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Press Release  |  Jun 18, 2008

Sharp Goes Wide with New LCD and DLP® WXGA Projectors and 1080p LCD Monitors

LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2008 – Sharp continues to expand its suite of professional display offerings, providing customers with multiple options for crystal-clear presentations. At InfoComm 2008, Sharp is demonstrating its commitment to the Wide XGA format, with the recently introduced XG-P560W 3-chip DLP® WXGA projector, as well as the XG-C455W and PG-C355W 3-LCD WXGA projectors. In addition to the new WXGA products, Sharp is showcasing its XG-P610X XGA projector and announcing four new BrilliantColor™ DLP projectors, designed to provide enhanced colors and enriched images.

Sharp also continues to grow its flat-panel LCD Professional monitor line and AQUOS® LCD TVs for use in multimedia (data and video), digital signage and display applications. The company will showcase several new professional LCD monitors, in 52-inch class (52.03" diagonal) and 46-inch class (45.9" diagonal) screen sizes, which provide an affordable complement for display and presentation opportunities requiring accurate and precise image reproduction.

Sharp is also showcasing its 108-inch class (107-17/32" Diagonal) LCD Monitor, a groundbreaking size in the LCD TV industry. Rounding out this comprehensive product suite for creating captivating digital displays, large-screen computer and video presentations, Sharp will also showcase its industry-leading, flat-panel AQUOS Liquid Crystal TVs in screen sizes ranging from 42- to 65-inch class.

"Sharp's goal is to continue to create new products and features to provide our customers with the display solution that best meets their particular needs," said Dan Wynne, senior director of marketing, Professional Display Division, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Sharp's high-quality display products and expanded professional projector line, with a new focus on the Wide XGA market, provide diverse solutions with unparalleled image quality and long-term reliability to meet any customer need."

The Sharp display solutions at InfoComm are ideal for businesses such as restaurants, hotels, corporate and educational facilities and houses of worship, as well as be used for trade shows, videoconferencing and digital signage. The following key products will be showcased at InfoComm. For additional details, please see individual product press releases.

3-chip DLP WXGA Professional Projector
The Sharp XG-P560W WXGA 3-chip DLP Projectors offers a price performance breakthrough, providing among the highest color accuracy, image quality and reliability in front projection. Designed for integrated systems including conference rooms, boardrooms, lecture halls, houses of worship, control rooms, rental/staging and other large venue installations, the XG-P560W DLP Projector features 5200 ANSI lumens, WXGA resolution, and 1800:1 contrast ratio for a bright picture in almost any lighting setting. The 3-chip DLP projector offers compatibility with standard RGB and video sources, as well as 720p HDTV and "pixel perfect" 1280 x 800 resolution from the newest PCs. The projector also includes a power zoom lens with motorized H/V lens shift, 7 lens options, and broad connectivity. The projector is available with a standard lens (XG-P560W) and without the lens (XG-P560WN).

3-chip DLP XGA Professional Projector
The 6000 Lumen XG-P610X DLP projector breaks industry barriers with unparalleled picture quality and brightness at an affordable and competitive price point. This 3-chip, .7-inch XGA Professional Projector combines extensive projector features from Sharp with Texas Instruments' advanced 3 chip technology. Combining high brightness, 1800:1 contrast ratio, XGA native resolution for detailed images, six lens options and redundant reliability through a dual-lamp lighting system, the XG-P610X is ideal for facilities that need a powerful, permanently-installed display device, including system integration, large venues, rental and staging, control centers, broadcast studios, flight control rooms and call centers.

BrilliantColor DLP Professional Projectors
Designed for corporate and education markets, the new BrilliantColor projectors from Sharp (models PG-F317X, PG-F312X, PG-F262X and PG-F212X) provide enhanced colors and enriched images, utilizing Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor multi-color processing. A 6-segment color wheel adds yellow and cyan segments to improve color reproduction while maintaining high brightness, ensuring that all projected images are uniform. The four projectors feature built-in DVI-I/HDCP (High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) to support digital video content in high definition and for a secure virtually noise-free digital connection, as well RS-232C connectivity so IT support departments can remotely check projector lamp life or provide operation support. The PG-F317X adds a built-in network connection with a RJ-45 LAN Connector for remote control and access by a Web browser for diagnostics and automatic e-mail of product status. With XGA native resolution, high brightness (3000 ANSI lumens on the PG-F317X and PG-F312X, 2600 ANSI lumens on the PF-F262X, and 2300 ANSI lumens on the PG-F212X) and 2200:1 contrast ratio for high-image quality, these projectors are ideal for detailed, intricate presentations. The BrilliantColor projectors also feature the DLP sealed system, which prevents dust, dirt and smoke from entering core parts of the optics to a much greater degree. The projectors need no filter and less maintenance, resulting in lower cost of ownership and longer use. Closed caption is also built-in, with black and white text for easy readability.

3-LCD WXGA Projectors
Sharp expands its LCD Projector line-up with two new 3-LCD Wide XGA Conference/Classroom Projectors. The XG-C455W and PG-C355W offer 3-LCD technology for superior color accuracy and image detail. Designed for use in most any educational, corporate, government or house of worship setting, the projectors offer high performance, flexibility and reliability. With 1280 x 800 WXGA native resolution, the projectors can provide full display of 720p HDTV, as well as 1280 x 800 WXGA from the newest generation PCs. Utilizing three polysilicon LCDs, and with high brightness (4000 ANSI Lumens - XG-C455W and 3300 ANSI Lumens - PG-C355W), the units project brilliant, uniform, high quality images. Extensive connectivity includes a built-in LAN (RJ-45) terminal, compatibility with standard RGB and video sources, DVI-D with HDCP compatibility, as well as RS-232C control and a port for a wired remote control. In addition to a standard zoom lens, the projectors offer four optional lenses, and with Sharp's rapid release lens mechanism, lens changes are quick and virtually effortless.

TL Professional LCD Monitor Series
Sharp expands its Professional LCD Monitor Line-up with the new "TL" Professional LCD Monitors series, offering full 1920 x 1080 (2-megapixel) HD resolution for use in a wide range of settings including teleconferencing, CAD/simulation, digital signage, corporate, educational, training, hospitality, sports arenas, entertainment and house-of-worship. This series, including the 52-inch class (52.03" diagonal) TL-M5200 and 46-inch class (45.9" diagonal) TL-M4600, joins the high-end PN Monitor series, providing an affordable complement for display and presentation opportunities requiring accurate and precise image reproduction. High image quality and color accuracy is ensured through the combination of Sharp Advanced Super View LCD components and superior signal processing technology. Both models incorporate a full complement of computer and video inputs and outputs, and offer an optional stereo speaker system, which attaches across the bottom of the display. The new Sharp TL series lineup is supported by a 3-year limited warranty covering parts, labor and backlight, and is available through Sharp Professional Display Products dealers, distributors and resellers.

SDSS Sharp Digital Signage Software
Expanding its Digital Signage Software solutions designed to meet the increasing need for fast and efficient information display management, Sharp is introducing a network version of its SDSS software. The new PN-SS02 Network Version joins the current Digital Signage Software offerings comprising the PN-SS01 Standalone Digital Signage Software and optional PN-SV01 Viewer Software. The PN-SS02 network version software enables content to be programmed, and delivered and displayed over a network to up to 100 remote locations. (PN-SV01 software, compatible PC and Sharp "PN" series LCD monitor required at each viewer location)

108-inch Class High-Definition LCD Monitor
Sharp is showcasing its 108-inch class (107-17/32" Diagonal) Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor. The world's largest commercially available LCD Monitor, it features Sharp's Advanced Super View LCD Panel manufactured at Sharp's Kameyama Plant No. 2, the first facility in the world to produce panels from eighth-generation glass substrates. The success of this development means that it is now possible to produce LCDs in all screen size classes ranging from 19-inch class (18-61/64" Diagonal) to super-large sizes.

Sharp is showcasing several AQUOS TVs, ranging in size from 19- up to 65-inches. The full line of Sharp LCD monitors and AQUOS LCD TVs are ultra-reliable and have high image quality, making them ideal for digital signage and display applications in practically any setting. These Sharp LCD monitors and AQUOS TVs, with their high-resolution image quality and full complement of computer and video inputs, are compatible with almost any source, including HDTV and hi-resolution computer graphics. All of the Sharp TVs on display at InfoComm incorporate backlight systems with lamp life estimated at 60,000 hours.

Sharp offers a full line of mobile, conference/classroom and system integration / large venue projectors, in addition to system solutions and large-format professional LCD data/video monitors, available for purchase, lease or rental through its national network of authorized dealers and resellers. For more information, please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07495-1163, or call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825). For online product information, visit the Sharp LCD Products Division Web site at or e-mail:

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