Sharp® Announces Canadian Availability of 80-Inch AQUOS BOARD™

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Mar 27, 2012 -- 

A next generation learning and business tool designed for the way we work and collaborate today

Sharp Electronics today announced the Canadian availability of its new 80-inch AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display system, a complete solution to facilitate global collaboration in a way that’s never been seen before. Announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the introduction of the new 80-inch AQUOS BOARD™ solidifies Sharp’s position as a world leader in large screen interactive touch panel display systems. 

The 80-inch 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-, 70- and 80-inch 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. Sharp’s large-screen interactive touch-panel display replaces traditional, static projection solutions with spectacular performance and high-definition quality,” said Nick Hoxha, Sales Support Manager, Business Solutions Division, Sharp Electronics of Canada. “The 80-inch class AQUOS BOARD™ provides versatility and performance in business meetings, teleconferences, presentations, training/classroom instruction and high-impact signage.”

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.

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®).

Key product features:

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 free pen software is unique to Sharp and simple to use.
The AQUOS BOARD™ is engineered for commercial 24/7 use, uninterrupted worry-free operation and comes with a three-year onsite parts and labour limited warranty.

Availability

The AQUOS BOARD™ PN-L802B is available now through Sharp’s network of dealers and VARs for an MSRP of $16,200.

For more information, please visit www.thesharpexperience.com.