A standalone signage solution with the flexibility and expandability to support various applications and usage styles.
Thanks to its built-in SoC (System on a Chip) controller, the 50" Class (49.5" diagonal) PN-B501 and 40" Class (39.5" diagonal) PN-B401 monitors deliver out-of-the-box digital signage solutions even without external devices such as PCs. What’s more, the PN-B501/B401 monitors come standard with original software for simple content distribution. The PN-B501/B401 monitors offer versatile solutions for a wide range of digital signage applications.
Built-in SoC (System on a Chip)
The PN-B501/B401 has a powerful integrated SoC controller driven by the Arm® Cortex®-A17 quad core processor (max. 1.8 GHz) with 2 GB memory and 8 GB storage. It integrates Android™ OS (4.4) and comes pre-installed with several types of signage support software. This means the PN-B501/B401 is ready to display signage right out-of-the-box, even without a PC. It is also compatible with various third-party Android apps, which further expands the usability.
SHARP® Open Architecture Platform
The PN-B501/B401 monitors feature the SHARP Open Architecture Platform, which allows third-party software developers to create custom signage applications that open up rich possibilities for digital signage in retail, office and other settings. Note: For details please consult with your local authorized Sharp dealer or representative.
Excellent Image Quality
Thanks to its 1,920 (H) x 1,080 (V)-pixel resolution, the PN-B501/B401 monitors express all of the detail and visual impact of your selected full-HD content. A brightness of 300 cd/m2 supports these LCD monitors.
Whether in a landscape or portrait orientation, the PN-B501/B401 monitors can be installed face-up, face-down, or tilted forward or backward at an angle of up-to 90 degrees. Designed for easy hanging installation, they can be suspended from four corners of the rear housing with wires. Such flexibility gives you more freedom to meet today’s demanding signage needs.
Autoplay with Media Player
Displaying still images or videos as signage content couldn’t be easier. The built-in media player automatically starts playing the content that is stored either on USB memory device, SD card, or internal storage when the monitor is powered on. It also has a simple schedule function that allows you to pre-register seven patterns for when to start/stop the content playback. In a slideshow, you can add visual effects between the still images. You can make playlists that combine still images and videos. The PN-B501/B401 monitors let you enjoy the benefi¬ts of simple digital signage without any extra software, special skills, or even a PC.
SHARP® Content Distributor
This software makes it easy to update the content to be displayed on multiple LCD monitors. Through simple and intuitive PC operation, you can schedule what content gets distributed, when it gets delivered, and which monitors show it. Take advantage of a convenient signage solution that lets you distribute content in a timely manner to multiple monitors. Note: SHARP® Content Distributor is available via the downloader on the bundled CD-ROM.