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Sharp launches 'Advanced Multi-Board' to link up big pads

Sharp's new software makes it possible to join up to three 80 inch BIG PAD Pros to create a huge interactive flat panel display

Posted by Hannah Oakman | August 14, 2016 | Product news

The ‘Advanced Multi-Board’ set-up, with three BIG PADs side-by-side, creates a surface that is 5.4m wide. Six people can work on the display at the same time.

Christopher Parker, Senior Product Manager, Visual Solutions, Sharp Europe, said: “When it comes to brainstorming, collaborating and sharing ideas, bigger is always better. We see the Advanced Multi-Board set-up being really useful in boardrooms, control rooms and university lecture halls, where large amounts of data need to be worked on and shared.”

 

Sharp’s Multi-Board initially launched back in September 2015 with the arrival of the Sharp BIG PAD Pro PN80TC3 but was restricted to single-user interactions. Since then Sharp has worked on developing Advanced Multi-Board, a new set of drivers to support the smooth and highly responsive P-CAP display technology for multiple users.

With Advanced Multi-Board you can have up to six people drawing, writing and using different portions of the BIG PAD Pro screens, all at the same time, without interfering with what each person is doing.

We see the Advanced Multi-Board set-up being really useful in boardrooms, control rooms and university lecture halls, where large amounts of data need to be worked on and shared

The BIG PAD Pro Advanced Multi-Board set-up uses Sharp’s own UV2A LCD technology for better visual clarity. What’s more, the Sharp Pen Software for intuitive writing, drawing and annotation has been enhanced, allowing for greater multi-user, multi-touch, multi-display functionality. We’re also continuing to develop compatibility with commercial applications to make sure that BIG PAD Multi-Board supports the same functionality as using a single display.

Advanced Multi-Board has been designed to be easy to configure, and to deliver the same experience as using a single BIG PAD Pro. This includes features like Pen Software, which lets you write with a special pen as easily as writing on paper and P-CAP touch, a highly responsive touch technology, similar to that used in smartphones.

Advanced Multi-Board is available now from Sharp partners across Europe.

Features and Benefits

Feature

Smooth and responsive P-CAP 10-point touch

Benefit

Advanced Multi-Board drivers provide smooth and highly responsive capacitive P-CAP touch display technology for up to six users at the same time

Feature

Sharp Pen Software

Benefit 

Sharp Pen Software allows you to write, draw and make notes in a natural way

Feature

Three 80" BIG PAD Pros linked together equivalent to a single 212" interactive display

Benefit

When combined, the interactive displays and Advanced Multi-Board software create a large collaborative surface of 212" (540cm) with up to 5760 x 1080 pixels, offering the space for several users to use different portions of the BIG PAD Pro at the same time

For further information go to: www.sharp.eu

 

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