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Sharp has introduced six new interactive 4K screens, specifically meant for meeting rooms and classrooms. These are three new models in the PN-TH1 series and three models in the PN-HC1 BIG PAD series.

Sharp announced entry-level models as well as advanced solutions, in different sizes. The PN-TH1 series includes three new screens with dimensions of 85, 75 and 65 inches. The models in the PN-HC1 BIG PADS series feature dimensions of 86, 75 and 70 inches.

All screens are offered with the same Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. This means that large amounts of detailed information are easy to read.

Integrated applications

All screens come with integrated applications for different purposes. For example, users can use the BIG PAD screens to take notes and brainstorm without the need for external PC equipment.

There are also applications to display a notebook screen wirelessly. The screen can then be operated via touch. In other words, it is not necessary to be behind the notebook itself to control it.

There is also an application that gives access to files stored on BIG PAD. For example, videos can be played through a media player. The PN-TH1 series contains the same kinds of applications, but makes it possible to disable the integrated functions. This means that any potential IT security requirements can be met.

Natural writing experience

The writing on the new screens feels natural, according to Sharp. For example, the PN-TH1 displays are equipped with interactive InGlass technology, which should provide an experience akin to writing on paper with a pen.

The BIG PAD series screens should provide an intuitive touch experience, through the added infrared technology. These screens also include an OPS-compatible lock, so that a PC can be seamlessly integrated. This provides users with more installation possibilities.

The BIG PAD screens are equipped with a number of buttons at the front, to simplify the use of the screen. For example, there is a button called Freeze Frame, to freeze the image on the screen. The user can then interact with the content on the connected device, but students or participants in a meeting do not see it.