Sharp’s PN-K321 Named a 2013 Product Of The Year By CRN


CRN Products of the Year 2013Mahwah, New Jersey, November 25, 2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced that its PN-K321 4K Ultra High Definition monitor has been named a 2013 Product of the Year by CRN. Selected by CRN’s Test Center editors, the PN-K321 was recognized for its technological innovation supported by a top-of-the-line channel partner program.

Each year, the CRN Test Center conducts in-depth reviews of a wide range of products from every corner of the industry. As the year draws to a close, the team recognizes the best of the best by awarding products that are not only incredibly innovative, but can change a solution provider’s business in an instant. Products are nominated across a range of categories including servers, security, smartphones, office machines, storage, display, tablets, laptops, desktops, retail appliances as well as an Editor’s Choice award.

Sharp’s groundbreaking PN-K321 4K Ultra High Definition LED monitor delivers a stunning level of visual presentation through the company’s cutting-edge IGZO technology. The 31.5-inch diagonal antiglare backlit monitor displays over eight million pixels; four times as many as conventional 1080p. It provides unprecedented picture clarity, making it ideal for tasks where detailed precision is mandatory.  The world’s first commercially available IGZO-based product is just 35 mm at its thickest point, easy to connect, and is dramatically energy efficient, consuming only a fraction of the power.

“There is no doubt that technology breakthroughs can have an indelible impact on businesses, but innovation for innovation’s sake holds little value to today’s solution provider,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “Our annual Product of the Year Awards recognizes the vendors who have not only developed innovations that are truly groundbreaking, but have enabled those technologies to make an immediate impact on how solution providers do business.”

“The Product of the Year award is huge validation that we have created an innovative, industry-changing product, and we’re thrilled with this recognition,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Business Solutions Group. “For those looking for the ultimate high definition monitor, prepare to be amazed.  This product delivers incredible resolution, clarity, a stylish design, and unparalleled energy efficiency, while having the versatility to meet the needs of many demanding industries where attention to detail is crucial. Being recognized as a leading technology product by CRN underscores it’s unique, market-leading properties.”

Coverage of the 2013 Products of the Year is featured in the November issue of CRN Magazine, and online at,

About Sharp Electronics Corporation
Sharp Electronics Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. Sharp is a worldwide developer of one-of-a-kind home entertainment products, appliances, networked multifunctional office solutions, LED lighting and mobile communication and information tools.

Sharp is the #1 brand in 60″ + Large-Format Commercial Displays through B2B Sales Channels*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.

*According to NPD Display Search Monthly US Sell-Through Database for Large-Format Commercial Displays Report, October 2013.

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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

Erin Howard
Peppercomm for Sharp
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