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Sharp launches new signage platform and solutions at ISE (Stand 12/E76)

Warsaw, 07.02.2017
At Integrated Systems Europe, Sharp launches its Sharp Open Architecture Platform for digital signage, which offers end users easy ways to download, store and play content directly from a Sharp display. The Platform is a combination of new hardware and software from Sharp and partnerships with third-party signage software providers.

Sid Stanley, General Manager, Visual Solutions said: “The launch of this new Sharp System-On-Chip (SoC) platform and our significant investment in refreshing our digital signage range are clear indications that we now aiming to increase our attractiveness to our channel and the market. We now have full range coverage, and the right combination of great quality hardware, software, solutions, and partners to challenge the status quo and show visitors to our stand at ISE that we are ready to do business.”

Sharp offers its own free signage software, Sharp Digital Signage Software as default on its new displays and has also opened its  its SoC platform for Android™ to software vendors. Sharp Open Architecture Platform combines Sharp’s high quality hardware, an SoC environment for Android and a choice of proprietary or third-party software players for retail or corporate signage. Sharp announces that it has already partnered with software companies CityMeo, Grassfish, Videro, and easyscreen.

In terms of hardware, Sharp shows three new display ranges with a range of flexible connectivity options: Sharp displays will now offer a powerful embedded SoC, capable of supporting 4K content, plus Sharp’s Digital Signage Software; or an integrated USB Media Player with Sharp Content Distributor software; or a Mini OPS (Open Pluggable Specification) expansion slot to flexibly expand the range of user applications.

Developed with Intel, Mini OPS is a modern, smaller format of OPS. Three types of Mini OPS modules will be introduced at ISE (PC, Wireless, and HDBaseT) to give users more display and interactivity options. The compact Mini OPS modules are easy to install, use and maintain, and the future-proof high-speed connectors support the transmission of 4K content.

The next generation PN-R range of high-brightness displays for 24/7 use now includes a Mini OPS extension slot for easier display integration into a wider range of user applications. The updated PN-Y range of ‘plug and play’ displays features an embedded USB media player with automatic default to USB player in the case of signal interruption, which means the screen never goes blank. The PN-Q is an entirely new range of large size and affordable displays ideal for meeting rooms or retail signage applications. It offers outstanding image quality in large-format sizes from 60” to 90”.

The PN-Y and PN-R displays can be installed face up or face down, a feature which is unique to Sharp for some sizes, and also for both portrait and landscape applications. They feature all standard signal inputs, and will be available in various brightness categories and sizes, ranging from 32” to 70”.

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