February 2018.
Sharp’s newest BIG PAD has been created to allow users to view in detail information such as technical drawings, maps or spreadsheets. Special features support working with content at Ultra-HD resolution. 4K reading is supported by Sharp’s own UV2A screen technology for high contrast and image clarity, and 4K writing is supported by a range of features including palm rejection, so the palm doesn’t make marks on the screen during writing and a modified pen with a 2mm tip for precision.
Sid Stanley, general manager, Visual Solutions, says: “With our unique experience we understand the needs of our customers. Selecting the right interactive whiteboard to suit your needs should be a considered decision. Not all interactive whiteboards are made equal.
“To highlight why interactive whiteboards should be carefully chosen, consider the important role they play in the meeting room. Meetings take up a lot of time – 17 hours a month for every worker in the UK according to our research – so they need to be as productive as possible. Across Europe, there is a demand for meetings to be more engaging, more inclusive, and more productive, and Sharp is offering a range of easy-to-use tools that deliver the benefits of better decision making and collaboration.”
New research from Sharp, to be issued in 2018, found that the average office worker attends 21 meetings a month, totaling 17 hours of their time, but a staggering 85% said they would have been more productive at their desks.
Half of Sharp’s ISE stand will be devoted to its range of interactive and non-interactive displays for meetings rooms. Sharp says the range includes something for every type of usage, whether it’s looking at technical content, where precise writing and exceptional ease-of-use is critical (4K BIG PAD) or having a brainstorming meeting where easy annotation and sharing of content is what is needed (BIG PAD for huddle spaces).
Eight interactive displays will be on show at ISE including the 40in and 50in BIG PADs for huddle spaces, and the 70in BIG PAD with wireless sharing capabilities. All Sharp BIG PAD displays are created to offer a Pen-on-Paper experience, an instant and accurate writing feel close to using a real pen on writing paper.
8K on show
At ISE, Sharp will also preview its 8K ecosystem, including a demonstration of its new 8K professional camcorder and 8K display. The 8C-B60A 8K (60p) professional camcorder, a world’s first, integrates capabilities for video shooting and recording, playback, and line output. These devices form the basis for Sharp’s R&D work on an 8K ecosystem, and at ISE Sharp will be welcoming feedback from partners about potential AV business applications.
Sharp’s stand will include its full range of smart digital signage solutions and the Sharp Open Architecture Platform. The Platform combines new Sharp hardware and software with technology from Sharp’s alliances with independent signage software providers. Announcements about Sharp’s signage solutions will be made at the show. Check out all the new kit on stand 12-E100.