Sharp has attempted to tackle aging whiteboard technology with the unveiling of the AQUOS Board, an 80-inch touchscreen TV for the office
Home and work technology specialist Sharp (opens in new tab) has officially announced a new alternative to the office projector with the Sharp AQUOS (opens in new tab) Board landing as a range a work centric large scale touchscreen TVs.
Making the unveiling at CES 2012 to celebrate its 100th year as a company Sharp has announced the AQUOS Board with the business optimized television sets sporting 1080p Full HD resolution abilities to replace dated whiteboards and bring stoic PowerPoint demonstrations to life.
The world's leading supplier of 60-inch and larger televisions, Sharp has confirmed the AQUOS Board will be available in 60-inch, 70-inch and whopping 80-inch forms all of which boast dual-touch capabilities and can be controlled via a stylus style pen or user's hands. Partnering with Microsoft (opens in new tab) the Sharp AQUOS Board will run Windows.
“With AQUOS Board users can draw, take notes and even connect to a printer,” said Sharp's US President Doug Albregts. “The AQUOS Board is poised to change the way we work. The workplace possibilities for the AQUOS Board are endless.”
Internet connected, the full range of Sharp AQUOS Board televisions are to support a selection of apps with the Japanese manufacturer demonstrating an in-house crafted application that allows users to determine the optimal viewing distance for their whiteboard replacing system.
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