LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - February 23, 2011) -

  • LED Backlight Provides Reliable Performance and Reduced Power Consumption, and Contributes to Thin Cabinet Design 
  • USB Slot Enables Thumb Drive Playback for Digital Signage and AV
  • Compatible with Exclusive SDSS™ Sharp Digital Signage Software
  • ENERGY STAR® Qualified, 24/7 Certified and Backed by a 3-Year On-Site Warranty

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced the PN-T321 professional 32-inch class screen size LCD monitor which offers exceptional performance in a compact package. Its LED backlight ensures reliable performance along with reduced power consumption and cabinet thickness, while its "PC-Free" capability enables a USB thumb drive to be inserted into the display for digital signage use and automatic slide show with audio track playback. The ENERGY STAR® qualified PN-T321 is also compatible with Sharp's exclusive SDSS™ Sharp Digital Signage Software.

"The PN-T321 has a rugged yet attractive design which will complement any environment, including corporate lobbies, hotel and conference facilities, waiting rooms, storefronts, mall carts, retail stores and museums," said Steve Brauner, senior product planning manager for professional displays at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "The ability to plug presentations stored on a USB thumb drive directly into these displays on-the-fly provides great flexibility especially for digital signage applications even in limited spaces."

The PN-T321's 32-inch class (31 ½-inch diagonal) High Aperture TFT LCD panel with 1366 x 768 high definition resolution achieves high brightness of up to 420 cd/m2 with exceptionally wide viewing angles (176°horizontal x 176°vertical). The model's LED backlight provides a bright image, reliability and reduced power consumption (approximately 37-percent lower than previous models). The LED backlight design also contributes to the monitor's reduced cabinet thickness and weight (by approximately 60-percent and 40-percent, respectively).

The built-in USB thumb drive slide show function with automatic playback and selectable image transitions allows the display to be used as a basic stand-alone digital signage system for small businesses. A built-in 8 watts-per-channel amplifier and built-in speakers lend crisp and clear audio to presentations.

The PN-T321 has a wide complement of input terminals, including analog RGB, DVI-D (HDCP compliant), component video, composite video and two stereo audio inputs, RS-232C input and USB slot for slide show (.jpeg or .png) and audio (.mp3 or .wma) files. A stereo line out is also provided.

This monitor is compatible with the versatile and user-friendly SDSS™ Sharp Digital Signage Software package which delivers program creation, registration, scheduling and distribution of pre-scheduled information to Sharp "PN" series LCD monitors. It also supports the VESA DDC-2B (Display Data Channel) Standard for plug and play functionality between compatible monitors and computers. It also conforms to VESA DPMS and DVI DMPM power management standards.

The PN-T321 is certified for 24/7 operation, with a three year on-site limited warranty. ENERGY STAR® qualified, this model is designed to be both exceptionally reliable and environmentally friendly.

The PN-T321 is available through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers. For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07495-1163, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail For online product information, visit us online at

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Contact Information:

Romina Varriale
Crenshaw Communications
Phone: 212-367-9744

Chris Loncto
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Phone: 201-529-8680