Sharp intros LCD displays with built-in system on a chip

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America has introduced its 40-inch PN-B401 and 50-inch PN-B501 LCD displays, each featuring Android-based system on a chip controller.

The Arm CortexA17 quad core professor powers the controllers with its 2GB of memory and 8GB of storage, according to a press release.

Users can play content on the displays by entering a URL in the embedded HTML5 browser, or by using the pre-installed media player. The PN-B series is built on Sharp's Open Architecture Platform, which combines Sharp technology and third-party digital signage software. Other features include:

  • Expansion slot supports wireless, computing or HDBaseT receiver boards.
  • Can be daisy chained to create a 2 by 2 video wall with a 4K resolution.
  • Can be installed in landscape, portrait, faceup, face down or titled forward or backward at 90-degrees

"The PN-B401 and PN-B501 are excellent smart digital signage solutions with significant benefits for both our channel network and end users," Gary Bailer, director of product management, information display products, Sharp, said in the release. "By implementing SoC technology, we eliminate the need for a separate media player or PC, thus lowering the cost of entry. This strategy helps us to simplify digital signage for our customers, making it more accessible for companies and organizations of all sizes."


Topics: Content, Content Management, Display Technology, Retail

Companies: Sharp Electronics


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