Sharp today announced its new PN-Y professional-grade signage series, a value-priced solution for small and mid-sized digital signage needs. Available in 55″ Class (54.6″ diagonal), 49″ Class (48.5″ diagonal), 43″ Class (42.5″ diagonal) and 32″ Class (31.6″ diagonal), the new PN-Y series are designed to be entry-level priced.
The new PN-Y556/Y496/Y436/Y326 professional LCD displays are an economical alternative to the PN-R series announced in October 2016. It also replaces the previous PN-Y series at an approximately 30 percent lower price point and is perfect for cost-conscious small and mid-sized businesses looking for durability and optimal performance.
Among its features, the PN-Y series has one of the most versatile mounting and orientation flexibility in the industry, allowing for face up, face down, tilted forward or tilted backward installation as well as in landscape or portrait orientation. Other key features include a built-in media player that allows for PC-free content playback from USB memory devices or optional SD cards and the ability to distribute content via software and schedule it as needed. Users can easily create their own signage by taking files in JPEG and WMV formats and delivering it via USB or LAN to various displays.
Additionally, the new PN-Y series features a narrow bezel width as small as 9.5 millimeters, making it slimmer than its predecessor models. The PN-Y556, PN-Y436 and PN-Y326 displays will begin shipping in late December. The PN-Y496 display is expected to ship in January 2017. Here are all the specs.