LAS VEGAS: Sharp has introduced a business-oriented touch-screen display that aims to boost the productivity of users in the workplace.
The Aquos Board is an 80in LED touch-panel that comes with full HD 1920x1080 resolution. The display is equipped with Sharp's UV2A photo alignment and LED backlight technologies that aim to provide easy-to-read, energy-efficient display even in low light conditions, Sharp said.
The display is designed to be used in big spaces and to help collaboration, information distribution or to provide entertainment. Sharp envisages the device being used in meeting rooms, office receptions, schools, airports, shopping centres exhibit halls and hotels.
Doug Albregts, president of Sharp USA, told attendees that the Aquos Board will replace the standard whiteboard. The display integrates with a number of business applications including WebEx and GoToMeeting. The display is also fully compatible with a full Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7.
"The Aquos Board is a powerful communications tools allowing users to draw, take notes, doodle or send documents to a connected printer," Albregts said.
"It will change the way people such as architects, teachers and software developers work. There are many other possibilities including retailer engagement and advertising."
The Aquos Board will be available in 60in, 70in and 80in sizes. The largest display will be available in late February retailing for $13,795.
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