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Sharp Intros MultiSync PNME Series Line of Digital Signage

Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. (SECL), subsidiary of Sharp Corporation Japan, has launched the new MultiSync PNME Series displays, the first of its kind jointly developed by Sharp and NEC engineering teams.

The displays are equipped with an advanced feature set for clear and bright usage as a presentation device or large-scale messaging device. They are ideal for use in retail, restaurant, theatre, houses of worship, and corporate settings.

“The PNME series focuses on maintaining the proven commercial reliability expected from both brands,” says Kalden Tsung, Manager, Product Marketing, Visual Solutions Group, Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. “As our customer needs are constantly evolving, we are as well, and it starts by introducing a new platform that adds exciting, updated features to our digital signage focused product lineup. In turn, this will allow us to better serve our customers across all the industries of the ever-growing digital marketplace.”

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The new product line features an updated internal operating system by moving to a system-on-chip architecture which allows for improved flexibility and functionality along with an updated OSD design. This display lineup also focuses on updated connectivity to better reflect the newest standards of what is most used and current in the marketplace.

The new series integrates high-end media player functionality along with a newly created platform that allows for CMS integration. It also has on-board media playback through internal storage or USB and a platform that allows for content management integration.

The displays feature high haze, anti-reflective panels, an upgrade from the previous generation, which helps reduce glare when incidental light would otherwise wash out the message shown on the display.

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The full product line also supports both landscape and portrait orientations on top of being slimmer and lighter in weight than previous models. It maintains a full metal chassis along with an Android 13 based operating system on quad-core SOC with 32GB storage and 4GB memory. There’s an integrated and fully schedulable media player via USB or onboard storage, and integrated ambient light sensor that allows for the display to automatically change brightness dependent on the lux in the room.

The centrE IR receiver allows displays to be integrated into kiosks without needing to extend the IR signal for remote control use. There’s support of both NEC and Sharp protocols to allow for easy replacement for either product currently connected into control systems. Full Input Detect functionality allows for failover and input prioritization capabilities. For audio, there are two integrated 10W speakers and both digital and analog audio out options.

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Additional features include key and IR lock options, 1GB LAN for IP control, internet browser, HTTP Server, and OTA use, and three HDMI and USB-C with DP-Alt mode support for AV connectivity. Each comes with a three-year limited commercial warranty.

The Sharp PNME series lineup is available in 43-, 50-, 55-, and 65-inch class sizes with 400 – 450 cd/m2 panels. The PNME552 (55”), PNME652 (65”) are available now, the PNME432 (43”) and PNME502 (50”) will be available later this month.