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SHARP DEBUTS PN-455 45-INCH PROFESSIONAL HIGH-DEFINITION LCD MONITOR FOR USE AS DIGITAL SIGNAGE AND INFORMATION DISPLAYSShow flawless-looking content at full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution large-format LCD monitor
LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2005 – Sharp announced the company's largest professional LCD monitor, the crystal-clear 45-inch model PN-455. The "future proof" 45-inch monitor has a full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution with more than six million pixel elements for exceptionally accurate and precise image reproduction. With a streamlined black bezel, rugged metal enclosure and dual cooling fans for extended use applications, the PN-455 will fit flawlessly into any digital signage or information display setting.
"Sharp's expertise in liquid crystal display technology enables us to deliver the right monitor solution for any application," said Bruce Pollack, associate director of marketing, Sharp LCD Products Division. "Our new 45-inch professional monitor displays exceptional HD content, in full 1920 x 1080 resolution, as well as upconverts today's standard definition content to the finer picture quality."
Sharp Electronics is the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, the world leader in liquid crystal display (LCD) technology and has LCD monitors and televisions that range in size from 13- to 45-inches. The Sharp LCD monitors have exclusive technology for a low total cost of ownership. The monitors' estimated 60,000-hour life backlight can be run continuously for about seven years. The backlight can then be replaced, extending the unit's life virtually indefinitely, unlike plasma displays and some competitive LCD models.
Sharp's LCD monitor line has several proprietary technologies and features that ensure unparalleled image quality for a professional presentation of information, data and images. The line has anti-glare and low-reflection properties enabling Sharp monitors to be placed in brighter areas where other screens might appear washed out. Higher contrast lets viewers discern details they might otherwise miss, particularly when viewing darker content. The 170-degree viewing angles help the monitors display a crisp picture that can be seen from virtually anywhere in the room. A Black TFT/Bright Pixel Elimination feature ensures that if a failed pixel occurs, it is effectively invisible to the viewer. Sharp LCD monitors eliminate the risk of "ghost" or burn-in images that can occasionally appear on plasma and CRT monitors. The monitors can also display any content with ease, from DVD to varying PC resolutions thanks to their full complement of input and output connectors.
Developed for companies looking to install or update digital signage or information display applications, the Sharp LCD monitor line is designed for use in restaurants, airports, hotels, transportation centers, retail outlets, museums, casinos/sports books, stadiums and educational facilities, as well as used in trade shows, videoconferencing and television broadcast/production.
The PN-455 will be available in July at a suggested list price of $9,595. Sharp's professional LCD monitors are available through authorized dealers and value added resellers and are backed by a one-year on-site parts and labor limited warranty. Please see product fact sheets for technical specifications.
Sharp offers a full line of mobile, conference/classroom and system integration / large venue projectors, in addition to system solutions and large-format LCD video/data monitors, available for purchase, lease or rental through its national network of authorized dealers and resellers. For more information, please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, LCD Products Division, Information Systems Group, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430, or call 1-866-4-VISUAL (1-866-484-7825). For online product information, visit the Sharp LCD Products Division Web site at SharpLCD.com or e-mail: ProLCD@SharpUSA.com.
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions, solar energy and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.