MAHWAH, NJ, May 20, 2014 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation announces its new generation of AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, which further enables smooth and effortless communication between colleagues, classmates, and others in a wide variety of settings.
The four new interactive display systems have key enhancements from Sharp's original AQUOS BOARD series. Some of the new features include:
Additional improvements include an expanded number of digital interface ports, an on-screen touch menu and front facing speakers that help provide an intuitive and easy-to-use experience.
"Our first generation AQUOS BOARD displays have been a tremendous success, and have received praise from customers and the industry alike. The AQUOS BOARD line dominates the U.S. Large Format Touch Display Market and the newest release improves on its performance," said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "With its enhanced features and functionality that will address customers' changing needs and enable easier collaboration and communication, we are confident that this next generation of the AQUOS BOARD series will help us maintain our position as the leading brand in this category."
The new lineup consists of two 70" class (69 1/2" diagonal) and two 60" class (60 1/16" diagonal) models. Within each size class there is an A version model and a B version model. A significant difference exists between the A and B models, which ultimately increases the AQUOS BOARD's versatility. The PN-L703B/603B have an open platform model, which requires a connection to an external PC. This allows users to operate any Windows-based application they choose to on the board, increasing how users can communicate, collaborate and disseminate information using the display. The PN-L703A/603A models feature a built-in, embedded controller with pre-installed Pen Software for instant start-up and Touch Display Link 2 functionality. A PC is no longer required to use these displays as an interactive whiteboard; making it ideal for environments in which the display must be easily transferred from room to room, or for AV rental applications.Availability The PN-L703B and PN-L603B will be available for purchase via authorized Sharp Dealers and Distributors in late May. The PN-L703A and PN-L603A models will be available later this summer.