At the recent InfoComm tradeshow, Sharp was showing the 120″ class 8K 120Hz IGZO LCD set that is now shipping in Japan. However, there was also a 120″ Ultra HD ‘technology demo’ which uses a direct backlight and supports HDR and WCG. The company’s ‘best’ range is the PNE range which includes Mini OPS and has been available in 42″, 49″ and 55″ but will now be joined by 60″, 70″ and 90″. The sets will be available in ‘late fall’ around October or November and can be used in landscape, portrait or table orientations. They include HDBasetT support using the OPS slot.
The PN-L803C is a new 80″ interactive display that uses 10 point PCap touch and supports Full HD at a brightness of 300 cd/m ² and contrast of 4,000:1. The monitor will start to ship in August and the firm was showing how the display could be used in multi-screen and multi-user configurations. Also on show was the PN-L703W which is a 70″ unit (60″ also available) that supports Sharp’s Pen, Display Connect and Touch Viewer software and includes a full wireless access point as well as supporting wireless display from Windows, iOS and Android devices. The unit also supports pen operation.
Analyst firm PMA Research follows the Professional Flat Panel Display market. In a recent PMA Research survey, Pro AV dealers said that they anticipate their Interactive Flat Panel sales will grow by 45% in 2016 vs. 2015.