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February 24, 2012

Sharp Develops and Will Introduce Modules for Digital Signage Players

Enables Development and Commercialization of PC-Free Digital Signage Players

Sharp Corporation has developed the LR0G951 and LR0G952*1 modules for digital signage players that do not have a PC unit to display digital signage content. These new modules, which integrate the main features of a digital signage player on one main circuit board, will allow manufacturers to develop and commercialize standalone devices in the shortest time possible.

Each module consists of a main circuit board, a remote controller receiver board, and a remote controller. The main circuit board incorporates Sharp’s newly developed dedicated graphics engine, which eliminates the need for the PC unit used in conventional digital signage systems. This “PC-free” design provides for simple, convenient operation that enables power to be turned on and off without having to start up or shut down a PC, while also reducing power consumption. The graphics engine also enables a variety of animation effects with full-HD still images displayed as motion images.

In addition, these modules are equipped with functions that allow the user to easily edit*2 the content displayed on a digital sign by using only the remote controller—an industry first*3. In a restaurant, for example, software bundled with the modules allows the user to create digital content such as menus and prices. Using just the remote controller, restaurant personnel can easily switch among the prepared content. Being able to update display content without using a PC broadens the range of applications for digital signage.

Product name Module for digital signage player
Model LR0G951 and LR0G952
Sample price (tax included) 50,000 yen
Sample shipments begin February 28, 2012
Volume shipments March 12, 2012
Monthly production 2,000 units

Major Features

  • 1. Modular design enables manufacturers to develop and commercialize standalone PC-free digital signage players.
  • 2. Eliminating the need for a PC unit makes operation simple and convenient and reduces power consumption (10 W).
  • 3. Dedicated graphics engine enables display of full-HD still images as motion images.
  • 4. Easy editing of display content using the remote controller—an industry first.
  • *1 LR0G951: LVDS output type; LR0G952: DVI output type
  • *2 Editing functions include selecting content to be displayed (such as advertising), setting or changing elements in the content (images, sound effects, display timing and effects, etc.), setting the playback order for content slides, etc.
  • *3 As of February 24, 2012 for digital signage players (based on Sharp research).


Product name
Module for digital signage player
Model LR0G951 LR0G952
Output method LVDS DVI
Output resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (full-HD)
Output colors 16 million
Graphic rendering functions (dedicated graphics engine) Rendering functions—
Sprite functions: alpha blending, shading; enlargement/reduction; image inversion (up/down/left/right); rotation; trapezoid distortion; color conversion, mosaic, etc. 
Sound 16-bit 4-channel PCM/ADPCM
Input/output ports (main circuit board) Image output LVDS x 1 (LCD model), or DVI x 2 (DVI model)
Image input RCA composite video x 1 (NTSC/PAL)
Power consumption 10 W
Audio output 2 channels
External jacks USB x 3, LAN x 1
Other Remote controller input (for dedicated remote controller), IR communication (IrSS) input
Accessories Software for creating display content

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