Sharp has expanded its high-end digital signage range, the PN-E series, with two large-format models: the 60″ PN-E603 and 70″ PN-E703. Designed for 24/7 use, these displays feature edge-LED backlights to reduce their depth to 39.4mm.
Both new models use Sharp’s UV²A panels (ultraviolet-induced multi-domain vertical alignment), said to prevent light leakage. They can be installed in portrait or landscape modes, and can optionally be supplied with Sharp’s own digital signage software (supports creation, scheduling, distribution and display).
Picture-in- and picture-by-picture modes, as well as daisy-chaining, are supported by each display; up to 25 screens can be chained together at once, depending on whether the content is HDCP-protected.
To support extended use, the PN-E units have a fanless design and a built-in temperature sensor. To reduce load on power supplies, the Power On Delay function can be used; this enables a delay between the start-up of each screen in a video wall.
Aside from size, the PN-E603 and PN-E703 are identical. Both share 1920 x 1080 resolution and 450 cd/m² of brightness. They have a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 176° viewing angles and 6ms response time, and are able to display 10-bit colour.
DisplayPort, HDMI (x2), DVI-I, mini-VGA, RJ45 and RS232 inputs are featured. DisplayPort, DVI-D and RS232 can be used to output signals. Two 10W speakers are built in.
Prices are on application.