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Articles September - October 2023


AV-ICN Expo Magazine shares a brief of latest installations from the world of pro AV in this recurring feature of AV installations. read more

Articles September - October 2023

PLAY Technologies Transforms AV Experiences at Aljamea New!

Sachin K. Jain, Principal Consultant, PLAY technologies, shares insights on the state-of-the-art facility as he recounts the installation experiences with AV-ICN Magazine. read more

Articles September - October 2023

Unwinding The Changing Dynamics of Sennheiser with Naveen Sridhara New!

During the latest 'TCC Medium' and 'TC Bar' launch, Naveen Sridhara, Director of Sales, Sennheiser, shared Sennheiser's big leap in the UC market and strategies to stimulate growth in the pro-AV segment. read more

Articles July-August 2023

PALM Expo 2023 Achieves Recognition from Global Brands New!

PALM Expo 2023 returned with its 21st edition, drawing exhibitors and at¬tendees from around the globe, simultaneously placing the Indian pro audio and lighting indus¬try on the map. read more

Articles July-August 2023

Pro AV Mass Market Momentum Emphasizes AV-ICN Expo Success New!

AV-ICN Expo 2023 took place at the BEC, Mumbai, once again marking its presence as the torchbearer for the AV industry in India. read more

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Sharp Expands Smart Signage Solutions With New 4K Ultra-HD Displays

Versatile and powerful display solutions support wide range of needs and delivery of customized content. Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has launched two new lines of its award-winning line of 4K Ultra-HD LCD (3,840 × 2,160-pixel resolution) commercial displays.

Sharp’s PN-HM Series includes the PN-HM651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HM751 75” Class (74 9/16” diagonal) and PN-HM851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each provide a brightness of 500 nits, are designed for 24/7 environments and are built to handle a range of signage needs, from simple set-ups to large networks with multiple displays.

The new PN-HB Series includes the PN-HB651 65” Class (64 ½” diagonal), PN-HB751 75” Class (74 ­9/16” diagonal) and PN-HB851 85” Class (85 9/16” diagonal) displays. They each have a brightness of 350 nits, are designed for everyday 16/7 operation and are ideal for most well-lit environments, providing outstanding versatility in commercial settings. Both new lines deliver digital signage straight out of the box with a built-in system-on-a-chip (SoC) controller.

The durable and highly flexible displays can support a wide range of signage needs. Whether installed in a shopping mall, transport hub, or conference hall, they provide powerful signage solutions that deliver content and messages with style and precision.

Both display lines come equipped with Sharp’s integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) controller driven by an Arm Cortex hexa-core processor. The displays support both H.264/AVC as well as H.265/HEVC. The latter is a next-generation, high-efficiency video codec that reduces the communication burden during video transmission and gives content a new level of depth and presence.

This platform also allows third-party soft­ware developers to create custom signage applications, allowing for rich possibilities for digital signage in retail, office and other settings. Sharp has alliances with various developers through its Sharp Open Architecture Program, including Appspace, Enplug, Capital Networks, Industry Weapon, Navori, Novisign, Omnivex, Onsign TV, PingHD, Revel Digital and Starmont.

Certification under the Google Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) assures compatibility with third-party Android apps. Moreover, the displays feature a pre-installed HTML5 browser and support high-speed wireless LAN and features built-in Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to deliver content and connect equipment wirelessly.

When the displays are powered on, a built-in media player automatically starts playing content stored in internal storage or on a USB memory device or microSD card. A simple schedule function allows users to pre-register seven patterns for when to start/stop the content playback. Users can also make playlists that combine still images and videos, all without any extra software, special skills, or even a PC.

Sharp’s Content Distributor software also makes it easy to update the content to be displayed on multiple LCD displays, schedule what content gets distributed, when it gets delivered, and which displays show it.

The displays also come bundled with Sharp’s e-Signage S software, which supports creating, scheduling, distributing and managing a wide range of signage programs on Sharp LCD displays, as well as creating editing signage programs through simple drag-and-drop operation.

All of the new displays are equipped with a variety of inputs to support up to 4K60p playback. Designed with flexibility in mind, they can be installed in landscape or portrait orientation, or even face up. They can also be tilted – either backward up to 90 degrees or forward up to 20 degrees – providing more freedom to meet today’s demanding signage needs. Up to four displays can be set up in a daisy chain configuration, allowing users to display the same content simultaneously on all screens.

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