At IFA2019, held September 6-11 in Berlin, Sharp will unveil the world’s largest liquid crystal display monitor.
Alongside a range of prosumer cameras and camcorders, the enormous, 120-inch screen will form part of a showcase of Sharp’s 8K+5G Ecosystem, which also includes applications of 8K technology in arenas such as medical science and the arts. Attendees will also be introduced to Sharp’s AIoT line of smart life solutions, including the latest updates to RoBoHoN, the company’s robotic mobile phone.
“Since our launch of the world’s first-ever 8K display back in 2011, Sharp has continued to develop 8K products in the BtoC realm, but thanks to advances in communication and imaging technology, we are now also able to offer fresh value in the field of BtoB,” said Kazuhiro Kitamura, Business Unit President, Global TV Systems BU and Head of Europe Business. “Currently, we are partnering with other companies to run verification tests in various fields. By working in tandem with other firms’ technology, rather than promoting our own 8K offerings in isolation, we are able to foster breakthroughs and nurture 8K+5G Ecosystem across an ever-wider range of disciplines. The more partners we can bring on board with groundbreaking technological advances of their own, the more we can achieve together to enrich society and people’s lives.”
One field for which Sharp has particularly high hopes is learning. The company will display 8K Viewer for museum and school use at IFA2019. This Viewer, pairing with 5G connectivity enables to display artistic masterworks with substantially greater detail and resolution than can be observed with the naked eye opens up fresh possibilities for remote viewing.