Sharp Corporation has unveiled the world’s largest liquid crystal display monitor at IFA in Berlin this week. Alongside a range of prosumer cameras and camcorders, the enormous 120-inch screen forms part of a showcase of Sharp’s groundbreaking 8K+5G Ecosystem.
This ecosystem includes applications of 8K technology in various fields, such as medical science and the arts. Attendees were also introduced to Sharp’s AIoT line of smart life solutions, including the latest updates to RoBoHoN, the company’s robotic mobile phone.
As well as the launch of a 5G service to support the data requirements of 8K UHD imaging, the comprehensive framework promises to transform consumers’ lives in a variety of fields, from video production and transmission, to medical and educational applications.
Kazuhiro Kitamura, Business Unit President, Global TV Systems BU and Head of Europe Business at Sharp, says: “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. 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 displayed an 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. Such advances have massive potential in the fields of education and art restoration.