Sharp Expands upon New Vision at CEATEC 2017: Changing the World with 8K and AIoT

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | BusinessWire | 8:00 PM Print This Post

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#8K–Sharp Corporation (TOKYO:6753) chose CEATEC 2017, Japan’s largest
leading-edge CPS and IoT exhibition, to expand upon its new business
vision, “Changing the World with 8K and AIoT.” Watch Sharp’s new brand
vision movie here.

The era of 8K began in earnest on August 31, as Sharp unveiled the
world’s first consumer-ready 8K-compatible televisions and monitors, the
AQUOS 8K series, scheduled for release in China, Japan, Taiwan, and
Europe between autumn 2017 and spring 2018. Today the firm restated its
aim to provide more than just displays with great definition, committing
itself to establishing an 8K ecosystem covering the whole value chain,
from image creation and processing to distribution and display. Besides
broadcasting, Sharp envisages 8K transforming fields like medicine,
security, education, inspection systems, and infrastructure maintenance,
with the new format’s overwhelming realism and detail bringing diverse
discoveries, including previously unimagined applications and appliances.

The second pillar of Sharp’s vision rests on AIoT, a term coined to
reflect the firm’s unique synthesis of AI and IoT. The aim is to extend
the smart home concept beyond the home itself, providing a network of
IoT devices that constantly monitor and learn about our lifestyles and
preferences, leveraging leading-edge AI to offer optimal services and
solutions for any situation. More than just simple tools, appliances
will become our partners in addressing the needs of both individual
households and society as a whole.

This calls for People-Oriented IoT, a comprehensive ecosystem of
appliances and services that integrate seamlessly and automatically
inside and outside the home, continually focused on user needs. Sharp’s
COCORO+ series of AIoT devices already includes unique products like
RoBoHoN and the COCORO Kitchen range, and this lineup expanded at CEATEC
2017 with the launch of Android-equipped AQUOS 4K TV sets, which use
voice recognition and machine learning to offer viewing attuned to
individual user preferences. “We aim to deliver a People-Oriented Smart
Life in which users’ activities inside and outside the home are
intuitively connected.” said Bob Ishida, Executive Vice President & Head
of AIoT Business Strategy Office and CEO, Europe Business, “We
anticipate that during fiscal 2019 our smart home business will reach
JPY 1 trillion in value (approx. USD 8.8 billion).”

Details of Sharp’s exhibition at CEATEC 2017 can be found here.

About Sharp: Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of
innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in
shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in LCDs and digital
technologies, Sharp offers one of the world’s broadest and most advanced
lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic
components, while also creating new network businesses. Sharp
Corporation employs 42,861 people around the world (as of June 30, 2017)
and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,050,639 million yen for the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.

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