Sharp‘s Professional division has been the industry leader in touch monitors 60 inches and above with the AQUOS BOARD. To remain as the industry leader, Sharp has had to modify these panels over the years. Some of these changes have included the addition of multi touch, anti-glare features, simultaneous annotation, and improved handwriting recognition, making it a collaborative solution with its touch display link software that comes free with the purchase of any AQUOS BOARD.
Sharp offers the AQUOS BOARDS in 60″, 70″ and 80″ sizes, and most recently Sharp has introduced two more AQUOS BOARDS to their current lineup, the PN-C603D and PN-C703B. These new versions of the AQUOS BOARD are really aimed for the education market, specifically K-12.
The value series PN-C603D and PN-C703B don’t sacrifice features and are similar to the PN-L line up of AQUOS BOARDS with the exception of a few differences. The PN-C603D and PN-C703B are still multi touch but only six points of touch versus the 10 points of touch in the PN-L series. The other differences between the PN-C and PN-L series are two can simultaneously annotate versus four people and the PN-C series are rated 16/7 rather than the more robust PN-L series which is rated at 24/7.
Even though the PN-C series gives up these few features for its economical cost, it still comes with a three year warranty, Sharp’s pen software, touch display link software – and best of all – it is still built on the same open platform as the PN-L series allowing it be versatile and agnostic to most software on the market. Even though the education vertical is the primary focus for these new AQUOS BOARDS, it can be used in any application such as way finding, collaborative conference rooms or huddle areas or interactive signage in places such as museums and hospitals.