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Sharp Launches Its First-Generation 8K Ultra HD Display

Sep 17, 2018 8:10:00 AM by Valley Office Systems

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC), is excited to announce its first-generation 8K Ultra HD 70" Class (69.5" diagonal) LCD monitor, the 8M-B70AU. 

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This exciting innovation brings realistic depth to the screen with more than 33 million pixels, conforming to the 8K Ultra HD standard (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) and offering HDR (HLG/PQ) functionality. The pixel resolution is 16 times greater than Full HD, and while users who stand close to a Full HD monitor can distinguish individual pixels, the pixels on an 8K Ultra HD screen are not visible to the naked eye. This provides for images so realistic, and with such a sense of depth, that it feels as if objects aren't just on the screen, but are actually the real thing. 

Sharp's 8K Ultra HD technology vividly reproduces every last detail, beyond the perception of the human eye. In academic fields, it allows users to enlarge images of fine art, artifacts, or architectural structures, providing a close-up look at the intricate techniques used by its creators. Viewers are able to see details that would normally be invisible.

"We're proud to always be at the forefront of innovation in the display space and our 8K monitor continues that tradition, providing overwhelming realism for users," said Gary Bailer, Director of Product Planning and Marketing for Pro AV Products at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "By upscaling from 4K to 8K, the 8M-B70AU has pixels so small that they provide a 3D-like image. It's like looking through a window."

The 8K Monitor has already won several awards, including: three Best of Show Awards from NewBay's Digital Video, TV Technology and Sound & Video Contractor at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show; the RedShark News Best in Show award at NAB; a Best of Show award at InfoComm 2018 from AV Technology and the overall Best Flat Panel Display award from rAVe Publications.

The 8M-B70AU is ideal for applications in various settings, including broadcast, sporting venues, surveillance, video post-production, medical training, museums, galleries and graphic arts. It is currently available to ship.

 For more information, visit Sharp's website at siica.sharpusa.com or contact your local rep today!

Topics: Sharp, smartboards

Valley Office Systems

Written by Valley Office Systems

In business since 1974, Valley Office Systems is an Idaho-based office equipment dealer offering Ricoh, Sharp, Kyocera, and HP equipment, along with support, managed print services and document management solutions.