Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) announced today the world's first Windows collaboration display with Microsoft's Skype for Business certification. The next generation 4K Ultra HD display is designed to support and improve team work. The 70" Class (69.5" diagonal) interactive display meets Microsoft's specifications, combining Sharp's award-winning touch technology and sensors that can work with Microsoft Azure Digital Twins to monitor collaboration spaces.
According to Sharp's report on "Creating the Perfect Meeting Environment," which reviews the impact of indoor environmental conditions on office worker performance, employers could improve worker performance by 20 percent by increasing the fresh air supply in offices and meeting rooms. The Windows collaboration display from Sharp has built-in sensors that can connect to the Microsoft Azure Digital Twins IoT platform and other commercially available cloud and subscription services, such as the upcoming Sharp Synappx™ WorkSpaces, as part of a smart building environment.
These advanced features are part of Microsoft's vision to bring the power of the intelligent cloud into the workplace, using a mix of AI, IoT, and productivity tools to create a more productive and collaborative environment. Businesses will be able to use this data to improve the management of heating, cooling and room booking systems based on how the space is really used.
The Windows collaboration display from Sharp has been designed to work seamlessly with the familiar Microsoft tools that individuals and organizations will already be using in their workplace. Office 365 provides businesses with a digital hub for teamwork through Microsoft Teams, a platform that brings conversations, content and tools together in one place for easier group collaboration.
The 70" Class (69.5" diagonal) interactive display also offers the ultimate collaborative experience thanks to Sharp's Pen-on-Paper experience, an instant and accurate writing feel close to using a real pen on writing paper. The 10-Point P-CAP Capacitive Touch helps to create this intuitive touch experience which means users feel more confident when presenting.
"Sharp is proud to be enabling the next-generation of collaborative working and team productivity with the world's first Windows collaboration display," said Bob Madaio, Vice President, Marketing, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Not only can you simply walk in, plug in and work together, but it also monitors your environment and can help to make those conditions optimal. A display is the ideal device to become more intelligent. It's the centerpiece of the meeting room and your window to the rest of your team and the rest of the world."
The Windows collaboration display is expected to ship in the North American market in the coming months.