Sharp® Expands Its Big, Broad Line -up of Large -Screen Interactive, Touch -Panel Display Systems - Now in an 80 -Inch Class (80" Diagonal) Screen Size Class

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

LAS VEGAS - -Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is furthering 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.


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.

"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," said Doug Albregts, president, SIICA. "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."

Designed to optimize and integrate a wide range of applications companies need in order to think big and disseminate information on a global scale - such as work group collaboration, video conferencing, interactive signage and video walls - the AQUOS Board delivers more than double the screen area of a 55 -inch class display. It is ideal for any setting that requires large -scale collaboration, information and/or entertainment options, including meeting rooms, office lobbies, schools, airports, malls, exhibit halls and hotels.

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

Features and Capabilities
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, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495 -1163, call 866 -4 -VISUAL (866 -484 -7825) or e -mail ProLCD@SharpUSA.com.

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. Leading brands include AQUOS® Quattron™ LCD televisions and 3DTVs, SharpVision® projectors, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens, Notevision® multimedia projectors and Plasmacluster® air purifiers.
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