Sharp showcases 8k+5G ecosystem for education and science, intros Android 4k TVs

posted on Monday, 16th September 2019 by Steve May

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High capacity 5G networks are key to unlocking 8k content, says Sharp. And to prove its point, the company demonstrated what we might expect from an 8k+5G ecosystem at the recent IFA show in Berlin. Sharp also unveiled a category busting 120-inch 8k display, 8k resolution video wall, and brought the diminutive Sharp RoBoHon back to the show, illustrating how personal robots could play a part in everyday life for owners.

Sharps suggests a 5G framework has the potential to revolutionise everything from video production to museum exhibits. Its 8k showcase focused on medical science, education and the arts. 

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“Since our launch of the world’s first-ever 8K display back in 2011, Sharp has continued to develop 8K products in the B2C realm, but thanks to advances in communication and imaging technology, we are now also able to offer fresh value in the field of B2B,” said Kazuhiro Kitamura, Business Unit President, Global TV Systems BU and Head of Europe Business.

An 8k Viewer for museum and school us, paired with 5G connectivity, allows works of art to be appreciated with a hitherto unseen level of detail. One example was of a 70-inch touch screen, pulling 8k images from the cloud, for use in museums and galleries. Kitamura also suggests the technology has significant potential when it comes to art restoration­­.

The astounding clarity of 8k could even be transformative in medical applications. Sharp also demonstrated an 80-inch 8k screen in a home theatre environment.

“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.”

Sharp also used IFA to introduce a range of low-cost Aquos 4k TVs using the Android connected platform.

Its entry-level BL series will arrive in stores before the end of the year, in 40- and 65-inch screen sizes. The sets will support HDR10 and HLG HDR and come with a Harman/kardon designed sound system with DTS Virtual: X post-processing.

A step-up range, the BN series, will follow in 2020, with support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, with sizes up to 65-inches.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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