Sharp sees 50pc rise in business leads at Gitex
Dubai, October 13, 2011
Sharp Middle East saw more than 50 per cent increase in business leads at the ongoing ICT show Gitex 2011 as compared to the event of 2010.
The focus on end-to-end solutions, saving costs for customers and improving return on investment, targeted at the professional Audio Visual (AV) industry during Infocomm helped boost the improved numbers, a company statement said.
Sharp Middle East recorded increased interest in its LCD solutions compared to last year, as the inaugural Infocomm exhibition became part of Gitex Technology Week.
“The addition of Infocomm to Gitex Technology Week has paid dividends, with an increased interest in our new products and solutions from Audio Visual industry professionals,” said Gautam Chakrabarty, deputy general manager - Marketing, Business Solutions Division, Sharp Middle East.
“Seeing our latest applications making an immediate impact on their debut in the region has been a huge plus, with the interactive venue maps being an excellent example of how our touch screen LCDs can provide flexible solutions to almost any industry.”
The public debut of one of Sharp’s latest innovations attracted a lot of attention, with the 20 touch screen LCD venue maps located around the Dubai World Trade Centre proving a hit with visitors.
The screens saw more than 10,000 people use their smartphones to access more detailed information of exhibitors, including the exact location of the stand.
More than 15 industry applications making use of Sharp’s versatile LCD solutions were demonstrated, giving a glimpse of what can be achieved using the technology. The solutions highlighted included the semi-outdoor applications of the new high brightness enabled LCD panels, with ideal uses including hospitality and events.
These were showcased alongside touch screen applications, which were also developed for the retail and banking industry. Adaptive digital advertising, education, entertainment and communications using digital signage are additional sectors served by the latest Sharp solutions.
The power saving benefits of the newest developments were also displayed, with real time energy consumption showed between panels with local LED dimming technology, and those without.
“These innovative solutions can be applied to almost any industry, adding value and reducing costs thanks to the complete end-to-end nature of the installations. This has proved attractive to Infocomm and Gitex visitors this year, and we’re sure that many of these new applications will be utilized in exciting ways,” added Chakrabarty. – TradeArabia News Service