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TMCNet:  Sharp Rolls Out Its New Touch Display Launcher To Organize Programs On The AQUOS BOARD(TM) Interactive Display System

[December 03, 2012]

Sharp Rolls Out Its New Touch Display Launcher To Organize Programs On The AQUOS BOARD(TM) Interactive Display System

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, is rolling out its new Touch Display Launcher, an easy-to-use desktop solution created to keep apps, documents, web links and other programs organized and easily accessible for users of Sharp AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display Systems.


"The Touch Display Launcher makes navigating your AQUOS BOARD PC a snap - or in this case a spin," said Steve Brauner, Senior Product Manager for the Sharp AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display System. "Frequently used applications can be tapped and opened quickly, avoiding clutter that comes with sorting through applications on a standard desktop. Different work groups can design their own unique workspace, making this new software ideally suited for meetings, presentations, and video conferences." This solution is the latest feature complementing Sharp's family of interactive displays, and another example of how Sharp is revolutionizing the way businesses communicate, collaborate and disseminate information. The new Touch Display Launcher organizes apps and programs onto a spinning carousel launcher screen that opens on the AQUOS BOARD display and allows users to simply touch, spin and tap icons to open programs. The application is part of the package available now when users download the Sharp Pen Software version 2.5 upgrade.

When Sharp Pen Software version 2.5 is downloaded, the Touch Display Launcher application is automatically installed onto the desktop of the PC connected to the AQUOS BOARD. The application then automatically populates Microsoft Office Suite® to incorporate preset icons into the carousel. When opened, the Touch Display Launcher pops up to act as the PC's desktop background; the flexible carousel that appears on the display allows users to easily add up to ten icons representing their favorite or frequently used applications, documents, websites or other programs. Up to five work groups or individuals can preset their own launcher screen applications per system.

The Touch Display Launcher carousel can store and access any application or program on the PC, and is an ideal tool for getting organized before a meeting or presentation. During a meeting or presentation, users simply launch the customized carousel and tap icons to open programs that facilitate a discussion or complement a presentation. Additionally, the entire AQUOS BOARD system can connect to Sharp copiers, allowing users to save, e-mail or immediately print and share hard copies of documents edited or created using the interactive display during a group session. This software, which now supports 10 languages, is an easy-to use-tool for work groups using the Sharp AQUOS BOARD, helping to simplify communication and better connect and engage colleagues.

About Sharp's AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display SystemsSharp's state-of-the-art interactive displays bring big screen collaborative technology to the workplace, with models available in 60- (60.1" diagonal), 70- (69.5" diagonal) and 80-inch (80" diagonal) screen size classes. Sharp's LED backlit touch-panel display is a complete interactive and digital solution for collaborative meetings, presentations, video conferencing, live data and interactive digital signage. This digital meeting solution offers full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution, providing a higher quality image display than a traditional projector, in addition to the touch-screen capabilities, creating a truly hands-on experience.

AQUOS BOARD Interactive Display Systems offer business users seamless integration with presentation and video conferencing technologies, including WebEx(TM), GoToMeeting(TM) and Skype(TM) and is fully compatible with a full array of familiar Microsoft® products (Microsoft Office Suite®, Microsoft Windows 7® and Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7®). A Mac® Touch Screen Driver is also available to make the AQUOS BOARD compatible with the Mac platform.

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of Sharp Professional Display products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. Or visit us online at: http://www.sharpusa.com/AQUOSBOARD.

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About Sharp Electronics CorporationSharp is the #1 selling brand of Large Format (60"+) Commercial LCD displays in the USA through B2B sales outlets*. 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(TM) interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate, and disseminate information brilliantly.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation. Celebrating its 100th year, Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, solar energy solutions, LED lighting, and mobile communication and information tools.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report, October 2012.

SOURCE Sharp Electronics Corporation

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