At high ambient brightness, LCD monitors have a bad hand. Since nothing can alter that fact, Sharp simply equips the new digital signage display PN-A601 with a brightness of 2,000 cd/m2.
Although a 600-watt consumption makes the electricity meter spin fast, the monitor is fit for difficult lighting conditions. A built-in brightness sensor adjusts the display brightness to the lighting conditions in the area.
When local dimming is enabled, the dynamic contrast ratio of the UV2A panel rises from 5,000:1 to 1,000,000:1. Within wide viewing angles of 176 degrees, Full HD resolution and 1.06 million colors produce a clear and brilliant picture. VGA, DVI and BNC are accompanied by ten-watt speakers, a network connection can be retrofitted.
Designed as digital signage display, the PN-A601 is certified for 24/7 operation. (Image: Sharp)
Whereas the 60-inch monitor is able of landscape and portrait mode, a maximum of 25 units can be grouped to form a video wall. Via daisy chain, the mirror mode displays the same picture on each PN-A601 monitor. For the combination of AV and computer sources, the Sharp screen provides Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture mode.
Not including the control set PN-ZR01 with remote control and sensor, 14,695 USD must be forked out for the PN-A601.