SHARP LAUNCHES ULTRA LARGE 229CM LED SCREEN

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Sharp has launched the world’s largest single panel professional LED display, which measures 229cm (90”), at an event held at the offices of its newly-appointed local distribution partner for its visual solutions business, Stage Audio Works, on 20 November 2012.

The new LCD monitor boasts a screen big enough to showcase realistic life-size images. The LCD is ideal for a variety of indoor venues, including retail locations, educational institutes, conference rooms and public spaces.

Local dimming technology allows specific groups of LED’s to be independently dimmed or brightened for greater control of the darkness and brightness in different areas of the monitor, resulting in reduced power consumption.

The LCD monitor offers a choice of landscape or portrait installation and a standard-equipped interface expansion board gives the monitor a comprehensive range of input/output jacks, including the DisplayPort interface.

The LCD panel incorporates Sharp’s UV2A technology, which ensures highly efficient use of light from the backlight and prevents light leakage. The product has built-in speakers, dual-screen display, zoom display mode and mirror display mode.

The distribution partnership allows Stage Audio Works to distribute Sharp Professional Displays throughout the commercial and technology markets across Sub-Saharan Africa. Stage Audio Works will offer a complete demonstration and service facility to promote Sharp’s visual solutions business.

‘There is a growing demand for versatile LED displays in the region, and Sharp is dedicated to meeting the needs of customers by offering the latest products with our newest technologies which are a result of 100 years of Sharp innovation and development,’ said Tomoo Shimizu, Director of Business Solutions Division at Sharp Middle East. ‘Stage Audio Works is the ideal partner to give South Africa a first look at our upcoming products within our visual business portfolio, and how these can add value while being easily integrated into a company’s existing set up.’

‘We have always positioned ourselves to offer complete and cutting edge solutions which meet the needs of our customers who cover a wide range of market segments. Partnering with Sharp can only guarantee exciting developments for the future as touch and display technologies evolve,’ said Will Deysel, CEO, Stage Audio Works.

The new LED display will be available in South Africa by early 2013.

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