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Crestron RL and Polycom CX8000 to Use Sharp's 80-inch Class AQUOS BOARD(TM)

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Sharp Electronics Corp.
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Press release date: August 14, 2014

Microsoft® Lync Room Systems include Sharp's interactive display with Crestron RL™ and Polycom® CX8000 group collaboration solutions

MAHWAH, N.J. – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announces that its 80-inch (diagonal) AQUOS BOARD™ (PN-L802B) Interactive Display System can be purchased as part of the Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 group collaboration solutions. The interactive display comes as part of Crestron and Polycom's Lync Room System that is primarily geared toward enterprise solutions. The SHARP 80-inch AQUOS BOARD has been qualified as part of Crestron RL and Polycom CX8000's Lync Room Systems.

"Microsoft Lync has become the gold-standard for modern office settings and Sharp is proud to provide an LED display system for the Crestron RL and Polycom CX8000," said Gary Bailer, SIICA's Director of Product Management. "The PN-L802B offers all of the features that make collaboration across business easy and intuitive. With longtime partners Crestron® and Polycom, we've helped create a comprehensive solutions program to fit the collaborative demands of virtually any enterprise."

Sharp's PN-L802B system offers a vivid high-definition (1920x1080), high-impact LED backlit display, making it ideal for use as a digital whiteboard, a critical aspect to collaboration systems. The 80-inch display is one of the larger models to operate with this particular meeting room solution by Crestron RL and the Polycom CX8000 for Microsoft Lync, which other models includes the 55-inch class and 65-inch class displays.

"Lync has quickly established itself as the new universal standard for meeting rooms," said Steve Samson, Crestron Executive Director, Business Development. "We're excited that Sharp has developed a world class multi-touch, large-format display that takes these Lync Room Systems to the next level in medium-sized and large meeting rooms."

In addition to its massive, LED backlit display screen, the AQUOS BOARD serves as a multipurpose business tool with the included Sharp Pen Software™. Its unique interface can be used as a data display for presentations, as well as command and control and data viewing. When used in collaborative settings, the display system can also act as a remote tool to conduct webinars and video conferences, as well as an interactive signage monitor for wayfinding and other interactive applications.

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOS® LED HD and 4K televisions, Insight® Microwave Drawer® ovens and Plasmacluster® air purifiers. Sharp has been named one of the Most Admired Brands in America and one of the 20 Most Loved Companies globally.

Sharp is the #1 selling brand in the U.S. for 55+ inch Commercial Integrated Touch Displays through B2B Sales Channels*. Sharp's professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

*According to NPD DisplaySearch Monthly Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, May 2014.

For more information about the complete line of Sharp professional displays, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit www.sharpusa.com/monitors.

SOURCE Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA)

CONTACT: Sarah Sanzari, Peppercomm for Sharp, 212.931.6175, SSanzari@peppercomm.com

Web Site: http://www.sharpusa.com  
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