UHD display and colour-calibrated videowall from Sharp16 February 2015
Sharp unveiled a slim new 70in Ultra HD monitor and a 55in display for videowalls with sophisticated colour calibration at ISE 2015.
“We’re expanding our 4K portfolio and just released a 70in 4K monitor. It’s a different concept from 4K [displays] we see on other stands. It’s designed for elegant lifestyle, and is equally at home in a graphic design studio or reception area,” said Michael Bailly (pictured), product planning and marketing director, Visual Solutions, Sharp Europe. The PN-H701 has a UV2A Sharp panel offering “very strong contrast and very vivid colours.”
The new 55in PN-V551 videowall monitor offers advanced colour calibration, and, “unusually, has two look-up tables for 1D and 3D compensation, so you can get perfect white point uniformity from edge to centre, and between displays.” It has a 3.5mm bezel and is being shown in a four-monitor, UHD videowall.
Also new is the PN-Y range (32, 42, 47 and 55in) all-in-one display, with an embedded USB-based media player (something the PN-H701 also has). It can default to USB if the main input fails, “so it will never go blank,” he said. Sharp was displaying a “no-fuss signage” concept based on this. There is also an upgraded PN-E range, “which is very thin, with all the inputs you need,” and Sharp’s second generation series of collaborative touchscreens, the Big Pad, which is MS Lync certified, with improved usability and embedded functionality.