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Waiting for the Sharp CES 2012 press conference to begin
ntAt CES 2012, Sharp doubled down on big displays. The company unveiled an 80-inch meeting room display, ultra-thin, ultra-light TVs you can hang almost anywhere, and a 2012 TV line-up that includes 20 60-inch or larger TVs.
Kozo Takahashi, Sharp Chairman and CEO at CES 2012
ntSharp will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012. Kozo Takahashi, Sharp Chairman and CEO, discussed Sharp’s many innovations over the past century, beginning with the Ever-Sharp mechanical pencil.
Sharp 80-inch AQUOS Board meeting room display
ntThe Sharp AQUOS Board is an 80-inch, HD (1920 x 1080) display designed for meeting rooms, executive board rooms, and even interactive kiosks. It’s touchscreen system works with both your finger or a stylus.
ntThe AQUAS Board has list price of $13,795 (US).
Sharp AQUAS Board display with Compact Whiteboard PC
ntCompanies can purchase the AQUAS Board alone or bundled with a Compact Whiteboard PC (running Windows 7) and rolling floor stand. When combined with the PC, the AQUAS Board can act as a touchscreen video whiteboard, which works with both your finger or a stylus. Add an HD camera and software such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, or Skype and you have an HD video conferencing system.
Sharp online tool helps you find the right-size TV for your room
ntDoug Albregts, President Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, used the AQUAS Board to demonstrate Sharp’s online tool for finding the right-size TV for your room.
Sharp LC-80LE844U 80-inch AQUOS 3D LED TV
ntSharp will continue its push to sell TVs beyond 60 inches with its 2012 line of AQUAS televisions. The Sharp LC-80LE844U 80-inch (80-inch diagonal) class AQUOS 3D LED TV offers more than double the screen area of a 55-inch TV.
Sharp 60, 70, and 80-inch AQUOS 3D LED TVs
ntThe new 2012 60-, 70-, and 80-inch Sharp AQUAS TVs.
Sharp AQUOS Freestyle TVs
40-inch Sharp AQUOS Freestyle TV
Sharp SmartCentral interactive TV control panel
ntSharp’s SmartCentral interactive TV control panel includes widgets for Facebook, YouTube, Skype, Hulu, Netflix, and more.
Sharp AQUAS Advantage Live customer service sytem
ntBuyers of an AQUAS TV get Sharp’s AQUAS Advantage Live customer service solution for free. This service includes access to online user guides, live tech support, and even loaner TVs during repairs. If your TV is connected to the Internet (and what Interactive TV isn’t these days), technicians can even remote into the TV to diagnose and fix problems.