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CES 2012: Sharp Expands Its Range of Large Screen, Touch-Panel Display Systems
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CES 2012: Sharp Expands Its Range of Large Screen, Touch-Panel Display Systems

by David GeesonJanuary 9, 2012

In addition to unveiling a huge range of Blu-ray Players and Sound Systems, this years CES see’s electronics giant sharp announcing a new range of high quality large screen, touch-panel display systems.

Sharp is attempting to  further its reputation as a world leader in large-screen interactive touch-panel display systems with the launch of an 80-inch class (80” diagonal) interactive display system, AQUOS® Board, a complete solution to facilitate global collaboration in a way that’s never been seen before.“Similar to what our innovative and industry-leading large-screen TVs are doing for the home, Sharp’s large-screen interactive touch-panel display systems are revolutionizing the workplace”

The 80-inch class AQUOS Board combines a high-performance interactive display with a well-designed, comprehensive system for uniquely collaborative sessions – and continues to set a new standard in price-performance for touch-screen displays. This latest addition to Sharp’s evolving family of state-of-the-art, 60-inch class (60 1/32” diagonal), 70-inch class (69-1/2″ diagonal) and 80-inch class display tools allows organizations to operate in a visual and truly collaborative way, creating a dynamic and interactive workplace experience.

This incredible display is produced by Sharp’s state of the art, Gen-10 LCD manufacturing facility in Sakai City, Japan. The AQUOS Board interactive display replaces traditional, static projection solutions with spectacular performance, delivering the high-definition quality we’ve come to expect in our homes.

[quote]“Similar to what our innovative and industry-leading large-screen TVs are doing for the home, Sharp’s large-screen interactive touch-panel display systems are revolutionizing the workplace. The 80-inch class AQUOS Board provides endless collaboration, information and entertainment options and is a welcome addition to Sharp’s family of solutions designed to improve our workplace lives.” – Doug Albregts, president, SIICA. [/quote]

The AQUOS Board PN-L802B will be available in late February through Sharp’s network of dealers, distributors and VARs for $13,795 MSRP.

Further facilitating global collaboration, the AQUOS Board offers business users seamless integration with presentation and video conferencing technologies, including WebEx™, GoToMeeting™ and Skype™. Additionally, the system will be fully compatible with a full array of familiar Microsoft® products (Microsoft Office Suite®, Microsoft Windows 7® and Microsoft touch Pack for Windows 7®).

In addition to the PN-L802B stand-alone display, which comes with a three-year onsite parts and labor limited warranty, customers also have the option of purchasing a bundled solution. The bundle – PN-L802B-PKG –includes the AQUOS Board 80-inch class, full-array, LED backlit, interactive touch-panel display, the PN-TPC2W7 Compact Whiteboard PC and rolling cart floor stand. The whiteboard PC connects easily to the rear of the display; utilizes an Intel® Pentium™ dual-core 2.5 GHz processor and comes pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows 7, Sharp Pen Software™ and touch-screen drivers, and is sold with a HDMI® connecting cable for easy system set-up.

The AQUOS Board 80-inch class LED touch-panel, with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, is equipped with Sharp’s UV2A photo alignment and Full Array LED backlight technologies to create an energy-efficient screen that is easy to read in most environments, regardless of ambient light.

Users can make meetings more interactive by drawing and taking notes directly on-screen, and saving new versions to their PC or printing them to a connected Sharp Multifunction Product (MFP). The intuitive software also lets users select pen colors and eraser functions easily, with a click of the touch pen button. Furthermore, existing images can be easily scanned and displayed by connecting to a networked Sharp MFP via the pen software.

The AQUOS Board is engineered for commercial 24/7 use, uninterrupted worry-free operation and comes with a three-year onsite parts and labor limited warranty. It can also function separately of the bundled solution, as a versatile LED-LCD information display.

For more information on what Sharp announced at CES, please visit www.SharpUSANews.com. For online product information, visit Sharp’s Web site atwww.SharpUSA.com/monitors or find them on Facebook,  Twitter and YouTube.

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  • thexbox360player

    I have a 46″ and to be honest , i wish I would have saved some more money and got a Sony. The sound sucks on it but the picture is o.k. Not the best t.v. I have owned but one day i woke up and decided I wanted a L.C.D. Sharp sent a tech out because the t.v. would blink off for about 5 seconds and come back on showing information like the t.v. had just been turned on. They replaced 2 boards of some type and i haven’t had a problem since. The t.v. isn’t the best in the world but their service was great.

  • brincks26

    He came, he asked me questions, I answered, he said he “reset the main board”, and then he said he was ordering me a new one because he said that was most likely the problem.

    I have posted my symptoms here before for guidance and I will now do it again:

    1) Sounds goes in and out when watching HD channels at times on my new Sharp Aquos 42inch LCD TV. When I go to the regular channel the sound is fine. After a half hour or so the sound returns to normal on the HD channel.

    2) The TV will stop working. The TV will stay on, channels can be changed through the cable box but the volume buttons on the remote don’t work, the buttons on the TV don’t work, you can’t turn it on or off. I have to unplug the TV and then plug it back in for it to work correctly again.

    OK, there it is. What do you techies think? Am I gonna have a functioning TV after this “main board” is replaced or am I gonna be seeing a whole lot of this tech for the foreseeable future?

    Thanks, CL10952

  • Jonny

    I have a LC-46XD1E tv, and it has a line of black that runs half way across the screen. Sometimes the line turns blue, depending on what the screen is displaying at the time. The line displays on all inputs.

    My guess is that it’s either a load of dead pixels (which I’m hoping it isn’t) or a bad controller board. If it was a line of dead pixels though, why does the line disappear on that one test pattern? (shown on the video)

    Thanks in advance

    Here is a video of my problem:

  • Erfan

    The TV is about 2-3yo and has been progressively getting worse. It started with about 6 lines of colors (red or white) to now just about the whole screen. TV worked fine at first but noticed it getting worse through time (more steady lines, some flashing red). Could this be the digital processor, board, or is it just dead and cost too much to repair?? My TV is a SHARP AQUOS 37″ LCD…hope this helps!

  • tjpimpin

    and somthing on it broke and one guy said it was a cirucuit board and ordered the part installed nothing happend and deemed it unreparable and another guy said he thought it was the power supply. he odered the part and installed it and nothing happend, then he said it was the light engine.
    any suggestions?
    should i just by another tv?
    im looking at the sharp aquos does any one know where to get cheap?

  • kiltakblog

    I have Sharp Aquos LC46d62u lcd tv. The picture just became snowy one day when I turned it on and has been that way ever since.(See youtube link below). I’m about to open it up to search for any obvious problems (blown capacitors etc.) But before i do, i’m hoping someone out there will reconize this specific problem and could help me out a little. Through some research i suspect the t-con board, But could very well be either the main board or power supply,. I have yet to find a forum about my specific problem. I will keep you updated when i open this thing up. Any advice will help thank you.(see link below)

  • Seth

    I’m planning to purchase new PC I did some shoping in jordan and I have some questions, please respond even if you don’t have answers to all the questions, thank you for taking the time,

    First of all, Here is the parts I am considering to buy:

    1. E7400 Intel Core2 Duo Processor
    2. Gigabyte Motherboard G31 Intel Chipset
    3. 4GB DDR2 667
    4. ATX P4 Case

    The above will cost me around 387$, I Intend to use on-board graphics and sound and ethernet, since I don’t need high-end 3D performance as I don’t play Games.

    Secondly, this is what I Intend to do with my computer:
    1. Play movies and audo
    2. Video editing
    3. Video encoding
    4. Office or other productivity
    5. Multi-task a lot, like listening to music, while downloading files or burning or encoding at the same time.

    My questions are the following:
    1. Will I be able to play 720p and 1080p video efficiantly?
    2. Do you think 387$ is a lot to pay for these parts?
    3. If i down-grade the processor to E5200, I will save 49$ do you think that is a good or bad cost saving considering what performance I will loose and the things I want to use my computer for? I can’t find any performance charts comparing the E5200 to E7400 so I don’t know how much performance I am going to loose with the E5200 if you have some reviews with performance tests please give me a link.
    4. I need some price comparasions between E7400, E6850 and E8000 series
    5. I read on intel’s site, that G31 supports HDMI output, but when I asked my vendor who uses Elite and Gigabyte motherboards and ATX P4 Case, that there is no HDMI interface with this motherboard or case, how can i get HDMI support do I have to use a difirent motherboard manufactorer or a difirence case?
    6. Does Graphic Media Accelerator x310 which comes with the G31 chipset support a resolution of 1366 x 768? this is so I can hock up my Graphic output to the Sharp Aquos LC-42PX5M to view movies

  • have faith

    Ok so i replaced the inverter board and nothing has changed. The set still just blinks the red light. Now what is my problem?