Sharp Introduces New Series of Ultra-Large LED Displays for the Large-Format Digital Signage Market

 Sharp Introduces New Series of Ultra-Large LED Displays for the Large-Format
                            Digital Signage Market

New LED professional display series in 60", 70" and 90" class formats offer
brilliant image quality, high brightness, low power consumption and advanced

PR Newswire

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013

MAHWAH, N.J., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information
Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is announcing
a series of striking, large-format professional LED displays for the indoor
digital signage market. This latest family of Sharp professional LED
large-format displays feature stunning clarity, outstanding energy efficiency
and advanced connectivity. Key features include choice of portrait or
landscape orientation, 24/7 operation, Sharp's UV^2A LCD technology,
picture-in-picture mode, ability to enlarge or daisy chain images on multiple
monitors, built-in speakers, and an interface expansion board with
comprehensive input/output capabilities including DisplayPort^®. With 700
cd/m^2 brightness and LED backlighting, these displays boast
energy-efficient, high-definition images.

"This new series of LED displays makes a dramatic impact in any retail or
public space with their seamless and slim design that can display full-scale
images in both landscape and portrait orientations," said Steve Brauner,
Senior Product Manager for the PN-R Series displays. "All units are built to
withstand the rigors of 24/7 operation, making them ideal for retail or
customer establishments that require around-the-clock operation, seven days a

The most impressive of the new series, the PN-R903 LED display, features a
high-impact 90" class screen (90-1/16" diagonal), big enough to showcase
life-size images. At 6' 8" tall, the new PN-R903 is the first professional
LED display that can display people at real height in portrait view, making it
an ideal fit for the fashion and retail industries. Large enough to seamlessly
replace a 2x2 46" panel video wall, the PN-R903 offers easy set-up and
installation, with much less wiring, computer support, and virtually no
calibration requirements.

"Sharp has long been a leader in display technology, and this new series of
professional, large-format displays continues to deliver ground-breaking
functionality," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President of Marketing and
Business Solutions Group, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.
"With the breathtaking size, impact, and durability of these leading-edge
displays, applications are almost unlimited in indoor digital signage

Aside from variations in display size, the models utilize different
technologies to achieve high contrast ratios and lower energy consumption.
Uniquely available on the PN-R903, full-array LED backlighting with Local
Dimming Technology enables the PN-R903 to produce up to 1,000,000:1 contrast
ratio, deep rich blacks and superior energy efficiency. The PN-R603 60" class
(60-1/16" diagonal) and PN-R703 70" class (69-1/2" diagonal) incorporate edge
lit LED backlighting technology resulting in an ultra-slim and sleek format
and a significant reduction in energy consumption, making them ideal for
LEED-compliant installations.

The PN-R903 and the PN-R603 are ready to ship February 1, 2013, followed by
the PN-R703 which will be available later in February. Please contact your
Authorized Sharp Pro AV Dealer or Distributor for complete product information
and pricing.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp
Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp
Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of
Sharp Professional Display products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation,
Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. Or visit us online at:

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About Sharp Electronics Corporation

Sharp is the #1 selling brand of Large-Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays
in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. Sharp's professional and commercial
displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in
a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our
award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™
interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate,
and disseminate information brilliantly.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp
Corporation. Sharp is 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.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large-Format Commercial Displays
Report, October 2012.

Cassie Batinich
Phone: 646-935-3969

SOURCE Sharp Electronics Corporation

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