ISE 2014: Sharp unveils next generation Big Pad7 February 2014
Sharp Europe launched its second-generation series of collaborative touchscreens, the Big Pad, at ISE 2014. The upgraded prototype, which begins shipping in April 2014, was presented at ISE and is said to offer improved usability and embedded functionality.
The solution is designed for a broad range of commercial and public sector environments, and can be used as an educational aid, presentation tool and an interactive workspace.
Christian Schwaiger, vice president, Sharp Visual Solutions Europe, said: “Big Pad has been a big favourite with our customers since it launched in 2012 because it matches how people want to work. For two years, we have been looking at how to take Big Pad further and today, with the new Big Pad, we’re making it even easier for people toshare ideas and solve problems together.”
With a wide range of new features, including simultaneous writing by up to four people and data sharing with remote places, the new Big Pad is said to be perfect for letting groups collaborate on ideas in meetings and speeding up tasks which require input from multiple users, by using one highly engaging interactive whiteboard.
Other key features include: pens featuring integrated pressure sensor for increased user control; quicker power-on; and the availability of newly embedded functions without the need to connect to an external PC, including an integrated white board feature, a pre-programmed presentation mode and easily accessible media player. The system also offers easy data sharing with wireless Touch Display Link Software 2.0, which allows all information to be shared between Big Pad and a tablet or PC, as well as via other offices and locations, withina company’s local area network.